AeroPack Carbon

The AeroPack Carbon is the ultimate integrated rigid seatpack range. For riders who prioritise weight and speed on their bikepacking and touring adventures.

Also available in Alloy

Free shipping over £200
30-day returns policy
5-year warranty

Which Pitch Thread do I need?

Which Axle do I need?

Find your bike using the below form, to find out which Axle you need to add to your selections.

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Specification

Model
Model

Carbon – without pannier mounts

Model

Carbon – with pannier mounts

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

750g*

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

810g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

690g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

750g*

Top Bag Dimensions (width)

160mm (rear) / 128mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (width)

160mm (rear) / 128mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (length)

430mm

Top Bag Dimensions (length)

430mm

Top Bag Dimensions (height)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (height)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Maximum Load

9kg

Maximum Load

27kg

Maximum Capacity

20L

Maximum Capacity

66L

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Top Bag Capacity

20L

Top Bag Capacity

20L

Maximum Side Load

N/A

Maximum Side Load

9kg (each side)

Side Bag Capacity

N/A

Side Bag Capacity

22L (each side)

*These weights do not include the removable stacking straps (50g) or the removable bag backbone cover (40g)

Fitting FAQs

26″ Maximum Tyre Width – 4″ / 100mm

27.5″/650B Maximum Tyre Width – 3.5″ / 90mm

29″/700C Maximum Tyre Width – 2.9″ / 75mm

For help choosing your axle, see this page here: https://www.tailfin.cc/tailfin-thru-axle-table/

For the AeroPack – For riders with small frames or less than 100mm of exposed seatpost, we recommend using the AeroPack Extended Seat Post Connector. This replaces the standard connector and pushes the AeroPack back a further 50mm.

For X & S Racks – Unfortunately, the extended top stay is not yet available, but it is in development now and we hope will be ready to buy in June 2021.

The top bag itself is shaped in a ‘wedge’, and so like a traditional seat pack, you need to pack some smaller/softer items at the front, and larger items at the back. This will maximise the space available.

Yes! We genuinely believe “the best bike packing bike is the bike you already own” therefore it was important that all our rack / AeroPack systems could be used with full suspension bikes. Using a unique articulated design each pivot contains replaceable plain bushings which allow it to adjust position as the suspension compresses. They will also work with road and gravel bike suspension systems such as Trek’s IsoSpeed and Cannondale’s Kingpin Suspension.

Yes, the quick-release seatpost connector is compatible with all seat posts- including dropper, carbon, and aero. An extra-long seat post connector is included with all shipments for deep-aero seatposts.

All our racks come with 3 choices of mounting option:

  1. Axle + Fast Release Dropouts – we ship you a rear axle to swap out on your bike, the rack then affixes to this axle in seconds, allowing it to be mounted or removed in seconds.
  2. Frame Mounts + Fast-Release Dropouts – we ship you mounts which screw into the frame eyelets on your frame, the rack then affixes to this mount in seconds, allowing it to be mounted or removed in seconds.
  3. Frame Mounting – with this option, you screw the rack directly to your frame via the frame eyelets on your bike. This option is not fast-release, and will need to be unscrewed from frame when mounting or removing.

Yes, all Tailfin Racks and AeroPacks come with security screws that allow you to lock to your axle, or frame mounts, depending on your chosen mounting option.

Yes, but you will need to add the 3rd party pannier adaptors to your order


To see more of our frequently asked questions follow this link.

AeroPack FAQs

The AeroPack is an integrated seat pack, meaning that the top bag and arch are connected together. With the X Series Pannier Racks and S Series Trunk Racks, the top bag is detachable. For some riders this is an important difference, for others, it is not. The AeroPack is lighter for the weight-conscious rider and has a more simplistic design – which is sometimes preferential on longer trips.

Both alloy and carbon racks have been tested to the same standards and are capable of carrying a maximum of 27kg. The carbon-fibre AeroPack has been designed to be strong, and we have historically seen close-to-zero failures due to impact. The main differences between the Alloy and Carbon versions of the AeroPack are weight, price, and aesthetics.

The pack itself has loops made for certain clip-on lights. We also offer seatpost mounted light mounts, and regular rack mounted light mounts, which affixes to the AeroPack to allow you to mount your rear light directly to the pack.

Yes, the AeroPack can carry up to a 13″ laptop, with the only limiting factor being the amount of available seatpost space. If your saddle is low then you will have less space available to fit the laptop and in this case, it may be best to use a side pannier instead. You can pack it vertically (providing there is space as mentioned), or horizontally. If packing vertically you’ll want some items on either side of the laptop to keep it stable over any rough terrain.

