You'll be hardpressed to have a successful bikepacking trip without the right equipment. Bikepacking bags that have been designed for adventure in mind is a great way to transport all your essentials safely and efficiently.
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VAUDE manufacturer a wide range of outdoor apparel and equipment at their headquarters in Germany. The brand is perhaps most commonly known for its equipment, mainly bags and clothing for various sports. VAUDE's Trail range of bikepacking bags offers a range of bag options to fit your bike, providing waterproof capabilities from eco-friendly materials. So let's get stuck in and break down the VAUDE Trail bikepacking range, bag by bag.
VAUDE Trailmulti - Fork Bag
Here's a waterproof bikepacking bag for your forks with a 5l capacity that will safely transport all your adventure essentials.
The Trailmulti is a waterproof roll-top bag that attached to your fork by three robust straps, including one at the bottom, to keep the bag firmly in place while riding. Measuring 30 x 15 x 9 cm in size and constructed from eco-friendly materials that don't include the use of fluorocarbons (PFC).
Suitable for forks with a circumference of 9.5cm or wider, the Trailmulti fork bag is available in two colours and accommodates a load weight of up to 2Kg. However, due to the amount of force needed to attach the straps to the fork, VAUDE doesn't recommend using the Trailmulti on carbon forks.
A quality-made and robust saddlebag is any bikepacker's go-to for stashing away essentials.
VAUDE's Trailsaddle bag is constructed from eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials, confirmed by the VAUDE Green Shape label. The Trailsaddle is fully waterproof with welded seams to keep the contents nice and dry throughout. There's a whopping 12l capacity in a size of 48 x 20 x 20 cm, which can all be neatly secured under your saddle with side compression straps.
VAUDE Trailguide - Top Tube
A detachable top-tube bag with a practical shoulder-carry strap.
Boasting 5l of volume, the Trailguide top-tube bag is constructed from the same eco-friendly and sustainable materials throughout the Trail range of bikepacking bags. With a volume of up to 5l and a load of 2 kg, the Trailguide is the ideal bag for storing things you want quick access to, such as maps, GPS and phone.
The waterproof capabilities and roll-top fastening ensure secure weather protection for your possessions. The bag is inserted into a sturdy, compressible retainer attached to the top tube and head tube with the straps provided.
VAUDE Trailfront - Handlebar
A waterproof handlebar roll bag that boasts huge storage space.
With a 19l capacity, the Trailfront is easily accessible from both sides. It's perfect for roll mats and sleeping bags. The waterproof capabilities will certainly keep your things protected from both the elements and spray from the trail. There's also a handy strap for carrying the Trailfront when you're away from the bike, and the flexible compression straps will ensure everything stays in the right place as you ride.
You can even attach additional bits of gear to the Trailfront by using the exterior pack straps. Perfect for everything, except maybe the kitchen sink!
VAUDE Trailframe - Frame Bag
An adventure bike wouldn't be complete without a frame bag.
The VAUDE Trailframe 8l frame bag is made from waterproof PVC-free tarpaulin. It is ideal for bulkier items such as a stove or tools, thanks to its low centre of gravity. With adjustability in the pack length, you can easily attach the Trailframe to a hardtail or full-suspension bike.
As mentioned earlier, VAUDE doesn't just manufacture bags; they also have a massive clothing range for cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
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