Our friends at Swift Industries have three fresh bag designs on the way, all of which should all be available sometime this month. Learn all about the new Kestrel Handlebar Bag, Catalyst Pack, and Vireo Hip Pack here…

With supply chains disrupted worldwide, Swift Industries won’t be doing an action-packed product launch in March as usual, and is instead releasing bags as they become available. The first three include a brand new flap top handlebar / saddle bag, a lightweight hip pack, and a small everyday handlebar bag. Check out the details below, including specs and expected availability for each bag.

Swift Catalyst Pack

The Catalyst Pack is Swift’s answer to requests for a smaller version of their Zeitgeist Pack. The Catalyst Pack will be especially useful for anyone who is running narrower bars, prefers a smaller bag, or has less clearance from bars to the top of the front wheel. The Catalyst uses a similar design to the larger Zeitgeist, including multiple attachment points to use as a handlebar or saddle bag, HDPE liner, a large top flap closure with drawstring closure, and a zippered pocket on the inside of the flap for small items. It includes foam spacers and two 9″ Voile Nano Straps for strapping onto your handlebar or saddle and is made from VX21 X-Pac with a Packcloth liner. Make sure to check out Logan’s review of the 2020 Zeitgeist saddlebag/handlebar bag, as it looks like most of what he had to say will apply to the Catalyst.

The Catalyst Pack comes in Coyote, Black, and Dark Green. It’s expected to drop in late February.

Swift Catalyst Pack
  • Swift Catalyst Pack
  • Swift Catalyst Pack
  • Swift Catalyst Pack
  • Capacity: 6L
  • Material: VX21 X-Pac
  • Weight: 423 grams (14.95oz)
  • Place of Manufacture: Washington, USA
  • Price: $170 USD
  • Manufacturer’s Details: BuiltBySwift.com

Swift Kestrel Handlebar Bag

The Kestrel is a new small-capacity handlebar bag based on their multi-functional Ardea Pack. It attaches to your handlebar with two included Voile Nano Straps and has extra attachment points for adding on Sidekick Stem Pouch and/or Rando Pocket for a more complete setup on longer rides. There are loads of daisy chain attachment points on the sides, bottom, and back of the bag for strapping on whatever your heart desires.

The Kestrel Handlebar Bag comes in Coyote, Black, and Dark Green. It’s expected to drop in early February.

Swift Kestrel Handlebar Bag
  • Swift Kestrel Handlebar Bag
  • Swift Kestrel Handlebar Bag
  • Swift Kestrel Handlebar Bag
  • Capacity: 2L
  • Material: VX21 X-Pac
  • Weight: 170 grams (6oz)
  • Place of Manufacture: Washington, USA
  • Price: $128 USD
  • Manufacturer’s Details: BuiltBySwift.com

Swift Vireo Hip Pack

The new Vireo Hip Pack is for anyone looking for a secure spot to carry the essentials. The folks at Swift Industries say they’ve been rocking the Vireo Hip Pack as a Covid-Kit, keeping their hand sanitizer and face mask close by. It has a single waterproof YKK zipper, extendable cargo straps on the front, and an interior zippered pocket to help with organization. The waist belt is adjustable from 27″ to 52″, which should work for a wide range of body sizes and types.

The Vireo Hip Pack comes in Coyote, Black, and Dark Green. It’s expected to drop in early February.

Swift Vireo Hip Pack
  • Swift Vireo Hip Pack
  • Swift Vireo Hip Pack
  • Swift Vireo Hip Pack
  • Capacity: 1.6L
  • Material: VX21 X-Pac
  • Weight: TBD
  • Place of Manufacture: Washington, USA
  • Price: $110 USD
  • Manufacturer’s Details: BuiltBySwift.com

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