12 Jul 2021

What are bikepacking bags and what's the best way to pack them?


Having an overnight adventure on your bike opens up new possibilities for riding longer, further and having more fun than ever before, but it also requires you to carry much more kit - which is where bike packing bags come in.

Bikepacking - as opposed to traditional cycle touring - is about travelling light and fast, often off-road. To help you do this, special bike packing bags have been developed that do without the weight and drag of traditional panniers.

In this video, we cover what the main styles of bikepacking bag are, what each type of bag is best suited to carrying and some of the features of the Merida bikepacking luggage range.