Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

Develop - what's new from the Alpkit Design Team

2016 bike luggage dev part 1

By Ben Meakin
01, Mar, 2016

2016 will see some tweakage to our range of adventure bike luggage

We have been developing and making bike luggage in-house for more than 7 years. Over this time our factory has quite literally blossomed, we have taken on new staff, broadened our selection of biscuits and demanded more space to keep pace. We have had great success making tens of thousands of items for people going out on their bikes ‘going nice places, doing good things’.

We have come a long way from the early days when we were experimenting with our first custom frame bags for Shaggy on the Iditarod and we now have a full range to fulfill the bike luggage wishlist of many an adventurous bike rider. As production of our off-the-shelf items has stepped up we have been listening to our customers and team members, pulling in design elements from our custom builds to update and bring out some new gear.

Over the next few weeks I will be updating you on some of these changes, here is the first of these.

Fat Roo
The ‘Fat Roo’ will be a new addition to the product range. It is an accessory bag that sits in front of your Airlok Xtra. It attaches to a Kanga with SJ 20 mm buckles, or can be used independently replacing your dual straps to hold your Airlok direct on to your bars. With a two sided zip it opens wide to fix your gear in nice and easy but also has a folded zip port to stop things falling out.

The full range will be available by the end of April, but the machines are hot and it may be sooner!

  • Google+

In pictures

Related content

Highland Trail 550 - 2019
“Its not worth drowning to get free fish and chips” Alan Goldsmith
In Daring Deeds
Wild Camping Tips and Kit List
The guide to getting it right when camping out
In Spotlight
The Highland Trail 550 2019
Stu Taylor returns to the Highland Trail
In Spotlight
Body, Bike, Mind and Me: Part 2
Exploring mindfulness on the Highland Trail 550
In Daring Deeds
Long Distance Bikepacking: Highland Trail 550 Packing List
Pete McNeil tells us how to pack for endurance bikepacking events
In Spotlight
Body, Bike, Mind and Me
Exploring mindfulness on the Highland Trail 550
In Daring Deeds
Reccying The Dales Divide
The first one round the Dales Divide
In Daring Deeds
Lisbon to Malaga: A Bikepacking Adventure
Bikepacking from Lisbon to Malaga
In Daring Deeds
The Mongol 100 Fat Bike Trip
100 miles across Lake Khövsgöl in Mongolia
In Daring Deeds
The Inaugural Tour of the Sonder Santiago
Grace and Rich take Sonder Satiagos on a Welsh tour
In Daring Deeds

Sign up to AlpCol's Espresso

Espresso is Col's newsletter sharing tales of Go Nice Places Do Good Things.

CLOSE

By adding your email you consent to our terms and conditions