Apidura, among the biggest names in bikepacking, has launched a new City Messenger bag that's available in two different sizes.
The City Messenger comes in both 11-inch and 13-inch versions, each featuring an internal sleeve for your laptop or tablet.
"The City Series is not a ruggedised, adventure-inspired range, but rather takes influence from the ‘less is more’ design philosophies [we have] developed through creating lightweight, technical bikepacking gear," says Apidura.
"The result is a technical, lightweight and waterproof carry solution for seamlessly transitioning through the city. Both messengers have a stable, anatomical fit on and off the bike, with an easy one-handed zipless opening and are fully waterproof."
The bags are made from Apidura's bespoke CT420 Marle fabric – a nylon core with TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) coatings – with welded seams. They're low profile and feature reflective elements that are intended to be subtle when you're off the bike, but eye-catching when caught by headlights. You also get slits for attaching a rear LED.
To us, extending the range from bikepacking bags to city bags seems like a natural progression for the London-based brand.
"[We have] a great deal of experience creating technically advanced, lightweight gear for riders in some of the planet’s most challenging environments and events," says Apidura. "Now, [we have] applied this precision-crafted, adventure-proven expertise to the urban environment to offer a simple, durable and versatile carry solution for city life."
The 11-inch City Messenger is £129 while the 13-inch version is £144.
They're available now over at www.apidura.com