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Complete List of Cargo Cages and “Anything Bags” for Bikepacking and Touring

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The Anything Cage was born from the need to carry more water or gear while still maintaining a relatively lightweight bikepacking setup. These days, there’s a growing list of cargo cages, bottle-boss gear loading systems, rack-free eyelet mounted bags, and Anything Cage accessory sacks. In this Gear Index, we present our complete list of options for those occasions when you need a large cargo cage for extra water capacity or a fork-mounted bag to store additional gear...

Updated August 2022

Back in 2010, Salsa Cycles released the original Anything Cage, an oversized, open-sided cage made from lightweight aluminum tubing. The idea of an oversized cage wasn’t entirely new, but Salsa’s concept was pretty groundbreaking. With the intention of stowing items that are significantly larger than a standard water bottle—almost anything—the Anything Cage gave birth to what we now refer to as cargo cages. Fast-forward some years, and other companies created similar cargo cages, bag-makers created packs designed for these cages and bags that bypass the cage altogether and mount directly onto eyelets on fork legs and downtubes. Here’s our complete list of cargo cages, Anything bags, and other fork-mounted carriers.

  • Salsa Anything Bag Bikepacking Anything Cage HD
  • Andrew the Maker Many Thing Sack
  • Manything Cage Peanut Butter

Some bikepackers’ packing styles demand a bit more gear than what can be crammed into a typical three-bag setup—a seat pack, frame bag, and handlebar roll. And some trips simply require more gear, extra water, or additional food, especially those in sub-freezing temps, water-starved landscapes, or on routes that offer few resupply opportunities. Using cargo cages or braze-on mounted bags to expand your packing capacity is a great solution for such expeditions, and it’s never a bad idea to pack all of your gear on the bike instead of on your back. Make sure to scroll down past the list to see some examples of how we pack cargo cages and fork-mounted bags.

The list includes all the Anything-style cargo cages, eyelet mounted bags, and rackless, fork-mounted carrier systems we could find. If you need to add eyelets or mounts to your bike’s fork or downtube, click here for our full guide and Gear Index on that topic. And check out our full list of oversized and durable bottle cages for touring and bikepacking. As with other Gear Indexes, items with a hexagonal “T” icon have been tested and approved, and usually include more detail or a link to our review.

  • $170
    ATM Many Things Sack

    ATM Many Things Sack

    • Type: Cage Mount Bag
    • Made of: Cordura
    • Attachment: 3 eyelets (+ King Many Things cage) OR rack
    • Volume: 3.5-4.0L

    Andrew the Maker’s Many Things Sack is an elegant and relatively lightweight bag designed to mount on the King Cage Many Things Cage on the bike’s fork blade. As “nano panniers,” they don’t suffer from any adverse effect on steering that’s typically associated with traditional, larger bags. Their profile is far slimmer, too, making them better suited to threading through singletrack.

    Above all, the Many Things Sacks allow for easy access, making them an excellent option for those embarking on longer bike tours where practicality is often more important than counting grams. Just be sure to check that the current version of the Many Things Sack is compatible with your setup. Read our full review and check out the latest version here.

    • Weight: 220 grams (7.8 oz)
    • Price: $170
    • Place of Manufacture: Kansas, USA
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  • $55
    Bedrock Honaker

    Bedrock Honaker

    • Type: Soft Water Bottle Cage
    • Made of: X-pac/Rhinotec/Cordura
    • Attachment: Velco Straps
    • Bottle Size: Nalgene 32oz

    We’re firm believers that every bike should feature bottle cage mounts on the underside of its down tube, bar a few suspended 26ers, where clearance is tight. It’s a no-brainer area for water storage; the center of gravity is kept low, and there’s rarely any interference with terrain or obstacles. Unfortunately, all too many bikes skimp on such potential for water hauling. Bedrock’s Honaker Hydro Pack comes in handy for just such scenarios, designed as it is to hold a 1L Nalgene bottle, via a bag strapped to your bike’s down tube.

    The Honaker features with a strip of Velcro sewn in vertically, as well as an adhesive backed strip for the down tube of the bike. This doesn’t act as support, but works to keep the bag from rotating or sliding. There are two main straps that hold the bag in place; each has a rubberized backing material where they make contact, providing a secure anchor point. The spindrift collar is designed to keep the bottle clean, a nice feature when riding in cattle country. It was originally designed to fit a standard 700-800ml water bottle, but now has been updated to fit a larger Nalgene. We tested it using the Zefal 1L Magnum.

    • Bedrock Bags Honaker Hydro Bag
    • Bedrock Bags Honaker Hydro Bag
    • Bedrock Bags Honaker Hydro Bag

    We used the Honaker mounted to the Marin Pine Mountain 2 on our trip in southern Spain. It worked flawlessly, and we rode some rough stuff. The only complaint is that it was a little tough to get the bottle in and out without undoing the straps a little. But if you approach it as storage for a backup bottle for camp use, it’s perfect. Overall it’s a ruggedly built product that works well for bikes without down tube mounts

    • Weight: 77 grams (2.7 oz)
    • Price: $55
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $35
    Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cages

    Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cages

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Alloy
    • Attachment: 2 eyelets

    The Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cage is one of just a couple oversized cargo cage we know of that bolts onto a single pair of standard bottle cage bosses. It also has three sets of mounting holes to fit different frames. The Outpost is constructed out of 6mm alloy tubes and can carry 4kgs/8.8lbs of gear. This is a cage that’s been around for a while now, used on a lot of rugged trips, and is considered to be pretty durable.

