The trail ends. The adventure begins
Bikepacking has developed from a niche market to an established form of biking. Nowadays numerous different bike types are available in the market – such as cross bikes or gravel grinders – they had their share in making bikepacking more well known; until now road or mountain bikes were mainly used for classic bike touring, commuting by bike or weekend tours.
Going along with this development and just in time for the start of the bike season the German bag specialist ORTLIEB from Heilsbronn presents the new line of bikepacking products at Sea Otter Classic Festival in Monterey, California. The bikepacking line was launched last year, and now the Bavarian expert for bike touring panniers presents five new bikepacking products:
The bikepacking collection comprises Gravel-Pack, Seat-Pack M, Handlebar-Pack S, Frame-Pack Toptube and Cockpit-Pack. Gravel-Pack is available since May 2017, all other new products in 2018. All products are 100% waterproof, PVC-free and made in Germany.
The Gravel-Pack is the waterproof lowrider pannier for all bikepackers bringing along additional equipment. Thanks to the QL2.1 system and additional mounting hooks the 25 L pannier pair can be securely fixed to the carrier to ensure safe mounting even in off-road use. The pannier pair weighs 1160 grams/40.9 oz.
Seat-Pack M is a compact and spacious saddlebag with roll closure offering 11 L volume. An additional valve makes packing easy and helps deflating the pack. This waterproof pack is ideal for small bicycle frames and full suspension mountain bikes. The bag only weighs 325 g/11.5 oz.
The Handlebar-Pack S is a compact waterproof luggage roll for the bar, ideal for your next off-road adventure with the gravel rider. With only 400 mm (15.7 in) width and 170 mm (6.7 in.) diameter it is suitable for use on road bike bars. The waterproof pack ensures optimal weight and load distribution on the bicycle. The pack offers 9 L volume and only weighs 375 g (13.2 oz.).
The new Frame-Pack Toptube is the smart solution for those who want to use a bag inside the frame triangle and still need their drinking bottle or have limited space due to the shock absorber. The waterproof Frame-Pack Toptube offers 4 Liter volume and only weighs 170 g (6 oz.)
The Cockpit-Pack, positioned on the top tube, can be easily opened with one hand during cycling, e.g. in order to quickly access phone or energy bar. With only 82 grams/2.9 oz. and 0,8 L / 49 cu.in.volume this pack is a real light weight.