Materials, frame bags:
- Side panels: Dimension Polyant sailcloth (VX21); excellent strength:weight ratio, great waterproofing.
- Frame panels: Cordura 1000D; waterproof with high abrasion resistance
- Zippers: YKK Urethane coated, water repellant zippers. We use the strongest available #10 zips for the main compartment, and lighter #8 zips for the optional map and lower compartment. Functioning zippers are key to a frame bag's performance; anything lighter just doesn't cut it. Get a great zip, and have a great trip!
- Fluorescent green Oxford internal liner fabric keeps the bags' interiors well lit.
We build our frame bags with sailcloth sides and use Cordura for high contact areas against the frame. Both of these materials offer exceptional waterproofing, but there is still possibility for water to enter at seams during heavy storms. We recommend keeping anything highly susceptible to water damage inside of its own drybag.
To keep zippers functioning long-term, they should be wiped down with a wet cloth after particularly dusty or muddy rides. Keep them clean, and they'll keep taking you to places unseen.
Custom frame bags are currently only available for delivery within the UK, Europe and US. The current lead-time for custom frame bags is up to 5 weeks from the date of order for deliveries within the UK. For other countries it will take a little longer, please enquire to confirm.
Tom on 02/08/2016Of all the bike luggage we took on our trip the most impressive was my Alpamayo frame bag. It doesn’t claim to be 100% waterproof, but that thing got immersed in countless rivers and didn’t leak once.