Bikepacking has been around as long as people have been riding bikes. However its recent popularity can be linked inextricably to the explosion of lightweight equipment now available. We started making our bike luggage back in 2008, so we think we know something about it.
The anatomy of bikepacking
What ever bike you ride, however far you want to travel, our bike luggage is designed to carry what you need and keep your riding fun. Our rackless systems utilise all of those little nooks and crannies around your bike, how you set it up is up to you - but here are some of our suggestions.
KUDOS, READ WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"Packed with useful features, extremely sturdy and with options to suit every need, these are superb bags."
"Alpkit is renown for producing extraordinary adventure equipment and has incorporated some really cool design features into its bike luggage."
"The attention to detail is quite exceptional, and the quality of the bags, all of which are handmade in Derbyshire top notch."
Designed by us. Made by us. Used by us.
Inspired by our adventures on two wheels, we’ve been designing and making bikepacking bags in our Nottingham based factory since 2008; testing them on local and not-so-local terrain.
We innovate and create ultralight and durable bikepacking bags to carry everything you need, no matter the journey, no matter the destination.
We believe in what we do: UK made adventure backed up by a 25 Year Alpine Bond Warranty.
Simplicity by Design
We've been making custom bike packing bags in our own factory for more than 5 years. Designed by us, used by us, and made by us.
Material and Construction
Lightweight, strong and durable, we use premium materials such as VX21, CORDURA®, VELCRO® and water resistant YKK® zippers.
We understand Bikepacking
Our relationship with bikepacking began in 2008 when we start developing lightweight bike luggage for the challenging Iditarod International race.
We have confidence in what we make and give all of our UK made bike luggage a 25 Year Alpine Bond Warranty.
Put your brakes on, grab something cold, sit back and enjoy the flow.
A bikepacking intro
Welsh Ride Thing - A bikepacking adventure
Blindly Seeking Sunshine… and Zeus…
Bikepacking the Greek Isles
Biking in the Blood
A Bike Ride through Romania
Cycling the Faroes
Island hopping up North
Ultralight bikepacking through Norway
Valleys, fjords, and phenomenal tarmac
Jungle Rumble - Part 2
Sri Lanka mountain bike race
Jungle Rumble - Part 1
mountain bike stage race in Sri Lanka
A Father’s Day Adventure
Introducing the next generation to bikepacking
Life on the Broken Road Part 4
Further snippets from life on the broken road
Searching for the Mountain Haggis
Fat bikes and thin buddies
Life on the Broken Road Part 3
travel by bike in New Zealand