Hip pack, fanny pack, waist belt, bum bag, whatever you call it, carrying things in a small pack around your waist is hot again. This seems to be particularly true if you spend a lot of time on a mountain bike or gravel bike. But even with a ton of options floating around, Spurcycle’s co-founder and COO, Nick Slone, couldn’t find his perfect pack. So the company set out to build one.
Spurcycle is perhaps best known for their gorgeous bells, but they also know their way around tools and accessories. The simply named ‘Hip Pack’ follows their no-nonsense design philosophy to make beautifully simple products that do exactly what you need them to and nothing else.
Admitting that it was a pet project to create his perfect bag, Nick says that the Hip Pack has been in the works for over a year. Designed to be at home whether mountain biking, skate skiing, hiking, or any other outdoor pursuit, the Hip Pack focuses on a simple and lightweight design. Made in the USA from materials that include Dyneema and X-Pac fabrics and featuring a heavy duty one-handed zipper with a huge pull cord, the pack is claimed to be just 250g for a 4L capacity.
Inside the main pocket, you’ll find four pockets around the perimeter as well as an internal zippered pocket to keep your valuables safe plus a lanyard for your keys. The only storage on the outside of the pack comes in the form of an external shock cord to provide a place to stash bulky items like small jackets, vests, arm/leg warmers, etc.
The Hip Pack is priced at $135, and is available now.