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Top Tube Bags: The Big List

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Top tube bags are one of the easiest ways to provide accessible storage for snacks, electronics, and repair kits. They're designed to be slim and out of the way, secure neatly to your top tube, and are compatible with virtually any bike. We put together this complete list of more than 50 top tube bags, complete with specs and our thoughts about the ones we've tried...

A top tube bag is an especially handy addition to a bikepacking kit, or any bike luggage setup for that matter. Being an ideal cubby hole for stashing snacks and small items, they’re great accessories for any ride, no matter the distance. We often hear top tube bags referred to as ‘gas tanks’ thanks to a teardrop shape reminiscent of 1970s dirt bikes. However, it’s worth noting that that name was actually coined and trademarked by Revelate Designs. We’ll keep to the drier but more descriptive ‘top tube bag’, rather than more pictorial alternatives for the purpose of this roundup.

As you might expect, a top tube pack is mounted behind the head tube and secured by 2 or 3 velcro straps (or bolts) to the top tube and head tube – helping stabilise it from side-to-side movement. While recent designs have evolved in size, shape, and materials used, the top tube bag’s concept and convenient placement is nothing new; before modern bikepacking iterations, they took the form of smaller ‘bento boxes’ used by triathletes and road racers.

  • Revelate MagTank 2000
  • Oveja Negra, Bikepacking Bags
  • Jpaks Footlong SnakPack

As with stem bags, top tube bags offer high volume storage and one-handed access to snacks and energy bars. They’re also perfect for other items that warrant easy access, such as a multitool, a cellphone, lights, trail mix, a half eaten burrito, or even an ice cold beer.

Choosing the Right Top Tube Bag

Considerations to factor in include size, width, and length, with larger top tube bags being inherently less stable than their smaller counterparts. And, depending on the width of your bottom bracket, the larger and wider the design, the more likely they are to graze against your knees when you’re riding out of the saddle, especially if you tend to throw your bike from side to side. Height and top tube clearance are worth pondering too, particularly on smaller frames. And there’s padding and internal dividers to factor in, depending on what you intend to stow.

Perhaps the most important point worth checking is the position of the velcro fastening points in relation to your framebag. Some are fixed, while others are adjustable. If in doubt, a model with moveable fasteners will likely be the best option, though the former tend to be the most stable.

50+ TOP TUBE BAGS

For this roundup, we’ve gathered together over 50 top tube bags, ranging in size from snack size to more substantial luggage. For the numbers folks, note that the sizes listed are length x width x height, in inches and centimetres. These are the longest dimensions and don’t take into account the way a pack generally tapers down from the headtube. We’ve also included an approximate volume in litres, which is estimated in some cases and, like the dimensions, doesn’t take different shapes and tapers into account.

Lastly, if you have a top tube bag that you love, and it didn’t make the list, please let us know about it in the comments section below.

  • $85
    Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag

    Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4.5 x 2.25"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 11 x 6cm

    Andrew The Maker’s Top Tube Bags are all custom and made to order. There is a cable port at the front lower corner of the bag for charging duties or headphones, and it can be strap on or bolt-on depending on your preferences. The bag’s sides are reinforced with plastic stiffeners, and the bolt on version (as tested) is reinforced with grommets and comes complete with stainless bolts and washers. The strap on version has adjustable straps, and both are available in wide selection of colours in both X-Pac and Cordura.

    • Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag
    • Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag
    • Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag

    Neil’s Thoughts: When it comes to elegance and functionality among bikepacking bags, Andrew the Maker is always in the conversation. Andrew is a one man band based in Kansas City making custom and stock bikepacking bags. Whether he likes to make them or not, his Custom Top Tube bolt on bag is a winner. Large, stable, and beautiful. The bag has room to fit plenty of snacks for an extended period of time and has proven to be one of the most secure fitting top tube bags I have ever used. When I saw he was working with that splatter paint Cordura, I was excited to see he still had some left to make this bag.

    • Price: $85
    • Place of Manufacture: Missouri, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $47
    Apidura Backcountry Top Tube Pack

    Apidura Backcountry Top Tube Pack

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 3.5 x 1.5"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 9 x 4cm

    Part of Apidura’s original bag lineup, the Backcountry Top Tube Pack is a lean and sleek little bag and comes in two different sizes: 0.5L and 1L. It’s constructed entirely from VX21 X-Pac, with a high contrast liner, and the two hypalon bonded velcro straps are fixed in place. You’ll want to verify the straps won’t get in the way of your frame bag before purchasing. While the body itself should be nearly waterproof, the stitching is not seam sealed, so it should offer a high degree of weather resistance in most scenarios.

    • Apidura Top Tube Bag
    • Apidura Top Tube Bag
    • Apidura Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    • Price: $47 (1L Top Tube Pack)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $70
    Bedrock Bags Dakota Tank Bag

    Bedrock Bags Dakota Tank Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 10 x 8cm

    We’ve noted how Bedrock’s consistently been releasing ever more elegant and innovative bags over the last couple of years – and the Dakota is no exception. The pack has a pleasingly curved, tapered design that offers the perfect amount of volume for a medium/large sized top tube bag. The interior of the bag is accessible through a single center #8 waterproof YKK zipper. The Dakota has two attachment straps, one fixed on the bottom aft of the bag, and one adjustable soft velcro head tube strap on the front. Each is reinforced with a non-skid liner to help secure the little sucker in place.

    • Bedrock Bags Top Tube Bag
    • Bedrock Bags Top Tube Bag
    • Bedrock Bags Top Tube Bag

    In addition, at the top of the front daisy chain, there’s an integrated elastic band that can wrap around the top-cap of the headset, providing additional leverage to keep the bag stable. Another factor in the bag’s impressive stability is a full surround HDPE insert, which is sandwiched between the outer fabric and the inner diamond ripstop liner. The Dakota is available in 500d Cordura Multicam Black or VX-42 X-Pac. Top fabric on all bags is made from VX-21.

    • Weight: 126 grams (4.4 oz)
    • Price: $70
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $120AUD
    Bike Bag Dude Top Tube Garage

    Bike Bag Dude Top Tube Garage

    • Volume: 1.4L
    • Material: Cordura / X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 11.4 x 4.7 x 2.7”
    • Size (Metric): 29 x 12 x 7cm

    Australia-based Bike Bag Dude is best known for their high-quality custom bags, allowing customers to choose nearly every colour on their bags, including the thread colour! The Garage is a top tube bag with a big capacity, adjustable straps, and a fully seam taped construction. It’s made with a water resistant YKK #10 zipper, and has a built in cable port for charging duties.

    • Bike Bag Dude Top Tube Garage
    • Bike Bag Dude Top Tube Garage
    • Bike Bag Dude Top Tube Garage

    Neil’s Thoughts: I think it’s safe to say this is the largest top tube bag I have used. The bag has the ability to carry a huge amount of snacks, Red Bull and yes beer or beers rather. When you need all the space you can get, this might be your best option. Thigh or knee rub is an issue for any oversized top tube bag, so the design comes installed with integrated one wrap straps to help alleviate that. The bags large zipper opens to a bright interior for easy access and contrast. The daisy chain along the bottom and side allow you to mix and match a variety of other straps and comes with loads of Velcro to ensure it stays put.

