With the continued explosion of bikepacking in the most intense places on earth, Blackburn Design has released a series of bikepacking bags that can stand up to anything.
(Scotts Valley, CA – October 1, 2018) Blackburn Design, the cycling industry leader in bikepacking essentials, today announced the launch of their new Outpost Elite™ line of bikepacking and touring bags. This completely redesigned collection features three essential pieces to keep gear dry and secure in the most demanding conditions. These include the Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll™, the Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack™ and the Outpost Elite Frame Bag™ (available in four sizes). All items in the Outpost Elite™ collection are available worldwide starting mid-October from authorized Blackburn retailers and at www.blackburndesign.com
“We’ve had tremendous success with the original Outpost line; the pieces are durable, adjustable and affordable. The new Outpost Elite collection builds on these characteristics and provides riders a system that’s not just lighter, but also one that’s built to stand up to rugged, wet conditions,” remarked Marcus Vyvyan, Blackburn’s Category Manager.
Mark Matson, Blackburn Design Product Manager added, “After two years of development and thousands of miles of rider feedback from our first generation of Outpost bags, we’re confident that the new Outpost Elite collection is the most advanced, lightweight and versatile, expedition-worthy bikepacking setup that Blackburn has ever made.”
All the bags in the Outpost Elite™ collection are made from lightweight, waterproof materials and feature welded seam construction. Robust weatherproof zippers are standard on the Outpost Elite Frame Bag™ while T6061 aluminum mounts are integrated into the Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll™ and Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack™ to keep cargo firmly in place while riding in rough terrain.
Key Design Attributes
The Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll™ features a new outer harness system that enables the rider to quickly remove the inner bag without having to detach the harness from the bike. It uses a durable Velcro patch on the inner side of the harness to keep the pack in place during installation or removal. The Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll™ retails at $159.99 / €149.95 / £139.99.
The Outpost Universal Seat Pack™ is designed to work with or without dropper posts, bolting to the seat rails on a T6061 aluminum alloy wing for a rock-solid mount. The Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack™ retail price is $169.99 / €159.95 / £149.99
The Outpost Elite Frame Bag™ includes four uniquely designed sizes: Small, Medium Short, Medium Tall and Large. The expanded size range accommodates a wider range of bike geometry and rider preferences than ever before. Outpost Elite Frame Bag™ retail pricing ranges from $119.99 / €99.95 / £89.99 (Small); $129.99 / €109.95 / £99.99 (Medium Short / Medium Tall); $139 / €119.95 / £109.99 (Large).
For additional information on the entire Outpost Elite™ collection, please visit https://www.blackburndesign.com/collections/outpost-elite.html
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