About a year ago I picked up a Revelate Tangle Frame Bag from the awesome crew at Outspokin Cycles in London to replace the undersized Jandd frame bag I was using on my CX bike. I can't remember the exact cost but it was just over $100 if I can recall.
My first impression of the bag while groping it in the bike shop was that it looked well made. I took it home and mounted it to my CCX then filled it with all the junk I usually carry. It has no issue swallowing a multitool, tube, pump, patch kit, etc. The right side zipper opens into the large compartment, while the left zipper opens into a flat storage compartment great for a phone, camera, money.
The bag sits nicely under the top tube and out of the way. I've had it loaded quite fat and never had any issues with hitting my legs on it or being cumbersome in any way. The bag does limit the size of water bottle you can carry though as tall ones will interfere with the bag. I use my regular sized Camelbak bottles without issues but my big one litre "Magnum" bottle won't fit. This really is a non-issue though as the bag is big enough to carry a 3rd bottle if need be, along with all your other usual junk.
Bag construction is great. Its made from Zipstretch and Cordura and sewn in the USA. The liner material is made from red and yellow fabric which contrasts against your gear and makes it easier to find that one thing you're looking for in the bottom of the bag. The large right side compartment has a handy pump loop to secure your mini pump against the underside of the top tube. There is also a port to run a hydration bladder tube through if you choose to toss in a 2 liter hydration pack bladder, although your cargo room will be much less.
The left pocket is a flat one with enough room for some food, camera, money, wallet, etc. It has a nice divider to keep everything organized into three separate areas. I've even tossed in an "emergency diaper" while pulling the kids around. The zippers are very heavy duty units that should last a long time and are easy to use while riding.
I've put this bag through hell and back. Its been on a number of tough rides and seen lots of offroad cyclocross action and never missed a beat. Its been covered in sweat, mud, snot, and even some blood and still looks great. I have no complaints for this bag and would buy another in a heart beat. Matter of fact I'm looking to bag up my fatty for bikepacking and the Revelate bags are topping my list right now.
Easy 5/5 stars.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.