VeloPac RidePac Lite review

A cheaper variant of the original Ridepac

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A cheaper option than the standard RidePac, the RidePac Lite still provides the same capacity and features, but with a ripstop nylon finish. It’s a really good way to carry your cycling essentials around with you, without reverting to a saddle pack.

Reasons to buy
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    A cheaper option than the standard RidePac with the same features

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    Well organised internal storage

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Reasons to avoid
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    Shows the dirt more than the standard RidePac

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    You don’t get the cool rider details of the pricier model

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The VeloPac RidePac range has gradually increased over the last few years, with new designs of the standard model, softer fabrics and different size options. The RidePac Lite actually weighs 6g more than the original RidePac. But it does cost £12 less, so it’s light on your wallet rather than your rear pocket. It’s also made in the Far East rather than, as with the original, in the UK.

The RidePac Lite comes in black, blue, teal or mocha ripstop, waterproof nylon. Like the original RidePac there’s a waterproof zip, so your kit won’t get wet even if you’re riding damp roads and have it stashed in your middle pocket. So it’s a safe way to carry your phone, as well as your other bits and bobs, on your rides.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.