Restrap releases new travel bag range for everyday carrying

Restrap ROLLTOP BACKPACK - 22L
The smaller Rolltop Backpack (Image credit: Restrap)

Restrap are famed for their on-bike storage for bikepacking, the Yorkshire-based brand was among the early bikepacking bag manufacturers and has since grown their range to cater to all needs, from ultra endurance racing to commuting convenience.

The new Travel range are designed to give carrying solutions for on and off the bike, whether commuting, errands around town, or other sports and activities. The range features 40L and 22L Rolltop Backpacks which, as you'd expect have a roll-top closure system, plus a Utility hip-pack that's also roll-top and can double as a handlebar bag too.

Both backpacks are built from a TPU outer material and feature an orange nylon lining and air mesh back and straps. The smaller bag has a claimed weight of 770g and the bigger 40L weighs 980g.

The bags feature a main compartment with a roll-top closure that's secured with a Fidlock magnetic buckle. There are two zipped pockets, one is specially designed for a laptop (15in for the 40L, 14in for the 22L) while the other has an internal mesh pocket and can be used to store smaller easy-to-reach items. Both these zipped pockets can be accessed inside and outside, for quick and easy access.

The shoulder straps have a chest strap and there is also a removable waist strap to help add stability and support. Shoulder D-rings can be used to mount accessories and there is an internal key clip included with the bag.

Restrap UTILITY HIP PACK

The versatile hip pack can be used as either worn on the body or mounted on the handlebar (Image credit: David Altabev / Restrap)

There is also a new roll-top Utility Hip Pack that can also double as a handlebar bag. Restrap says the Utility Hip Pack internal compartment is tape-sealed and fully waterproof to shield your belongings from the harshest weather conditions. As with the backpacks, the roll top is secured with an easy-to-use Fidlock buckle.

Switching from hip pack to handlebar bag is simply a case of folding the waist straps into the back panel and using the velcro straps to attach it to the handlebar.

Finally, there is a Travel Pouch for keeping your small essentials safe and organized within your backpack, framebag, or jersey pocket. Measuring 190mm x 105mm x 30mm, it's made from waterproof TPU fabrics and uses a YKK Aqua guard zip to keep water out. It has a cushioned construction to offer a bit of padding and an internal card storage area.

All three bags come in either black or white colorways and the complete Travel range is covered by Restrap's lifetime guarantee.

The Travel range is available now and the hip-pack is priced at £94.99, while the 40L and 22L backpacks will retail for £184.99 and £209.99. For more details, head over to Restrap.com.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg