Scenic vista from a pond adjacent to Lake Abraham.

Welcome, and thanks for having a look around!

What’s new: November 30, 2023. The header image above is a teaser for a complete Ultra 200 custom luggage system, weighing about 1 kg for almost 80 litres of secure, stable, and flexible storage. Product and DIY details to follow. DIY seat bag stabilization. Two new products, the FireballBag with GearHammock, and the AeroBag. A blog post with Light, heat, and power ideas for bikepacking. Monthly RWGPS Rides Reports. Winter fatbike camping gear list. DIY Mug Cozy. Bikerafting update March 2023. Bighorn Dam bikepacking route. DIY Ice Probe for fatbiking. First Winter overnighter of 2023. Finding N+0 – March 4, 2023 update incorporates Version 4 RacklessPannier notes. This blog post outlines equipping and riding a custom titanium Pinion/Carbon Drive bicycle that was created by RollingDale Cycle.

About us: Bikepackers Foundry is a daughter (maker and business owner) and father (prototyping, testing and DIY) family collaboration to create, field-test, and handcraft, original ultralight bikepacking gear using high-quality materials. The site also provides ultralight DIY designs and usage ideas. This website is intended to only portray items that the authors have not seen covered elsewhere. There are no affiliate links on this website. Everything is purchased, developed, handmade, and tested with our own money! We financially support Bikepacking Roots, Friends of Kananaskis, CAMBA and other trails-focused organizations, and Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports.

Bikepacking with a vintage 26’er demonstrates the versatility of our luggage.

The Store:  A number of unique products are currently available. All products are designed to simplify your bikepacking system. Orders over $150, include free Xpress Post shipping within Canada; and free parcel post to many other destinations world-wide.

DIY ideas: This section of the website has a variety of do-it-yourself projects focused on ultralight designs, gear hacks, and other ideas for doing more with less.  Projects for you to consider include a composite rear rack and integrated pannier system (dropper-post friendly), and an ultralight  handlebar harness and roll system.

Blog: New routes, RWGPS Ride Reports, unpaid and unsolicited product reviews, interesting images, usage ideas/gear hacks (such as saving fuel), and ultralight gear lists.

If you’re looking for cold-weather gear and riding inspiration check out Coldbike.