Downtube Packs

From: £60.00

The Downtube Pack is our solution for adding extra storage to a frame without traditional cargo mounting points thanks to patented V-Mount hardware that create a truly solid, reliable, and repeatable connection between bike and pack.

Downtube Packs allow you to utilise free space for carrying the essentials whether on a mountain bike trail ride, bikepacking adventure, or road tour. Available in two sizes, 1.7 litre, and 3 litre. Optimised to maximise space regardless of frame geometry.

Each pack ships with 2x Tailfin V-Mount Straps, designed to work with your frame.

 

Specification

1.7 v-mount spec
3l v-mount pack
Model
Model

1.7L V-Mount Pack

Model

3L V-Mount Pack

Riding Style

Road & Gravel

Riding Style

MTB

Weight

210g

Weight

277g

Maximum Load

3kg

Maximum Load

3kg

Bag Construction Material

420D Hypalon/Ripstop Nylon

Bag Construction Material

420D Hypalon/Ripstop Nylon

Waterproof

100%

Waterproof

100%

 

FAQs

 

The 1.7 litre Downtube Pack has been specifically designed and shaped to work with the geometry of a typical road or gravel bike.

Both 1.7 litre and 3 litre Downtube packs are suitable for use on a typical mountain bike - it just depends on how much extra kit you want to carry (see Packing Guide below).

We do not recommend fitting a Downtube Pack directly to the forks of your bike.

We do not recommend fitting a Downtube Pack directly to the arch of your Rack or AeroPack.

Absolutely. We designed the Downtube system around the dimensions of most common cargo straps such as Voilé. We would always recommend using the straps that are supplied with the V-Mount Pack as they have been designed specifically around use with bike tubing.

Yes. The soft rubber boot covering the V-Mount is designed to conform with frame tube shaping so will cover a boss if required. Each pack is also supplied with four rubber boss covers that can be used instead of the existing bolt in order to increase grip.

On paper a Downtube Pack is heavier. However when you take into account the additional straps and cargo cage required to mount a Cage Pack the actual weight difference is very minimal.

We created the Downtube pack primarily for riders with bikes without additional mounting points on their frames but also for mountain bikers who require a little more weatherproof storage. It is aimed primarily for use in and around the main frame of the bike and requires no additional parts to attach, unlike a Cage Pack. We would recommend a Cage Pack over a Downtube Pack anywhere you would normally fit a cargo cage, i.e. on forks and the arch of a Tailfin Rack/AeroPack.

Capacity is measured by filling a test sample with water and setting the closure to the minimum setting required for complete waterproofing (two folds of a roll-top closure) and then measuring the volume held.

The Packing Guide images below will give you some idea of what can fit in each size. For example, the smaller 1.7 litre has dimensions that will fit a standard 750ml waterbottle, or you could fit a lightweight packable waterproof, multitool, inner tube, pump and trail snack. The larger 3 litre version has dimensions that will allow a 1 litre Nalgene style bottle to fit or you can fit a standard size gas cannister, stove, cook kit and even some food.

 

Packing guide

 

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Customer Reviews

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Dave Serrino (US)
Bike: HPC Black Lightning E-bike (mountain bike frame, hardtail).
Riding Style: Touring, Other
From an M.E. to an M.E.

Hi Nick, even before I ordered the bag (for a pretty heavy Kryptonite chain lock), I could tell it was cleverly designed, from the materials to the mounting to the load capacity.
Maybe as I think like an Engineer, I’ve come to appreciate good design built to last.
Additionally the chain lock adds around 6 lbs, and the mounting options let me hang it under the down tube close to the bottom bracket, placing the extra weight where it least impacts handling.

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E.B. (US)
Bike: 2023 Specialized Epic Evo
Riding Style: Bikepacking, MTB
1.7L downtube pack review

Worked perfect for a total overkill repair kit, and keeps the weight as low + centered as possible. Took a lot of mud and gravel, stayed watertight through dozens of stream crossings, and doesn't show any signs of wear at all. Did not move at all on the bike despite lots of steep brutal downhills. Pack shape + closure options are nice touches that do make a difference. Very well designed down to the smallest details. Couldn't think of a way to improve on it!

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Amy Leung
Bike: Cube Nuroad
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Touring
Brilliant downtube pack

Really impressed by how well designed and well engineered the downtube pack is. Rock solid and versatile. I will definitely keep an eye out for new products!