    • blackburn Outpost Cargo cages
    • blackburn Outpost Cargo cages
    • blackburn Outpost Cargo cages
    • Weight: 157 grams (5.5 oz)
    • Price: $35
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • £23
    drj0n bagworks Strap Deck

    drj0n bagworks Strap Deck

    • Type: Mini Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Composite plastic
    • Attachment: 2 bolts or Voile straps

    The Strap Deck mounts to a standard pair of bottle cage bosses with two M5 bolts, or anywhere you can think of by using extra straps. It has four pairs of strap slots designed for standard Voile straps, so two pair can strap to the bike, and two to the attached cargo. The bolt holes allow some adjustability and the cages are offset to one end, either up or down. When using the bolt mounts, lighter items (up to 1 lb 13 oz / 820g) are recommended.

    • DeWidget Strap Deck Cargo cage
    • DeWidget Strap Deck Cargo cage
    • DeWidget Strap Deck Cargo cage

    I’ve put a ton of miles on one lately while scouting sections of the Eastern Divide Trail. Typically I use it to lash a small bag—mainly the Wolf Tooth Teklite Roll-Top Bag (0.6L)—that contains a spare tube, sealant, and tire repair tools. I’ve also used it to lash on a beer and other small items. I’ve had no issues and really like how it’s small, light, and unobtrusive when not in use.

    • Weight: 25 grams (0.9 oz)
    • Price: £23
    • Place of Manufacture: Scotland
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  • $249AUD
    Framework Designs Travellers Panniers

    Framework Designs Travellers Panniers

    • Type: Fork Mounted Bag
    • Made of: WATERPROOF CANVAS, ALUMINUM
    • Attachment: 3 BOLTS OR Straps
    • Volume: 4.5L

    Framework Designs’ Travellers Panniers are constructed with an Australian-made waterproof canvas​ exterior, a lightweight waterproof lining, and an aluminium backing that allows it to bolt directly to your fork. Unlike the smaller Pint Sized Panniers, the Travellers can also be strapped onto a front or rear rack thanks to the crosshatch of webbing on the backside of the pannier. They hold up to 4.5L each and use a simple roll-top closure with an aluminum g-hook buckle.

    • Weight: 485 grams (17.1 oz)
    • Price: $249AUD (per pair)
    • Place of Manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
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  • $66
    King Cage Manything Cage

    King Cage Manything Cage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Titanium
    • Attachment: 3 bosses

    The Manything Cage was long anticipated before its release. After the first wave of Salsa Anything Cages had some issues in 2011, rumors of the Manything Cage started circulating. According to Ron, the founder and owner of King Cage, their variation on an oversized cage required “more testing and tweaking,” so it took a while to perfect his design. Since then, several similar cages have hit the market, including the Anything Cage HD and Blackburn’s Cargo Cage. However, the all new Manything is the only titanium option out at this point. And it’s a really good product. They’re simple and incredibly lightweight. We’ve put countless miles on ours, and highly recommend them.

    • Weight: 39 grams (1.4 oz)
    • Price: $66
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $60
    Ortlieb Fork-Pack

    Ortlieb Fork-Pack

    • Type: Fork-Mounted Bag
    • Made of: PVC-free nylon
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts / or Straps
    • Volume: 4.1-5.8L

    Weighing just 264 grams (including mounting adapter), the Ortlieb Fork-Pack is different from any other cargo bag or micro-pannier on the market. In typical Ortlieb fashion, the Fork-Pack uses a welded, roll-top design that’s completely waterproof to offer over four liters of storage. What makes it different is a unique quick-release adapter and mounting plate that can be attached to forks with eyelets as well as on forks without.

    • Ortlieb Fork-Pack Review
    • Ortlieb Fork-Pack Review
    • Ortlieb Fork-Pack Review
    • Weight: 290 grams (10.2 oz)
    • Price: $60
    • Place of Manufacture: Germany
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  • $200
    Outer Shell Pico Panniers

    Outer Shell Pico Panniers

    • Type: Fork Mount Bag
    • Made of: Cordera or X-pac
    • Attachment: 2 or 3 bosses (or straps)
    • Volume: 2L each

    Like other bags we’ve tested from Outer Shell, the Pico Panniers are based around a clever and unique design. The magic behind the Pico Panniers is that they allow you to add fork-mounted storage to any bike. This is made possible via two sets of external polycarbonate frames, one designed for forks with two or three bosses, and the other for forks without bosses, including suspension forks. The frame acts as both a rigid back for the Pico Pannier as well as a sturdy mounting option that eliminates movement when riding rough trails. Once the correct frame is installed, the Pico Pannier simply slides over top and secures around the frame and fork leg with a beefy strip of velcro. The bag has two compartments: an exterior pocket with a small buckle for quick access to tools or snacks, and the main compartment with a roll-top closure and a slide-release buckle.

    • Outer shell Pico Panniers
    • Outer shell Pico Panniers
    • Outer shell Pico Panniers

    The Pico Panniers are incredibly stable, and slender enough to handle singletrack riding. They’re well built, great looking, and work as intended. We found the Pico Panniers worked best when packed snuggly with relatively soft contents, like extra layers, a sleeping pad, or some food.

    Weight shown is per pannier.

