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Tiny Apidura Expedition Waist Belt Adds Jersey Pockets to Any Riding Kit

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets, minimalist hip pack
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Apidura’s latest little Expedition Waist Belt is as simple a wearable storage solution as you could wish for. It’s the most minimalist hip pack imaginable. And it might just save your gravel, bikepacking, or even enduro mountain biking woes.

So, if you’ve taken to riding in more relaxed fit clothes for greater comfort, modesty, or just better style on the bike, Apidura can bring back the classic benefits of 3 good ‘ol rear jersey pockets…

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets, minimalist hip pack, loaded
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Apidura specializes in helping you carry more on your bike rides. Their niche is lightweight, rackless bikepacking. The biggest part of that is probably gravel and off-road adventure riding, where trends are generally moving away from classic fitted lycra jerseys, and more in the direction of more comfortable, looser-fitting shirts and jerseys that also transition well off-the-bike.

But ditching the dedicated cycling jersey for a tech tee often means losing all your pockets, too. Or bikepackers end up overstuffing what pockets they have, from shirts & jerseys to bib shorts cargo pockets.

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets, minimalist hip pack, buckle and belt

So, enter a set of strap-on jersey pockets, with a simple adjustable belt & buckle.

Or as Apidura calls it, the Expedition Waist Belt.

Tech details

The breathable 4-way-stretch padded mesh Apidura Expedition Waist Belt offers 1L of combined storage in 3 jersey-style pockets. Two smaller side hip pockets angle slightly forward, compared to the larger full-height ~13cm tall center pocket. None get any secure closure (like a zip or velcro), instead relying on the stretchy fabric to keep your gear in place.

Claimed weight for the on-bike anatomically cut waist belt is just 70g for S/M or 75g for L/XL

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt – Pricing, Options & Availability

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets, minimalist hip pack, over bib shorts

The belt comes in two sizes S/M to fit 75-95cm (29.5-37″) or L/XL to fit 90-105cm (35-41″) circumferences. Keep in mind then, that’s not your waist size necessarily. You need to measure overtop of whatever you want to wear under the waist belt – after all, maybe that’s a pair of bib shorts, just some regular shorts, or several more layers of clothing. You decide.

Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets, minimalist hip pack, loaded

It may be simple and light, but the Apidura Expedition Waist Belt still sells for $49 / 38 / 44€ – available from today. Sure, that’s not exactly cheap, but it does give any shirt or jersey classic pockets again.

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Frank Hassler
Frank Hassler
27 days ago

Gee, has anyone ever thought of seeing pockets like this right into the jersey??

mud
mud
27 days ago

One reason I got away from jersey pockets is that smart phones got so big and heavy. I think most gravel riders use some sort of bag now, but this is great for mtb riders who want their stuff strapped tightly to their body as they bounce down the trail.

nooner
nooner
27 days ago
Reply to  mud

That was a no brainer, ditch the smartphone and get your life back.

Fig Ciocc
Fig Ciocc
27 days ago
Reply to  nooner

Good thing you have gotten your life back. You’re clearly using that time wisely by commenting on bikerumor.com articles.

nooner
nooner
26 days ago
Reply to  Fig Ciocc

Hey, sorry to offend you phone zombies. This waist pack looks tighter fitting and could be really nice for runners and cyclists. I love the feeling of using a tight fitted three pocket cycling jersey and knowing exactly where to reach and what to get. It feels very intuitive and second nature. It could just be muscle memory.

VoyageVoyage
VoyageVoyage
23 days ago

I’ve been using a ‘Stretch Pocket Belt’ for bike touring for years, picked it up for less than 10Euros in France. It’s been great and used over many 1000s of miles so far. When not in use it’s simply a belt, totally unobtrusive.

Just had a look and they’re available online for $10

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