Bikepacking gear

Bikepacking is hard, fast and dirty touring, with an emphasis on lightweight gear and all-terrain bikes.

Apidura are a UK brand, and they offer a range of lightweight bags for quick, minimal touring. We have their full range of handlebar bags, frame bags, and seat bags in the shop. They each come in a few sizes, so bring your bike in and we can fit them to your needs.

Ortlieb are a German brand, who are making waterproof seat and handlebar bags. They have a deserved reputation for quality, with a 5 year warranty on all their products.

Why use these bags instead of the traditional racks and panniers?

If you're going on a multi-day ride on roads that are in fairly good condition, racks and panniers are hard to beat. They make it easy to access your gear, can hold lots of it, and they're quick and easy to use if you already have your bike set up for commuting.

However if you're going on a shorter ride, or you're really minimal with the gear you're taking, bikepacking bags allow you to tackle rougher terrain without compromising the handling of the bike. Keeping the weight centred over the frame keeps you nimble when you're dodging obstacles.

The other advantage of bikepacking bags if that they'll fit on bikes that aren't designed for racks, and so don't have the eyelets required to attach them properly.

Chris has a write-up of a recent ride he did in the Southern Highlands, with a set of Apidura bags.

Here's our range of bikepacking gear:

Apidura Accessory Pocket Apidura Accessory Pocket Quick View

Apidura Accessory Pocket

$85.00

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An ideal companion to Apidura’s Handlebar Packs, these pockets provide a handy, removable space for additional food, lightweight electronics, and o...
Apidura Accessory Pocket Dry (5L) Quick View

Apidura Accessory Pocket Dry (5L)

$105.00

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This accessory pack attaches to the Apidura handlebar packs. It has a 5L capacity, and is waterproof (with a waterproof zip and protective flap).
Apidura Food Pouch Apidura Food Pouch Quick View

Apidura Food Pouch

$70.00

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Designed to add easy-to-reach storage space for snacks, tools, spares, water bottles... anything you need at hand. Weighs only 55g, with a capacity...

Apidura Food Pouch

From $70.00 - $80.00
Apidura Handlebar Pack Apidura Handlebar Pack Quick View

Apidura Handlebar Pack

$145.00

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Designed to make use of the space below the handlebars, eliminating the need for a front rack. Handlebar Packs are made expressly to carry the ligh...

Apidura Handlebar Pack

From $145.00 - $165.00
Apidura Handlebar Pack Dry Quick View

Apidura Handlebar Pack Dry

$190.00

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The dry version of the handlebar roll bag - seam welded to provide maximum protection for the contents by keeping water out.  Makes use of the spac...

Apidura Handlebar Pack Dry

From $190.00 - $200.00
Apidura Mountain Frame Pack Apidura Mountain Frame Pack Quick View

Apidura Mountain Frame Pack

$145.00

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Designed to provide a larger and more balanced load on multi-day adventures, when tackling steep climbs and technical trails and for every day ridi...

Apidura Mountain Frame Pack

From $145.00 - $155.00
Apidura Road Frame Pack Apidura Road Frame Pack Quick View

Apidura Road Frame Pack

$125.00

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Designed to provide a larger and more balanced load on multi-day adventures, when tackling steep climbs and technical trails and for every day ridi...

Apidura Road Frame Pack

From $125.00 - $145.00
Apidura Saddle Pack Apidura Saddle Pack Quick View

Apidura Saddle Pack

$175.00

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Designed to make full use of the space under the saddle, eliminating the need for a rear rack. Constructed from high quality, waterproof materials ...

Apidura Saddle Pack

From $175.00 - $195.00
Apidura Saddle Pack Dry Quick View

Apidura Saddle Pack Dry

$220.00

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The dry version of the saddle pack - seam welded to provide maximum protection for the contents by keeping water out. Makes use of the space below ...

Apidura Saddle Pack Dry

From $220.00 - $240.00
Apidura Top Tube Pack Apidura Top Tube Pack Quick View

Apidura Top Tube Pack

$65.00

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Designed to add easy-access storage space for frequently used items (tools, cameras, snacks and so on). Top tube packs are an essential companion t...

Apidura Top Tube Pack

From $65.00 - $75.00
Compression Sack Quick View

Compression Sack

$27.95

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Lightweight but super strong, these compression sacks help you to squish down your gear with a 2:1 mechanical advantage. They're designed to evenly...

Compression Sack

From $27.95 - $29.95
Ortlieb Bikepacking Accessory Pack Ortlieb Bikepacking Accessory Pack Quick View

Ortlieb Bikepacking Accessory Pack

$119.00

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This accessory pack can be used solo as a small, waterproof handlebar pack but also can be used with the Ortlieb Handlbar Pack to increase your sto...
Ortlieb Bikepacking Handlebar Pack Ortlieb Bikepacking Handlebar Pack Quick View

Ortlieb Bikepacking Handlebar Pack

$199.00

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Twin roll closures, waterproof material and a compacity of 15L makes the handlebar pack a great bike packing companion.
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Ortlieb Bikepacking Seat Pack Ortlieb Bikepacking Seat Pack Quick View

Ortlieb Bikepacking Seat Pack

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A spacious, waterproof and handsome looking saddle bag. Roll closure allows for a variable compacity 8L to 16.5L. At only 430g this is a great ligh...
Ortlieb Frame Pack 6L Quick View

Ortlieb Frame Pack 6L

$189.00

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Take advantage of the space in your frame with this bikepacking favourite. Thanks to its lower centre of gravity below the top tube, the Frame Pack...
Ortlieb Saddle Bag L Slate/Black Quick View

Ortlieb Saddle Bag L Slate/Black

$79.00

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Ortlieb's classic seat bag - the perfect alternative to carrying a backpack. Excellent for day tours or getting around the city. It tucks in neatly...
Salsa Anything Bag Quick View

Salsa Anything Bag

$65.00

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The Salsa Anything bag is the perfect accompaniment to the Anything Cage. It's a roll-top drybag with a capacity of 4L, made from sturdy 500D tarpa...
Salsa Anything Cage (Alloy, with Straps) Quick View

Salsa Anything Cage (Alloy, with Straps)

$60.00

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The Salsa Anything Cage is designed to let you carry more stuff on your bike. It attaches with three bolts, to specially-designed eyelets on the fo...
Salsa Anything Cage (HD, with Straps) Quick View

Salsa Anything Cage (HD, with Straps)

$65.00

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The Salsa Anything Cage is designed to let you carry more stuff on your bike. It attaches with three bolts, to specially-designed eyelets on the fo...
Salsa EXP Anything Cradle Quick View

Salsa EXP Anything Cradle

$110.00

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The EXP Anything Cradle is made to be mounted to your handlebars. You can use it with any tough dry-bag.
Salsa EXP Anything Cradle Front Pouch Quick View

Salsa EXP Anything Cradle Front Pouch

$130.00

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This is a pouch made to be mounted to the straps on the Salsa EXP Anything Cradle.