Nittany Mountain Works Fastpack Lite review by PBE Squad member, Dave Kerwood
Mid-ride, mile 45/80 and all I needed was the gummy worms that were in my top-tube bag. While someone who doesn’t partake in endurance gravel racing might not understand, us that do punish ourselves in such a sport realize that the instant sugar rush from gummy worms is a special treat (and sometimes necessary). Luckily, the bag I am using is my Nittany Mountain Works Fastpack Lite Frame Bag and the sweet sucralose-laden worms were only a short reach away.
The Fastpack Lite is at home on small bikes, big bikes, and even some youth bikes. With it’s multiple molle-style loops, you can use any strap to affix this pack to the bike of your choice. Some step-through style frames might need some creative repositioning, however.
My favorite thing about this pack is how it seemingly disappears between your legs while you’re on the move. As you can see below, the bag is narrow, and even when STUFFED, it maintains a tight-footprint within your triangle.
- VX21 XPAC side panels
- 400d Packcloth liner
- 1050d Ballistic nylon mid-panel
- Made In Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
- Hydration/ Electronics Port
- Replaceable hook and loop Velcro straps
- Universal mounting design
- Cargo pocket with organizer sleeve on drive side
- Elasticized internal pump retention
- Anti-sag Velcro lining the daisy.
- 4-double sided Velcro retention straps
14.5″-Long (toptube dimenson)
4″- Tall at deepest
My Overall Thoughts
Without a doubt, this bag provides everything that one would need in a top-tube bag. Easy of access is top-tier, and inside the bag has multiple compartments to store a tool, mini-pump, tire levers, and ample fuel types for riding.
I would recommend going to Nittany Mountain Works and customizing a bag to match your bike, or maybe style one with your favorite colors. You can always catch Nittany Mountain Works at many cycling events throughout the Northeast, or at the link I plugged there.
For an in-depth walk through of the bag in the “wild”, check out my video here: Nittany Mountain Works Fastpack Lite Review.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review, and be sure to check out Nittany Mountain Works and their on-bike bags. And ride your dang bike!