The Ardea Pack is a bicycle handlebar bag that converts into a hip pack with attachment points for our line of adventure organizer bags like the Sidekick Stem Pouch and the Rando Pocket. An excellent accessory for mountain biking, gravel rides, tooling around in town, and the world-traveller.
The Ardea Pack is equal measures a hip pack and a bicycle handlebar bag. Mounted at the bars of your bicycle, the hip pack straps stow discreetly out of sight, and the bag secures to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system. No racks or metal attachments are necessary. The 2.5 liter pack was built for your essential fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and windbreaker. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Ardea Pack to securely carry your wind breaker or packable fly rod.
- Convertible hip pack design
- MOLLE attachment points on hip pack stabilizers for our Sidekick Pouch
- Waterproof YKK Zipper
- Main pocket has internal zipper and organizing pockets
- Exterior flat pocket
- Gatekeeper clip attachment buckles for fast attachment
Breathable spacer mesh backing
- 2.5L, or 155 cubic inches
Waist Belt Sizing: 27″ to 52″
- Black X-Pac™️
- Coyote X-Pac™️
- Old Navy 500 Denier Cordura™️
- Dyneema™️ grid liner
- Spacer Mesh
Waterproof YKK™️ Zippers
To set up your Ardea Pack as a handlebar bag, make sure that the waist strap is tucked securely behind the spacer mesh on the back of the Ardea Pack.
Take a close look at the webbing straps attached to the top of the Ardea Pack. You’ll see that the Gatekeeper Buckle is inserted into a webbing slot, and that there’s a metal loop that closes the buckle to keep it in place. To open that metal loop, squeeze the top and bottom of the buckle together and the metal hook will pop open. Next, wrap the webbing straps around your bars.
Tighten the webbing attachment straps real snug around your bars by opening the cam (the hinged part of the Gatekeeper Buckle that pinches the webbing and holds it in place) and adjusting the webbing. Tighten or loosen the webbing attachment straps as necessary, and close the cam firmly once you’ve found the perfect tension.
Last but not least, on the bottom of the back panel, you’ll find a length of cord with a toggle attached to it. Wrap the cord around your stem or head tube and loop the cord round the toggle to hold the strap in place. Adjust the cord as needed to make sure the bag is as tight and stable as possible!