Before we could even get a post up on it, the new Tailfin AeroPack slipped way, waaaay past its Kickstarter funding goal. The design is a followup to their bow-shaped carbon fiber rear rack introduced in 2016 and adds a top bag to keep your cargo sitting in your draft. After all, if you’re packing enough for a really long ride, you’re probably wishing you could take your fastest bike. Now you can…
One of the standout features of the design is its versatility. There are versions to fit virtually any rear axle standard, and options for road, gravel, commuter, mountain bikes and fat bikes. Even full suspension bikes thanks to a rotating hinge design. Because it attaches low enough on the seatpost, it works with (at least partially, in most cases) with dropper posts.
On top of that versatility, three versions are offered: Carbon, Alloy and Trunk. The first two include an integrated rack with stiff spine running along the bottom of the bag. Both are a single unit, keeping the bag and rack together, creating a solid, wiggle and wobble-free way to move your goods. For gravel riders and off-road touring, this can be a Godsend.
Just replace your rear skewer or axle with the supplied part and the rack quickly and easily clips onto it.
You can even stack another bag on top of it and use the included straps to secure it. This keeps more of your cargo behind your body, out of the wind. The included 20L bag, which is available separately and fits on their original rack to combine with panniers for additional storage, uses a roll-top design and waterproof materials.
The AeroPack Trunk will retail for $199 (£149 / €169) on it’s own. The AeroPack Carbon will retail for $449 (£339 / €385) and weighs in at 600g. The AeroPack Alloy weighs a bit more at 780g and comes in at $369 (£279 / €315). Max load for the integrated units is 12kg (26.45lb). All versions are available with early bird deals offering substantial discounts and bundled package deals on their Kickstarter campaign.