Following Rockgeist’s acquisition of Porcelain Rocket, we’ve all been eagerly waiting to see what bags would be released first, and today is the day! The new Rockgeist Nigel handlebar bag and Meanwhile basket bag are now available. Find all the details on how to get yours here…

Just over a month ago, we announced that Rockgeist acquired Porcelain Rocket and that there was a plan keep their line of bikepacking bags alive, which you can read about here. Sticking to their word, Rockgeist is rolling out the Nigel and Meanwhile first, and both are available as of today. From the looks of it, the designs have stayed true to Porcelain Rocket’s original vision: both bags are easy to use, don’t include any unnecessary features, and are 100% waterproof. Check out a detailed breakdown of the Rockgeist Nigel Handlebar Bag and Meanwhile Basket Bag below.

Rockgeist Nigel Handlebar Bag

Nigel is their standalone waterproof handlebar bag that’s equally suited to hauling snacks on day rides or use as a traditional touring handlebar bag for keeping smaller items, such as jackets, gloves, cameras, and shades at the ready. Voilé Nano Straps and a semi-rigid backplate make for quick removal and quiet stability. The included foam spacers can be used for extra hand clearance on the tops of drop bars, or offset for cables and hoses.

Rockgeist Nigel
  • Rockgeist Nigel
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  • Rockgeist Nigel
  • 100% waterproof welded seams
  • Unique roll-top/flap closure, no zippers to fail
  • Easy, one-handed access
  • Bungee closure doubles as convenient layer stash location
  • 16″ cam-lock head tube strap will fit oversized head tube junctions
  • Includes foam spacers for cable or hand clearance
  • Removable EVA foam bed liner for quiet load carrying, maintains bag structure
  • PU-coated 420D fabric in signature LightBlack colour
  • 4.5L max volume
  • 9.5″ width fits well between drop bars
  • Minimum of 6.5″ clearance required between handlebar and tire
  • Capacity: 4.5L
  • Material: PU-coated 420D fabric
  • Weight: 250 grams
  • Place of Manufacture: North Carolina, USA
  • Price: $120 USD
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Rockgeist Meanwhile Basket Bag

Meanwhile is a fitted waterproof dry bag/tote that’s designed for use with Wald 137 or 139 baskets. With convenient carry handles, it’s well-suited for grocery shopping and basket touring alike. A simple, waterproof roll-top closure allows Meanwhile to expand as needed. Packed and rolled tight, with the lower buckles looped under the basket’s rails, Meanwhile sits securely in a Wald basket, and can be removed in seconds.

Rockgeist Meanwhile
  • Rockgeist Meanwhile
  • Rockgeist Meanwhile Nigel
  • Rockgeist Meanwhile
  • Welded, 100% waterproof seams
  • Roll-top closure
  • Carry handles for use as a shopping tote
  • Bartacked in critical stress points
  • Duraflex acetyl buckles
  • Double-coated 420D fabric
  • Available only in signature LightBlack colour
  • Sizes: Wald 137 / 139 Baskets
  • Material: Double-coated 420D fabric
  • Weight: 320 grams (Wald 137), 415 grams (Wald 139)
  • Place of Manufacture: North Carolina, USA
  • Price: $80 USD
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Rockgeist plans to release the Microwave Panniers, a top pick in our 2020 Gear of the Year Awards, later this month. The best way to learn when is by signing up for their newsletter at As with all of Rockgeist’s products, international shipping is available to most countries.



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