    • Price: $120AUD
    • Place of Manufacture: NSW, Australia
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  • $90
    JPaks Footlong SnakPak

    JPaks Footlong SnakPak

    • Volume: 1.6L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 12.5 x 4.5 x 3.5”
    • Size (Metric): 31 x 11 x 9cm

    The Footlong SnakPak offers a massive 12.5” of total length, but the same tapered shape as the standard SnakPak. You can expect all of the same characteristics, but with increased carrying capacity for those looking for some serious snack storage. Even with its massive size, JPaks really nailed the tapered design, allowing for plenty of clearance while climbing out of the saddle, while the wide daisy chain and grippy base does a great job at keeping it in place. The Footlong SnakPak also has an internal velcro divider that helps organize its contents as well as keep the bulge down to a minimum. A top tube bag of this size is a great option for those looking to keep weight centralized on the bike while riding technical trails or routes.

    • Jpak Footlong Snak Pak
    • Jpak Footlong Snak Pak
    • Jpak Footlong Snak Pak

    Miles’ thoughts: The JPaks Footlong SnakPack has quickly become my go-to top tube bag for day rides and bikepacking trips. I find smaller bags just don’t provide that much useful space, so the extra capacity of the Footlong version goes a long way for snack and cellphone toting. It’s well constructed, stable when cinched tightly to the top tube, and looks great.

    • Jpak Footlong Snak Pak
    • Jpak Footlong Snak Pak

    Want something even bigger? The JPaks’ FarvaPak adds an additional 3” of total length on the already impressively large Footlong SnakPak, tapering from 4.5” up front to 2.5” in the rear.

    • Price: $90
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $65
    JPaks Snakpak

    JPaks Snakpak

    • Volume: 1.4L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5”
    • Size (Metric): 24 x 11 x 9cm

    At 9” long and nearly 5” wide, JPaks’ SnakPak sits at the larger end of the Top Tube Bag sizing range. Construction comes courtesy of a single piece of X-Pac VX1, which along with the waterproof zip, should help keep water ingress at bay – stitching notwithstanding. Even given its large proportions, the SnakPak manages to sit fairly stably in place, thanks to large velcro tabs, a rubberised base, and a wide daisy chain. Although it’s zip doesn’t run from top to toe, the bag is long enough that only those with especially large paws will have any issues digging around inside. Thanks to its generous size and high density padding, it’s a particularly good option for anyone in need of extra stowage space – or for those who like to keep delicate objects protected and close to hand. This rigid boxiness also means one handed access is a breeze. There’s also a Fatty SnakPak that’s the same overall length but 4.25” wide in the front, tapering down to 2.25” in the back.

    • Jpaks Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Jpaks Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 107 grams (3.8 oz)
    • Price: $65 (Standard SnakPak)
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $39.99
    North St. Bags Fuel Pouch

    North St. Bags Fuel Pouch

    • Volume: 0.6L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 6.5 x 3 x 1.75"
    • Size (Metric): 17 x 8 x 4cm

    Handmade in Portland, Oregon the North St. Bags Fuel Pouch is one of the smaller top tube bags in this list, better suited for carrying small phones, commuting, or even for kids bikes. It’s constructed from a durable and weather-resistant 1000d Cordura, a water-resistant zipper, and has webbing with adjustable velcro straps to help dial in the fit. The Fuel Pouch lacks any kind of internal stiffener, making it a little less solid feeling than some of the others top tube bags we’ve tested, but with a retail price of just $39.99 USD, it’s certainly not a bad deal. It’s available in a handful of different colours, including black, olive green, blue, and khaki—as well as a custom option for an additional $10.

    • North St. Bags Fuel Pouch
    • North St. Bags Fuel Pouch
    • North St. Bags Fuel Pouch
    • Weight: 56 grams (2 oz)
    • Price: $39.99
    • Place of Manufacture: Oregon, USA
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  • $50
    Nuclear Sunrise Titan Tank

    Nuclear Sunrise Titan Tank

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 11 x 6cm

    The Titan Tank is a medium sized top tube tube bag with a relative slim, untapered and simple but burly design. A velcro and loop closure secures it solidly to the top tube, with a choice of three loops around which to run the velcro tab to the steerer tube. Meanwhile, its heavy duty zip features a dust and grime guard, tested in the desert expanse of the Chihuahua desert, where the bag is constructed. The sides are padded with high density foam, while internally, a nifty phone-sized divider keeps your valued lifeline to the outside world safe from clattering around. Note though that the base itself isn’t padded, making the main compartment in the Titan Tank best suited to snacks and softer items, rather than the likes of a multi tool, which will clunk on the top tube. All kinds of fun and funky colours are available (+$5 for Multicam) and overall, it’s a simple, stable bag with a dash of character.

    • Nuclear Sunrise Titan Tank
    • Nuclear Sunrise Titan Tank
    • Nuclear Sunrise Titan Tank

    Neil’s Thoughts: The first top tube bag I had ever used and my go-to bag for almost all of my major race accomplishments including the 2015 Tour Divide and 2016 Colorado Trail Race. It’s held up when I’ve been frustrated, delirious and abusive to it. It’s big enough to fill all of my snacks for the day, but small enough not to get in the way when hammering on the pedals. The daisy chain accommodates different steer tube stacks, the padded body gives it structure and protection, and the zipper glides freely opening to a bright interior. The Titan Tank is a durable, simple and functional bag made in El Paso, Texas.

    • Price: $50
    • Place of Manufacture: Texas, USA
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  • $65
    Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack

    Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: PU Coated Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 3 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 8 x 8cm

    Potentially the most unique bag in the entire index, Ortlieb’s Cockpit-Pack is a featherweight top tube bag boasting a waterproof construction and an interesting side-access design. An internal storm flap keeps the weather out via a welded/sealed lip and external drain holes. It’s a clever design that also has an internal stiffener to assist with one-handed access. The Cockpit-Pack is PVC-free, made in Germany, and provides 0.8L of storage.

    • Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack, top tube bag
    • Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack, top tube bag
    • Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack, top tube bag
    • Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack, top tube bag
    • Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack, top tube bag

    Logan’s Thoughts: I used the Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack on a 1,400 mile scouting trip and really came to like it. I’ve heard some folks complain about not being able to access snacks with one hand, but I generally don’t store snacks in my top tube bag. I loved the fact that it’s completely waterproof, so I stored headphones, my phone, cables, my headlamp, and other items that needed to be accessed fairly regularly, but need not be exposed to the elements. It worked perfectly. It’s also pretty stable and can be opened with one hand, but not as easy as other bags with a single top zipper.

    • Weight: 82 grams (2.9 oz)
    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: Germany
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  • $50
    Oveja Negra Snack Pack

    Oveja Negra Snack Pack

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4 x 2.5”
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 10 x 6cm

    Like other bags made by the Salida, Colorado based company, the Snack Pack is constructed using as many U.S. sourced materials as possible. Detailing abounds. The sides have die cut polyethylene inserts for structure. It has a custom welded and die cut Hook and Loop strap that cams back onto itself, and Velcro OneWrap attachment points. The zipper is a #8 YKK Uretek water resistant zipper with a nickel slider. The inside of the bag is lined with 400d pack cloth and has 3/16″ closed cell foam to protect the tubing. The Snack Pack is a refined and very well constructed bag with attention to the minute, including a rubberized zipper garage, a perfectly stable size, and a nice looking brand tag. The Snack Pack is available in two sizes: large and x-large, in six different colour options.

    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag

    Cass’ thoughts: The Snack Pack is a simple but extremely elegant and well executed top tube bag. It stays put over the roughest terrain, and those side stiffeners ensure a smooth zip action, meaning tasty contents are easy to tuck into, without a pause in your pedal stroke.

    • Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    • Price: $50 (Large)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $45
    Oveja Negra Snack Pack (Small)

    Oveja Negra Snack Pack (Small)

    • Volume: 0.6L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 6 x 4.5 x 2”
    • Size (Metric): 15 x 11 x 5cm

    Oveja Negra offers a small Snack Pack that is designed to fit at the sea tube / top tube junction, providing enough room for a spare tube and multi-tool, or a few snacks. It features a YKK Uretek water resistant zipper, padding along the tubing, as well as adjustable velcro straps for the top tube and seat tube. There is a standard version as well as an angled option for frames with braced seat tubes. The Small Snack Pack is made from VX-21 X-Pac and Cordura, and comes in a variety of colours, including Oveja’s popular Wack Pack line.

    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Oveja Negra Snack Pack Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 85 grams (3 oz)
    • Price: $45 (Small)
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
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  • $60
    Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag

    Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4.5 x 2.5"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 11 x 6cm

    Designed with stability and ease of use in mind, the Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag delivers. Handmade in Bellingham, Washington by Hilary Neevel and her small team, their take on the top tube bag features some unique little touches that we have to yet to see on any other bags out there. The bag is constructed from a VX21 X-Pac exterior with a 1000D Cordura spine, with extra padding along the tubes and plastic stiffeners in the side panels. It has a neat exterior phone pocket with an elastic closure—a feature that’s very handy for those navigating with their phone—and a YKK water resistant zipper for the main closure.

    • Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag
    • Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag

    One fixed locking strap, at the rear of the bag, securely tightens to the top tube and some grippy fabric helps keeps it extra stable. There is a webbing daisy chain for an additional velcro strap in front of the main fixed strap, plus a small webbing strap with a locking buckle for up front. The Top Tube Bag is currently available in five colours (black, navy, grey, purple, and teal) and retails for $60 USD.

    • Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag
    • Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag
    • Pack Northwest Top Tube Bag

    Miles’ thoughts: Although I haven’t spent much time with Pack Northwest’s Top Tube Bag yet, it’s easily one of the most stable top tube bags I’ve used for its size. The phone pocket fits my iPhone 6 with a bulky case which can be great for zipping around town or double checking turns while bikepacking. The fixed rear strap and sturdy side panels really help keep things in place, even when fully loaded, which is a pretty big deal considering its size. I’m impressed.

    • Weight: 141 grams (5 oz)
    • Price: $60
    • Place of Manufacture: Washington, USA
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  • $55
    Revelate Gas-Tank

    Revelate Gas-Tank

    • Volume: 1.3L
    • Material: VX-42 X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 5 x 2.5”
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 13 x 6cm

    The Revelate Designs Gas Tank is perhaps the most iconic top tube bag of the group – if there was such a thing in the bikepacking niche. Like most bags made by the Anchorage based company, the Gas Tank is sewn in the USA. It’s a hefty, medium sized bag constructed mostly of ultralight, weatherproof, and abrasion resistant VX-42 X-pac, with a reinforced internal closed-cell insulation layer. he beefy and weatherproof wrap-around zipper has proven incredibly sturdy, and allows easy access to the full compartment of the bag. Its internal area is separated by an optional velcro divider that can form two separate chambers, or remain folded to the sides to maintain a single large compartment. It’s worth noting the inside is lined with a yellow high contrast Cordura liner.

    • Revelate Designs Gas Tank
    • Revelate Designs Gas Tank
    • Revelate Designs Gas Tank

    With two attachment straps, the Gas Tank was originally designed for use with Revelate’s frame bags. That said, the bag has proven itself versatile and we’ve fitted it with frame bags from both Porcelain Rocket and Bedrock Bags. The bag shown here has a single fixed head tube strap, but the newer versions feature a daisy chain and an adjustable height front velcro strap.

    Logan’s thoughts: Overall, the Gas Tank has proven extremely durable… I’ve used it on countless small bikepacking trips as well as long trips in Spain and Africa. It has the prefect amount of space for this application and is remarkably sturdy fitting on the bike.

    • Weight: 99 grams (3.5 oz)
    • Price: $55
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $46
    Revelate Jerrycan

    Revelate Jerrycan

    • Volume: 0.6L
    • Material: VX-21 X-pac
    • Size (Imperial): 5.5 x 4 x 2”
    • Size (Metric): 14 x 10 x 5cm

    The Jerrycan is another Revelate classic. At 2in wide, it’s slim enough not to rub against your knees, while its HDPE side panel inserts ensure it stays slim when fully packed. As diminutive as it is, the Jerrycan still provides a very handy stowage spot – an internal elasticated loop keeps a multi tool from ricocheting around – and is a great use of the dead space at the junction of your seatpost and frame. We found it perfect for an inner tube, or for stashing a set of night lights.

    • Revelate Jerry Can
    • Revelate Jerry Can
    • Revelate Jerry Can

    The Jerrycan has seen some updates of the years, and now exists in a standard wedge shape and a bent version to accommodate braces at the seat tube / top tube junction. It has also slightly increased in size since the original version. It’s made from VX21 X-Pac side panels, ballistic nylon edges, and a bright yellow nylon liner with closed cell foam padding. The zipper is a water resistant #5 YKK.

    Miles’ Thoughts: The Revelate Jerrycan was one of the very first accessory bags I purchased during my introduction to bikepacking. It provides the perfect place for smaller multi-tools and repair kit items, tucking them out of the away until you really need them. It’s small enough that it doesn’t interfere with your legs, and stays put even when loaded up.

    • Weight: 74 grams (2.6 oz)
    • Price: $46 (Regular)
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $59
    Revelate Mag-Tank

    Revelate Mag-Tank

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: VX-42 X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 5 x 2.5”
    • Size (metric): 22 x 13 x 6cm

    Revelate Designs’ Mag-Tank shares a similar shape, build, and size to the standard Gas Tank top tube bag, but uses a unique two piece hook and latch buckle with mechanical engagement that secures via internal magnets. This design allows for simple one-handed access, and the double layer VX21 X-Pac flap overlaps the opening considerably to keep the weather out. The body of the Revelate Mag-Tank is constructed out of polyurethane coated VX42 XPac. The interior features a 420 denier yellow and red lining that sandwiches closed cell foam padding on the bottom and front, and HDPE on the sides to keep it stiff.

    • Revelate Mag-Tank Review, top-tube bag, gas tank
    • Revelate Mag-Tank Review, top-tube bag, gas tank
    • Revelate Mag-Tank Review, top-tube bag, gas tank
    • Revelate Mag-Tank Review, top-tube bag, gas tank
    • Revelate Mag-Tank Review, top-tube bag, gas tank

    Logan’s Thoughts: All in all I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the Revelate Mag-Tank. As mentioned in the full review, the closure system is perfect in both quick operation and security. It also sports a streamlined and sharp design, and for me it’s the perfect size. I’ve used it for everything from big bikepacking trips, to local trail rides carrying a set of keys, my wallet, an iPhone, and a snack or two. It has a ton of miles on it at this point and works flawlessly.

    • Weight: 128 grams (4.5 oz)
    • Price: $59
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $65
    Revelate Mag-Tank 2000

    Revelate Mag-Tank 2000

    • Volume: 1.4L
    • Material: RevVX-21 / 42 X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 4.5 x 4.5“
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 11 x 11cm

    The Mag-Tank 2000 shares a nearly identical design to their quick-access, magnetic buckled Mag Tank, but boasts 50% greater capacity. Named after its calorie holding capacity, the Mag Tank-2000 is still relatively slim at it’s base, but uses a tapered wedge shape to offer impressive capacity. Anything from gummy bears to french fries, the Mag-Tank 2000 will carry it.

