Restrap Frame Bag (Large) review - rugged and practical for serious bikepackers

The Restrap bag will take anything you throw at it - or put in it

Restrap Frame Bag Large seen from the left side fitted to a Factor O2 bike
(Image credit: Joe Baker)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Restrap Frame Bag has a well-thought-out design and utterly rugged construction, making for a practical, wobble-free ride whether it's gravel or asphalt touring. Although not the cheapest option on the market at £82.99/$123.99, after an 800km test ride through the Austrian alps I think it’s a great investment for any serious bikepackers.

Reasons to buy
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    Great build quality and lifetime warranty

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    High capacity whilst still fitting two bottles in M/L frames

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    Rock solid frame attachment

Reasons to avoid
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    Nearly, but not fully waterproof

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Despite the plain and unassuming name, Restrap's Frame Bag is up there with the best bikepacking bags.

Of the three sizes Restrap offers, I tried the biggest - the Restrap Frame Bag Large, which has a capacity of 4.5L and weighs in at 255g. On my 56cm Factor O2 frame, this was a near perfect fit, but for smaller than a 54cm frame it’s definitely worth checking Restrap's medium and small options as this isn’t a short bag at 50cm.

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Joe Baker
Tech Writer

Joe is Cycling Weekly's tech writer. He's always had a love for bikes, since first riding a two wheeled steed before the age of four. Years down the line, Joe began racing at 16, and enjoyed great experiences internationally, racing in Italy, Spain and Belgium to name a few locations. Always interested in tech, Joe even piloted his Frankenstein hill climb bike to a Junior National Title in 2018.  After taking a step back from elite level racing in April 2022, Joe joined our team as a freelancer, before becoming Tech Writer in May 2023.