The latest collaborative drop from Specialized and Fjällräven is the most eccentric one yet, and it includes a mix of highly practical and totally unexpected items. Check out the convertible hip pack/backpack, wearable quilt, the smallest vest we’ve ever seen, handlebar/shoulder bag, and more here…
Following last year’s releases, Californian bike brand Specialized and Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven are back with an interesting new batch of gear. They say this latest collection is optimized for riding and camping and is “comfortable and fun to use on all spring and summer bikepacking adventures.” Find a few highlights from the S/F Exchange below, plus a link to explore the whole collection.
S/F Expandable Hip Pack
One of the most interesting items in the new drop is the S/F Expandable Hip Pack, a hybrid hip pack that transforms into a backpack when extra space is needed. It has a variable 4.5L to 11.5L capacity, weighs 325 grams, and is available in Ochre, Black, and Green. It’s priced at $120.
S/F Sleep Poncho
The S/F Sleep Poncho is a lightweight quilt that doubles as an insulated poncho to wear around camp. It features a draft collar and a hand-warming front kangaroo pocket. Two Sleep Ponchos can also be zipped together to create a two-person sleeping system. The S/F Sleep Poncho is available in Green and Navy in two sizes that weigh 585 and 685 grams. Ponchos are priced at $250.
S/F Handlebar Rolltop
The 13L S/F Handlebar Rolltop is, as its name implies, a roll-top handlebar bag that’s designed to fit on the S/F Handlebar Rack released last year. It’s waterproof, accessible while riding, has vertical compression straps, and doubles as a shoulder bag for use off the bike. The S/F Handlebar Rolltop is available in Black and Green, measures 23 x 31 x 22cm, and weighs 395 grams. It costs $120.
S/F Rain Poncho
Made to help you stay dry on and off the bike, the fully waterproof S/F Rain Poncho has a unisex design with a helmet-optimized hood, taped steams, and reflective details on the sleeves and back. It has a longer cut at the back for comfort while seated, and extended cuffs with clever loops that go over your hands. An inner chest band helps keep bulk from getting in the way or catching wind while you’re in a forward-leaning ride position. The S/F Rain Poncho is offered in Ochre and Black, several sizes, and weighs 522 grams in size S/M. It costs an eye-watering $370.
S/F Gear Vest
Designed for wearing on the bike, the S/F Gear Vest features a windproof front and multiple pockets, including expandable back pockets for extra storage capacity. It has an odd-looking short fit, and adjustable waist, and it stuffs into its own pocket. The S/F Gear Vest is offered in Ochre and Navy in women’s sizes XXS to XL and men’s sizes XS to XXL. Vests are priced at $200.
Other S/F Exchange Items
Also included in this collection are the S/F Sun Shirt, S/F Prevail Helmet, S/F Sun Field Suit, S/F Handle Bar Pocket, S/F Handle Bar Raincover, S/F Cotton Caliswe LS, S/F Cotton Pocket T-Shirt, S/F Cotton Striped T-Shirt, and S/F Purist Bottle.
You can find details on the full collection over at Specialized.com or Fjallraven.com.
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