Portland Design Works

Portland Design Works Bindle Rack

In Detail
  • Made from lightweight alloy
  • Fits seatposts 22.0-31.6mm
  • Rack deck length: 133x343 mm (5.25x13.5")
  • Total length: 432 mm (17")
  • Rack weight: 354g (13oz)
  • Can hold up to 5.34kg (12lbs) of gear
Noteworthy
  • Easy to mount
  • Quick release buckles make it easy to get your gear on and off
  • Can be mounted to bikes with minimal clearance between saddle and rear tyre
  • Eliminates side to side sway
Care
  • Follow mounting instructions provided by PDW
  • PDW recommends a minimum of four inches from the saddle to the rack

DESCRIPTION

The long awaited PDW Bindle Rack has arrived and is sure to ruffle some feathers in the bikepacking world. The PDW Bindle Rack is a lightweight alloy frame which mounts to the seatpost and provides a sturdy fabric flat bed for carrying a drybag, tent, sleeping bag/mat or other gear. Compression straps secure the load to the rack and also secure through the saddle rails so everything is really well attached. The rack is rated to hold up to a respectable 5.34kg.

The Bindle has two key advantages compared with bikepacking saddle bags. Because it is a solid structure which is bolted onto the seatpost, you don’t experience the side to side sway which can be an issue when using a bikepacking saddle bag. For riders with limited clearance between the saddle and the rear wheel, it is a real revelation: whereas most bikepacking saddle bags struggle with rear tyre rub, because the Bindle rack is solid and can be attached fairly close to the saddle (PDW recommends a minimum of four inches from the saddle to the rack), it can make saddlebag-style luggage an option where this might not be feasible otherwise.

PRODUCT FEATURES

IN DETAIL

  • Made from lightweight alloy
  • Fits seatposts 22.0-31.6mm
  • Rack deck length: 133x343 mm (5.25x13.5")
  • Total length: 432 mm (17")
  • Rack weight: 354g (13oz)
  • Can hold up to 5.34kg (12lbs) of gear

NOTEWORTHY

  • Easy to mount
  • Quick release buckles make it easy to get your gear on and off
  • Can be mounted to bikes with minimal clearance between saddle and rear tyre
  • Eliminates side to side sway

CARE

  • Easy to mount
  • Quick release buckles make it easy to get your gear on and off
  • Can be mounted to bikes with minimal clearance between saddle and rear tyre
  • Eliminates side to side sway