Blackburn just announced their new Outpost Elite collection of bikepacking bags, said to be lighter and more durable than the original Outpost bags, and also completely waterproof. Read on for details…

Posted by Miles Arbour

Earlier this week Blackburn announced a new line of bikepacking bags that build on the widely popular Outpost collection that was launched back in 2014. The new line, which includes the Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll, Universal Seat Pack, and Elite Frame Bag is the “most advanced, lightweight and versatile, expedition-worthy bikepacking setup that Blackburn has ever made,” according to Mark Matson, Blackburn Design Design Product Manager. Here are all the details on each of the new bags:

Outpost Elite Frame Bag

The Outpost Elite Frame Bag is available in four sizes and designed to fit a wider range of bike sizes, frame styles and rider preferences. Sizes include small, medium short, medium tall, and large. The bags are made from lightweight, waterproof materials and feature welded seams as well as removable Hypalon straps that protect the frame and allow for a precise placement and adjustment. Added features include a hose port to allow for the storage of a water reservoir or a cache battery to get dense heavy products to the lowest center of gravity.

Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Frame Bag

  • Blackburn Design Elite Frame Bag
  • Blackburn Design Elite Frame Bag
  • Volume: Small: 3.37L / Med-Short: 3.65L / Med-Tall: 5.15L / Large: 6.76L
  • Weight: Small: 159g / Med-Short: 243g / Med-Tall: 258g / Large: 325g
  • Price: Small: $119.99 / Med-Short: $129.99 / Med-Tall: $129.99 / Large: $139.99
  • More Info: Link

Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack

The Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack has been developed to work with both standard and dropper seatposts. It’s a two-part system: part 1 features a T6061 alloy wing—freakishly similar to the Rail Wing used on Bedrock Bags’ Black Dragon and Coconino seat packs—that affixes to the saddle, not the seatpost. Part 2 is a removable and waterproof dry bag that has a scuba style air bleed valve that enables the rider to remove excess air from the bag itself. While the wing stays affixed to the seat, the waterproof dry bag can be easily removed, packed, compressed and snapped back into place with two adjustable buckles.

Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack

  • Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack
  • Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack
  • Volume: 10.5L
  • Weight: 572g
  • Price: $169.99
  • More Info: Link

Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll

The Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll is an expedition-worthy harness and dry bag system in two parts. Part 1 is a fixed aluminum handlebar mount with an alloy, angle adjusting faceplate. A new harness system enables the rider to secure the cargo up under the handlebars. Part 2 is a removable, waterproof dry bag. The two-part design with Velcro patch allows for ease of loading and an even distribution of weight. The dry bag also features MOLLE straps and elastic cordage to affix external cargo.

Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll

  • Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll
  • Blackburn Design Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll
  • Volume: 14L
  • Weight: 795g
  • Price: $159.99
  • More Info: Link

Here’s a quick video showcasing the entire collection:

For more information, visit BlackburnDesign.com.

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