Welcome, and thanks for having a look around!

What’s new: Loop-Bar Harness and Flexi-Roll are two new products designed to create highly stable and flexible storage on your loop-type handlebars. DIY waterproof panniers (overview YT video in link); high efficiency low-cost gas stove system (YouTube video in link); Frame bag DIY upgrades; DIY aerobars; Low-cost, high-performance LED lighting systems; Zoleo satellite communicator initial thoughts; An outline of trail-tested backcountry packing systems, particularly with a fat bike; Another instant mashed potato recipe. This one is based on bulk ingredients that greatly reduce excess packaging; A lightweight and very effective way to light a campfire.

Recent updates: Favorite images from 2021 trips, cold-weather cycling ideas, eye and face protection, high-efficiency gas stove hack, and keeping your electronics warm in extreme cold.

About us: 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!

Coming soon: backcountry trip planning tools; next generation ultra-light DIY racks and waterproof panniers; low-cost high-efficiency ultra-light cooking systems. Several new and innovative bikepacking luggage systems will be available to order in Spring 2022.

Products available include Loop-Bar Harness and Flexi-Roll, the SeatBag (dropper post friendly), XL StraddleBag, 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.

Testing the flexibility of Bikepackers Foundry systems. Up front the new (March 2022) Loop-type handlebar harness with 8 and 13 liter Sea to Summit Big River dry bags attached. The Flexi-roll (typically on the handlebar) has been strapped to the rear rack. Despite carrying a full winter kit the bike is narrow enough for tight singletrack. See next image for more comments.
Side view of the same loading configuration. The harness now visible between the rack and rear axle is a prototype that allows for dry bags to be directly and independently secured to each side of the DIY rack. The Flexi-roll on top of the rack contains a Western Mountaineering VBL, spare winter clothes, Z-lite Sol, and wide Neoair Xtherm.

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.