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The Bilbie clings tightly between your front triangle, allowing you to keep snacks, tools and layers close to hand, or carry heavier items on your bike without sacrificing any riding enjoyment.

  • Durable materials and a reinforced construction
  • Multiple attachment points for a secure fit
  • Concealed cable port for battery/dynamo cables

The Bilbie’s shortened length fits neatly within most bike frames using removable Velcro straps and multiple different attachment points. The frame bag straps securely to your top tube and down tube, keeping the weight closer to your centre of gravity, without swinging or swaying. It also gives you plenty of space to fit your water bottles in.

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This 1.5 litre capacity is ideal for longer day rides, with space for: tools and spares; extra layers and gloves; or mid-ride treats and pastry-based goods. The zipped main compartment has a concealed front-facing port for lighting or dynamo cables and there’s a narrow side pocket that will fit a phone and cards.

The Bilbie is designed to last, ride after ride, with hardwearing materials and all stress points reinforced using bar tack stitching. The main body is made from lightweight and tear-resistant VX21* to provide structure, with super abrasion-resistant 1100D Cordura® along the spine for extra durability in a high wear area.

With fully waterproof outer materials and YKK Aquaguard zips, the Bilbie is highly water-resistant. This protects your kit in the face of rain, puddle-sized ponds and pond-sized puddles. We’d always recommend wrapping any electronics in a dry bag though, as the stitching isn’t seam taped.

Handmade and designed on the edge of the Peak District by our talented factory team, the Bilbie comes with a 25-year Alpine Bond.

*The Limited Edition Camo colour uses X-50 fabric instead. X-50 combines a kevlar-reinforced laminate with a 400D Cordura® nylon face. This makes it lighter, stronger and more abrasion resistant.

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Key Features

  • Allows you to carry heavy items without affecting bike handling
  • Abrasion and tear resistant materials with a reinforced construction for durability
  • Highly water-resistant with waterproof materials and YKK Aquaguard zips
  • Separate ‘document pocket’ for slim or smaller items
  • Concealed front-facing cable port for battery/charging cables
  • Multiple attachment points for a secure fit
  • Short length leaves plenty of space for water bottles
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Exterior: VX21 210D nylon laminate, 1100D Cordura® nylon
Lining: 222D nylon with PU Coat


Size: 30cm x 12cm x 6cm
Capacity: 1.5L


123g (incl. straps)

Origin: United Kingdom

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

The Bilbie has a DWR coating which helps it to repel water and dirt. After your ride, wipe your frame bag down with a damp cloth or use mild soap to remove stubborn muck

Bike Perfect - Alpkit bikepacking bags review: Fuel Pod, Bilbie and Koala put to the test

We’d like bolt-on mounts for the Pod or Cradle and a web mesh on the Koala whose straps also need tucking in neatly. Otherwise, Alpkit has delivered an excellent set of fast but accurate to fit bikepacking bags using an even tougher selection of premium materials to make them more durable than the predecessors we’ve had no issues with over years of use. Details like the replaceable straps boost longevity too.

Pricing is excellent, considering the bags are all handmade in the UK and come with a 25-year ‘Alpine Bond’ guarantee against defects and reduced-price repair if you accidentally trash them.

Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)

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