    • Revelate MagTank 2000
    • Revelate MagTank 2000
    • Revelate MagTank 2000

    Logan’s Thoughts: I’ve put a lot of miles on the Mag-Tank 2000 and really like having the extra cavernous space in that position on big trips. You can pretty much put about anything in it and it’s secure and stable as well. One word of warning: it works better on wide, carbon top tubes. On skinny metal tubes, it tends to fold down around the tube over time, despite it’s internal padded bottom.

    • Weight: 147 grams (5.2 oz)
    • Price: $65
    • Place of Manufacture: USA
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  • $59.95
    Rockgeist Cache Top Tube Bag

    Rockgeist Cache Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.4L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura / LiteSkin
    • Size (Imperial): 9.25 x 4.75 x 2.75”
    • Size (Metric): 24 x 12 x 7cm

    Rockgeist’s Cache Top Tube Bag comes in three different sizes (Small, Large, X-Large) and are made to order with some cool options and features to choose from. You get to pick your colour / fabric type, whether or not you want reflective webbing for increased visibility, and if you want bolt-on or a standard velcro attachment. All sizes taper to avoid any knee rub, include a hidden cord access for electronics, and feature a glow-in-the-dark zipper pull. The XL version also has a slim non drive-side pocket for a credit card or wallet. The Cache Top Tube Bag is reinforced with stiff foam and is designed for one-handed access for items on the go. *Specs are for XL version.

    • Rockgeist Cache XL Top tube Bag
    • Rockgeist Cache XL Top tube Bag
    • Rockgeist Cache XL Top tube Bag

    Miles’ thoughts: The Rockgeist Cache XL is another great high-capacity top tube bag for those looking to carry more than just a few bars. The quality is top notch, the different fabric / colour options will match any kit, and when integrated with the Rockgeist Spacelink, it’s one of the most stable top tube bags I’ve used. The Rockgeist Cache top tube bag was included in my Editor’s Dozen, top gear picks for 2019.

    • Weight: 155 grams (5.5 oz)
    • Price: $59.95 (XL Cache )
    • Place of Manufacture: North Carolina, USA
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  • $60
    Rogue Panda Alamo Top Tube Bag

    Rogue Panda Alamo Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 3.5 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 9 x 8cm

    According to Rogue Panda, “The Alamo is a result of a lot of trial and error to create a bag that sticks to the bike.” Similar to several other bags we reviewed, the front attachment strap is sewn into the bag which adds stability. In addition, the bag also has HDPE stiffeners on the side panels, as well as a foam layer on the bottom and front, to help keep its shape. A moveable top tube strap helps pair it with different framebags, with a rubberized membrane to help stick it in place. Overall, its medium stature, stiff design and attention to detail in the strap design ensure there’s no shortage in stability, coupled with quick, one handed, gunslinging access.

    • Rogue Panda Alamo Top tube Bag
    • Rogue Panda Alamo Top tube Bag
    • Rogue Panda Alamo Top tube Bag

    Neil’s Thoughts: The small top tube bag from Rogue Panda is a perfect size for day rides, or if you tend not to pack too much gear on your top tube. The easy to open and close bag comes with a variety of mounting points to mix and match other bags and has a solid fit on the bike. While it can’t carry my Iphone and repair kit at once, it does a great job carrying a tube, Co2, and other repair needs as well as a snack. The bag is offered in a variety of colors, including their unique printed fabric and also available in bolt on or not.

    • Weight: 113 grams (4 oz)
    • Price: $60
    • Place of Manufacture: Arizona, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $75
    Rogue Panda Alamogordo Top Tube Bag

    Rogue Panda Alamogordo Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.5L
    • Material: X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 3.5"
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 10 x 9cm

    The Alamogordo Top Tube Bag is just like Rogue Panda’s Alamo, but fatter. With 50% more capacity, to be exact. With the ability to hold up to 16 snickers bars, the Alamogordo shares the same design as Alamo as well—including HDPE stiffeners and foam padding. The daisy chain bottom should make it easy to work around any frame bag setup, and Rogue Panda also claims a 16oz can can fit in horizontally. Just saying.

    • Rogue Panda Alamagordo top tube bag
    • Rogue Panda Alamagordo top tube bag
    • Rogue Panda Alamagordo top tube bag

    Neil’s Thoughts: The bigger version of the Alamo, the Alamorgordo and the Alamo have roughly the same length, but where they differ is in the height. The Alamogordo is roughly 50% larger and has all the same features of the Alamo; daisy chains, plastic stiffeners throughout, padded bottom and a secure fit, afterall, it’s tested on the chunk of the Arizona Trail, which is out their backyard in Flagstaff, Arizona.

    • Weight: 156 grams (5.5 oz)
    • Price: $75
    • Place of Manufacture: Arizona, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $59.99
    Salsa EXP Series Top Tube Bag

    Salsa EXP Series Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.2L
    • Material: Nylon
    • Size (Imperial):
    • Size (Metric):

    The Salsa EXP Series Top Tube Bag is constructed from a burly 500-denier Nylon with a TPU lamination and PU coating, providing exceptional weather-resistance due to it’s welded construction. Although the front stem strap isn’t adjustable, the top tube strap can be mounted in several positions to work around frame bags—plus the EXP Top Tube Bag is compatible with frames with top tube mounts for a super clean setup. The sides of bag have closed cell foam for structure and padding, there are two small internal mesh pockets, and it has a medium sized YKK waterproof zipper to keep its contents dry.

    • Salsa, EXP Series Toptube bag, bikepacking bags
    • Salsa, EXP Series Toptube bag, bikepacking bags
    • Salsa, EXP Series Toptube bag, bikepacking bags
    • Weight: 160 grams (5.6 oz)
    • Price: $59.99
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  • $70
    Stealth Top Loader

    Stealth Top Loader

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 10 x 7cm

    Stealth Bike Bag’s Top Loader is handmade in New Zealand by Michael Trudgen. Since 2014, Stealth has been producing high quality bikepacking bags and accessories out of his shop in Wellington—where pre-arranged visits are welcomed. The Top Loader is made from a mix of 500D and 1000D Cordura with a bright 70D liner inside. It uses a water repellent YKK zipper, includes a cable port at the front of the bag, and has one large top tube strap as well as a unique cord lock attachment to secure under the stem. Stealth has also introduced a cool Fidlock magnetic mountain system, as pictured, for a strap-free but ultra secure attachment.

    The fabrics used are PU (polyurethane) coated on the inside and has a DWR (durable water repellent) coating on the outer. This makes the bag very weather resistant, but because the seams are not sealed water will seep in over time and is not considered 100% waterproof.

    • Stealth Toploader
    • Stealth Toploader
    • Stealth Toploader
    • Stealth Toploader
    • Stealth Toploader

    Neil’s Thoughts: I hate when things get stale in the bikepacking world, it happens from time to time, but then out of the corner of my eye, I see something that is unique and I get really excited. That’s the case with the Stealth Top Loader. The Top Loader is different in that it uses the Fidlock magnetic system to attach to the toptube to replace straps. The design comes with two magnetic bolts that hand tighten to the top tube. While it’s not the most stable bag with the fidlock mounts lifting the bag above the top tube, it’s not all that noticeable while riding. The bag has ample space to fit a day’s worth of snacks, or a full repair kit including a pump. I give Stealth a big thumbs up for being original and innovative.