    • Weight: 329 grams (11.6 oz)
    • Price: $200 (per pair)
    • Place of Manufacture: CA, USA
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  • $80
    Oveja Negra Bootlegger

    Oveja Negra Bootlegger

    • Type: Fork Mount Bag
    • Made of: X-pac or Cordura/Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3-pack bosses
    • Volume: 2L each

    The Oveja Negra Bootlegger is a well-crafted roll-top bag that attaches to the fork. The Bootlegger is built around an internal lightweight aluminum alloy frame that bolts directly to standard three-pack water bottle fork mounts. The body of the bag is made up of three layers: an outer layer of X-Pac or Cordura, a lightweight foam padding insert, and a bright colored interior nylon fabric. There is also an additional layer of Hypalon where the alloy frame is sandwiched in place. The cylindrical interior fits a 32 oz Nalgene bottle, a 40 oz wide Klean Kanteen, or an assortment of gear (two liters worth, to be exact). The bag also features urethane-coated webbing for increased durability, a reflective logo, and includes stainless steel washers for a secure installation. Having put these things through the wringer on the Baja Divide and Arrowhead 135, we can certainly vouch for their durability.

    • Oveja Negra Bootlegger
    • Oveja Negra Bootlegger, fork mount bag
    • Oveja Negra Bootlegger, fork mount bag
    • Weight: 170 grams (6 oz)
    • Price: $80
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $18
    Problem Solvers Bow Tie Strap Anchors

    Problem Solvers Bow Tie Strap Anchors

    • Type: Cargo Mount
    • Made of : Aluminum
    • Attachment: 2 bosses/bolts

    These simple lightweight brackets are made of lightweight, stamped AL-6061 aluminum. Each attaches to a single water bottle boss and serve as anchors for cargo straps. Together they have a 3lb weight limit and can carry just about anything, from sleeping pads to Nalgene bottles to a bottle of wine. And their low profile means they remain unobtrusive while not in use.

    • Problem Solvers Bow Tie anchor
    • Problem Solvers Bow Tie anchor
    • Problem Solvers Bow Tie anchor

    I’ve used a pair quite a bit over the last few years, strapping in a fishing pole, camp chair, and a JetBoil. They work as expected, although I probably wouldn’t overload them with a large water bottle. the only finicky issue I’ve found is that they’re hard to keep in place while tightening down.

    • Weight: 20 grams (0.7 oz)
    • Price: $18
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $65
    Randi Jo Fabrications Big M.U.T.

    Randi Jo Fabrications Big M.U.T.

    • Type: Anything Bag
    • Made of: Waxed Canvas
    • Attachment: Anything cage
    • Volume: 5L each

    As the name suggests, the Big M.U.T. is a larger version of the Multi Use Tote. It’s designed for use with Salsa’s Anything Cage or Blackburn’s Outpost Cage. In keeping with all of Randi Jo’s lovingly crafted gear, the Big M.U.T. is made out of waxed canvas, supplemented with a lightly padded liner to give it some shape, and a roll-top buckle closure. Proportion wise, the Big M.U.T. is 14″ (35.5cm) tall when opened, 4.75″ (12cm) wide, and 3.75″ (9.5cm) deep. Two generously long velcro straps feed through the cage and wrap securely round the fork blades, the height of which can be adjusted via daisy chain webbing. Although waxed cotton isn’t 100% waterproof, it’s resistant enough to keep all but the heaviest of downpours at bay. It’s also an extremely durable material, and easily repaired should you and your bike take a spill.

    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: Oregon, USA
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  • $75
    Revelate Designs Joey Downtube Bag

    Revelate Designs Joey Downtube Bag

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: X-Pac
    • Attachment: Velcro Straps
    • Volume: 2L

    The Revelate Designs Joey attaches under the down tube on most any bicycle, just above the bottom bracket. Requiring only two velcro straps to attach, the Joey provides a viable solution for adding gear or water storage capacity to bikes without mounts at that position.

    • Revelate Joey Review
    • Revelate Joey Review
    • Revelate Joey Review

    A layer of stiff foam against the back of the bag gives it structure and some padding when strapped to your downtube, and it’s covered in a grippy rubber material and shaped to hug cylindrical tubing. It’s constructed from VX21 X-Pac and uses a standard roll-top closure to avoid dealing with dirt covered zippers.

    The compression molded dual density foam used in the contact panel provides just the right amount of structure to this bag, and the rubberized outer material paired with the silicon-coated straps do an excellent job of keeping it in place. For bikes without bottle mounts under the downtube, the Joey offers a nicely designed solution for adding a little bit more storage, for either gear or water.

    • Weight: 130 grams (4.6 oz)
    • Price: $75
    • Place of Manufacture: Oregon, USA
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  • $44
    Revelate Designs Polecat

    Revelate Designs Polecat

    • Type: Cargo Cage bag
    • Made of: 210 Denier Ripstop Nylon
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 3.5L

    Revelate Designs’ Polecat is a waterproof drybag designed specifically to work with a fork mounted cargo cage. It’s made out of radio-frequency welded 210 Denier Ripstop Nylon that’s double side laminated with TPU. It’s one of the lightest “Anything-style bags” available and significantly lighter than the Salsa Anything bag. The base of the bag has a contoured low profile which eliminates a high wear spot at the outer edge. The back of the bag is reinforced with urethane Hypalon to protect it from bolt heads and abrasion from the cage. A reinforced base and outer edges also help protect it from abrasion common during long distance touring and bikepacking. The Polecat also features a urethane coated daisy chain to loop webbing straps, or as shown, Voile straps. We’ve only lightly used the Polecat on a week-long trip in Ethiopia, but so far so good.

