My trusty Carradice Camper has been with me for over 12,000 touring miles in 2011. It’s rugged canvas construction is silent while riding, even on nearly unridable washboard in Baja, or the doubletrack of the Great Divide. The attachment to the Brooks saddle, by way of bag loops, is with leather or nylon straps and quietly suspends the bag. The silent partner of my system is the Velo Orange Pass Hunter Rack, which is often concealed from view by the immensity of the Camper model, at about 25L. It mounts simply and ruggedly to the cantilever posts and the seatstay bridge, supporting the underside and backside of the saddlebag. It ensures that the bag does not sway, rub atop the wheel or fender, and remains clear of the brake straddle wire. The Velo Orange blog has posted some photos of my 1985 Schwinn High Sierra wearing a Pass Hunter Rack, mounted on the rear as a saddlebag support.
With fixed mounts (non-adjustable), this rack will mount more nearly level on larger frames as seatstay angles approach vertical. For the purpose of a saddlebag support, an angled rack is beneficial to securely cradling the bag. The fixed angles of the rack also ensure that the bag sits as near to the center of mass of the bicycle as possible, without interfering brake operation. On extremely small frames, the rack may rest at an unacceptable angle. With the Pass Hunter Rack as a bag support, additional space remains behind the seatpost for stowage of additional goods, which I used to store my tent, a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2.