Even if you’re not willing to admit it, half the enjoyment of bike packing is the time when you aren’t riding – the stops! Whether it is for the fantastic view, the well earned rest or the vast quantities of food. If you are trying to keep weight off your back (if you’re reading about bikepacking bags, then you probably are), there are usually a few things you’ll want with you during your stops, so a bag you can quickly remove from your bike and sling over your shoulder is very handy indeed!
Integrated attachment system
Bag construction (XP)
Lightweight yet durable - quality made in New Zealand.
X-Pac has been used as the main outer fabric, as it is light, durable and waterproof. It is slightly heavier than Dyneema GridStop, but comes in a greater range of colours.
Detachable Shoulder Strap
Allows the Cafe Bag to double as a shoulder bag.
Mesh Side Pockets
Elasticated side pockets with a stretch mesh - these are great for stashing bits and pieces while riding, particularly useful for snack wrappers!
Water resistant zippers
YKK Uretek water resistant zippers are used throughout.
Highly reflective logos keep you visible from all directions at night
Fabrics & Colours (XP)
With a large range of external fabric and trim colours to choose from, you're spoilt for choice! Choose a unique combination that matches your bike or contact us for a completely custom look.
What to put in it
Great for those valuables and items you want to keep close at all times (and not leave with your bike!) or information you want quick access to during your stop (eg. wallet, passport, phone, keys, maps, route description, camera, etc.). Side mesh pockets are great for stashing snack wrappers (or your toothbrush!) while riding.
How to pack it
The Cafe bag can be packed on or off the bike. It detaches quickly and easily for refuelling stops at cafes and supermarkets or when you need to make a quick stop and leave your bike. Packing options are made easy with three pockets: a main pocket with double ended zip extending around the top side for easy access, a second external pocket on the front and one internal pocket for valuables (complete with key hook).
Here at Robo-Kiwi we are all about lightweight bike packing solutions. Our standard option is designed to be very weight efficient and is lighter than many competitors “ultralight” options.
However, if you'd like to save more weight, check out the Cafe Bag UL.