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Revelate Sweetroll

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Integrated handlebar harness and waterproof bag for lightweight off-road touring and multi-day mountain biking. Separate roll closures at each end to access your stuff.

  • Integrated handlebar harness.
  • Fully waterproof double-coated TPU nylon with RF welded seams.
  • Dual side closures for easy packing and unpacking.
  • Fibreglass cross stiffener maintains shape while loading and unloading.
  • Manta Flap to shove extra stuff - plus daisy chain webbing to attach overflow gear.
  • Adjustable stacking spacers to avoid clashing with cables and levers.
  • EVA foam block spaces bag off bike frame to minimise wear 'n' tear.
  • Medium: size 18cm diameter, volume 15 litres, weight 470 grams.


+How much to pack
For multi-day mountain biking and off-road touring the knack is to travel light, but safe. On technical singletrack in particular excess weight becomes quite a handicap - requiring both increased skills and effort. So pack smart.
  • Lightweight bike-specific rainwear goes without saying. 
  • The ‘killer app’ is a modern, lightweight, low volume down sleeping bag. The Sea to Summit Traveller has 200gm fill. An adequate rather than cosy pit for the night but weighs just 400gm in total and occupies a paltry 1.5 litres in your bag.
  • A lightweight down or primaloft jacket comforts you around the hut or campsite, and extends your lightweight sleeping bag if the nocturnal temperature sinks a bit low.

Time of year, terrain and availability of huts all impact on your selection but on a two day-one night summer mtb trip you should easily be able to stash all your food, clothing and emergency kit into the Ortlieb Seat Pack/Handlebar Bag combo. You may choose to supplement those with a small daypack to carry a water bladder, lunch, snacks and evening meal. Check out the Weight Watcher’s Equipment Guide for more.

+Fitting to your bike
  • The weapon of choice for bikepacking is a 29er hardtail. However plenty opt for a dual suspension rig. Either way you'll want to invest some time mounting your bags securely to your bike. Generally they stay glued to it for the duration of the trip. You get to lovingly pack and extract your gear at the start and end of each day.
  • Before fitting, lightly pack both bags.
  • Upfront, take care to not tangle with brake hoses or gear cables. The roll bag hangs below your handlebar, so ensure it clears the front wheel when the front shock is fully compressed. Locking the shock out, limiting travel or increasing air pressure is invariably required.
  • Out back a minimum 170 mm clearance (irrespective of any suspension) is required between your back tyre and the bottom of your seat rails. If you’re riding a dually, also check that the under-seat bag clears the rear wheel when the shock is fully compressed. The best remedy is to pump up the shock to limit travel.
  • Under-seat bags are not compatible with dropper seat posts. If you have a dropper either swap out for a standard post, or refrain from using it with the bag attached.
+Packing tips
  • Take time at the start of each day to stash your gear thoughtfully. Create a solid platform to stack the lighter stuff on. And minimise any voids. This maximises your load capacity and prevents the bags from shuffling and jiggling around on your bike.
  • The Revelate Terrapin under-seat bags has an air valve to let you to roll it tightly closed.
  • The Revelate Sweetroll and Saltyroll allow access from either end. In the ideal world you separate your gear so that at least one bag (normally the 'handlebar') remains packed all day. Leave ride food and clothing at the top of the other bag, or in your daypack.

  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
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      William T.
      New Zealand

      Revel ate Sweetroll

      Fitted my bike well and swallowed up a surprising amount of gear not cheap but good.

      Nola T.
      New Zealand

      Revelate sweet roll

      Wicked item ... love it

      Ben D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great bag to carry gear

      This waterproof carry system fits well on bars and copes with rough terrain. I found it easy to attach to the bars and has quick and easy access to stored gear during and after the ride.

      New Zealand New Zealand

      Sweet Roll

      A good solid bag. Stiffener helps hold the shape of the bag well without a harness. One improvement would be if the main straps could be reversed so that the clips are accessible from the front as feed bags make it difficult to access the clips for removal.

      Paul H.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Upgraded from a handlebar harness to the Sweet roll as it had 4 point mounting for Jones H loop bars. The 4 point mount (kit is a seperate purchase) kept the roll off the head tube despite my short stem and made the steering feel much lighter. Paired with the Revelate egress pocket seamlessly for absolutely no tyre rub under fork compression like I had previously suffered. Absolutely brilliant, worth every cent