While bikepacking participation continues to climb, the growth in the production of bikepacking products–specifically bags–is accelerating at an exponential pace. While these bags are useful for long bikepacking trips, many riders–myself included–have found that these bags have great applications for day rides as well.
Here are 30 of the newest bags to hit the market:
Oveja Negra Chuck Bucket
Oveja Negra has offered a full complement of bags for years, but they’ve just added another option to their lineup: the new Chuck Bucket. Not even listed on their website yet, I got my hands on one of the first production models from their workshop in Salida, CO.
This rendition of the handlebar-mounted feed sack is larger than most that you’ll find on the market today and can fit a full one-liter Nalgene, if you so desire. The sides are also padded, which in preliminary testing I’ve found to provide excellent rigidity and to also insulation for keeping beverages cold. A velcro mesh pocket on the outside allows you to store some odds and ends to keep them easily accessible. Finally, the closure on the top of the Chuck Bucket can be both opened and closed with one hand.