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Click above to learn more about each type of bikepacking bag, their manufacturers, cost and where to purchase.

Bikepacking bags are the bread and butter to your bikepacking rig. Sure, a bike is important, but almost any bike will do. The beauty of bikepacking is there is no right or wrong way to do it. There are a few things you need to consider when you purchase your next bikepacking bag or kit.
  • Many bags are indeed custom, so you need to know how to make a frame template. We recommend using a hard piece of cardboard as a hard surface to draw on, and a regular weight large sheet of paper that can easily be folded up and slipped in an envelope to send to the manufacturer.
  • Some bags will not work on certain bikes, specifically saddle bags depending on how much clearance you have between your saddle and rear tire. Work with the manufacturer ahead of time to make sure you will have enough clearance.
  • Lead times may vary for custom or production bags, so it is important to plan ahead.
  • A Beginners Guide to Bikepacking Bags can help you understand what to expect out of each bag.

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  7. I am currently developing a bag that fits in between the wheels spokes

  8. when can i buy thus tirong bag

  9. Hey L&N, nice work. Two pieces of info I think would be nice to add for each manufacturer:

    -Where the bags are made, as opposed to where the company is based (Blackburn, Apidura, et al, are made in China, for example)

    -How long the manufacturer has been in business (specifically the bikepacking bag business – again, for example, Blackburn’s been around for 40+ years but they are brand-new to bikepacking bags)

    In a market that has just begun to boom and is now seeing tons of manufacturers with wildly varying degrees of experience jump on the bandwagon, these two entirely factual pieces of info could at least begin to help new bag buyers make educated decisions. Just a thought!

    • Neil Beltchenko
      Neil Beltchenko

      Joey, I love those ideas, especially the years of service. As you can imagine, it took a while to compile these lists, but updates will come as we get an influx of changes, likely every month. Our first update will be videos to explaining each bag, maybe we can add a “years of service” column. Let me see if it will fit, if so, I will get working on this. Thanks so much for the kind words, but also the feedback.
      Cheers, Neil

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