    • Price: $70 (Fidlock)
    • Place of Manufacture: Wellington, New Zealand
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $50
    Sturdy Bag Designs Top Tube Bag

    Sturdy Bag Designs Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.7L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 2.75 x 2.5"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 7 x 6cm

    Handmade in Minnesota, USA Sturdy Bag Designs’ Top Tube Bag comes in two sizes (XL or Standard) and are made to order based on your preferences and desires. Sturdy offers custom colours, bolt or strap-on designs, and a huge list of standard colours made from Cordura or X-Pac. Each top tube bag ships with multiple velcro straps, a webbing cinch strap for the headtube area, and a foam spacer. The bottom of the bag has four different strap positions, while the front webbing strap has only one position. There’s an exterior and interior sleeve for storing smaller items, a weather-resistant zipper, and the bag is padded throughout. Sturdy also lines the interior of the bag with a white ripstop nylon for added visibility and as expected, the craftsmanship is top notch.

    • Sturdy Bags Top Tube Bag
    • Sturdy Bags Top Tube Bag

    The standard Top Tube Bag, as shown, costs $50 USD while the XL version is $60 and measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.5″. Sturdy Bag Designs is proud to source the majority of their fabrics and components from within Minnesota, and if not, from the United States.

    • Sturdy Bags Top Tube Bag
    • Sturdy Bags Top Tube Bag
    • Sturdy Bags Top Tube Bag

    Miles’ thoughts: The Top Tube Bag is the first product by Sturdy Bag Designs that I’ve used, and I’m happy to report that the name matches the quality. It’s a clean and well made bag that holds firmly in place while riding trails, and the included foam spacer is a nice touch. I found it a touch small for today’s gigantic cell phones, but it’s perfect for smaller gadgets and snacks that you want close by.

    • Price: $50
    • Place of Manufacture: Minnesota, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $59
    Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Top Tube Bag

    Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 20.3 x 10 x 8cm

    The Beargrass is based around removable and adjustable velcro straps. Two daisy chains (one on the top tube and one for your stem) can accommodate up to six velcro straps, for ultimate stability, or to fit around frame bag straps. A grippy, rubber-like, fabric called Toughtek Gripper on the underside of the bag helps keep things in place and protects your frame. Two HDPE plastic inserts, found in the internal pockets on both sides of the bag, provide rigidity and easy opening. A single YKK Uretek water-resistant zipper does a great job at keeping the weather out (and precious electronics safe and dry).

    • Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Bag
    • Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Bag
    • Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Bag
    • Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Bag
    • Wanderlust Gear Beargrass Top Tube Bag

    Miles’ thoughts: The Wanderlust Beargrass Top Tube Bag is one of the few bags that allowed me to lay my iPhone screen down inside the main compartment, leaving more room for snacks on long rides. The HDPE plastic inserts in the sides of the bag, plus the adjustable velcro straps do a good job ensuring easy one-handed access, and the water-resistant zipper operates smoothly. Wanderlust Gear’s products are well-designed and made to last.

    • Weight: 120 grams (4.2 oz)
    • Price: $59
    • Place of Manufacture: Texas, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • €25.2
    Acepac Tube Bag

    Acepac Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.2L
    • Material: Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 10 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 26 x 10 x 6cm

    The Czech-based gear company Acepac, offers a full line of hiking and bikepacking gear, from backpacks to frame bags—the majority made from recycled PET bottles. The Acepac Tube Bag is available in three different sizes, and features full length daisy chain for multiple strap positions. It has an exterior mesh pocket, dual YKK water-repellent zippers, and a bight liner on the inside. The Tube Bag is made from a PU coated recycled Nylon, and is available online through Bike24.

    • Acepac Tube Bag
    • Acepac Tube Bag
    • Acepac Tube Bag
    • Weight: 135 grams (4.8 oz)
    • Price: €25.2 (Large)
    • Place of Manufacture: Czech Republic
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • £25
    Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod

    Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod

    • Volume: 0.7L
    • Material: Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 11 x 8cm

    Designed and handmade in Cumbria, UK, the Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod is designed to be big enough to hold all of the “bits you would normally have bulging from your pockets.” It’s made from 1000D Nylon, has a 25mm daisy chain for adjustable velcro strap positions, and uses a standard nylon zipper. The Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod is currently offered in 8 different colours and retails for £25.00.

    • Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod
    • Aiguille Alpine Gear Pod
    • Price: £25
    • Place of Manufacture: Cumbria, UK
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $140
    Alpine Luddites Top Tube Bag

    Alpine Luddites Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: ~5L
    • Material: X-Pac, Cordura, Dimension Polyant
    • Size: Custom

    Alpine Luddites Custom Top Tube Bag has the potential to be the largest available by a long shot. Where most top tube bags cover a small portion of the top tube, Alpine Luddites decided why not extend it’s full length for even more storage space. There are lightweight, had a padded bottom, and can be made with X-Pac, Cordura, or Dimension Polyant D40 fabric. As all are custom built, features like zipper rain flaps, elastic cords, and lash points can all be included—as well as the overall shape and size of the bag. Prices start at $140 USD and each top tube bag is handmade in Vermont.

    • Alpine Luddites Top Tube Bag
    • Alpine Luddites Top Tube Bag
    • Alpine Luddites Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 226 grams (8 oz)
    • Price: $140
    • Place of Manufacture: Vermont, USA
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  • £34.99
    Alpkit Fuel Pod

    Alpkit Fuel Pod

    • Volume: 1.5L
    • Material: VX-21 X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 11 x 6 cm

    The Alpkit Fuel Pod bags, sewn in the UK, offer a typically no-nonsense, affordable, yet well made option to dizzy world of bikepacking top tube bags. The Pods are constructed of VX-21 and 500d Cordura, with a thin foam layer on the contact areas, while the Black and Steel options are constructed from 500d Cordura entirely. The bottom of the Fuel Pod has hypalon daisy chain and adjustable velcro straps, while the steerer attachment on the front of the bag is sewn in and non-adjustable. It uses a YKK Aquaguard zipper and a large glow-in-the-dark zipper pull for easy access. The Fuel Pod comes in two different sizes, 22 or 25, which correlates to the length of the bag in centimetres—providing either 1L or 1.5L of storage, respectively.

    • Alpkit Fuel Pod
    • Alpkit Fuel Pod
    • Alpkit Fuel Pod
    • Weight: 110 grams (3.9 oz)
    • Price: £34.99 (Fuel Pod 25)
    • Place of Manufacture: UK
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $85
    Andrew The Maker Rear TT Sack

    Andrew The Maker Rear TT Sack

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 7 x 5 x 2”
    • Size (Metric): 18 x 13 x 5cm

    Andrew The Maker’s Rear TT Sack is a larger-than-average rearward facing top tube bag designed to fit between your seat tube and top tube. It’s big enough to fit a phone, wallet, and some snacks, made from a water resistant Cordura or X-Pac exterior and has a closed cell foam stiffener against the frame. The side panels are stiffened with plastic, there are three fixed mounting straps, and it features a Water resistant YKK Uretek zipper. The Cordura option is available in a wide range of colours, while the X-Pac version comes in Black, Multicam, and Black Multicam.

