Photos courtesy of Revelate Designs
Eric Parsons began his company making bags for Iditarod Trail racers from his basement apartment in Alaska. Now he’s grown the brand, Revelate Designs, into an industry leader in stock-size, American-made bikepacking and touring bags.
The latest product is a framebag built or road, gravel and touring bikes. While folks have been building custom bags like these for years, the new Ripio line offers four stock sizes that will fit most bikes. They are made from waterproof X-Pac woven panels with heavy duty, water-resistant zippers.
There is an exit port at the top for hydration tubes or wires for headlights or other accessories. The left side pocket is flat for small items or maps, while the main area has a horizontal Velcro divider that can divide it into two compartments with separate zippers.
There is an additional vertical divider at the top in the Large and XL sizes to keep it from bulging and interfering with your pedal stroke. There are also extra loops for securing a pump so it doesn’t sink to the bottom.
The Ripio bags are available now for $165 on the Revelate Designs website.