This tiny ultralight Ornot Micro Musette packs down to fit in the palm of your hand, yet is claimed to weight just 35g. And if you want something a bit more protective of your precious cargo, their weatherproof NeoShell Musette is likely not a ton heavier, but made from reclaimed fabric. Either way you look at it, these are two simple bags that will can carry your day-to-day essentials, or be ready anytime to pick up a 6-pack or some sandwiches.
Ornot Micro Musette, the World’s Lightest Bike Bag
I’m going to speak for everyone in Bikerumor Tower and say that we can never have too many nice musettes. The simple classic road cyclists feed bag isn’t huge. But as a small reusable bag, it’s hard to argue with for carrying a packed lunch, a set of clothes to change into for after your ride, or to pick up a few small items from the shop on the way home. I even love them for organizing clothes & gear inside a bigger bag when I travel. Plus, I’m a sucker for a tiny packable musette. I especially like the weather-resistant Apidura Packable one, a regular part of my bikepacking gear.
Apparently Ornot are part of the Musette Lovers Society, as well. Because they made a fully functional musette from ultralight recycled ripstop nylon in the US. And they gave it secure double snap closure and a tiny internal pocket to stuff it into when not in use. That tiny pocket is even made from leftover scraps from the production of their Micro Climate Jacket.
How light is the World’s Lightest?
A basic cotton musette usually weighs around 75g, that tiny Apidura one is 65g. This Ornot Micro Musette weighs an astonishingly light 35g.
The Micro Musette is a pretty good size at 33x38cm (13×15″), and it gets an expanding gusset pleat bottom for extra storage inside. That makes it quite a bit bigger than my standard flat-style 29x34cm cotton musettes. That’s a size that Ornot says is good for carrying 6 water bottles, or as many of their favorite bhan mi sandwiches
It even gets a reflective tab for visibility when riding in low light with snacks on your back. Its reinforced shoulder strap is not adjustable, but you can always tie a knot to shorten it as needed. I honestly am never really that satisfied with adjustable musette strap hardware.
Water-resistant NeoShell Musette
Equally as simple, roomy & versatile, Ornot also made another musette, of the same size and snap flap closure. This time though, they make the bag out of remnant Polartec NeoShell fabric, that otherwise could have gone to waste.
Meant to be more of a heavy-duty regular use bag, the deadstock NeoShell means it is a bit stretchy and highly water-resistant to keep whatever you are carrying around protected no matter the weather. It’s still packable, but not so tiny, and not with its own stuff pocket.
Ornot Musettes – Pricing, availability & options
Both small bags are the same basic size and simple overall pattern. And Ornot cuts and sews both entirely in California.
I think for what it is, the ultralight Ornot Micro Musette is reasonably priced at $38. It comes in 3 limited edition colors – tangerine, olive green, and light slate gray.
The heavier-duty water-resistant Ornot NeoShell Musette is even more affordable at just $30. And it comes in just 2 colors – navy blue & slate gray.
Get them both direct from Ornot now, or not.