Charlie says... I bloody love Revelate gear. It was my only choice for cycling across Iceland, purely because it has never let me down. Whilst there are many other options for bikepacking luggage now, only one brand has the experience that comes from many years of use, heritage and refinement..
This half bag is awesome. Its like having a glove box on your bike: roll along a dusty track, reach down, pull out the cigars and hip flask, and celebrate reaching Belgium, without even stopping the bike.
Tangle™ bags are rectangular-shaped half frame bags. They can be used for everyday riding & commuting, or any adventure big and small.
The main compartment features an exit port for a hydration tube or battery wire, a zippered flat left side pocket holds smaller stuff. Attachment is made with reinforced velcro along the top tube, other mounts are adjustiable with webbing and low profile camlock buckles with strap keepers. All attachment points bartacked for strength.
Tangle's usually leave room for both water bottle mounts. To check, measure the vertical height from the top of the bottle to the top tube and compare with bag height. In some cases you may need to use side entering cages or smaller bottles.
Measure the length under the top tube of your bike and the inside space at the head tube.
Feel free to send an email with sizing questions with these dimensions and a photo of your bike.
Small : Top length 17", front height 1", overall height 4"
Medium: - Top length 19.5", front height 1", overall height 4.5"
Large - Top length 21", 1.5" of length at the head tube. overall height 6"
- 9 oz
- Small - 225 cubic inches Medium - 275 cubic inches Large - 350 cubic inches
- -Dimension Polyant Xpac 400 Denier Fabric
-840 denier ballistics fabric around tube sections
-Down tube section padded with closed cell foam
-Beefy construction - all attachment points bartacked, reinforced top velcro flaps .
-White & yellow interior so you can see your stuff
-#8 YKK water resistant main zipper
-Left side flat pocket w/ #5 water resistant zipper
-Adjustable webbing attachments with low profile cam lock buckles.
- Hydration tube / battery wire port near the front of bag.
- Gas tank compatible
-Fits lots of different bikes!
Ben Vivian - Leicestershire
I have now used the Revelate Designs Frame Pack a few times on longer rides and when weather is not settled. It is a great piece of kit, really well built from good quality materials. There is one thing that I want to share in the review: be careful about sizing. I ride a 54 (Genesis steel frame) or 55 Enigma Ti adventure) road bike frames and was careful to measure the dimensions before buying and decided that the medium would be right. It does fit, but only just. My advice, for what it's worth, is go smaller than you need especially if you are the boundary of the size range. The reason being that I think the bag would fit better if the straps on the steerer and the down tube are tensioned - so slightly "stretching" the bag while holding it securely in place. I do get some rubbing on my inner legs while riding, not a problem though it tells me that the bag is slightly "baggy". Mine works OK, but if I were to buy again, I'd go for a small and not a medium for my "medium" sized frames.
Charlie says: yes this is good advice, a slightly smaller fit makes for a tighter fit.