Bike Connection Agency is a twice yearly, intimate event with a small selection of big brands. It’s surprising how quickly you accumulate enough items to make travelling home difficult, so when presented with a Fox Racing Transition duffel bag this February there was an all-round sigh of relief.
Fox Transition Duffel at a glance
The Fox Transition duffel bag is designed to be a carry-all for your riding kit, both pre and post ride regardless of how wet and muddy your ride is. There is a host of features that make it so much more than just a duffel bag. It has a 42 litre internal capacity, a water resistant outer material, two main internal sections to keep your clean and dirt kit separate, and much more.
The bag measures 56 x 34 x 30cm (when at full capacity), meaning it meets several airline carry-on requirements.
Externally the polyester diamond ripstop material makes the bag weatherproof enough to keep your kit dry, providing you don’t leave it out in the rain too long (or submerge it). The seams aren’t taped, but I have ridden in heavy rain showers and not experienced any water making it into the bag.
The Fox Transition duffel bag has a couple of handles paired with backpack straps for ultimate convenience. Having the option of throwing it on my back has made a huge difference in how much I use this bag, it’s really handy being able to ride places with it. There is an adjustable sternum strap to help keep the load in place, but I have found that if I pack the bag wrong it can hang really weirdly on my back. Having said that, it’s not built for performance on the trail, it’s built for transporting everything you need to and from the trail.
The two outer pockets are a generous size. One is fleece lined for your phone, goggles or anything else you’d like to keep scratch free. The other has a red key hook. All the zip pulls are big rubber tabs that offer great friction against soggy gloves. There are also plenty of hoops and tabs on the outside for anything you haven’t managed to put inside. It almost has an endless capacity.
Internally the Fox Transition Duffel gets really useful. The 42 litre internal capacity can be divided into wet and dry kit. The bottom half of the bag is waterproof lined and has a pocket with a changing mat. I’ve found this most useful for keeping my boots in, and stuffing my used kit in after a ride. If you choose not to use this section, it doesn’t become wasted space, it just squashes down as you fill the top portion of the duffel bag.
The main pocket has some elasticated pouches to keep smaller items organised, and two mesh zip pockets (with an additional key hoop) for extra security. There is enough space for several days’ riding kit, helmet, boots, glasses/goggles, nutrition, tools and a copy of Singletrack magazine… with room to spare.
If you travel to your ride location the Fox Transition Duffel bag is, in my opinion, the only bag you’ll ever need. It has a huge capacity, you can keep every item both organised and clean/safe, and you can ride with it on your back if you aren’t getting ready in the back of a van.
Disclosure: The Fox Transition Duffel Bag was received at the Bike Connection Agency Winter 2020 Press Camp
|Product:||Transition Duffel Bag|
|Tested:||by Amanda for 5 months|
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