Cockpit Bag UL
This bag is a favourite as it is possibly the most accessible storage location while riding. Weather-resistant, it is ideal for small items and attaches to the top tube just behind the stem. Double YKK #5 outer edge zippers allow for full access to the large front compartment.
Custom Features (optional)
- One or two internal compartments
- Internal sleeve pockets for sorting gear
- Transparent phone/GPS panel in lid
- Cable exit sleeve (to connect lights at night)
Please choose the custom size when ordering and specify which options you'd like in the comments section at checkout.
The Cockpit Bag UL is probably bigger than you think. It is certainly bigger than most similar bags on the market. It is 290mm long and will probably cover a large part of your top tube, but its tapered shape and rubber contact patches keep it in line and not interfere with your pedaling action.
Hybrid Dyneema® Composite Fabric
Hybrid Dyneema® Composite Fabric (formerly Cuben Fiber) is a patented, ultra-lightweight fabric made of flexible non-woven composite laminates which are reinforced with Dyneema® fibres.
DCF is costly and for good reason. It's 15x stronger than steel and provides the highest tear and tensile strength of any competing fabric on a weight-by-weight and thickness basis.
The hybrid variant of DCF is a 2-layer laminate material combining a thin DCF layer with a polyester plain-weave face fabric, which adds strength and makes the material look more like a traditional woven fabric.
It is our fabric of choice for products that demand high performance durability and the absolute best in ultra-lightweight, waterproof fabric.
Side Padding & Protection
Closed cell foam laminated to the external fabric protects your bike frame and provides structure.
Hypalon® reinforcement patches
Hypalon® reinforcement patches provide strap adjustment options, increased grip and protection for your bike frame.
Highly reflective logos keep you visible from all directions at night.
Cable Exit Port
A Hypalon® flap covers the cable exit port, allowing you to charge your GPS/phone/lights.
Made in New Zealand
All ROBO-KIWI bikepacking bags are proudly designed and made in New Zealand from a range of quality technical fabrics.
Water resistant zippers
YKK Uretek water resistant zippers are used throughout all ROBO-KIWI bikepacking bags.
Velcro & Hypalon® Attachments
Quality One-wrap Velcro straps provide an adjustable and reliable fit to your bike. These are lined with separate Hypalon® tabs to provide a secure anti-slip fit and protection for your bike frame.
Fabrics & Colours (UL)
Choose from 3 external fabric colours for a unique setup that matches your bike or contact us for a completely custom look.
Transparent Phone Pocket
The large size Cockpit Bag comes with a transparent phone pocket, which fits up to iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S9 sized phones in a thin protective case (note that larger phones such as iPhone 8 plus will not fit).
What to put in it
This bag is a great for small items such as gloves, sun glasses, sun screen, lip balm, head light batteries, etc. as well as snacks.
How to pack it
This bag can be packed on or off the bike. Make sure all velcro straps and done up tightly and overlap well.
Robo-Kiwi Ultra Light is our bag solution that goes all-out to create the lightest possible version of our products, while still maintaining functionality and durability. Excess weight is cut wherever possible. We use a hybrid Dyneema composite outer fabric, smaller buckles, narrower straps and velcro, lower density foam inserts, etc, etc.
The ultra light solution isn’t right for everyone. If you want bike bags so durable that you’ll be able to pass them down to your grandchildren, there are plenty of bag manufactures to choose from. If you want bags that have been shown to go the distance while saving significant weight over a standard bike packing setup, Robo-Kiwi Ultra Light is for you!
For the standard model, check out the Cockpit Bag.
If you'd like to go even lighter than our Ultra Light Model, please contact us to discuss your requirements. There are a few extra tricks we can employ on custom setups to save a few grams here and there and if you are willing to make a few key trade-offs we can make significant extra weight savings.