The Packraft Kokopelli brand launches waterproof bicycle panniers

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The Durango bike bag collection features TRUZip toothless zippers and 420d TPU nylon.

Connecting gnarly routes in a multi-sport fashion is all the rage. And for good reason – there’s nothing quite like the feeling of shredding a single track down a gorge and then loading up a raft for some Class III Rapids.

So it’s no surprise that packraft brand Kokopelli is getting into the bike bag game with the Durango Bike Bag collection. The bags are made of 420 denier double-sided TPU nylon and will be available to the public in spring 2023. The collection covers the full range of bikepacking, including a frame bag, handlebar bag, top tube bag and saddle bag. saddle stem.

GearJunkie’s Seiji Ishii previewed the bags at the Summer 2022 Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver this week.

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“Over the past 10 years, we’ve learned a lot about how people venture. Combining mountain biking and packrafting in one trip allows people to mix up their approach and access areas that were previously very difficult to access,” explained Kokopelli General Manager and Product Manager Jeff Popp. “Until now, there hasn’t been the right bag system that allows users to go from trail to water and back to trail.”

Popp added: “Our Durango bike bag solves this problem and is a great solution for those who want to paddle and pedal.


Functionality of the waterproof bicycle bag

The Durango Bike Bag collection stands out for its true waterproof capability, which unfortunately is not yet a standard feature of bike bags.

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Kokopelli achieves waterproof status with taped seams, TPU coated nylon and the use of TRUZip. TRUZip is a toothless zipper technology that manages to be both waterproof and dustproof, so you should be able to go ahead and tackle whatever standing waves are in front of you.

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No word on cost yet, but Kokopelli designed the bags for living at an average price.

Discover the Durango collection at Kokopelli in the spring of 2023.

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