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Apidura Backcountry Saddle Pack

Apidura Backcountry Saddle Pack

Regular price $294.49 NZD
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The Backcountry Saddle Pack is an essential partner for bikepacking trips in the wilderness and for carrying layers for all-day rides.

Designed to hold light, compressible gear on off-road rides, these mountain bike saddle bags provide a spacious compartment under the saddle, eliminating the need for a rear rack. The three-point attachment system and optional Dropper Post Adapter ensure a secure, sway free fit and dropper post compatibility.

The waterproof fabrics offer unparalleled resistance to abrasion and tears, and it’s also simple to pack down. There’s a bungee cord for spare clothing, while reflective graphics and light attachment point mean that there’s no need to compromise on safety.

The saddle bag is available in three sizes for longer rides and multi-day adventures, with the two smaller sizes optimised for bikes with limited clearance. Additionally, the roll-down compression and closure system mean the saddle bag’s volume can be tailored precisely to fit a range of packing needs.

This bag is compatible with dropper posts when used with a Dropper Post Adapter such as our own or the Wolf Tooth Valais.

  • Abrasion-resistant panels for protection

  • Compatible with dropper posts when using an adapter

  • Roll-down closure for adjustable capacity

  • Reinforced structure for increased riding stability

  • Optimised for bikes with limited rear wheel clearance

  • Hard-wearing, all-weather Dimension-Polyant VX21 and Hypalon (4.5L and 6L)

  • The new 10L pack is constructed from our new Hexalon-T fabric, which ensures it is fully waterproof without relying on DWR.


Apidura 2022 Backcountry saddle pack 4.5 dims

Apidura 2022 Backcountry saddle pack 6 dims



The Backcountry Saddle Pack is made from Dimension-Polyant VX21, a four-layer laminated fabric originally developed for the maritime industry and our proprietary 420D nylon; a rugged fabric made to our own exacting specifications for durability and waterproofing. Designed to fit the demands of off-road riding, these materials offer full waterproofing, light weight, low stretch, and high abrasion and tear resistance. Notably, it’s welded together at the seams, creating a watertight seal that ensures the top tube pack remains completely waterproof.

The velcro straps are reinforced with Hypalon, a durable rubberised nylon that provides extra protection against friction and puncture in areas of high stress. For the fastening system, Woojin buckles have been chosen for strength and reliability, while 840D fabric abrasion-resistant panels provide extra protection in high wear areas.

As part of Apidura's drive to remove PFAs from our supply chain, the new Backcountry Saddle Pack (10L) is created using our new Hexalon-T fabric, which ensures it is fully waterproof without relying on DWR.

Apidura 2022 Backcountry fabric tech

Care Instructions

Wash the Saddle Pack by hand, using a mild diluted soap if necessary. Afterwards, let it air dry.

Do not machine wash, machine dry, or iron.


We’re an independent, family-run business of cyclists, makers and problem solvers, brought together by a shared mission to find better ways to explore the world by bike.

Apidura was born from necessity; pioneering ultralight, rackless packing systems to help us take our love of cycling further and allow riders to unlock their instinct for adventure. As devoted adventure cyclists, we design with our fellow riders in mind, creating products that address genuine needs and bring new value to the bikepacking scene. We create the best packs we can, using technical materials and precision crafting techniques – and when we find a way to improve them we do so straight away and without fanfare. We don’t do ‘seasons’, limited editions or discount our gear – we simply create the best possible technical bikepacking gear that’s built to last.

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