    The Polecat fits fork mounted racks like the King Cage Many Things Cage, Salsa Anything Cage, Blackburn Outpost.

    • Revelate Polecat, anything cage bag
    • Revelate Polecat, anything cage bag
    • Revelate Polecat, anything cage bag
    • Weight: 105 grams (3.7 oz)
    • Price: $44
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $75
    Rogue Panda Oracle Downtube Bag

    Rogue Panda Oracle Downtube Bag

    • Type: Downtube Bag
    • Made Of: X-Pac
    • Attachment: 2 Straps
    • Volume: 1.5L

    The Oracle Downtube Bag from Rogue Panda is designed to fit on the bottom of your down tube, having the least effect on the bike’s handling, and providing an additional 1.5L of storage for tools, spares, and other dense items. The Oracle uses non-slip fabric and a roll-top closure with two compression straps to hold things in place, even on the most rowdy trails out there.

    • Rogue Panda Oracle Rolltop Review
    • Rogue Panda Oracle Rolltop Review
    • Rogue Panda Oracle Rolltop Review
    • Rogue Panda Oracle Rolltop Review
    • Rogue Panda Oracle Rolltop Review

    From Cass’ review: “Over my last couple of journeys, it’s been the perfect cubby hole for stashing my tool pouch, some spares, a bottle of sealant, a blinkie, and whatever emergency snacks I can jam in there too. The inclusion of straps that cinch tight and lock down works really well, particularly if you’re running the Oracle higher on the downtube and need to make sure there’s room between the bag and the tire. And I especially like the roll-top design and its ease of access. After hundreds of miles of use, the Oracle has proved hardy enough too; under the crusty patina of dirt and dust, it’s as good as new.”

    • Weight: 85 grams (3 oz)
    • Price: $75
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $30
    Salsa Anything Cage (v2)

    Salsa Anything Cage (v2)

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 bosses/bolts

    We broke two of the original Anything Cages while riding in Africa. One we had welded in Lesotho and it broke again. Shortly thereafter, it was discontinued. Fast forward a couple years, and Salsa released the V2. It’s pretty tough, and at 143g it’s no slouch in the weight department. Although it has a nearly identical rail design and shape as the original, the tubing is welded to a solid plate. The Anything Cage boasts a 6.6 lb (3 kg) limit, which is more than adequate for carrying a sleeping pad, rain gear, Vargo BOT cook kit, 64oz klean Kanteen, or whatever other cylindrical object you decide to lash onto it.

    • Salsa Anything Cage - v2
    • Salsa Anything Cage - v2 - Sea to Summit Bag
    • Salsa Anything Cage - v2 - with titanium pot
    • Weight: 143 grams (5 oz)
    • Price: $30
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $35
    Salsa Anything Cage HD

    Salsa Anything Cage HD

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Injection Molded Plastic
    • Attachment: 3 bosses/bolts

    Like the original Anything Cage, the HD (Heavy Duty) version was designed to be mounted on Salsa’s Three Pack Bosses three-hole mount configuration on forks like those found on the Fargo, Mukluk, as well as several Surly bikes. The HD is made from a hefty chunk of injection molded impact resistant nylon. After countless miles in Africa, South America, and beyond, the Salsa Anything Cage HD has proven generally reliable and crashproof. Its shallow, elliptical design means less exposure to trailside foliage and rocks. On the back of the cage, the channel that contacts the tubing has rounded edges and feels extremely solid when bolted to the fork. The cage weighs 149 grams and has a 6.6 lb (3 kg) cargo limit. It also includes two Salsa straps. The strap channels are designed to route the straps through the cage and around the tubing to provide additional leverage.

    • Salsa Anything Cage HD
    • Salsa Anything Cage HD
    • Salsa Anything Cage HD
    • Weight: 149 grams (5.3 oz)
    • Price: $35
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $37
    Salsa EXP Anything Cage Bag

    Salsa EXP Anything Cage Bag

    • Type: Anything Bag
    • Made of: 500 Denier tarpaulin
    • Attachment: Anything Cage
    • Volume: 3.35L each

    With the release of the Anything Cage HD, Salsa debuted the Anything Bag, a roll-top bag constructed from a burly, waterproof, 500 Denier tarpaulin fabric with radio-frequency welded seams. It has 3.35L of internal capacity that sits on a molded TPU base, which allows the bag to stand upright when off the bike. The Anything Bag measures 3.75” in diameter by 14” tall at max height and is sized to interface perfectly with both of models of the Anything cage. It fits snugly in the HD cage and the daisy chains are inline with the strap channels placed near the top and bottom bolt mounts. After years of abuse, we can make the claim that the Anything Bag is certainly durable.

    • Salsa EXP Series Update
    • Salsa EXP Series Update
    • Salsa EXP Series Update
    • Weight: 148 grams (5.2 oz)
    • Price: $37
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $55
    Tailfin Cage Packs

    Tailfin Cage Packs

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Hypalon/Ripstop Nylon
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 1.7-5L

    Completing the Tailfin Cage System, the Cage Packs are designed to work alongside their Tailfin Cargo Cages and TPU Cargo Straps. Available in 1.7, 3, and 5L volumes, Cage Packs are fully waterproof and their rubbery straps provide a reliable and repeatable mounting process, whilst still enabling rapid removal.

