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  • Arkel Seatpacker 15 Lonnng Term Review
  • Sanny
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    With modern era bikepacking in mind, Canadian bike touring luggage legends Arkel have entered the market with their Arkel Seatpacker 15 bag.

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    ampthill
    Full Member

    This is meant as a question by some who might but some bike packing bags. Not trying to start an argument.

    I can see the benefit of buying this sort of bag in that it could be fitted to a full suspension bike. But I’m not sure if I’d use full suspension bike. If you using a rigid bike it must be a cheaper, lighter and far easier from a structural point of view to put a bag on top of a rack

    jimdubleyou
    Full Member

    If you using a rigid bike it must be a cheaper, lighter and far easier from a structural point of view to put a bag on top of a rack

    Yup, not all bikes are able to take a rack but I find them easier to use. Slight weight penalty if that matters to you.

    chaos
    Full Member

    I see you can get the metal frame/hanger thing on its own which could be good for working with existing bags. Still pricey though.

    Aluminum Hanger for Seatpacker 9 or 15

    surfthemaze
    Full Member

    I’ve got one and it’s ace. Sliding it on & off is extra quick and the frame is solid as anything. I had a small problem when I wanted to drop my seat and ended up with the pack rubbing the tyre = almost hole. Solution was to chop up a section of plant pot into an nice oval shape and evostick it to the pack. Now perfect.

    midlifecrashes
    Full Member

    Caaradice will sell you a support frame for your saddle loofah.

    Bikepacking Seatpack Support Rack

    They’ve started making a few backpacking style bags too.

    Bikepacking Seatpack

    chevychase
    Free Member

    Looks to me that the bag is rubbing on the dropper post there?

    Long days out in the saddle – that’ll wear the anodizing away??

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