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The Gravel Bag uses a top-loading design to provide lots of useful packing space for day rides at touring pace and longer bikepacking trips.
The Gravel Bag combines the lightweight ethos of bikepacking with the practicality of cycle touring. A simple stripped-back design attaches to your bars and headtube using soft-touch Velcro straps with multiple attachment points for a secure fit. The top loading design makes packing easier and provides easy access to your kit throughout the day...Read more
We’ve also added stretch mesh side pockets to keep your snacks handy and a bungee cord to quickly stow wet jackets/fresh baguettes.
The roll-top style creates a large amount of useful internal space that can be adapted to how much you’re carrying. The top can be rolled right down to stop what’s left inside from rattling about or unfurled to fit your lunch for the next day inside.
The Gravel Bag is designed to last, ride after ride with tear-resistant and abrasion-resistant materials. We’ve used lightweight VX21 laminate* as the main body with 1100D Cordura® on the sides. A polypropylene back stiffener gives the bag some structure to make it easier to pack and all stress points are reinforced with bar tack stitching.
With fully waterproof outer materials and a roll-top closure (3 turns should do it), the Gravel Bag protects your kit from bad weather. The stitching isn’t seam-taped though, so we’d always recommend wrapping any electronics in a dry bag – especially if you’re due an all-day deluge!
Handmade and designed on the edge of the Peak District by our talented factory team, the Gravel Bag 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.
Exterior: VX21 210D nylon laminate, 1100D Cordura® nylon
Lining: 222D Nylon with PU Coat
Capacity: 5L (up to 8L fully open)
Closed Size: 25cm x 32cm x 11cm
Open Size: 25cm x 20cm x 11cm
Origin: United Kingdom
The Gravel Bag has a DWR coating which helps it to repel water and dirt. After your ride, wipe down your bag with a damp cloth to remove dirt or use mild soap on more stubborn muck. Leave to air dry.
Highly effective storage and at a keen price. Alpkit’s gravel bag might utilise quite a simple design but it is highly effective and outclasses many handlebar bags that are much more expensive. The storage on offer is quite generous and the roll top closure makes it very easy to access. It might not have internal divider pockets, but the side pouches and webbing do greatly add to its versatility.
Alpkit’s Gravel Bag handlebar bag offers a good degree of easy to access storage and handy extra features, such as the front webbing and side stuff-pockets. Mounting the bag is simple and quick to do while pricing is quite competitive.
Cycling Weekly Verdict: 4.5 (out of 5)