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:

Swift Industries Hip Pack Sitka Quick View

Swift Industries Hip Pack Sitka

$119.95

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Great on bike rides, hiking trails, for bouldering, and exploring the neighborhood, our collaborative Swift and Omafiets Sitka Hip Pack is the perf...
Tailwind Endurance Fuel Large (50 servings) Tailwind Endurance Fuel Large (50 servings) Quick View

Tailwind Endurance Fuel Large (50 servings)

$87.00

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These amazing endurance fuels will keep you going all day, no matter which of the delicious flavours you prefer, these light and tasty hydration pa...
Tailwind Endurance Fuel Medium (30 Servings) Tailwind Endurance Fuel Medium (30 Servings) Quick View

Tailwind Endurance Fuel Medium (30 Servings)

$64.00

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These amazing endurance fuels will keep you going all day, no matter which of the delicious flavours you prefer, these light and tasty hydration pa...
Tailwind Endurance Fuel Stick Pack Quick View

Tailwind Endurance Fuel Stick Pack

$5.00

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These amazing endurance fuels will keep you going all day, no matter which of the delicious flavours you prefer, these light and tasty hydration pa...
Tern Transporteur Front Rack Quick View

Tern Transporteur Front Rack

$239.00

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The transporteur Rack is a front centre cargo carrier that curries up to 20kg so you can still pack a picnic for the weekend when you've got the fa...
Voile Strap Quick View

Voile Strap

$14.95

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These straps (pronounced vo-lay) are ideal for strapping your gear to your bike. Dry bags, tent poles, water bottles, jandals - the Voile strap is ...

Voile Strap

From $14.95 - $21.95
Wolf Tooth B-RAD Base Mount Wolf Tooth B-RAD Base Mount Quick View

Wolf Tooth B-RAD Base Mount

$37.95

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This ingenious aluminium mount, made in the USA, allows you to adjust the position of your bottle cages to maximise carrying capacity. B-RAD 2 This...

Wolf Tooth B-RAD Base Mount

From $37.95 - $45.95