We do a lot of quick trips, traveling to ride bikes from our Bikerumor EU HQ, and that invariably means efficient packing. Silca’s newest Maratona Gear Bag looks like a great new option – sorting & stuffing riding gear into a bag that can haul a solid weekend’s worth of kit, keep it all organized, and still fit into the overhead compartment when necessary.

Silca Maratona Gear Bag race day or carry-on luggage?

courtesy of Silca

Whether travel means day trips to race cyclocross, weekends of family biking, or whirlwind trips within Europe to cover the latest & greatest bike tech, it always boils down to packing as much riding gear as possible into the most minimal baggage, sometimes leaving a little room left over for street clothes.

The $180 Maratona gear bag was designed to handle it all – taking design input from both pro & amateur riders. As a cycling specific weekender bag, it offers organized sorting of your riding gear, plus separate self-contained outside pockets for both wet & dirty riding kit and your riding shoes, both vented to the outside!

Inside the bags gets small mesh & zippered pockets for easy access to essentials, plus a set of elastic loops to hold a pair of bidons in place.

The bag itself unzips to lay flat making it easy to get to everything inside, but also to create a flat surface to lay out all of your kit, or even keep your socks dry in wet grass.

Outside the bag gets carry handles on three sides, plus a set of stowable padded shoulder straps to carry it as a backpack (or as a duffel).

Overall construction of the Maratona bag is much like the rest of Silca’s packs – made from a mix of weather-resistant rugged 600D nylon and waxed canvas, with reflective contrast stitching. At 60x40x25cm overall when expanded or about 60l the Maratona is a big bag for the weekend, but still fits within airline guidelines for carry-on luggage. All that space will be welcome for any cyclist who has struggled with packing for a weekend of racing, especially in uncertain or winter weather.



  1. Crash Bandicoot on

    People are going to knock it but this looks like an awesome bit of kit for guys who race a lot or have to bike commute to races. I’ll stick to my duffle bag and some basic tools though. Good market if someone can undercut them I would easily spend 40-80 for a good cycling specific bag (eg. place for helmet, glasses, electronics, small tool roll, and separate ventilated bin for shoes/dirty kits) with padded dividers and backpack straps.

  2. Mike Franke on

    Endura makes a similar bag that also has wheels. I use mine for all business travel as well. I suspect this is a market that can handle multiple options.


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