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Glider Bikepacking frame bag

Glider Road and touring frame bag for ultralight bikepacking


  • Chilli - Glider Road and touring frame bag for ultralight bikepacking
  • Black - Glider 50 Road and touring frame bag for ultralight bikepacking
  • Lego - Glider 48 Road and touring frame bag for ultralight bikepacking

Frame bag with twin compartments, shaped for road and touring bike geometries and carrying heavier kit when running bottles and cages; 3 sizes available

SALE: £49.99 Was: £69.99

1. Colour / Size
Fitting guide
46 48 50
46 48 50
46 48 50
46 48 50
Cordura Jaffa
46 48 50
Cordura Black
46 48 50

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  • Full Description
  • Features At A Glance
  • Care & Environmental Advice
  • Customer Reviews

Dusty Italian lanes picking their way round vineyards, brutal French cobblestones, skirting round Fjords on smooth tarmac. Wherever you wander, you can count on Glider. 

Glider frame bag sits in your front triangle giving stable storage for heavier items, keeping your centre of gravity low for maintaining good bike handling. The ½ frame design fits within most bike frames, and at 4 cm wide it’s for your road, cycle touring, or adventure bikepacking setup.  

Glider is spacious for its size, with a smaller accessory pocket and key hook to keep your kit organised. The front-facing cable port keeps things neat when running wires to your dynamos and charging your light batteries on-the-go during longer bikepacking adventures. 

Constructed from lightweight and abrasion resistant fabrics in our UK factory, Glider copes with demands of travel without adding weight to your set-up. Like all our UK-made bike packing luggage, it’s backed up by our 25-year Alpine Bond warranty.  

A webbing ladder offers endless fastening points; simply cut the VELCRO® strap provided to size. 

"Is it waterproof?" 

Although highly weather resistant, this product is not fully waterproof due to its stitched construction and zipped closure. If you are carrying valuables or electronic equipment, make sure to put it in a dry bag.  

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Key features
  • ½ frame bag, ideal for heavier items without affecting handling
  • Shaped for road, cycle touring and gravel geometries with higher stand over heights
  • Fully customisable (contact support@alpkit.com)
  • Made with waterproof and highly abrasion-resistant fabrics
  • ½ bag leaves room for bottles and cages
  • Main storage pocket, small accessory pocket, and key hook for organising your stuff
  • Large zip puller for use with gloves
  • Front facing cable port for running wires to your dynamo or light
  • Bar-tacked webbing ladder for endless attachment points
  • 125 cm Velcro strap provided for you to cut to size
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats
VX21 (Chilli, Lego, and Black)

A 4-layer, 210 denier laminated nylon fabric with a DWR finish: VX21 (or X-Pac to its friends) is a high tech, ultralight sandwich of materials that is highly abrasion and tear resistant, low-stretch, and waterproof.
Weight: 46: 125 g; 48: 145 g; 50: 160 g

500D Cordura

500D Cordura is heavy duty, waterproof and highly abrasion resistant, so we often use it to make hardcore bags without adding extra weight. The clear PU coating repel dirt and water too, giving your stuff a bit of protection and making it easier to wipe down. 


Gilder 46 Glider 48 Glider 50
Capacity 1.7 litres 2.1 litres 2.6 litres
Dimensions 46 x 4 x 10 cm 48 x 4 x 11 cm 50 x 4 x 14 cm
Velcro strap (WxL) 2.5 x 125 cm


Zips: YKK AquaGuard size 5; Gloworm Phosphorescent zip puller
Stitched Seams

Fitting Guidelines

Glider comes in 3 sizes to cater for the shape and size of your front triangle. Measure your top tube, then choose from the 46, 48, and 50 cm Glider frame bag.
Attach the Glider in the front triangle using the webbing ladder and velcro straps provided.

Origin: United Kingdom

Product Care Information

Glider has a DWR coating which helps it to repel water and dirt. After your two-wheeled epic, wipe down your Glider with a damp cloth to remove dirt.

What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Richard Creagh
Perfect fit for 54cm Kona Rove

I had a template for a Stingray made up but realised soon afterwards it was pretty much the exact same size as the 50cm glider. Fits well on my 54cm Kona Rove, seems very good build quality and is surprisingly roomy. In my rush to save a few euros over the custom made Stingray I didn't read the blurb properly and was surprised to see the divider running down the length of the bag. It means I can't get anything sizeable in there, but that's not the fault of the bag, it's my fault for not reading the description. I may cut out the divider at some point but very happy with the bag as is for now.

Bag great, velcro straps poor.

I agree with the previous review about the velcro straps. Have ordered some alternatives from Amazon to try something else. Can't fault the bag though

Good Bag let down by provided velcro straps

Great bag all round but i had to change the provided straps. The velcro needs to be applied soft side down to avoid frame rub and this unfortunately leaves the hard side up to wear on your bib shorts if you touch it while pedaling. Might not effect most people but i swapped it out with some straps i got with an Apidura bag. They have a smooth outer section which makes everything ok.

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