ILE Apex Day Pack review

ILE, or Inside Line Equipment, is a trendy American brand making bags, by hand, in their San Francisco Bay factory. We test ride the new Apex Day Pack, and see whether trendy can also be practical.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Exceptionally well made, and thanks to its simple construction, the ILE Apex Day Pack is a good option for those after a faff-free carrying device. The size may be an issue for some, as 11 litres is no warehouse, but it's just about right for a change of clothes and some lunch and so became a regular on my regular work commute.

Reasons to buy
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    Very well made

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    Simple design

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    Good front loading

Reasons to avoid
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    Small storage capacity

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This isn't the first time we've seen an ILE bag here at Cycling Weekly. We tested their Race Day bag and we liked some of the features, especially the materials, but we didn't get on very well with the bag in practice.

The Apex Day Pack should be a very different beast indeed. Not only is it a lot smaller, only 11 litres, its stripped down design should be a lot more user friendly.

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