Gear of the week
CYCLING WEEKLY|December 30, 2021
Another selection of new and innovative products that we’ve ridden and rated

Alpkit Gravel Bag £49.99

Weight 214g

I got on really well with the Gravel Bag. It might have a very simple and straightforward design, but it’s incredibly functional and just does the job excellently – something that can’t be said for some other bags which are much more expensive.

The 5L size proved a great balance, offering enough storage but also keeping the total package to a reasonable size. The front webbing was very useful for storing my waterproof jacket – particularly in sunny spells after a shower. The side pockets were great too, keeping used wrappers separate from my jersey pockets and the interior of the bag.

I haven’t ridden through any real downpours with this bag, but in intermittent showers the inside showed no sign of dampness. Given that it’s always advisable to place electrical items inside a separate dry bag, I’ve really got no complaints about the weatherproofing.

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