Price: $79 (S/M); $99 (L/XL)
Sizes: S/M; L/XL
Volume: 3.5 Liters (S/M); 6 Liters (L/XL)
Dimensions: 16” W x 7” H x 2.25” D (S/M); 20” W x 9.5” H x 2.25” (L/XL)
Fits bicycle frame sizes: 48-54 cm (S/M); 56-63 cm (L/XL)
Weight: 0.5 lbs (S/M); 0.8 lbs (L/XL)
Colors: Graphite or Recycled Poly Ripstop
Material: TPE Waterproof Backed 600D Polyester
How obtained: Company samples
Availability: Online, Retail
RBR advertiser: No
Commuter, gravel, or bike packing – Make use of unused space
Frame bags have become more popular with commuters, bike packers, and gravel riders because it utilizes unused space on your frame. Two Wheel Gear, a Canadian company, puts a lot of thought into the design of their gear, making it highly utilitarian. The company sent me two sizes of their Mamquam frame bags to test and review. Both bags have identical features, with the difference being size, weight, and capacity.
Velcro-like straps can be moved to different positions using daisy chain loops, enabling the bag to fit frames of various sizes. The top tube straps clip-on as a third point of contact to secure the bag and detach quickly for easy removal. All three touchpoints keep the bag secure and prevent it from swaying and interfering with your pedal stroke.
Outer mesh storage pockets make it easy to grab a snack or other small items while on the bike. A zipper pull tab is easy to grasp to open the bag’s main compartment, even with winter gloves. A unique curved design of the bag provides clearance to access a water bottle.
The interior lining of these frame bags is a bright orange making it easier to see the items inside. Additional internal mesh pockets help keep things organized, and an internal key clip for safekeeping.
Since you can’t control the weather when on a bike packing trip or commuting, the bags are made from TPE Waterproof Backed 600D Polyester to keep items safe and dry.
My only complaint is their lack of customer service. When I first received the bags, I had trouble figuring out how to open the top tube clips and sent an email to the contact on the website. Crickets. So I tried calling, only to get a recording to leave a message, which I did: no return call or email. Finally, I reached out to their PR agency, who was able to provide instructions.
My experience with their customer service does not take away from the overall quality, design, and price of these Two Wheel Gear frame bags. Both are excellent and worth considering when in the market for this type of bag. While on their site, check out their entire commuter and bike packing gear.
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.