Gravel Bag is a weatherproof 5L handlebar bag. With loads of storage and a wide top-loading design, it provides easy access to your kit on long gravel rides and weekend bikepacking trips. The wide entry makes it easier to pack larger items and the roll-top offers flexible storage so you can squeeze in extra food or compress it down to stop your stuff rattling. We've added stretch mesh side pockets and a bungee cord for spare layers or a wet waterproof. Built to last in our UK Factory, Gravel Bag uses hard-wearing waterproof fabrics, protecting your kit from all but the heaviest rain.
Exterior: X-Pac® X11 3-layer laminate (100% organic cotton duck / recycled polyester X-PLY / polyester film backer), 1100D Cordura® nylon
Lining: 222D nylon with PU coat
Straps: 3x soft-touch velcro veloops
Capacity: 5L (expandable up to 8L)
Closed size: 25cm x 32cm x 11cm (W x H x D)
Open size: 25cm x 20cm x 11cm (W x H x D)
Straps: 15g (x3)
X-Pac® X11 fabric uses a hard-wearing 100% organic cotton face fabric. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides.
X-Pac® X11 fabric is certified by cleenTEC® as being 100% climate neutral. X11 is made from a mixture of plant-based and recycled materials and manufactured in factories using only green energy.
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)