    • Price: $85
    • Place of Manufacture: Missouri, USA
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  • $63
    Apidura Expedition Top Tube Pack

    Apidura Expedition Top Tube Pack

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Three Layer Laminate
    • Size (Imperial): 8.3 x 3.9 x 1.6
    • Size (Metric): 21 x 10 x 4cm

    The Expedition Top Tube Pack, unlike Apidura’s Backcountry line, offers a 100% waterproof design due to welded seams and unique waterproof zipper. It comes in the same 0.5L and 1L sizing, but is made from a special three-layer laminate that is welded together (not stitched) at the seams to form a waterproof seal. There’s also a protected cable port on the front of the bag, for charging GPS devices and phones on the go. Both the stem and top tube straps are fixed, so make sure to double check compatibility and fit with existing bags before purchasing.

    • Apidura Expedition Top tube Pack
    • Apidura Expedition Top tube Pack
    • Apidura Expedition Top tube Pack
    • Weight: 90 grams (3.2 oz)
    • Price: $63 (Large)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $65
    Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack

    Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Two Layer Laminate
    • Size (Imperial): 9.3 x 3.9 x 1.8”
    • Size (Metric): 24 x 10 x 5cm

    Apidura’s Racing Top Tube Pack is designed for time-conscious riders in mind, due to its magnetic flap closure that can easily be accessed with one hand. It is constructed from a lightweight two-layer laminate that is welded together to create a waterproof spot for snacks of sensitive electronics. It’s available in a 0.7L and 1L size, as well as bolt-on version for bikes with top tube bosses.

    • Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack
    • Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack
    • Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack
    Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack
    • Weight: 105 grams (3.7 oz)
    • Price: $65 (Large)
    • Place of Manufacture: China
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $56CAD
    Atwater Gas Tank

    Atwater Gas Tank

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 3.5 x 2.25"
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 9 x 6cm

    The Atwater Gas Tank is a simple HDPE-padded top tube bag with two fixed / one adjustable velcro attachment points, and a high-vis liner for better visibility. The body of the Gas Tank is made from a durable 1000-denier Nylon with a DWR / PU exterior, a 600-denier polyester liner, and a YKK AquaGuard zipper. The Gas Tank is available in 7 different colours and made to order by Atwater in Montréal, Canada.

    • Atwater Gas Tank
    • Atwater Gas Tank
    • Atwater Gas Tank
    • Weight: 130 grams (4.6 oz)
    • Price: $56CAD
    • Place of Manufacture: Quebec, Canada
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  • $70
    Bedrock Bags Kayenta Rear Tank Bag

    Bedrock Bags Kayenta Rear Tank Bag

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: X-Pac / Liteskin
    • Size (Imperial): 7 x 5 x 2”
    • Size (Metric): 18 x 13 x 5cm

    The Kayenta Rear Tank Bag was born after multiple customer requests for a rear-mount top tube bag to compliment their Dakota Tank Bag. The Kayenta is designed to fit bikes with a 90° toptube / seattube interface, but should also work fine with smaller gussets as well. The Kayenta has a padded spine and HDPE stiffeners to help keep its shape, and features a water-resistant zipper and oversized zipper garage to shed water and dust effectively. It’s available in a number of X-Pac colours as well as a matrix grey LiteSkin fabric. Standard sizes start at $70, but Bedrock offers custom builds as well for oddly shaped bikes.

    • Weight: 115 grams (4.1 oz)
    • Price: $70
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $50
    Blackburn Outpost Top Tube Bag

    Blackburn Outpost Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.5L
    • Material: 70D Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 5 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 13 x 8cm

    It was only a matter of time before bike accessory specialists Blackburn came out with a line of bikepacking gear. Their Outpost Top Tube Bag completes a lineup that includes a seat pack and handlebar bag. Features include a handy mesh top pouch, a side zipper pocket (for loose change), and a full perimeter zipper. The Outpost is sturdily built from heavy duty 70d nylon, thick backing foam, and Hypalon—and is also compatible with top tubes with mounts for bolt-on attachment. The two beefy top tube straps are moveable. Weighing in at almost twice that of the Revelate Gas Tank, this is a beast of a bag. That said, it’s evident that Blackburn set out to design a top tube bag crammed with lots of bells and whistles, in an extra stiff and padded package.

    • Blackburn Outpost Top Tube Bag
    • Blackburn Outpost Top Tube Bag
    • Blackburn Outpost Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 267 grams (9.4 oz)
    • Price: $50
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $39.99
    Bontrager Adventure Top Tube Bag

    Bontrager Adventure Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.2L
    • Material: X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8.6 x 3.5 x 2.3”
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 9 x 6cm

    Bontrager’s Adventure Top Tube Bag is part of their Adventure bikepacking bag line. The top tube bag can be mounted with velcro straps or bolted on for frames with top tube bolts, and features a single main compartment with a mesh divider inside. It’s made from a VX-21 fabric, provides a water-resistant construction, and uses a high-vis lining to avoid losing small items. The bottom top tube strap is fixed in a single position, but the head tube strap has two positions depending on your stem location / size. The Bontrager Adventure Top Tube Bag is readily available and costs just $39.99 from your local Bontrager dealer.

    • Bontrager Adventure Top tube Bag
    • Bontrager Adventure Top tube Bag
    • Price: $39.99
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $61
    Cactus Outdoor Tinder Box

    Cactus Outdoor Tinder Box

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Cordura

    The Tinder Box from Cactus Outdoor is a simple top tube bag with two fixed velcro straps to attach on your top tube and under your stem. It features a YKK zipper, a reflective logo, a durable 1000D Cordura construction, and is offered in either olive or black. Cactus Outdoor has been producing outdoor gear and apparel out of Aotearoa, New Zealand for over 30 years, and have a good reputation for making rock solid gear.

    • Cactus Outdoor Tinder Box
    • Cactus Outdoor Tinder Box
    • Cactus Outdoor Tinder Box
    • Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    • Price: $61
    • Place of Manufacture: Aotearoa, New Zealand
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • £28
    Carradice Top Tube Bag

    Carradice Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.5L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 5 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 12 x 6cm

    Part of their bikepacking lineup, the Carradice Top Tube Bag is made in Britain and offers a few unique design features that we haven’t seen on any other options. Fist, they used a recycled inner tube base to the bag which helps with grip while protecting the frame. All colours also come with large reflective strips on each side of the bag for added visibility in low light situations, and there are two internal sleeves for organization. It’s constructed from 1000D Cordura, weighs 155g, and offers a large capacity of 1.5L. The Carradice Top Tube Bag is available in black, camo, and neon.

    • Carradice Top Tube Bag
    • Carradice Top Tube Bag
    • Carradice Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 155 grams (5.5 oz)
    • Price: £28
    • Place of Manufacture: Lancashire, UK
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $54.95
    Cedaero Tank Top Pack

    Cedaero Tank Top Pack

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4.25 x 2.25"
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 11 x 6cm

    The Cedaero Tank Top Pack is a top tube bag constructed from 1000d Cordura with a high visibility silver 200d nylon liner. It uses two grippy ToughTek / velcro cinch straps along the base of the bag, and a single adjustable OneWrap velcro strap which secures by the stem. The coil zipper provides access to the main compartment, a small mesh pocket and key hook. The Tank Top Pack is available in a wide range of colours, including Cedaero’s waxed canvas collection and is made by hand by a small team in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

    • Cedaero Tank Top Pack
    • Cedaero Tank Top Pack
    • Cedaero Tank Top Pack
    • Price: $54.95
    • Place of Manufacture: Minnesota, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $49.95
    Cedaero Wedgie Pack

    Cedaero Wedgie Pack

    • Volume:
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial):
    • Size (Metric):

    The Cedaero Wedgie Pack is their take on a gas tank style top tube bag, best suited for mounting at the seat tube / top tube junction under the saddle. It features nearly identical specs as their Tank Top Pack, including the 1000d Cordura construction, nylon silver lining, and a small mesh pocket with key clip. It has internal foam inserts to help keep its shape, and the two velcro cinch straps are fixed in place. The Wedgie Pack is available in 17 different colours, and is handmade in Minnesota, USA.

