Apidura’s latest little Expedition Waist Belt is as simple a wearable storage solution as you could wish for. It’s the most minimalist hip pack imaginable. And it might just save your gravel, bikepacking, or even enduro mountain biking woes.
So, if you’ve taken to riding in more relaxed fit clothes for greater comfort, modesty, or just better style on the bike, Apidura can bring back the classic benefits of 3 good ‘ol rear jersey pockets…
Apidura Expedition Waist Belt add-on jersey pockets
Apidura specializes in helping you carry more on your bike rides. Their niche is lightweight, rackless bikepacking. The biggest part of that is probably gravel and off-road adventure riding, where trends are generally moving away from classic fitted lycra jerseys, and more in the direction of more comfortable, looser-fitting shirts and jerseys that also transition well off-the-bike.
But ditching the dedicated cycling jersey for a tech tee often means losing all your pockets, too. Or bikepackers end up overstuffing what pockets they have, from shirts & jerseys to bib shorts cargo pockets.
So, enter a set of strap-on jersey pockets, with a simple adjustable belt & buckle.
Or as Apidura calls it, the Expedition Waist Belt.
The breathable 4-way-stretch padded mesh Apidura Expedition Waist Belt offers 1L of combined storage in 3 jersey-style pockets. Two smaller side hip pockets angle slightly forward, compared to the larger full-height ~13cm tall center pocket. None get any secure closure (like a zip or velcro), instead relying on the stretchy fabric to keep your gear in place.
Claimed weight for the on-bike anatomically cut waist belt is just 70g for S/M or 75g for L/XL
Apidura Expedition Waist Belt – Pricing, Options & Availability
The belt comes in two sizes S/M to fit 75-95cm (29.5-37″) or L/XL to fit 90-105cm (35-41″) circumferences. Keep in mind then, that’s not your waist size necessarily. You need to measure overtop of whatever you want to wear under the waist belt – after all, maybe that’s a pair of bib shorts, just some regular shorts, or several more layers of clothing. You decide.
It may be simple and light, but the Apidura Expedition Waist Belt still sells for $49 / 38 / 44€ – available from today. Sure, that’s not exactly cheap, but it does give any shirt or jersey classic pockets again.