Bontrager released a new line of water resistant Adventure Bags today designed to give bikepackers, gravel riders, and commuters a better option for neatly and efficiently hauling their gear. Built to fit the Trek Checkpoint and the Farley, there's a Top Tube and a Frame Bag and they aren't too pricey either.
As we said above, there's a top tube bag and a frame bag which look like they are built to fit in the with small under saddle seat packs Bontrager already make. The brand says each bag is durable and is made with high-quality materials. They feature water-resistant fabric, sturdy zippers, and secure straps. The straps are finished with a soft rubber coating to help protect bike frames from scratches and abrasion.
In addition, each bag is lined with a hi-vis fabric that makes it easier for riders to locate their gear, lightening the interior of the pack. There are also interior pockets that help keep smaller essentials organized and secure.
Both come with straps to fix to the bike but the top tube bag can also be attached using top tube accessory bolts and the bolts on your top tube.
Bontrager says their design team relied on frame data from some of Trek’s most adventurous models—including Checkpoint, 1120, 520, and Farley—to make a range of frame bag sizes that fit many Trek bikes and a wide variety of adventure bikes from other brands. The top tube bag is one size only at 1.64 litres whilst the frame bag comes in three sizes; small, medium and large. Unfortunately, Bontrager doesn't give the capacity of these but they do give a useful chart, to be found here, so you can work out which bag to buy for your Trek.
The prices aren't too bad either and the names are simple to remember:
Bontrager Adventure Frame Bag - £69.99-£79.99
Bontrager Adventure Top Tube Bag - £34.99
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