Tailfin introduces V-Mount Packs
The new V-Mount Packs can carry your essentials in complete security, even if your bike
doesn’t have dedicated mounting points. The engineer-minded bikepacking kit manufacturer, Tailfin has created the new packs with a mountain bike rider in mind.
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Following on from the recent launch of the Tailfin Cage Packs and Cargo Cage, these packs are aimed at those with no frame mounts. And although the packs are aimed at off-road riders, roadies are not left out as the smaller 1.7l bag fits a road frame well, too.
Tailfin says the secret to just how stable and secure the V-Mount Pack performs is a clever mix of our unique V-Mount system, accompanying internal aluminium frame alongside Tailfin’s own bike-specific TPU Cargo Straps.
The pack itself utilises a shape that easily accommodates larger loads: Tailfin says you can comfortably fit larger Nalgene-style bottles, gas stoves, roast chickens, or whatever you want to carry in them - as long as you don't exceed the recommended 3kg maximum load.
The V-Mount Packs take inspiration from the larger bags in the tailfin range and share materials. They useTailfin’s signature, 100% waterproof mix of durable 420D Hypalon in high wear areas and thinner, more flexible Ripstop Nylon to create a conformable shape. Roll-top closure provides easy, weatherproof access and every V-Mount Pack also ships with additional T Hook compression straps.
Each V-Mount Pack features a size-specific internal CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminium frame housed in an internal pocket. This provides rigidity without significantly increasing weight. The frame’s pared-back shaping creates enough stiffness to hold the pack stable without increasing rigidity to a level that limits the bag’s ability to pack effectively. The structure also acts as the connector between the pack and the V-Mount attachment system, allowing for a solid and stable platform blending the hard and soft components.
Each V-Mount Pack has two V-Mounts, individually adjustable with twin mounting positions. This allows the fitting of the V-Mount Pack on a full range of tubing shapes regardless of obstacles such as cable guides. V-Mounts are also sized proportionally for the two V-Mount Pack sizes, providing the same grip irrespective of load size and weight. All parts are modular and replaceable if damaged.
The V-Mount Packs are available in 1.7 and 3-litre sizes, with the former designed around a road/gravel bike Q-factor (narrower) and the latter for those wider mtb frames.
The 1.7l pack retails for £60 and the 3l for £70 and both come with Tailfin's exceptional crash and five-year warranties.
The products are now out and you can see them on Tailfin's website.