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Does anyone have some good contacts or advice on gravel bikepacking bags? Looking for some good quality bags for overnight or two night self sustained trips - We will get meals and drinks at pre booked accomadation so not much space needed apart from some after ride kit and fresh kit for the next day.

 

Advice also welcome on what bag best to get ( bar bag or behind saddle ) 

 

Appreciate  the help.

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don't get the Thule gear unless you are planning on a long flat trip. Loads of space = loads of weight.  It's super functional but that comes at a heavy price in many ways

 

I have the Apidura one behind the saddle and it works well - also have their frame bag

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I carry a phone and a Garmin, but I only use it to check altitude at times. I run strava from my phone. One powerbank that is also solar charged. If I know I am not going to be near electric for a few days I am very cautious. Airplane mode. I used to use a dyno hub that I am selling. I struggled to get used to it.

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I carry a phone and a Garmin, but I only use it to check altitude at times. I run strava from my phone. One powerbank that is also solar charged. If I know I am not going to be near electric for a few days I am very cautious. Airplane mode. I used to use a dyno hub that I am selling. I struggled to get used to it.

OK sounds good, so the solar power bank you just mount on your bike for charging while you ride?

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OK sounds good, so the solar power bank you just mount on your bike for charging while you ride?

This is the funny part. I think it would take 10 years to charge by solar. So actually I just charge it at the electric points.

So maybe I should say for my next trip I will find much better power banks and just buy 2 and use them. That is what I would probably suggest. Sorry for my confusion. I don't need much power at all. Only use my phone in wifi and generally I then have power.

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I went for the Topeak MTX carrier which mounts to the seatpost - loads more space and its really sturdy. Dont need anything else and it just clips on - dont fancy the bag hanging on the seat...

 

You can get it from most every shop which stocks Topeak.

 

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/249-MTB-BeamRacks/136-mtx-beamrack-(e-type)

 

Plus the bags

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Does anyone have some good contacts or advice on gravel bikepacking bags? Looking for some good quality bags for overnight or two night self sustained trips - We will get meals and drinks at pre booked accomadation so not much space needed apart from some after ride kit and fresh kit for the next day.

 

Advice also welcome on what bag best to get ( bar bag or behind saddle ) 

 

Appreciate  the help.

We had a bag made by https://thermowear.co.za/#about Brilliant service and good quality bag.

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I carry a phone and a Garmin, but I only use it to check altitude at times. I run strava from my phone. One powerbank that is also solar charged. If I know I am not going to be near electric for a few days I am very cautious. Airplane mode. I used to use a dyno hub that I am selling. I struggled to get used to it.

dyno hub selling? tell me more..

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