Fjällräven and Specialized launch new bikepacking gear – and it's so much fun
All the clothing and bags you need for touring and camping on two wheels, even if you're not straying far from home
The backpacking experts at Fjällräven have teamed up with cycling pros at Specialized to design a new range of bikepacking gear, including apparel to keep you cool and comfortable, and bike bags for toting all your camping essentials.
Fjällräven and Specialized first joined forces last summer to make a selection of equipment for expeditions on two wheels. The idea is that adventures don't have to happen in far-flung locales or involve weeks of planning, When you feel like taking a break, you can just throw some bags onto your bike and hit the trails.
Some of the highlights of the spring 2023 collection include a new lightweight roll-top handlebar bag, not unlike the High Coast Foldsack you might use as a summer daypack. The S/F Handlebar Rolltop is waterproof, with compression straps to keep everything locked down, and can be worn as a shoulder bag when your bike is locked up.
When you're bikepacking, space and weight are at a premium, so anything that can perform more than one job is a winner. The S/F Sleep Poncho is designed to do double duty as a camping blanket and snug insulated jacket to keep you snug in the evening when temperatures drop. If you're adventuring with a friend or partner, you can even zip two Sleep Ponchos together for extra warmth.
For shorter trips and occasions when you don't want a heavy load on your back, the S/F Expandable Hip Pack lets you carry two water bottles and 4.5L of gear, then expands into a 11.5L backpack when you need the extra carrying capacity.
You can find the full range of bikepacking gear online, including shirts, hats, vests, bib shorts, and even field suits made to take you from the bike to your tent, and back again.
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Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).