The Big Papa Harness makes daily packing a cinch and allows you to carry large, bulky items on your bike without a rack.

  • Fits the 17l Big Papa for a quick grab-and-go release
  • Durable materials and highly water-resistant
  • Stays on your bike for easier packing/unpacking

Your sleeping bag, bivvy bag, tarp, 3-piece suite…. Ok, maybe not the 3-piece suite. The Big Papa Harness is a secure and simple carrying system designed for long bikepacking trips and round-the-world expeditions. (Please note: the Big Papa bags are sold separately, or as part of the Big Papa and Harness bundle.)

Having a separate harness that stays on your bike gets rid of the daily faff of wrestling heavy seat packs and fiddling with straps – the bane of bikepackers everywhere! The rigid Harness system connects securely to your seat post and saddle with heavy-duty Velcro and webbing straps. Once in place, the Big Papa bags slot neatly into place, allowing you to pack up and get out riding quicker. For extra stability and reduced sway on rough terrain, the Big Papa Harness is also compatible with our Exo-Rail seat pack mount.

The Big Papa Harness is designed to last, ride after ride, through even the most jaw-clattering of terrains. It’s made from super abrasion resistant 1100D Cordura®with Hypalon patches across the spine to protect this high wear area. All stress points are reinforced with bar tack stitching.

Handmade and designed on the edge of the Peak District by our talented factory team, the Big Papa Harness comes with a 25-year Alpine Bond.


Key Features

  • Harness system stays on your bike to make packing/unpacking easier
  • Abrasion and tear resistant material with a reinforced construction for durability
  • Exo-Rail compatible for extra load carrying stability
  • Provides a large amount of rack-less under saddle storage
  • Secure Velcro and straps to hold your seat pack in place
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


1100D Cordura® nylon, Hypalon


Harness Size: 40x18x14


Min clearance: 22cm

Origin: United Kingdom

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

The Big Papa Harness has a DWR coating which helps it to repel water and dirt. After your ride, wipe down your harness with a damp cloth to remove dirt or use mild soap on more stubborn muck. Leave to air dry.


The Details

Big Papa Harness in action