Revelate

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.

▸ Features
  • 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.
  • Volume: 14.0 litres.
  • Weight: 480 grams.
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▸ FAQ

▸ 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 Ortlieb Seat Pack and Revelate Terrapin dry bags have an air valve to let you to roll them 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.

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    KM
    12/11/2019
    Kate M.
    New Zealand

    Works well

    I haven't tested overnight yet or fully laden but worked great on a day trip recently to hold my waterproof gear and some lighter stuff. Because I have an XS bike I found it dropping onto my tyres but managed to adjust by only using one spacing pad and making sure there was air in the bag to keep it round (as opposed to dropping down on the tyre). Only negative as it has seemingly left a rub mark on my new bike that isn't easily coming off.

    BW
    08/11/2019
    Bevan W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Lightweight, secure & big capacity

    Plus I really appreciated GE's prompt service. The Sweetroll doesn't come with an inner bag so I'd recommend puttng your gear in mesh bags for ease of transferring your kit (eg: from bike into the hut). Only improvement I can suggest would be an air purge valve.

    NT
    19/06/2019
    Nola T.
    New Zealand

    Revelate sweet roll

    Wicked item ... love it

    WT
    14/05/2019
    William T.
    New Zealand

    Revel ate Sweetroll

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

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