Took this on a 96 mile ride and did not regret. There is room for bike tools and food. I did not use the hydration sack so had additional space for a bike lock and food. Did not even notice it was there when riding. Backpacks become uncomfortable for me after about 30-40 miles of riding so this was a welcome alternative. Like the zip pocket in the padded waist belt to store keys/wallet for easy accessibility. Purchased this on sale so the price was right as well. Anticipate using it frequently, including for bike touring in the future.
Well-designed bag for small loads such as tools, a tube, and other incidentals. It fits rather flat, so will work fine under a jersey, but the flat design does limit it's carrying capacity. A stretch pouch outside the main compartment will fit a road tube, no problem, though a MTB tube is probably too large. Hipsters, if you want to carry a can of PBR with you, look elswhere. Ditto CCW types, your compact 9mm is too big for this bag.
Despite the smaller size, I find this bag very useful for many rides, to carry my phone, wallet, and tool kit, leaving jersey pockets for food, and a wind shell. Also good for summer use, when it's great to have nothing in your jersey, so completely unzipping for a Flapper is easy.