Compact Rando Bag
Note 5-5-18: Our Compact Rando Bag has been revised—please check out the updated features and photos below.
An "in-between" bag, bridging the gap between trunk bags and full-size rando bags. More storage capacity than trunk bags and "mini" rando bags. Lighter and less bulky than traditional rando bags...plus no decaleur needed! We trimmed the fat but made the bag expandable so you can squeeze in a few extras. Added bonus: top flap opens from the rear to the front, making it easy to access your stuff while mounted.
Our Compact Rando Bag mounts securely to your rack without adding a decaleur...avoiding complexity, expense and weight.
We achieved a tight bag/rack interface by using:
- Heavy duty straps that cinch securely around the rack rails.
- Stiff leather sleeves encasing the straps restrict movement.
- A wraparound stiffener—held under tension—that applies pressure against the rack.
- A close-fitting leather “tombstone” sleeve.
Why we added hook and loop to fasten the lid:
- Hook and loop “locks” the corners in place—keeping the lid taut and square—so there’s less flexing of the top of the bag compared to using looser elastic cords or straps. It’s a simple, lightweight solution to stabilize the bag.
- Rando bags allow quick access to your stuff…but reaching down to grab an elastic cord can take extra effort. Instead, we used hook and loop to make opening the lid easier.
- Hook and loop permits a wide range of adjustability of the lid—from tightly sealed to overstuffed.
This bag is sized to fit the Nitto M-12 rack, Nitto Mark’s rack, Velo Orange and other *similarly sized* Randonneur style front racks. Non-standard sized mini racks and other rack styles will NOT mount securely. Please contact me with any fit questions before purchase.
Please note: In the process of improving our products, we occasionally make running changes. Actual item may slightly vary from what is shown in the photos.
- MARTEXIN "ORIGINAL WAX" waxed cotton canvas. American manufacturer since 1838.
- HERMANN OAK "ENGLISH BRIDLE" premium leather vegetable-tanned from U.S. hides. American manufacturer since 1881.
- EXPANDABLE TOP extends main compartment capacity
- Small FRONT POCKET to hold wallet or brevet card
- Removable, HIDDEN STIFFENER helps prevent sagging
- LIGHT COLORED INTERIOR makes it easy to see inside
- REAR OPENING top flap for "no-dismount" access
- D-RINGS to attach optional Shoulder Strap
- REPLACEABLE heavy-duty rack straps included
- Inside dimensions (main compartment): 8"w x 6.5"h x 6"d (20 x 17 x 15 cm)
- Outside dimensions (inc. pockets): 9"w x 7"h x 8"d (23 x 18 x 20 cm)
- Capacity: approx. 5.5 L
- Weight (waxed, incl. straps/stiffener): 22 oz (624 g)