    • Cedaero Wedgie Top Tube Pack
    • Cedaero Wedgie Top Tube Pack
    • Cedaero Wedgie Top Tube Pack
    • Price: $49.95
    • Place of Manufacture: Minnesota, USA
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  • €39.95
    Cordel Fuel Tank

    Cordel Fuel Tank

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: Cordura / X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 21 x 10 x 5cm

    Made to order in Madrid, Spain, the Cordel Fuel Tank is designed to be mounted behind the stem as a front-facing top tube bag. A strip of daisy chain webbing on the bottom of the Fuel Tank allows the included top tube velcro straps to be positioned as needed, and stress points are bartacked for reinforcement. All sides have foam inserts for structure and padding, there is an interior ripstop liner, and it uses a YKK AquaGuard zipper for excellent water-resistance. The Fuel Tank is available in several different fabric and colour options, so it’s best to contact Cordel directly to select your preferences.

    • Cordel Fuel Tank
    • Cordel Fuel Tank
    • Cordel Fuel Tank

    Cordel also offers a smaller fuel tank designed to mount at the seat tube / top tube junction. It features all the same specs, but is 6 x 4 x 2″ in size and is €34.95. See photos below.

    • Cordel Fuel Tank Rear
    • Cordel Fuel Tank Rear
    • Price: €39.95
    • Place of Manufacture: Madrid, Spain
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • €45
    Dyed in the Wool Top Tube Bag

    Dyed in the Wool Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.2L
    • Material: Cordura / X-Pac / Dyneema
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 10 x 5cm

    Handmade in Germany, the Dyed in the Wool Top Tube Bag is made to order from your choice of Cordura, X-Pac, or Dyneema fabrics. It features daisy chain webbing around the back and bottom of the bag, for multiple attachment points, and has both HDPE and foam for protection and stability. They use a recycled ripstop liner and a YKK waterproof zipper to keep its contents dry. The Top Tube Bag is fully customizable depending on your needs, so cable ports, different colours, and custom sizes are available.

    • Dyed in the wool top tube bag
    • Dyed in the wool top tube bag
    • Dyed in the wool top tube bag
    • Weight: 88 grams (3.1 oz)
    • Price: €45 (Cordura)
    • Place of Manufacture: Munich, Germany
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank

    Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5″
    • Size (Metric): 22 x 11 x 6cm

    Handmade in Dallas, Texas, the Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank is a simple top tube bag with foam padding and slender shape for quick-access items on the go. There are two internal mesh pockets to help keep smaller items organized and three floating velcro traps that can be positioned in multiple configurations. The Gas Tank is made from 1000D and 500D Cordura, a bright nylon liner, a high vis zipper pull, and a YKK water-resistant zipper. Each bag is made to order by Ellum Bag Works, and you have your choice of 20 colours to choose from.

    • Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank
    • Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank
    • Ellum Bag Works Gas Tank
    • Place of Manufacture: Texas, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $40
    Farr Toptube Aero Bag

    Farr Toptube Aero Bag

    • Volume: 0.9L
    • Material: 600D TPU
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 3 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 8 x 5cm

    Farr’s Top Tube Aero Bag features a sleek aero design that will undoubtedly make you go faster. It features a narrow 2.2″ base, bolt-on compatibility for frames with bosses, and a semi-adjustable mounting system. It’s constructed from a welded, waterproof material, has a full length zipper, and ships with three velcro straps.

    • Farr Toptube Aero Bag
    • Farr Toptube Aero Bag
    • Farr Toptube Aero Bag
    • Price: $40
    • Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $45
    Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag

    Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: X-Pac / Cordura
    • Size (Imperial): 8 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 8cm

    Handmade in Appleton, Maine, the Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag is their take on a classic. The Lunch Top Tube Bag is made with water resistant materials, zippers, and light padding to keep its contents safe. Want something bigger? Ghost Cat Bags offers The Big Lunch which has more space and a phone pocket on the inside. Both are available in a large selection of different colours, bolt-on or velcro on, and can be custom made for those looking for something extra special. The front and bottom of the bag features daisy chain webbing to allow for multiple strap positions.

    • Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag
    • Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag
    • Ghost Cat Bags Lunch Top Tube Bag
    • Price: $45 (The Lunch Top Tube Bag)
    • Place of Manufacture: Maine, USA
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  • €87
    Gramm Top Tube Bag

    Gramm Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: X-Pac, Cordura, Liteskin
    • Size (Imperial): 10 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 26 x 10 x 8cm

    Although we don’t know much about the Gramm Top Tube Bags, we can confirm they are handmade in Berlin, feature interesting curved side panels, and come in three different sizes; 0.5L, 1L, and 1.6L. They come in a variety of colours, including some limited edition options, including X-Pac, Liteskin, and Cordura. All of the velcro straps are removable, thanks to a daisy chain webbing along the bottom and front, and the inside is bright thanks to a high-vis liner. It appears Gramm also options a bolt-on version for frames with top tube mounts.

    • Gramm Top Tube Bag
    • Gramm Top Tube Bag
    • Gramm Top Tube Bag
    • Price: €87 (TTB 1L)
    • Place of Manufacture: Lichtenberg, Berlin
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $30
    Green Guru Tanker Top Tube Bag

    Green Guru Tanker Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.7L
    • Material: Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 20 X 11 X 8CM

    The Green Guru Tanker Top Tube Bag is perhaps the most environmentally conscious option out there. Made of upcycled nylon fabrics from industrial tents and awnings in the USA, the Tanker features three fixed velcro straps, a standard coiled zipper, and is often available in their wild colourway for those not afraid to mix things up.

    • Green Guru Tanker
    • Green Guru Tanker
    • Green Guru Tanker
    • Weight: 65 grams (2.3 oz)
    • Price: $30
    • Place of Manufacture: Colorado, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • €65
    Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag

    Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.6L
    • Material: Acrylic
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 20 x 11 x 5cm

    France-based Helmut Equipment has two different top tube bag options, the 0.6L BingoBag and the larger, 1.4L Gumbel Top Tube Bag. The BingoBag has two fixed velcro straps, for the top tube and stem, while the Gumbel has a length of webbing and removable velcro straps for more adjustment and fit options. Both are made from a waterproof French acrylic fabric, have water-repellent zippers, and a non-slip rubber base for grip on the frame. Both top tube bags are available in Helmut’s iconic tan coloured fabric, but are often released as part as limited edition series in different colours as well.

    • Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag
    • Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag
    • Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag
    • Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag
    • Helmut Equipment Top Tube Bag
    • Price: €65 (BingoBag)
    • Place of Manufacture: Cognin, France
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • €60
    Miss Grape Node

    Miss Grape Node

    • Volume: 1.1L
    • Material: Nylon / Polyester
    • Size (Imperial): 10 x 5 x 3"
    • Size (Metric): 25 x 12 x 7cm

    Made in Italy, the Miss Grape Node is available in a large ‘adventure’ version and more slender ‘road’ model. Both come in a strap on or bolt on design, are made from nylon / polyester with a water-repellent finish and use water-resistant zippers. The Node has one fixed strap and one floating strap for the headtube, and although it uses waterproof fabrics in places, it is not 100% waterproof. Specs shown are from the Node Adventure.

