Bikepacking here at off-road.cc is high on the agenda of fun ways to cycle and we've got plenty of test gear coming up including numerous seat packs, saddle packs, frame bags and handlebar bags. Here are our top rated pieces of equipment for carrying gear on your mountain, gravel or adventure bike with more to follow!
Polaris Ventura Seat Pack Max
The Polaris Ventura seat pack comes with all the core features you’d need in a seat pack; it's tough, fairly spacious and offers some nice details, but is slightly compromised by its fiddly attachment straps. It’s pretty good value for money but does have a slight simplicity or lack of refinement in the build.
Topeak BackLoader 10L
The Topeak Backloader 10L is a reasonably priced bikepacking seatpack that carries its own waterproof stuffsack inside. Although you can get a waterproof bag of similar size that weighs slightly less, for its price and ease of use the Topeak Backloader is a brilliant choice. If you like the idea of the two-part inner-outer system for a completely waterproof luggage carrier, it's a good option right now given its balance of function and price.
Restrap Saddle Bag Holster and Dry Bag
If you need to carry up to 14 litres of luggage but don't want to use a rack, the Restrap Saddle Bag Holster is an excellent choice. Unconstrained by frame design or bottle cage placement, it will work for just about any bike.
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