29 August, 2014

VO/Revelate Frame Bags Arrive

With the growing popularity of bike packing and with so many VO Camargues rolling out our doors, it was a no-brainer to have frame bags made specifically for our new frame. We asked Revelate Designs to design and sew them. Revelate is a small company in Anchorage Alaska that, we feel, makes the very best bike packing bags on the planet.
Frame bags are the basis of bike packing luggage; that's where the heavy stuff goes: food, tools, water. They keep the bulk of your gear weight centered for better handling over rough terrain.  The Revelate bags include a space for a bladder since you'll be using up most of your usual bottle space.
The bags are made from Dimension Polyant and ballistic nylon, black with orange accent stitching. Water resistant zippers seal both the main compartment and the accessory pocket on the left side so you can access your stuff easily without dealing with any roll tops. The main compartment is divided into two large sections to keep contents from shifting; there is also a small internal mesh pocket at the front. The two sizes cover all of our Camargue frames with the exception of the 47cm.  They fit some of our road frames too.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you tried them on the Campeur? Hopefully they are really similar

Anonymous said...

How is one bag going to fit all three sizes of frame -- 56cm, 59cm, 62cm? Seems like there's going to be real compromise there.

A said...

They look great! How are they on a 61 cm Campeur?

VeloOrange said...

We're putting together drawings of the bag dimensions. We'll update the post once we have it together. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

When you post dimensions, can you post pictures of the bag mounted to each size frame? I'm having trouble imagining how the same bag works on a 56 and a 62.

VeloOrange said...

In the meantime, they're a little small on the 61cm Campeur. They do fit better on some of the smaller Campeurs. The Camargue has a sloped toptube and the Campeur doesn't so there's about a 1.5in gap on the top and bottom of the bag. The straps do fit on the frame but it's not preferable. The fit is much better on the 62cm Camargue.

alliwant said...

Nice to see framebags implemented on a production scale. I always considered them a very stable way to carry stuff. Has anyone considered a frame design that would allow a second water bottle cage on the back of the seatpost? That way, the rider could have all the stuff in the bag and two bottles within reach.

Joe dulyaphat said...

Which size of camargue in the picture?

gypsybytrade said...

Great! The orange stitching is a nice touch.

Jonathan B. Horen said...

How much (if any) impact does filling the top/seat/head-tube triangle have on stability in cross-winds, or in general?