    From our review: “They roll up like burritos when they’re not in use. They make full advantage of the versatility of a cargo cage, be it to carry bags in some situations, or large water bottles in others. You can choose a smaller size bag if preferred, they sit more inboard of the bike, and there’s less hardware to potentially fail. With a range of three sizes and accompanying straps to suit varying weathers, Tailfin’s Cargo Pack and Cargo Cage combo is definitely a very well thought out and executed system for boosting the carrying capacity of your full susser, hardtail, or gravel bike.”

    • Weight: 154 grams (5.4 oz)
    • Price: $55 (3L)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $60
    Tailfin Cargo Cage

    Tailfin Cargo Cage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminium
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts

    The Tailfin Cargo Cage comes in two sizes, both of which are intended to be used in conjunction with Voile straps to lash gear onto your bike. The Small Cage features four rows of slots and can be mounted with either two or three bolts, while its taller brother – by some 60mm or so – has 6 rows of slots and can be held in place with anything from two to four bolts. This opens up a gamut of mounting options, be on top of downtubes or below them, and to fork blades, be they double or triple eyeletted – let alone Tailfin’s own rack system, of course. Make sure to read Cass’ full review here.

    • Weight: 68 grams (2.4 oz)
    • Price: $60 (Small)
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $25
    Tailfin Mini Cage

    Tailfin Mini Cage

    • Type: Mini Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 2 Bolts / Bosses

    The Tailfin Mini Cage is their smallest cargo cage option, similar to their larger Cargo Cage, but without the option to add a load foot and adds in their Load Pads to help the spread the weight across the frame better. It’s low profile and lightweight, but is rated for 6.6 pounds (3kg) on any type of terrain, and has the potential to hold bulky gear when multiple straps are used. Make sure to check out Cass’ full review.

    • Tailfin Mini Cage Review
    • Tailfin Mini Cage Review
    • Weight: 38 grams (1.3 oz)
    • Price: $25
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $75
    Tailfin V-Mount Pack

    Tailfin V-Mount Pack

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Hypalon/Ripstop Nylon
    • Attachment: Rubber Straps
    • Volume: 1.7-3L

    The Tailfin V-Mount Pack is an all-in-one cargo bag and mounting system that’s perfect for anyone looking to add some additional storage to their rig. The pack relies on aluminum mounts with rubber backing that serves as the interface between the bag and your bike. They attach using a Voile-style rubber strap and can be mounted in different positions to accommodate different setups. The bags are 100% waterproof and come in two sizes: 1.7L and 3L.

    • Weight: 210 grams (7.4 oz)
    • Price: $75 (1.7L)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $42
    Widefoot CargoMount

    Widefoot CargoMount

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts

    The Widefoot CargoMount is an elegant little cage that’s lighter and smaller than many of the other options on the market. It’s constructed out of aluminum and available in silver, black, and several different colors when in stock. The “3×3″ configuration of slotted mounting holes allows you to fine tune the vertical position of the cage to make room for other bags or components. The CargoMount is designed to be mounted on frames and forks that have three-pack bosses, although I think you could probably get away with two bosses and an extra Voilé Strap through and around the cage. Speaking of, the CargoMount also has nicely integrated slots for Voilé Straps, which make it easy to thread the straps into the cage and around the actual cargo. And each Widefoot CargoMount comes with a pair of Voilé straps in your preferred length—15 or 20”.

    • Widefoot CargoMount Cage
    • Widefoot CargoMount Cage
    • Widefoot CargoMount Cage
    • Widefoot CargoMount Cage
    • Widefoot CargoMount Cage
    • Weight: 66 grams (2.3 oz)
    • Price: $42
    • Place of Manufacture: Nebraska, USA
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  • $60CAD
    Wildwood Cycles Cargo Cage

    Wildwood Cycles Cargo Cage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts

    Handmade by Wildwood Cycles in Victoria, BC, the Cargo Cage features slotted triple boss mounting holes, can fit bags of bottles around the size of a Nalgene, and weighs just 85g. After a few months of use, we’ve had great success using the Cargo Cage, and it’s a great option for Canadian bikepackers looking to support a small, local frame builder.

    • Wildwood Cycles Cargo Cage
    • Wildwood Cycles
    • Wildwood Cycles Cargo Cage
    • Weight: 85 grams (3 oz)
    • Price: $60CAD
    • Place of Manufacture: Canada
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  • £40
    Alpkit Betonga Fork Bag

    Alpkit Betonga Fork Bag

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: X-Pac
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 3L

    The Alpkit Betonga Fork Bag is a waterproof, 3 litre cargo cage bag that uses adjustable / locking webbing straps to secure to your favourite cargo cage. The Betonga features a roll-top closure, an X-Pac exterior, sil-nylon interior, and are made in the UK.

    • Price: £40
    • Place of Manufacture: UK
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  • $60
    Apidura Expedition Fork Pack

    Apidura Expedition Fork Pack

    • Type: Anything Cage bag
    • Made of: Three-layer laminate / Hypalon
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 4.5L

    Designed to work with the Salsa Anything Cage or King Cage’s Many Things Cage, the Apidura expedition Fork Pack has a waterproof construction and tapered profile. This design along with a realistic volume make for a clean and less bulky option that will likely surpass lashing a standard dry bag onto your fork. Of course, this comes at a price, and it’s too early to know if they’re worth the investment or not. Overall, the shape is nice, the size seems right, and it has the signature Apidura touches that some folks just can’t enough of. We’ll be sure to update our first look report after some more serious riding this spring.

