A week has passed and here is a new article once again. Another week has passed and there is a small triangular frame bag available again. This time it's from the English brand Apidura and is designed primarily for full-suspension bikes. It's one liter and minimalist. Let's take a closer look at it.
At Apidura, I love the material descriptions. The company guards the more detailed material description quite carefully and only states that the bag is made of 420D nylon to their own requirements and specifications. That’s even better for me. It’s worth noting that the bag is fully welded and therefore waterproof. Those familiar with Apidura products know that this is standard for the company.
This small bag stands out mainly for its simplicity. It has a zipper on both sides, each end covered with an outlet for a power bank cable or headphones. And why on both sides? Because the asymmetric shape allows the bag to be rotated 180 degrees, making it possible to fit different bike frame geometries. Inside the bag, you will only find a small elastic loop, which can be used to secure a spare inner tube, for example, and nothing else. What else would you want to pack in a one-liter bag? The bag’s interior is made in yellow color, making it easier to find small items. Reflective elements are on both sides of the bag.
The bag is attached by two dry zippers on the top, which can be placed in four slots as needed. There is also one strap that secures the bag to the lower frame tube. Everything can be done in a short moment and it stays in place.
After unpacking, I was surprised how perfectly and precisely it fit into my Koba Sentiero frame. It was as if it was made just for it. I packed all the necessary things in it, such as inner tubes, patches, glue, tools, tire levers, and a few other small items, and set off. I always used to carry a top tube bag on my full-suspension bike, but it wasn’t quite right. In wilder descents, the bag would often shift and sway, but I got used to it.
After my first ride with the Apidura Backcountry frame pack, it was clear to me that it was exactly what I needed in my gear. The stability is perfect, nothing wobbles or slides around. It just holds tight and doesn’t move an inch. A real beast. I was worried that it might be harder to handle my water bottle, but it’s not. Although it’s a tight fit, even a 700ml bottle can be pulled out with little effort and some practice. I won’t even mention the half-liter bottle, you don’t even need any practice to get it out.
I could write more, but there’s really nothing to say. The pack is flawless, and I haven’t taken it off my Koba since I put it on. And I won’t. There’s no reason to.
- Double-sided access
- Powerbank output
- It is not padded around the perimeter
- Otherwise, nothing was found