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Glider UL-R Bikepacking frame bag

Tarmac Glider 46 UL


  • - Tarmac Glider 46 UL
  • - Tarmac Glider 48 UL
  • - Tarmac Glider 50 UL

Glider UL-R Bikepacking frame bag

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


1. Colour / Size
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46 48 50

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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
  • Made to last in the UK
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats
LS07 (Tarmac Ultra Light)

The lightest waterproof and abrasion resistant fabric we use, ideal for your ultralight long-distance racing or bikepacking set-up. A 70 denier Nylon Ripstop backer makes it super tough for its weight.
We make LS07 products without a lining to keep them ultralight.


46 48 50
Weight 110 g 135 g 145 g
Capacity 1.7 l 2.1 l 2.6 l
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 Construction

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.

Product Care Information


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.

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