How to Use Dry Bags as Bike Packing Bags
While preparing both of my touring bikes for camping this summer I decided to remove the racks from the mountain bike and use the dry bags I use to pack in the panniers of my touring bike rather than investing in some new equipment such as a fancy new seat pack bag or frame bag. As mentioned in my previous post regarding the use of these dry bags from Outdoor Research and Sea to Summit I decided to simply strap the bags to the bike as I didn't want to wait for the other equipment described in my previous post because it would have further delayed my vacation plans. Photo shown above is of the Sea to Summit Dry Bag attached to the handlebars with some standard backpacking straps which I had stashed with some other equipment. As a Seat Pack Bag is the Outdoor Research Lightweight Dry Sack also attached with some standard backpacking style buckled cinch straps.
Rather than adding a frame bag I repurposed a rear rack bag for a folding bike and attached it to the top tube. A seat wedge bag is repositioned around the seat tube and top tube. This packing method combined with a good quality ergonomically friendly hundred ounce hydration pack makes for some excellent bike packing options.
Anyhow, these are just a few practical tips and ideas to help with bike packing solutions.
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