New Day Rising climbing pack Review

March 20, 2018

A fantastic review from climbing Gear Reviews UK of the New Day Rising climbing pack

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Seat Bag How To

November 28, 2017

Alpine Luddites Seat Bag - Installation:


Pass the Velcro strap through both seat rails, keeping it centered on the bag.



Thread the Velcro strap through the Nylon loop at the bottom edge of the sewn-on Velcro and fold it over its self on both sides.






















Wrap seat post strap through the 2” loop lock around your seat post and pull tight and fasten Velcro.







·      Retighten the side Velcro, one side at a time...
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New Product: Intercontinental Front Bag

April 02, 2017

Intercontinental Front Bag. Designed with for crossing all types of boundaries on your bike : physical, emotional, actual, impossible. Front pocket is removable, will never slide around, and is independent of the compression straps. The bar straps can be ordered to fit over aero bars or handlebars.
I was working on this design when I heard the news of Mike Hallbeing killed. Hence the name. I have...
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Ouray to Moab ride

March 15, 2017

My first bike packing trip of the year. I road from my house, in Ouray, Colorado to Moab, Utah. It's not that far, 150 miles. Mainly on roads as there is still plenty of snow around here and in the La Sal mountains in Utah. The one 11 mile strech of dirt was a total mud bath.

This was my first major shakedown ride in training for this years Tour Divide Race. My main goals were just to be out riding...
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Alpinst Mountain Standard White Light/ White Heat Review

March 04, 2017

Alpinist Magazine reviews the White Light/White Heat.


Alpine Luddites White Light/White Heat backpack: custom-made to contentment

Posted on: March 4, 2017

MSRP: $300 (some additional features extra)
Made in Ouray, Colorado, the Alpine Luddites White Light/White Heat...
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Tour Divide 2017

March 01, 2017 1 Comment

My backside riding in the Canadian Rockies Tour Divide 2015

It's happening again. I'm racing in the 2017 Tour Divide Race.

I'll be gone June 7th-July 5th.  The Tour Divide ,for those that don't know, is a mountain bike race from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells New Mexico along the continental divide. it's roughly 2700 miles of riding.
If you have a trip planned and need a pack or bikepacking bags...
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Alpine Machine 70L

December 28, 2016

This is a big pack. I had never expected to be building custom packs this big 3 years ago when I launched Alpine Luddites. But here I am. Third big pack in a row and one more to do for a himalayan guide up next.

This was for a customer who wanted 70 Liters for multi day ski mountaineering, but could compress/strip down the pack for day use. It's a fully featured pack with lots of custom options and...
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Synergy Works Backpack part 2.

December 17, 2016

Here's shots of the completed harness side. you can see the tensioned mesh panel in action. If you want one of the Synergy packs they cost $750, with all five pockets. Waist belt is custom sized.

There was a top loading version as well that I could build. same price.

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Synergy Works backpack reproduction.

December 15, 2016

This pack is a recreation of a Synergy Works pack from the late 70's for a customer Works was on early market innovator of both the internal framed backpack and Gore Tex clothing back in the late 70's-early 80's. They were based in the bay area, like most outdoor brands of the time.

This was one huge custom project. Thepack was for a customer in California. I't huge by today's standards but average...
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Custom Pack for Bikeboards Owner

December 10, 2016

Occasionally I get some pretty interesting custom pack requests.Check this pack out I just finished for a customer. It's designed to carry a full mtb on the back and skis. There are alloy stays sewn onto the front to keep the daisy chains open and the pack from collapsing with the weight of the bike. Full ski slots . For dave atbikeboards.

it's a big pack by alpine luddites standards, 60-65 L. it...
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Canadian Import

December 06, 2016

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Sponsored Athletes.

December 01, 2016

I'm pleased to announce that Alpine Luddites, in conjunction with Jottnar in the UK, will be supporting some of their athletes.

Mike Pescod: Mike is a IFMGA Mountain Guide , and operates Fort William-based Abacus Mountaineering, providing skills training and mountain guiding in Scotland and the Alps.  Mike lives near the base of Ben Nevis in Scotland. You can read more about Mike onJottnar's...
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