Welcome, and thanks for having a look around!

Bikepackersfoundry.com 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, and tested with our own money!

What’s new: 1. Here’s an outline of trail-tested backcountry packing systems, particularly with a fat bike. 2. After a pandemic induced hiatus another RWGPS Ride Report is up on their site. 3. A lightweight and very effective way to light a campfire.

Recent updates: cold-weather cycling ideas, eye and face protection, high-efficiency gas stove hack, and keeping your electronics warm in extreme cold.

Coming soon: instant hot meal recipes; low-cost, quick-charge, multi-purpose lighting systems; ultra-light DIY racks and waterproof panniers; DIY aerobars; low-cost high-efficiency ultra-light cooking systems. Several new and innovative bikepacking luggage systems will be available to order in the Spring.

Products available include the SeatBag (dropper post friendly), XL StraddleBag, Jones H-Loop Harness, BikeHandle, Hidden Tool and Repair rolls, and custom Voile straps in 20″ and 32″ lengths. The Power Delivery (PD) for bikepacking blog post now includes lighting systems that incorporate PD capabilities. Bikepacking with a vintage 26’er demonstrates the versatility of our luggage. The aerobar lift-kit is a DIY idea for the lightweight height adjustment of aerobar elbow rests.

Rollingdale Adventure Bike on Goat Pond
Test riding some new prototypes on the High Rockies Trail (a segment of the GDMBR). Up front TheUnihorn a single carbon fibre aerobar with multi-position elbow rest (190 grams); and a waterproof FireballBag (6 litres, 120 grams). Out back, a pair of RacklessPanniers (each 10 litres, 275 grams). Camp shoes are being used as a dropper-post compatible fender and attached with a 20″ Voile Strap. The frame has a custom full length top tube bag, DIY high-volume frame bag, and a FenderBag. An XL StraddleBag securely holds bear spray and a 700ml Aquabot.

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: Bikepacking and bike-rafting images, usage ideas (such as saving fuel), product suggestions, and ultralight gear lists.

Bikepacking.com and Bikepack.ca are excellent resources for many aspects of this sport. If you’re looking for cold-weather gear and riding inspiration check out Coldbike.