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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.


Handlebar bags
Cockpit bags
Frame bags
Welded bike luggage range
Seat bags
Pannier bags
Custom bags
Bikepacking kit list


"Packed with useful features, extremely sturdy and with options to suit every need, these are superb bags."

Bikes Etc: Bikepacking Gear - read more

"Alpkit is renown for producing extraordinary adventure equipment and has incorporated some really cool design features into its bike luggage."

The Bikepacker - read more

"The attention to detail is quite exceptional, and the quality of the bags, all of which are handmade in Derbyshire top notch."

Mpora - read more.

Custom frame bags for bikepacking

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.

Alpine Bond

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

© Alpkit
02 03 2018

North to South Devon and lots of AK kit
Customer Story

© Alpkit
21 02 2018

Holiday vs New Bike?
Too easy, ask us another one!

© Alpkit
15 12 2017

Blindly Seeking Sunshine… and Zeus…
Bikepacking the Greek Isles

© JKinsley
16 11 2017

Biking in the Blood
Customer Story

© RSipos
13 11 2017

A Bike Ride through Romania
Customer Story

© Alpkit
20 10 2017

Cycling the Faroes
Island hopping up North

© Alpkit
19 10 2017

Ultralight bikepacking through Norway
Valleys, fjords, and phenomenal tarmac

Neil Cottam
28 07 2017

Jungle Rumble - Part 2
Sri Lanka mountain bike race

Neil Cottam
28 07 2017

Jungle Rumble - Part 1
mountain bike stage race in Sri Lanka

© Alpkit
19 07 2017

Trusty Kit
Customer Story

23 06 2017

A Father’s Day Adventure
Introducing the next generation to bikepacking

20 06 2017

Life on the Broken Road Part 4
Further snippets from life on the broken road


Head on over to SteepEdge, our online Adventure Film Channel for more bike adventures.