The Ardea Pack is equal measures a hip pack and a bicycle handlebar bag. Mounted at the bars of your bicycle, the hip pack straps stow discreetly out of sight, and the bag secures to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system. No racks or metal attachments are necessary. The 2.5 liter pack was built for your essential fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and windbreaker. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Ardea Pack to securely carry your wind breaker or packable fly rod.
The Ardea Pack transitions in moments into a waist bag that’s ready for angling, hiking and trail running. Broad hip supports offer stellar for stability when you’re on the move, and add real-estate for a Sidekick Stem Pouch and modular Rando Pocket for more capacity. Moving on? Break apart the hip pack kit, and you’ve got a handlebar bag and stem bag ready to roll.
- Convertible hip pack design
- MOLLE attachment points on hip pack stabilizers for our Sidekick Pouch
- Waterproof YKK Zipper
- Main pocket has internal zipper and organizing pockets
- Exterior flat pocket
- Gatekeeper clip attachment buckles for fast attachment
- Breathable spacer mesh backing
- 10 X 6 X 2.5
- 2.5L, or 155 cubic inches
- Waist Belt Sizing: 27? to 52?
To set up your Ardea Pack as a handlebar bag, make sure that the waist strap is tucked securely behind the spacer mesh on the back of the Ardea Pack.
Take a close look at the webbing straps attached to the top of the Ardea Pack. You’ll see that the Gatekeeper Buckle is inserted into a webbing slot, and that there’s a metal loop that closes the buckle to keep it in place. To open that metal loop, squeeze the top and bottom of the buckle together and the metal hook will pop open. Next, wrap the webbing straps around your bars.
Tighten the webbing attachment straps real snug around your bars by opening the cam (the hinged part of the Gatekeeper Buckle that pinches the webbing and holds it in place) and adjusting the webbing. Tighten or loosen the webbing attachment straps as necessary, and close the cam firmly once you’ve found the perfect tension.
Last but not least, on the bottom of the back panel, you’ll find a length of cord with a toggle attached to it. Wrap the cord around your stem or head tube and loop the cord round the toggle to hold the strap in place. Adjust the cord as needed to make sure the bag is as tight and stable as possible!
Pull the waist straps out from behind the space mesh on the back of the Elwha Pack. You can adjust the waist belt from both sides of the belt.
About the Ardea Hip Pack (formerly the Elwha)
About the Ardea Handlebar Bag (formerly the Elwha)