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When you’re packing your bike the big stuff’s easy. It’s the stuff you think about and allocate space to … sleeping bag, tarp, cooking stuff, etc. Once it’s all in place you suddenly remember all the little things you’ve forgotten. Sometimes you admit defeat and simply stick it all in a rucksack, other times you re-pack everything and try and find those hidden nooks and crannies to cram the last few bits in.
Extended length … making full use of useless space!

A much better solution would be one (or two) of these ‘Gas Tanks’ from Bikepack. They’re made from the same quality materials and produced with the same care and attention to detail as all the other Bikepack products and are amazingly handy.

Besides the standard size there’s also a custom option available for a small charge. The standard dimensions are 5cm W x 20cm L x 10cm H, which makes it an ideal storage space for your camera or sweeties or anything else you might need handy. The usual mounting point is on the top tube just behind the stem … although as you can see, that’s not the only possible option.

I’ve been using a custom sized version for the last six months or so, mounted to the front of the seatpost … somewhere which is usually just ‘dead space’. It’s the same width and height as standard but the length has been increased to 27cm and the zipper reversed so it opens from the top. I’ve thoroughly abused it, over-filled it and generally mistreated the poor thing and its not complained at all. Although it isn’t advertised as waterproof I haven’t found any water inside, even after some severe Welsh liquid sunshine.

Top tube mounted ‘Fuel Tanks’ … in camo if you fancy it.

The possible options go further than just sizing, there’s also a choice of colours and material spec’ too. Prices start at £18 which I think is fantastic value with custom sizing adding a couple of quid. All in all a superb bit of kit, ideally suited to storing all those bits you forgot!

You can order one HERE

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