Posted by Logan Watts
We’ve been testing a few hip packs lately, so stay tuned for the Low Down. Spoiler, we really like the 2.5-liter Elwha Pack by Swift Industries. This isn’t your average fanny pack. The Elwha is equal parts hip pack and handlebar bag. Mounted to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system, the hip pack straps stow discreetly in a sleeve at the back of the bag. No racks needed. Swift purposely designed the Elwha to carry a fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and a windbreaker. However, it’s a versatile bag that can carry whatever you’d like. And, the Tenkara patch is attached with velcro backing, so feel free to swap it out. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Elwha Pack to carry a fishing pole, or other cylindrical object. With the waist straps, the Elwha Pack transforms to a well-constructed hip pack that easily stows a small camera, amongst other items.
One lucky Bikepacking Collective member will win this brand new black Elwha pack (a $120 value). Check out the gallery and details below, and if you’re not already a member of The Bikepacking Collective, get signed up for your chance to win.
- Size 10 x 6 x 2.5″ (25.4 x 15.24 x 6.35cm)
- Capacity 2.5 liters
- Place of Manufacture Seattle, WA
- Price $120
- Manufacturer’s Details BuiltBySwift.com
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