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Orucase Design Labs Mini Frame Pack combines zippers & magnets for accessibility on the go

Orucase Design Labs Mini Frame Pack combines zippers & magnets for accessibility on the go

Want to carry extra gear without giving up room for water bottles? In that case, mini frame bags are a good way to go. Depending…

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Want to carry extra gear without giving up room for water bottles? In that case, mini frame bags are a good way to go. Depending on your frame size, you may still have to do some creative positioning to get everything to fit, but the results are usually worth it – especially for longer rides.

Now, Orucase is putting their magnetic spin on the mini frame pack concept with a new model from their experimental Design Labs lineup… Essentially an experimental small-batch production, Design Labs is how Orucase tests out new products, materials, and hardware. These products may find a permanent home in the Orucase lineup, or you might just end up with a limited edition bag.

This time, that bag is a Mini Frame Pack made from Black Dyneema Composite fabric. This flexible, non-woven composite laminate is reinforced with Dyneema fibers making it super light, and “15x stronger than steel.” Starting with a lightweight material means that Orucase can add a lot of features to the pack while still keeping the weight down.

In this case, the weight is 148g including all five straps. That ends up being 12g heavier than my Restrap Small Frame bag with a similar capacity, but the Orucase adds magnets. A lot of them.

While the right side of the pack has a standard zipper closure for the main pocket, the left side incorporates Orucase’s magnetic closure . This is sort of like a magnetic zipper that can easily be opened with one hand while you’re riding, […]

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