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Classic saddle maker Selle San Marco ( and its sister brand Selle Italia ) have started embracing the all-road and gravel lifestyle recently, mostly just with limited edition finishes . But now they’ve gone a step further with a complete line of bikepacking bags, made entirely in Italy. And if they look very familiar… that’s because they are made by Miss Grape. Selle San Marco x Miss Grape bikepacking bags
c. Selle San Marco In fact, we recognize these new Selle San Marco bikepacking bags, because they are the same Miss Grape bags that we reviewed a year and a half ago. That’s not really a bad thing. Selle San Marco could have leveraged their buying power to have their own bags contract manufactured in China as some other big brands have. But instead, they reached out to Miss Grape founder Michele Boschetti to make the bags in northeastern Italy, just 90km away from Selle San Marco’s HQ on the opposite side of Venice. What’s new?
Not much, to be honest, it seems. The Selle San Marco edition appears to be the exact same light & waterproof Miss Grape bikepacking bags, just with reflective Selle San Marco branding and… in addition to the regular Miss Grape tabs. And all the straps are black, no signature Mis Grape green straps. What you do get new is simplified naming and classification. Miss Grape breaks their […]
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