This depends on the type of riding you’re doing now and your plans for the future. If the majority of your trips are short overnighters then you probably won’t need side panniers, likewise if you’re riding mainly singletrack. If you’re planning some big adventures or want the option to carry up to 27kg in the future, then we recommend the pannier mounted model as you can attach Tailfin Panniers to increase capacity. With our Pannier Adaptors, you can also carry other brands of panniers.

Media Reviews

“Beautifully made, fully waterproof, mounts in seconds, more capacity than a seatpack, AERO… it’s a lovely thing that’s a joy to use.”
Read Road.cc’s full review
“Tailfin’s AeroPack S is one of the best rear luggage options for serious bikepacking (and commuting) ever tested. It is expensive but its simplicity, ease of use and pleasing design make you forget the price within the first ride.”
Read Cycling Weekly’s full review
“It strikes a sweet spot between weight, space, and usability…the Aeropack’s execution is so much better than anything I’ve ever seen.”
Read Bikepacking.com’s full review

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Customer Reviews

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AeroPack Carbon S

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What a surprise!

I was looking time searching for a way to put a top open bar at an aero post. I was fan of the seat post bag with multiple pockets and never liked the trend of one-space-saddle-bags-with-rear-opening. I tried one but was not what I liked.

So after a lot of research I decided to buy the carbon aeropack. The price seemed too high for my but I decided that it was just what I wanted and needed for randonneuring

The first order was lost by the courier company but customer support resend it.

When it arrived It took me about 30 mins to connect the pieces according to the printed guide. It was an easy process and needed hex are provided.

The great surprise was on my rides.

The bag is a bit heavier than trend-seatbags. Only this is a downside.

The pros? Wow I can't stop!

-It feels as you don't have a bag: it is rock stable and it becomes part of the bike.
- you can take it away from the bicycle in about 10secs and you can mount it back in about 20 secs. The process is just too easy, you just releasee the quick release system and open the seat post belt. Easiest thing when I want to commute and take the bag to office with me.
-you have access on the bottom of the bag with a side zip.
-there is a side pocket for needed items such as money,brevet cards etc.
- the fabric if the bag is really waterproof but also flexible so it is very easy to roll and close it.
-the additional straps help keep some needed items (eg rain jacket) out of the bag for quick reach.
- also the straps compress the things inside the bag so you can earn some extra volume.
-i was really surprised that my bike mechanic told me that it worth the money.
-it really fits an aero seat post.
- I coould not notice any change of speed in flats and downhill. It really is aero!

The only con I can say is that the bag is too close to the saddle so it lose some space inside if you want to full it. But that way is more aero.

Also there was some problems with the quick release system on a small number of bags included mine but with a detailed solution from tailfin I was able to fix it.

So If you search for a "seat-post-style-bag-that even-fits-aero-posts" go for it and you will thank yourself for that buy every time you use it

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K.
Great! But three concerns.

About the Aeropack Rigid seat pack:
I absolutely love it but it needs some more testing and thinking.
Great stability. No sway when out of the saddle.
Great aestethics. Great aerodynamics.
Absolutely love the two very smart and fast and easy snap-on systems at the seatpost and the drop-outs. Very innovative and a welcome solution to my bikepacking challanges.

But I have three concerns, the last of which really is an annoyance:
1. the volume of pack itself is larger than the straps can handle. That seems like a waist of storage capacity. My guess is I'm missing out on two liters. I am going to be looking for larger straps to accommodate the pack.
2. The straps are not fixed tot the pack and slide laterally which requires some improvising when pulling them tight.
3. Lastly but foremost, the straps keep sliding off while cycling. No, even worse: they slide of straight after packing the pack. And this really surprises me since I'm convinced your test rides must have pointed out this issue. The surface of the pack is as smooth as he straps and the pack tends to bulge out in the middle when packed. As a result the front-strap slides off to the front, and the back-strap slides off tot the bag. I've improvised an in-between-strap to pull the two straps towards each other. This issue surprises me since it's so obvious and requires so little design-effort to fix.

Two other functionality wishes that I would explore:
1. A way to integrate a smart usage of the space in between the top of the wheel and the bottom of the pack to store long items such as tentpoles.
2, A way to move the pack even more backwards (yes, I bought the extended seatpost connector) since it still touches my saddle when fully packed.

Great product, I love it.

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