    • Weight: 120 grams (4.2 oz)
    • Price: $60
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • €35
    Atelier Medium Big L Cargo Cage

    Atelier Medium Big L Cargo Cage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Steel
    • Attachment: 2 Bolts / Bosses

    The Atelier Medium Big L Cargo Cage is an oversized cage for hauling extra gear or cargo bags. It has two different mounting positions, is made of steel, and is 25cm tall by 11cm wide. They also sell rubber straps separately, for those that need them.

    • Weight: 180 grams (6.3 oz)
    • Price: €35
    • Place of Manufacture: France
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  • $208CAD
    Atwater Atelier Cage Mage

    Atwater Atelier Cage Mage

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Cordura
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 4L

    Handmade in Montreal, Canada by Atwater Atelier, the Cage Mage is a cargo cage bag sold as a pair and require a cargo cage like the Blackburn Cargo Cage to mount on your bike. They are made from a burly 1000D Cordura fabric, use a roll top main closure, and have an additional expandable front pocket with a buckle and shock cord closure. The bags have a bright liner, can be made with an optional VX21 X-Pac liner for $26 CAD, and provide 4L of additional storage.

    • Atwater cage mage
    • Atwater cage mage
    • Price: $208CAD (per pair)
    • Place of Manufacture: Montreal, Canada
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  • €30
    BBB StackRack

    BBB StackRack

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Alloy
    • Attachment: 2-3 bolts

    The BBB StackRack is a lightweight aluminum cargo cage with five slotted mounting holes, cargo strap slots, and wide flared edges to hold onto bulky gear. Two nylon straps are included with each cage.

    • Weight: 169 grams (6 oz)
    • Price: €30
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $120AUD
    Bike Bag Dude Anything Cage Bags

    Bike Bag Dude Anything Cage Bags

    • Type: Anything Cage bag
    • Made of: X-pac, webbing, etc.
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage

    Australia’s Bike Bag Dude also offers custom made Anything Cage Bags designed to fit perfectly into Salsa Anything Cages. Each bag has a diameter of 14cm with a roll down drybag closure which BBD claims to make them as “waterproof as you can get.”

    • Price: $120AUD
    • Place of Manufacture: Australia
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  • $60
    Cleaveland Mountaineering Everything Bag

    Cleaveland Mountaineering Everything Bag

    • Type: Eyelet Mounted Bag
    • Made of: VX42/plastic/aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 bosses/bolts
    • Volume: 3-5L

    The Everything Bag is another option to carry water bottles, stuff sacks, sleeping pads, fuel bottles, and so forth. Like the Anything Cage, the Everything Bag’s harness is designed to attach to the Salsa/Surly three-bolt system. The soft harness comes ready to mount with an internal mounting plate, three bolts, and three washers. Also included is a machined alloy mount for those without eyelets. weight shown is without alloy mounting bracket (total weight is 339g).

    • Cleaveland Everything Bag
    • Cleaveland Everything Bag
    • Cleaveland Everything Bag
    Cleaveland Everything Bag
    • Weight: 279 grams (9.8 oz)
    • Price: $60
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $249AUD
    Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch

    Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch

    • Type: Cargo Cage and Bag
    • Made of: Titanium / Cordura
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts/Eyelets
    • Volume: 4L

    The Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch is a complete cargo cage / bag system, designed around an oversized titanium cargo cage and 4L storage bag. The bag has four points of attachment on the cage, and is kitted out with all kinds of pockets, including two exterior mesh pockets, a small front pocket, large roll top section, and smaller zippered lower section. It is constructed from two-layers of PU-coated Cordura, which Curve claims to be 100% waterproof, and an interior closed cell foam section helps keep the bag’s shape and protect its contents.

    • Curve Cycling Titanium Cargo Cage, Rocket cage
    • Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch
    • Curve Cycling Rocket Pooch

    You can check out Logan’s first look here.

    • Weight: 280 grams (9.9 oz)
    • Price: $249AUD (cage + bag)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • €15
    Decathlon Riverside Cargo Cage

    Decathlon Riverside Cargo Cage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 Bolts/Bosses

    The Decathlon Riverside Cargo Cage is an oversized aluminum cage with a welded base that’s designed to handle some serious loads. It has 9 attachment points, is designed to be secured using three bolts, and weighs just 96g. It’s rated for 8.8 pounds (4kg) and has various slots for lashing in your favourite straps or bags.

    • Weight: 96 grams (3.4 oz)
    • Price: €15
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  • £20
    Decathlon Riverside Waterproof Fork Bag

    Decathlon Riverside Waterproof Fork Bag

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Hypalon
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 4L

    Designed to pair up with their aluminum Cargo Cage, the Riverside Waterproof Fork Bag is durable and 100% resistant to rain, spray, and mud. It uses a simple roll-top closure, includes two hypalon straps, and three attachment points to lash it onto a cage. Each bag provides up to 4L of additional storage for your setup.

    • Weight: 150 grams (5.3 oz)
    • Price: £20
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  • $37
    DOM Gorilla Cage, Clip and Bag

    DOM Gorilla Cage, Clip and Bag

    • Type: Cargo Cage and Bag
    • Made of: Plastic/Velcro
    • Attachment: Zip ties/custom mount
    • Volume: 5.5L

    The Gorilla Cage system comes in three parts: the mount (Gorilla Clip), cage, and bag. The three work seamlessly to create a sturdy, fork-mounted storage system. The Gorilla Cage can be used with standard three-boss mounts if you have them, but there’s an included Gorilla Clip system with a zip tie mounting system for riders with boss-less rigid forks or suspension forks. This three-eyelet clip can mount just about anywhere on your bike. It uses rubberized zip ties to hold the clip securely in place. The back of the clip itself is also rubberized to keep it from sliding. Read Weston’s review here.

