The Vole is the newest addition to Revelate's seat pack lineup and is designed for singletrack-centric bikepacking trips when using a dropper seat post. It features several innovations to stabilize and compact the load without adding any external hardware. The Vole's 7-liter capacity carries just enough to accommodate a minimalist kit for trips focused on the ride.
A key feature is the Indie-Rail attachment system. This a progression from conventional bikepacking bag mounts where the rail straps are fixed to the top-center of the bag. With Indie-Rail, each rail is cinched tightly to the sides of the bag, greatly reducing sway without any additional hardware. This strap system is combined with a rigid internal structure and active camming buckles to prevent straps from loosening and slipping on rough terrain or wet conditions.
The bag is stiffened on all sides including an external plastic bottom sheet which protects the bottom of the bag and a composite internal top sheet which provides a solid and stable platform for the strap points. For full and heavy loads, an included strap can be hitched around the saddle rails to use with the rear compression metal hook. This adds significant vertical stability due to the higher attachment point than the one on the bag itself.
You must use the included Wolf Tooth Valais clamp for use with a dropper post. While it does feature a roll closure, this bag is not 100% waterproof. The materials will not absorb water but the seams can eventually soak through when exposed to extended wet conditions. Check out the Ortlieb Seat Pack M If you're looking for a waterproof seat pack that is still dropper-compatible. Need a minimalist, waterproof seat pack but don't need the dropper compatibility? Revelate's 8L Terrapin System may be for you.
We're currently stocking the Black Camo color of the Vole, as pictured. Prefer the Alpine Camo? Message, email or give us a call and we'll see what we can do.
Indie-Rail attachment system and active camming hardware.
External plastic bottom frame sheet.
Aluminum hardware at high stress points.
Composite internal frame sheet.
Foam stiffened side panels
See the full review of the Vole at Bikepacking.com
A minimum of 6" of clearance is required from the tire to bottom of saddle rails. This varies slightly due to bike geometry and how good of a packing job you do. Checking tire clearance with dropper post and full suspension travel is mandatory prior to use. Bag contact with a tire can cause a bad wreck and generally ruin your day (and gear!). Tire damage to the bag is not covered by warranty.
- Weight: 11 oz - Bag only. 13 oz - Bag with Clamp
- Volume: 2-7 L