Revelate’s new saddle pack system, the Spinelock, comes in two sizes, 10L and 16L, and features a new innovative design that eliminates sway. Read on below for more information.
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When I heard that Revelate Designs was planning to release some new bags featuring fancy Dyneema fabrics, I was drooling. For those in the back that remember that pedestrian activity called backpacking, which was my background before bikepacking, you will remember salivating over gram-saving Cuben Fiber everything! I hope our new Dyneema overlords can forgive the reference to the previous name of the fabric, I just get a little sentimental. If you are curious about the name change, you can check this article or fall down a rabbit hole of the many applications of Dyneema fibers here. The most important takeaway is this: Dyneema is the world’s strongest fiber with superior strength to weight ratio, and for a set of bags designed for the express purpose of achieving a FKT (fastest known time) on endurance mountain bike routes, every ounce counts.
Revelate has been making bags for bikepacking for a decade. Over at their blog, they’ve posted a timeline of events leading up to today, with photos. To commemorate the anniversary, they’ve launched the MAG-TANK™ 2000, a larger and lighter top tube bag, with a 50% greater capacity, totalling 85 Cubic inches, weighing in at 5.2 ounces. These bags are $65 and in stock now at Revelate. Don’t miss their 10-year post either!
Coming off the Terrapin System 8L, the newest bag from Revelate, the Vole, features a new independent saddle rail attachment and active cam locking buckle systems that give it excellent stability without external mounting hardware. To further stiffen and strengthen the bag, it also utilizes aluminum reinforcement components, composite internal stiffeners, and external plastic bottom sheets for load transfer and protection.
Eric Parsons from Revelate Designs adds: “The Vole was really pushed forward by our ambassadors Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle whose product testing and feedback after using the bag for ultra races were instrumental in its development. Additionally, as dropper posts have become standard on trail bikes I knew we needed to build a bag that would work well with modern bikes on technical trails without dumbing down components.”
To sweeten the deal, Revelate partnered with Wolf Tooth Components to supply the Valias dropper stanchion clamp to ensure your dropper post doesn’t malfunction after bag strap wear.
The 2-7L Vole will have an MSRP of $149.00 including the Valias clamp and is available in alpine
and black camo versions at RevelateDesigns.com.
In the latest PLP video, Russ talks with Eric Parsons of Revelate Designs. Parsons’ designs, in a lot of ways, paved the route for the bags used on unpaved route touring. Revelate has been making your bikepacking trips easier for 10 years now…
Revelate’s newest product isn’t a bikepacking bag, it’s a solution for winter riding hydration. The Wampack is a low-profile hydro pack, meant to be worn under your layers during the colder months, although I don’t see why you couldn’t wear it year round as a normal, minimal hydro pack. Like all of Revelate’s products, the Wampack is made with care in Alaska, where they know a thing or two about cold temperatures. It retails for $95, so keep an eye out at your local Revelate dealer, or head to the Revelate blog to read up more about the Wampack.