    • DOM Gorilla Cage cargo cages
    • DOM Gorilla Cage cargo cages
    • DOM Gorilla Cage cargo cages
    • Weight: 110 grams (3.9 oz)
    • Price: $37
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
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  • $475CAD
    Farsik x Wildwood XLT Bags

    Farsik x Wildwood XLT Bags

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: x-Pac
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 5L

    Handmade by Farsik Supply on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the XLT Bags are designed specifically for Wildwood Cycles (also based on Vancouver Island) XLT Basket cargo cage. Although there is a chance the bags could work with other cages, the XLT Basket has a large platform that matches up with the bags well. They are made from X-Pac with an interior liner, use a roll-top closure, and velcro attachment for securing to the cage. The bags are sold as a pair and include the XLT cages.

    • Weight: 200 grams (7.1 oz)
    • Price: $475CAD (Pair with cages)
    • Place of Manufacture: Canada
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  • $62
    Fifth Season Cache Sack

    Fifth Season Cache Sack

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Waxed Canvas
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage

    The Fifth Season Cache Sack is a no-frills, super durable cargo bag made from waxed canvas and designed to fit in oversized cages like the King Cage Manything Cage. According to Fifth Season, they are “big enough to hold a down summer bag or a 1 person tent, or a down parka, some jazz pants and a pair of socks with a hole in the toe.” They have a roll-top closure, each bag is sewn in Maine, and they are constructed from US-made canvas.

    • Price: $62
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $185AUD
    Framework Designs Pint Size Pannier

    Framework Designs Pint Size Pannier

    • Type: Fork-mounted bag
    • Made of: Waterproof Canvas, Aluminum
    • Attachment: 3 bolts/eyelets
    • Volume: 2-2.5L

    Framework Designs’ Pint Size Panniers are constructed with an Australian-made waterproof canvas​ exterior, a lightweight waterproof lining, and an aluminium backing that allows it to bolt directly to your fork. Each measures about 120mm wide, 100mm deep, and 350mm high when open.

    • Price: $185AUD (per pair)
    • Place of Manufacture: Melbourne, Australia
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  • $65
    Ghost Cat Bags The Bonnie

    Ghost Cat Bags The Bonnie

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made Of: X-Pac
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 3L

    The Bonnie from Ghost Cat Bags is a larger alternative to their Abby stem bag. It’s designed to work with a variety of different cargo cages, providing an insulated, roll-top, storage option for large 32oz bottles or other gear. The exterior of the bag is made from X-Pac, it has a packcloth interior, and has all the attachment points to be used as a large stem bag as well. Since each bag is made-to-order, you can choose a colour for the body, bottom, and the back of the bag, with your choice of black or Minecraft camo for the roll-top.

    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: Maine, USA
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  • €185
    Helmut Equipment Manything Helmut Sack

    Helmut Equipment Manything Helmut Sack

    • Type: Anything Cage Bag
    • Made Of: ACRYLIC
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 3.5L

    The Manything Helmut Sack is meant to be paired with a King Cage Manything Cage, providing 3.5L per bag, for a total of 7L of storage. The Helmut Sack has built in compression straps, a flip up lid-style opening, and reflective details for added visibility.

    • Helmut Sack
    • Helmut Sack
    • Helmut Sack
    • Price: €185 (Sold as a pair)
    • Place of Manufacture: Cognin, France
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  • $42
    Minoura GP-1EX

    Minoura GP-1EX

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Aluminum
    • Attachment: 2 Bolts/Bosses

    From Minoura: “Minoura GP1-EX is a function utility cage that attaches various items such as 2L PET bottles, spare tires, tents, sleeping bags, etc. to the bottle mounts. Three straps are included to secure the load.” It has threaded holes on the base of the case for attaching accessories, slotted mounting holes for multiple positions, and has a weight limit of 4.5 pounds.

    • Weight: 290 grams (10.2 oz)
    • Price: $42
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • €68
    Miss Grape Trunk 6

    Miss Grape Trunk 6

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: Nylon
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 6L

    The Miss Grape Trunk 6 is a fully waterproof cargo cage bag, serving up a solid 6L of additional storage. It’s made from a PVC-free 210D nylon fabric and reinforced with 420D nylon and 300D polyester in high wear points. The Miss Grape Trunk 6 is designed and manufactured in Italy.

    • Weight: 119 grams (4.2 oz)
    • Price: €68
    • Place of Manufacture: Italy
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  • $50
    Nuclear Sunrise Fuselage

    Nuclear Sunrise Fuselage

    • Type: Cargo Bag
    • Made of: X-pac / Nylon
    • Attachment: Velcro Straps
    • Volume: 3.2L

    Perfect for full-suspension mountain bikes, anyone with limited packing space, or bikes without extra mounting points, the Fuselage is a strap-on cargo bag that mounts directly to your frame. At 16″ high, it’s big enough to carry a tall Nalgene bottle. It also makes a great place to stash food, tools, and other dense gear that’s best positioned low on the bike. Nuclear Sunrise included two beefy straps that loop around the bike and the bag itself for a solid, wiggle-free setup, and the bottom is reinforced with ballistic nylon.

