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Description

Big Papa is a 17 litre saddle bag providing rack-free storage for bulky items on long bikepacking trips.

The separate rigid harness system speeds up packing and removal so you can get riding quicker. Adjustable saddle and seat post attachments ensure a secure fit to your bike.

The harness is compatible with the Exo-Rail mount for extra stability and reduced sway on rough terrain. Hardwearing waterproof fabric and a roll top closure protects your kit from all but the heaviest rain. Built to last by hand in the UK with a 25 year Alpine Bond.

Highlights

Weatherproof construction

Waterproof X-Pac® X11 and Cordura® fabrics for all-weather riding

Separate harness and bag

Speeds up packing and removal of the bag at either end of your ride.

Exo-Rail compatible

For maximum stability and reduced sway over rough terrain

Built to last in the UK

Reinforced construction with abrasion and tear resistant fabrics, backed up by our 25 year Alpine Bond
Features

Product overview

  • Rack-free carrying solution for bulky items
  • Separate bag and harness allows quick packing and removal at either end of your ride
  • Waterproof X11 and Cordura® fabrics (not seam-taped)
  • Roll-top closure and harness compression straps allow partial fill without excess internal space
  • Secure webbing attachments to saddle rail and seat post
  • Compatible with the Exo-Rail for reduced sway and extra stability for heavier loads
  • Handmade in our UK Factory
  • 25 year Alpine Bond

Technical details

Construction

X-Pac® X11 3-layer laminate (100% organic cotton duck / recycled polyester X-PLY / polyester film backer), 1100D Cordura® nylon, Hypalon, Nylon webbing and strapping

Dimensions

Height: 50cm Width: 18cm Depth: 18cm
Minimum clearance: 22cm

Weight

Bag: 223g
Harness: 275g

Origin

United Kingdom

Features

Key Features

  • Harness system for quick and simple packing and unpacking
  • System is compatible with 3 different sizes of seat pack for flexibility
  • Abrasion and tear resistant materials with a reinforced construction for durability
  • Highly water-resistant with waterproof fabrics and a roll-top closure
  • Exo-Rail compatible for extra load carrying stability
  • Provides a large amount of under saddle storage without racks
  • Roll-top bags can be cinched down to reduce empty space
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Construction

Harness: 1100D Cordura® nylon, Hypalon
Seat Pack: VX21 210D nylon laminate

Dimensions

Harness: 40x18x14 Capacity: 17L size options
Min clearance: 22cm

Weight

Harness: 294g
Seat Pack: 17L: 150g

Origin: United Kingdom

Impact and Product Care

Environmental impact

Organic cotton

X-Pac® X11 fabric uses a hard-wearing 100% organic cotton face fabric. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides.

Climate neutral fabric

X-Pac® X11 fabric is certified by cleenTEC® as being 100% climate neutral. X11 is made from a mixture of plant-based and recycled materials and manufactured in factories using only green energy.

Repairs
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

How It Is Made

Organic cotton
X-Pac® X11 fabric uses a hard-wearing 100% organic cotton face fabric. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides.

Climate neutral fabric
X-Pac® X11 fabric is certified by cleenTEC® as being 100% climate neutral. X11 is made from a mixture of plant-based and recycled materials and manufactured in factories using only green energy.

Where It Is Made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.

Sustainability and Product Care

Product Care Information

Repairs
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

Sustainability

How It Is Made

Organic cotton
X-Pac® X11 fabric uses a hard-wearing 100% organic cotton face fabric. Organic cotton farming produces significantly less CO₂, uses less water and eliminates the use of harmful pesticides.

Climate neutral fabric
X-Pac® X11 fabric is certified by cleenTEC® as being 100% climate neutral. X11 is made from a mixture of plant-based and recycled materials and manufactured in factories using only green energy.

Where It Is Made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.