October 3, 2022

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Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags get major upgrades

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Restrap’s mainstay Adventure Race bikepacking bag range gets a complete overhaul with improved functionality, lighter weight, and more advanced technical detailing. The Adventure Race line-up includes an all-new more versatile Race Bar handlebar bag, all-new Race Stem Bags, reshaped & resized Race Top Tube and Race Frame Bags, plus updated Race Saddle Bag and Aero Bar Bags.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, MTB setup

all photos c. Restrap

Restrap have been quietly putting their redesigned, UK-made Adventure Race series of bags through its paces over the past two years, race-testing the changes over thousands of miles in all conditions and across all disciplines on & off-road to hone the details to perfection, and create the all-new bags to fill in any gaps in their Carry Everything ethos.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, lightweight X-Pac X21 fabric

They’ve refined the lightweight X-Pac X21 bags for ultra-endurance racing and audax rides to deliver more efficient loading and enough carrying capacity to haul the essentials without compromising on total pack weight.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, riding lanes

With adventure racing ambassadors lending their in-race expertise, Restrap has added new pack compartmentalization for better gear organization, new double-ended 2-way zips for easier access on-the-go, and multiple mesh pockets inside to quickly find smaller but key items like ride nutrition, tools & spares.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, all-road riding

All-new Race Bar Bag

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, bar bag

The new Adventure Race Bar Bag is a simple minimalist handlebar bikepacking bag that combines Restrap’s signature holster for easy mounting with a light 7L roll-top waterproof bag that fits inside.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, bar bag holster

Unlike a regular dry bag, this inner element of the Race Bar Bag gets stretch mesh side pockets so you can access small items while riding. The 7L holster handlebar bag weighs 325g & costs £110 / $165 / 132€.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, bar bag holster rear detail

All-new Race Stem Bags

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, off-rad setup

The new Race Stem Bags are a pretty standard affair that had been missing from the Adventure Race series. With the lighter X-Pac fabric and multiple Hypalon mounts, you can velcro these into many layouts within your racy bikepacking cockpit.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, stem bag detail

Their single-pull bungee closure lets you access & secure them more-handed while riding, and an internal stiffener keeps them in shape, no matter what you are carrying inside – from gummy bears to a water bottle. Outside stretch mesh pockets expand storage for more snacks or wrapper trash, and reflective logos & bungees help make you more visible.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, aerobar stem bags

The 1.1L stem bags sell for £45 / $68 / 54€ and weigh 86g, a piece.

Reshaped Race Top Tube Bag – Long

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, gravel setup

Restrap already had a shorter top tube bag, but now gets this full-length version for £70 / $105 / 84€ . The longer bag extends to secure both at the headtube & seatpost with a 2-way waterproof zip for better gear access. Rubberized straps hold it more securely in place.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, top tube bag details

Inside of the 243g bag, a lightweight rigid internal plastic structure keeps it stable, new orange lining makes it easier to find things, and internal pockets help organization while a stretch mesh outside pocket stores more snack or wrapper trash.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, Top Tube Bag Long

Reshaped Race Frame Bag – Large

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, long setup

The new large-sized Adventure Race Frame Bag build on the original boxy frame bag, offering just a bit more total storage at 4.2L, but in a longer, shallower format that frees up more in-frame space for water bottles. Inside, a velcro divider helps organization, while outside pockets on either side store gear at your fingertips.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, frame bag details

The new X-Pac X21 bag adds a full-length Hypalon flap over the YKK aquaguard zipper to make sure everything inside stays dry no matter what, at just 240g.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, reshaped Race Frame Bag

reshaped Race Frame Bag

The new £90 / $135 / 108€ bag now also secures around the seat tube for extra stability, adds storm-protected wiring routing (for dynamos or power bank device charging on-the-go), plus new reflective detailing.

prototype full-frame bikepacking bag

Not officially announced yet, there appears to be a full-frame bag version also in the works. Coming soon, maybe?

Updated Restrap Adventure Race bags

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, Race Frame Bag-Small

The 3L Race Frame Bag-Small gets X21 fabric, Hypalon rain flap & detailing upgrades like the rest of the Adventure Race with improved pockets and internal divider, and a more compact size,  now just 180g and retailing for £80 / $120 / 96€.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, Race Top Tube Bag-Small

The 1.5L Race Top Tube Bag-Small gets similar upgrades with light, rigid internal structure, stretch mesh side pocket, and improved rubberized straps designed to integrate with the other new bags, at 183gand selling for £65 / $98 / 78€.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, Race Aero Bar Bag

The adaptable Race Aero Bar Bag is also updated with a tweaked hardshell holster designed to better fit a wider range of aerobar setups, plus bungees storage between your arms for snacks & small gear – at 265g including the Fidlock-closed 7L drybag at £100 / $150 / 120€.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, Race Saddle Bag

Lastly, the 250g Adventure Race Saddle Bag gets an updated laser-cut holster design, improved no-sway mounting, and its own dedicated 7L drybag now with a Fidlock closure, for £120 / $180 / 144€.

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags, road

All of the new & updated bags are available now, direct from Restrap.

Restrap.com/Race

 

Restrap Adventure Race bikepacking bags,