    • Weight: 170 grams (6 oz)
    • Price: $50
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $35
    Original Free Range StrapPad

    Original Free Range StrapPad

    • Type: Mini Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Thermoplastic
    • Attachment: 2 Bolts / Bosses

    The Original Free Range StrapPad is a curved thermoplastic plate that’s finished with a grippy silicone interior to help hold its contents in place. The curved shape of the pad holds a water bottle or other cylindrical items, leaving room on the backside for smaller items such as pumps, CO2, or tools. Aluminum spacers are included to provide ample room for cargo straps, and the max load with a 12” Voile strap is 737g (26oz)… but get a pair of 16” Nano Straps (available separately) and it’ll do a lot more.

    • Weight: 52 grams (1.8 oz)
    • Price: $35
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $68
    Restrap Fork Bag

    Restrap Fork Bag

    • Type: Anything Cage Bag
    • Made Of: Cordura
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 5L

    The Restrap Fork Bag is 100% waterproof, compatible with most cargo cages, and has a simple roll-top closure to keep your gear dry. It uses two 20mm wide straps with cinch buckles for mounting onto your favourite cage, and has a durable Hypalon base for added protection.

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    • restrap fork bag
    • restrap fork bag
    • Weight: 198 grams (7 oz)
    • Price: $68
    • Place of Manufacture: UK
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  • $65
    Road Runner Buoy Bag

    Road Runner Buoy Bag

    • Type: Anything Cage Bag
    • Made of: 1000D Cordura
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 7.75 Liters

    The Road Runner Buoy Bag is a large, durable dry sack made of 1000D Cordura backed with a seam-taped rip stop nylon liner. The Buoy was designed to work as a micro pannier with large Anything-style cages. Each bag is 20″ (unrolled), 17″ tall, and 6″ in diameter. They come in several colors as well.

    • Weight: 128 grams (4.5 oz)
    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • €29.95
    Santos Hold-it-All

    Santos Hold-it-All

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Plastic, Rubber, etc.
    • Attachment: 3 bosses/bolts

    Created in 2013, the Santos Hold-it-All has been around for a while and won the Op Pad Outdoor Award. It features rubber bumpers and fastening strips prevent the content from sliding. Furthermore, the Santos Hold-it-All has a base with flexible walls, which effortlessly bend around contents. It is fixed to the frame with three bolts and made of specially-designed plastic which Santos claims is unbreakable and not sensitive to changing weather conditions.

    • Price: €29.95
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $65
    Sturdy CC Bag

    Sturdy CC Bag

    • Type: Anything Cage Bag
    • Made Of: X-Pac/Cordura
    • Attachment: Requires Cargo Cage
    • Volume: 3.5L

    The Sturdy CC Bag is handmade in Minnesota, USA and features a classic roll-top design for carrying extra gear, clothing, or even small tents. It has a solid structured lower, ripstop liner, and several different strap mounting locations for different cargo cages.

    • Weight: 204 grams (7.2 oz)
    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $38
    Topeak Versacage

    Topeak Versacage

    • Type: Cargo Cage
    • Made of: Engineering Grade Polymer
    • Attachment: 3 bosses/bolts

    While the Topeak Versacage looks very similar to the Salsa Anything Cage HD, it has a few tricks of its own. A four-hole mount design offers placement options (64mm of variation) to work with other bags, or if used on the downtube, to make adjustments for tire clearance. In addition, the keyhole design of the mounting bolt holes allows for a quick release, which is a nice touch. The Versacage includes tie down straps, allowing you to carry a drybag or other gear on your bike frame or fork. Topeak claims a 6.6 lb (3 kg) load limit.

    • Weight: 128 grams (4.5 oz)
    • Price: $38
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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Packing Cargo Cages and Anything Bags

Generally speaking, cargo cages and Anything-style cages are designed to carry fairly lightweight, roundish items. Most have a weight limit of around 3 kg (6.6 lbs), which matches most fork load limits. Here are three packing scenarios that we’ve used with cargo cages to carry lightweight objects such as small dry bags, ultralight sleeping pads, shelters, and more.

Wolf Tooth B-RAD King Manything, Salsa Anything

Sleeping Gear

Anything-style cages and cargo cages are perfect for sleeping gear such as a small shelter, an inflatable sleeping pad, or even a small sleeping bag. Note that we always use a burly dry sack to prevent abrasion or tearing. Camping gear ain’t cheap! The 5L Sea to Summit Big River dry bag and Salsa Anything Bag are both good options for keeping your gear dry and protected.

Voile Straps Bikepacking

Extra Water

Another popular use for a cargo cage is to carry extra water in a larger vessel. The 40 or 64 oz. Klean Kanteen, Nalgene bottles, thermoses, and even growlers are commonly attached under the downtube using one or two Voile straps around the tubing and the bottle for added stability. In addition, there are insulated bags for winter cycling, such as the Wanderlust Monida.

Salsa Anything Cage

Food Overflow

This is my personal favorite use for a cargo cage on longer trips. For example, the ultralight King Cage Many Things Cage is extremely minimal when attached to the fork. Recently, we’ve been carrying a new Revelate Designs Polecat, which is ultralight and can be folded and stowed when not in use. On a section of route where we need extra food, we can fill it up and lash it onto the cage with two Voilé Straps.

If you’re looking for a bottle cage, we also have a Gear Index of oversized and useful bottle cages. As with other Gear Index lists, there may have been a few options we overlooked. If you have one you’d recommend, please leave it in the comments below.