Bike Bags

Bikes are brilliant at being bikes, but terrible at carrying anything other than their engine. Our bike bags are designed to not only overcome this shortcoming, but to do so without the need for bolting on any semi-permanent scaffolding, making your steed gain extra pounds before you’ve even packed your pot noodle! After consulting with riders who have been bikepacking extensively for the last few years, three main objectives stood out:

  • Long term durability. Just like our alpine gear, our bike bags are made to take the rough and tumble and we always put durability at the top of our priority list. For this reason we’ve decided not to try and make fully waterproof bags, but to adopt a different approach.
  • Waterproofing. Many companies are trying to do this with varying degrees of success and the majority of these lack durability. Instead we have designed our bags around a standard set of lightweight drybags, in this case Exped drybags (‘other makes are available’). A waterproof liner can easily and cheaply be purchased and replaced when it fails, an expensive waterproof bag is not so easy to part with.
  • Pack stability. This presented us with our biggest challenge. As soon as you try to mount a bulky tailpack or handlebar bag to your bike, the trade off is pack stability (or the lack thereof). The obvious solution is to reduce the pack size or add scaffolding and be done with it, but that’s not the way we do things. There would have been no point in developing our bike line, if we could not address this problem and just followed the crowd.

So, there you have it…Aiguille  bike bags!