We're delighted to announce that we've added the loved bikepacking brand Miss Grape to our collection. Discover the latest range here
Bikepacking is one of the hottest trends at the moment. The rising popularity of events such as the TransAtlantic Way helps raise the profile of riding unsupported on a bike laden down with just the bare essentials.
Bikepacking bags, as they're known, commonly comprise lightweight bags that strap directly to the frame, seat post and handlebar. They fit just about any bike, so you're not restricted to riding a bike with rack mounts to carry panniers, and they're versatile and can easily be adapted to suit different requirements.
The Miss Grape brand grew out of founder Michele Boschetti's love of making handmade bags for his bikepacking adventures across his native Italy. One thing led to another, and in 2014 he founded the company to sell a range of bags. Boschetti has worked hard on finding the right materials for the bags, sourcing a ballistic polyamide fabric with high rear resistance which provides the durability and abrasion resistance he wanted for his bags. A coating adds water resistance, and there are waterproof zips as well. And, of course, they're handmade in Italy.