Size: 12″ x 6″ x 2.25″; 2.4 Liters
Colors: Coyote, Lilac, Golden Daze, Fuchsia, Ocean Blue, Tropical Teal
# of compartments: 2
Material: Challenge Sailcloth EPX200; Burly #8 YKK Aquaguard Zipper; foam structural liner
How obtained: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Frame Pack at an Affordable Price Point with Ample Storage
Take some weight off by getting all that crap out of your jersey pockets and into the ORUCASE Mini-Frame Pack. You’ll feel lighter and look better. The universal fit of this mini-pack fits virtually any frame size. It stays in place and keeps its shape with five Velcro straps and a foam structural liner.
I installed the pack on my gravel bike a few months back. I stow nutrition, a mini-pump, a multi-tool, and sometimes a packable rain jacket in the larger drive-side pocket. Then in the non-drive-side pocket, I put my wallet. I don’t store my phone in that pocket because I usually wear a hydration pack on gravel rides, so my phone goes in that. Even overstuffed, the pack keeps its shape and does not sway side to side or hit my knees while pedaling.
I will warn you to make sure you install the Velcro straps correctly. I had to flip mine because, in one direction, it will snag the fabric of your shorts.
The fabric is very durable and water resistant, not waterproof. I did ride in light rain, and the items inside stayed dry. If you are packing a camera or other valuables, and riding in the rain, consider using baggies as a precaution.
Six Color Options to Match Your Bike
It’s always nice to have color choices other than black. These mini-frame packs come in six colors (Coyote, Lilac, Golden Daze, Fuchsia, Ocean Blue, and Tropical Teal), letting you match or accent your bicycle. When I originally requested a media sample, I thought it would go on a different bike with purple accents. But if I had to do it again, I’d select the yellow pack to better accent my Salsa Cutthroat seen in the above images.
I like ORUCASE’s mini-frame packs in all their great colors. It keeps its shape, and depending on your frame size, you can fit a water bottle in the downtube cage. My gravel bike frame is 58 cm, and very small frames may need to use a side access cage.
If the 12” x 6” x 2.25” (2.4 liters) size isn’t big enough for your needs, check out my review of the ORUCASE Design Labs Frame Pack. It doesn’t come in all the pretty colors, but it works really well.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.