The Anatomy of Bikepacking
Bikepacking has been around as long as people have been riding bikes. Its recent popularity can be linked inextricably to the explosion of lightweight equipment now available.
We have been at the forefront of the resurgence of lightweight bikepacking since 2008, innovating ultralight and durable custom bikepacking bags to carry everything you need, no matter the journey, no matter the destination. So we think we know something about it.
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 and check out our custom pages to create your unique rig.
Bike packing best sellers the starting point for your own bike packing rig
These bundles are a great starting point to build your own bike packing bag rig and are our best selling combos.
Ditch the backpack with this fast and light rackless bikepacking setup£65.00 £72.00 if purchased separately
An ultralight, minimalist, and tough bundle of bike luggage in our Tarmac UltraLight fabric to get you set up for your next ultralight long-distance race or bikepacking adventure£175.00 £200.00 if purchased separately
Rando range bundle: waterproof and water resistant bikepacking bags for endurance racing, commuting and bikepacking weekenders. Keep your stuff dry in UK conditions (rain)£149.00 £190.00 if purchased separately
Hit the open road as soon as the feeling takes you with this frame bag bundle; UK-made to last.£175.00 £200.00 if purchased separately
Handlebar bags and harnesses to strap stuff like sleeping bags and mats to your handlebar.£75.00 £89.00 if purchased separately
Kit out your cockpit with this all-in-one bundle£55.00 £66.00 if purchased separately
Gravel adventure wheelset built around our Juice dynamo front hub for recharging or powering your lights on the go.£328.00 £383.00 if purchased separately
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: our UK made adventure kit is backed up by a 25 Year Alpine Bond Warranty.
Simplicity by Design
We've been making custom bike packing bags in our own factory since 2008. 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
Father and Son ride
A first step into cycling
Bikepacking the WRT 2018
Welsh Ride Thing 10th Anniversary Bikepacking Ride
Riding the Old Ghost Road
North to South Devon and lots of AK kit
Holiday vs New Bike?
Too easy, ask us another one!
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