Swift Campout Kestrel Handlebar Bag
Every year we revvvv up the sewing machines to bring you an ultra-limited run of Swift Campout bags. This year’s collection features art by Chris McNally and has us tripping over this insane purple fabric. We hope you are too!
Fresh for 2021, and adding another dedicated option in our smaller capacity, direct-mount lineup is the all-new Kestrel Handlebar Bag. Taking design cues from our super-popular Ardea Pack, the Kestrel is purpose-built for handlebar functionality, and integration with our accessory bags, the Sidekick and the Rando Pocket, creating the perfect cockpit setup for adventurous day trips on pavement, gravel, or dirt!
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In our quest to more fully develop our soft-mount bag offerings, we looked for inspiration from proven designs within our existing portfolio; no need to reinvent the wheel! We started with our super popular Ardea Pack — which is a convertible handlebar bag / hip pack — as the design foundation for the new Kestrel Handlebar Bag. Focusing on the core of the Ardea design by freeing up the back and sides of the bag allowed for the addition of attachment points for our Sidekick Stem Pouch and/or Rando Pocket, creating a one-piece adventure pod that can most effectively utilize the available space on both sides of the bars and both sides of the stem! With everything you need easily accessible at your fingertips and anchored together for stability, we can’t think of a more practical cockpit setup for a full day in the saddle. Or rock the Kestrel minimalist-style without the barnacles when you just need capacity for an extra layer, your fix-it kit, and a banana. The bottom of the pack includes a Coverlight daisy chain that’s perfect for lashing your pump, fishing rod, or other small items. And there’s even lash points on the corners of the rear panel for even more versatility in add-on’s! The new Kestrel Handlebar Bag will be right at home on your gravel rig, your grocery-getter, your road bike, and even your trail bike.
- Ships with (2) 6-inch Voile Nano Straps
- Coverlight lash tabs at top for attachment to handlebars
- Coverlight lash tab daisy chain on bottom
- Lash points for bedroll straps on top/bottom of rear panel
- Waterproof YKK Zipper
- Internal zipper and organizing pockets within main compartment
- Exterior flat pocket
- Gatekeeper clip attachment buckles for fast attachment
- Measurements: 10”w x 5”h x 3”d
- Capacity: 2L
- Weight: 6 oz
- Mulberry VX21 X-Pac™
Also built with
- Dyneema™ Grid Ripstop
- YKK Zippers
Mounting the Kestrel Handlebar Bag is straightforward and simple. Using the included Voile Nano Straps, thread one strap through the topside Coverlight lash tab on one side of the stem, looping around the handlebar and loosely lock into place with the plastic cleat on the strap. Repeat this step on the other side of the stem. Center your Kestrel Bag on your bars and then loosely attach the bottom shock cord to your head tube. Now firmly cinch the Nano Straps on either side of your stem locking bag into place on bars. Lastly, adjust the bottom shock cord to appropriate tightness.
Stay tuned for a sweet video tutorial coming soon!
The Kestrel Handlebar Bag arrives fully assembled with no out-of-the-box set-up required