Evoc Top Tube Pack review - small but perfectly formed bag for adventures and everyday use

A well-made top tube bag with velcro straps, water resistant features and a 0.5 litre capacity

Evoc's Top Tube Pack has a capacity of 0.5l
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Top tube bags are a handy addition to any bikepacking set-up or simply for anyone who requires a bit of additional storage on a regular ride. The Evoc bag is a solid example of their practical nature, both storing a number of smaller items and offering easy access to them mid-ride. All told, it’s a simple bag that does what’s required of it. The quality of the fabrics and construction are all a bonus and lead me to believe that it will stand the test of time. Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give the bag is that it’s still in use.

Reasons to buy
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    Quality materials

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    Waterproof zip

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    Easy to install

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much, but perhaps would benefit from being a little bigger

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At the heart of any bikepacking trip lies the spirit of adventure; and whether it's an overnight stay close to home or a multi-day trip in some far-flung corner of the world, a good set of bags to carry your kit are essential. While seat, frame and bar bags steal the show, a small top tube bag is often included in the configuration. And with good reason.

Top tube bags are designed to offer easy access to smaller items that you, well, need easy access to while riding. If bikepacking seat, frame and handlebar bags typically hold larger and heavier items - think bivvy bag, sleeping bag, stove and cooking utensils, tools and a down jacket - then the smaller top tube bag or ‘bento box’ becomes the preserve of snacks, valuables and other compact items. This means that of all the bikepacking bags on offer, it’s the one you’re likely to keep on your bike at all times, as useful for a quick spin around the trails as it is on a long-haul journey.

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