Into the great nearby: Specialized x Fjällräven
Specialized has teamed up with the iconic Swedish apparel company Fjällräven, to produce a unique collection of functional gear that has been developed to combine the two company’s passions of cycling and hiking. Sarah Swallow – Specialized Fjällräven Exchange Ambassador – sums up the collaboration best in typically functional Swedish fashion when she says, “we don’t need a wardrobe full of clothes that serve singular purposes. Instead, we need a few pieces that do everything we need.”
That’s exactly what this partnership delivers, bags and apparel for the everyday as well as the extraordinary. Whether you’re planning your first bikepacking trip, are a bush-sleeping expert or commute on your bike daily, this relationship provides you with the essential, durable, high-performance kit that you need for the job. So, let’s take a look at what’s at our Concept Stores in a bit more detail
A flexible holder to store your gear, the unique seatbag harness, with its aluminium frame and compression straps, allows you to carry larger items like a tent whilst remaining compact enough to be compatible with most frame sizes and wheel clearances. The very definition of on-bike functionality.
The most iconic piece in the Fjällräven line, the cave pack has been redesigned into a classy, durable pannier-style bag that can fit onto your bike as quickly as it takes to throw on your back. With a padded laptop compartment and large and small pockets for all sorts of items, your daily commute ensemble has never looked so cool.
Designed for urban adventures and gravel escapes, the handlebar bag works for on-bike small storage as well as carry-clutch off it, thanks to a shoulder strap. With protection from the rain due to an inner lining and an elastic mesh for easy access items, it’s the coolest handlebar bag we’ve ever seen.
Panniers can look ugly but these pannier storage options certainly aren’t, and offer 20-litres worth of store space. The rigid plastic construction makes it ideal for carrying heavier items on commutes and camping gear for trips in the countryside. Easy to clip on and off the bike and with secure mounting options, luggage versatility is guaranteed.
Fjällräven have brought out all the stops with their frame bag. A sturdy seven-point Velcro attachment and large opening is made from durable Vinylon with a recycled nylon lining and foam-padded sides to help maintain the shape. With mesh pockets to holder smaller items, the easy-access bag is super reliable no matter the journey.
A simplified version of the cave pack, the Cave Tote is a super portable baggage option that is ideal for trips to the supermarket, park, gym and everything in between as you navigate daily life. The main pocket allows for both large and small items and the whole thing can be easily taken and off the bike.
An absolute must for any Fjällräven bag, the versatile Lid Pack secures all your items safely within the bag and provides added protection against the elements. Off the bike, the Vinylon fabric, recycled PU-coated lid, transforms into a fashionable cross-body bag or hip pack to easily transport your valuables.
Top tube bag
Just like the frame bag, the top tube bag from Fjällräven with its two-way zipper, semi-soft design, reinforced base and Velcro straps, is made to carry smaller, quick to hand items on any bike trip.
Fitting neatly to your handlebars, the Snack Bag transports a bottle, snack and other small items quickly, safely and easily. With a cinch-and-release snowlock closure to ensure the contents don’t escape on bumpy ground, it certainly ticks the expected durability and reliability boxes.
The Fjällräven drybags have a roll-top waterproof construction to keep all of your gear clean and dry. Even better, there is a valve on them so that air can be released from the bag and the contents can be compressed further to minimise space. Another nifty solution from our Scandinavian friends.
Last but not least, Fjällräven offers many practical and fashionable pieces of kit for the rider as well as the bike. These 100% Merino wool socks with lightweight underfoot cushion, mid-foot arch support and a reinforced heel offer both comfort and warmth and are ideal for all-day adventures in ‘the great nearby’.
Going on a bikepacking trip, commute or casual Sunday ride and want bags that stand out and break the mould, then clearly this collaboration is for you. Head to your local Specialized Concept Store, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you find the perfect bags and equipment for you. No matter what your trail, there is adventure around every turn and with Specialized the options for discovery become limitless. Click here to find your nearest store.
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