    • Miss Grape Node
    • Miss Grape Node
    • Miss Grape Node
    • Weight: 125 grams (4.4 oz)
    • Price: €60
    • Place of Manufacture: Italy
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  • $67CAD
    Phantom Pack Systems Top Tech Bag

    Phantom Pack Systems Top Tech Bag

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 10.5 x 2.25 x 4"
    • Size (Metric): 27 x 6 x 10cm

    Phantom Pack Systems’ Top Tech Bag features a water-resistant zipper, semi-rigid Carbon fiber or Kevlar/Carbon weeve side panels for added stability, and are fully lined with X-Pac. The zipper has 3M reflective tracers for visibility at night, and unique transparent polymer straps are used for mounting. There are two different sizes; the Top Tech-A (7 x 4.5 x 2″) and the Top Tech 2-A (10.5 x 2.25 x 4″). There appears to be three different colour options, and prices range from $63 to $67 CAD. Like of all Phantom Pack Systems’ products, the Top Tech Bag is handmade in Canada.

    • Weight: 104 grams (3.7 oz)
    • Price: $67CAD (Top Tech 2-A)
    • Place of Manufacture: Canada
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $29.95
    REI Co-op Junction Top Tube Bag

    REI Co-op Junction Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 1.3
    • Material: Oxford Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 8.2 x 4 x 2.5"
    • Size (Metric): 21 x 10 x 6cm

    Part of REI’s Junction bikepacking bag line, the Junction Top Tube Bag attaches to the top tube via two fixed velcro straps, plus an additional shock cord strap near the stem. It’s constructed from a water-repellent Oxford nylon, has an interior mesh pocket, exterior sleeve, and dual zippers for easy access. It is made using Bluesign-approved materials, which conserve resources and protect the health of the environment, workers and the user. With a price of just $29.95, its value is certainly hard to beat.

    • REI Junction Top tube Bag
    • REI Junction Top tube Bag
    • REI Junction Top tube Bag
    • Weight: 167 grams (5.9 oz)
    • Price: $29.95
    • Place of Manufacture: Vietnam
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $47.99
    Restrap Top Tube Bag

    Restrap Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.8L
    • Material: 1000D cordura
    • Size (imperial): 8.7 x 5.0 x 1.2"
    • SIZE (METRIC): 22 x 13 x 3cm

    The Restrap top tube bag is designed to keep your tools and snacks within reach on day rides and multi-day adventures. Made from 1000D Cordura with a water-resistant zipper, it features a unique headset fitting designed to work with all headsets, including bikes with a low stack height.

    • Restrap Top Tube Bag
    • Restrap Top Tube Bag
    • Restrap Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 90 grams (3.2 oz)
    • Price: $47.99
    • Place of Manufacture: UK
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $50
    Rogue Panda Rincon Top Tube Bag

    Rogue Panda Rincon Top Tube Bag

    • Volume: 0.6L
    • Material: X-Pac
    • Size (Imperial): 6 x 4 x 2"
    • Size (Metric): 15 x 10 x 5cm

    The Rincon Top Tube Bag is Rogue Panda’s take on the gas tank style bag, designed specifically to fit at the seatpost / toptube junction. Unlike their other top tube bags, the Rincon does not taper to avoid unwanted leg rub, and is 2” wide throughout. It features a long single zipper, a light grey interior, and a daisy chain with non-slip velcro straps for adjustability and stability. It’s available in several different VX21 X-Pac colours, as well as three different camo fabrics, and custom prints. The bag is named after the Rincon Valley, a smooth section of singletrack on the Arizona Trail that offers views of the Rincon Mountains in the distance.

    • Rogue Panda Rincon Top tube Bag
    • Rogue Panda Rincon Top tube Bag
    • Weight: 113 grams (4 oz)
    • Price: $50
    • Place of Manufacture: Arizona, USA
    • Manufacturer's Details: Link
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  • $44.95
    Topeak Fastfuel Drybag X

    Topeak Fastfuel Drybag X

    • Volume: 1L
    • Material: TPU
    • Size (Imperial): 9 x 3.6 x 2.4”
    • Size (Metric): 23 x 10 x 6cm

    Topeak’s Fastfuel Drybag X is a unique hard shell top tube bag with a burly waterproof design. It offers a solid 1L of storage, big enough to fit smartphones with 6.5” screen, and there are three different strap locations on the bottom to work around frame bag straps. Topeak also offers a less adjustable, welded seam top tube bag called the Fastfuel Drybag at 0.8L, plus the non-waterproof Fuel Tank which provides 0.5L or 0.75L of storage.

    • Topeak Fastfuel Drybag X
    • Topeak Fastfuel Drybag X
    • Topeak Fastfuel Drybag X
    • Weight: 119 grams (4.2 oz)
    • Price: $44.95
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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  • $35.95
    Topeak Toploader

    Topeak Toploader

    • Volume: 0.75L
    • Material: Polyethylene / Nylon
    • Size (Imperial): 9.3 x 4.7 x 2.8”
    • Size (Metric): 24 x 12 x 7cm

    Part of Topeak’s redesigned bikepacking line, the Top Loader is a traditional weather-resistant top tube bag with adjustable top tube straps and a fixed strap for the head tube area. It’s constructed from polyethylene and nylon that has a water repellent coating and is stain resistant. It has a capacity of 0.75L and comes with an integrated rain cover for those who like to carry a small point and shoot camera or phone in their top tube bag.

    • Topeak Bikepacking Bags Review, Toploader Top Tube Bag
    • Topeak Bikepacking Bags Review, Toploader Top Tube Bag
    • Topeak Bikepacking Bags Review, Toploader Top Tube Bag
    • Weight: 169 grams (6 oz)
    • Price: $35.95
    • Place of Manufacture: China
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Final Thoughts

Long story short, there are loads of great top tube bag options out there that are a perfect addition to any bikepacking setup without being overkill for day rides and commuting. It’s exciting to see bag makers differentiate their designs with unique features, new attachment systems, and unbelievable capacity—and we’re sure there are still a few we missed.

Miles’ Thoughts: Up until recently, I gave up on top tube bags all together. I valued a clean top tube over the relatively limited packing space they offer. That was until bag makers started catching on with a number of gigantic offerings that could carry enough baked goods to make them seem worthwhile to me. Recently, I’ve been turning to JPak’s Footlong SnakPak for all my top tube duties. Although its size won’t be everyone, I’m a fan.

Logan’s Thoughts: I try and maintain a pretty clean cockpit these days without using any accessory bags. However, on almost every long trip I take, I use a top tube bag. The placement and access is perfect for items that you need to keep at hand, and unlike “feed bags,” they generally don’t get in the way of mounting a GPS unit, or your knees. Speaking of electronics, while most bikepackers utilize the convenient placement of a top tube bag for snacks, I often find myself stowing cables, headphones, sunglasses, my phone, and a headlamp in this position. I normally have two favorite top tube bags that I use—the Revelate MagTank and the Oveja Negra Snack Pack (XL)—but I tried the Ortlieb Cockpit-Pack on a recent long trip and really appreciated having a fully waterproof safe haven at the ready for afternoon showers.