Specialized launches bikepacking gear line

Burra Burra packs designed with weather-resistance and durability in mind

In conjunction with the launch of the new Sequoia bikepacking/touring bike, Specialized is also releasing details of its new line of water-resistant frame packs.

This new family of packs is called Burra Burra. The funny name comes from a trail in Henry Coe State Park in California. Specialized’s design team spent countless hours exploring this expansive natural area while developing products for its new Adventure Gear line. Specialized opted to pay tribute to Henry Coe by naming items in the new collection after trails in the park.

There are packs a plenty in this new collection. All the packs feature welded seams, rubber-coated nylon and weather-resistant YKK zippers. Here’s a rundown of the new goods, which will all be available in mid-August.       

Burra Burra Drypacks & Burra Burra Handlebar Stabilizer Harness

The Burra Burra Drypack and Handlebar Stabilizer Harness work together to carry gear on the front of your handlebar: The Burra Burra Drypack and Handlebar Stabilizer Harness work together to carry gear on the front of your handlebar
The Burra Burra Drypack and Handlebar Stabilizer Harness work together to carry gear on the front of your handlebar: The Burra Burra Drypack and Handlebar Stabilizer Harness work together to carry gear on the front of your handlebar

First up are the Burra Burra Drypacks. These packs come in 13 and 23-liter versions. They feature roll-top openings at both ends to make it easier to find the gear you need. There’s also an external zippered compartment that could come in handy for stowing small items such as a phone, wallet or keys.

The 13l version will retail for $40 while the 23l pack will sell for $45. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Intended to be used in conjunction with the aforementioned Burra Burra Drypacks, the Handlebar Stabilizer Harness provides a solid, unobtrusive connection between the handlebar and the pack.  The alloy bracket clamps onto 31.8mm diameter handlebars and works with both drop or flat bars.

The Burra Burra Handlebar Stabilizer Harness will retail for $90. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Burra Burra Framepacks

Burra framebacks come in 3, 5 and 8-liter versions : Burra framebacks come in 3, 5 and 8-liter versions
Burra framebacks come in 3, 5 and 8-liter versions : Burra framebacks come in 3, 5 and 8-liter versions

Specialized has a trio of partial framepacks, intended to carry essentials while still allowing riders to carry water bottles, at least on larger sized frames. The Burra Burra framepacks come in 3, 5 and 8-liter versions to accommodate various frame sizes.

There are two zippered pockets on the left side to hold smaller items: There are two zippered pockets on the left side to hold smaller items
There are two zippered pockets on the left side to hold smaller items: There are two zippered pockets on the left side to hold smaller items

As the size goes up so too does the price of the Burra Burra Frampacks. They will retail for $90, $100 and $110 for the 3, 5, and 8l packs. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Burra Burra Pizza Bag

The Pizza Bag can carry a lot more than a deep dish: The Pizza Bag can carry a lot more than a deep dish
The Pizza Bag can carry a lot more than a deep dish: The Pizza Bag can carry a lot more than a deep dish

The name might be a bit of a misnomer, as this 33x24x13cm front pack can’t fit a large pizza. Field-testing has proven that it can hold a 24-pack of your favorite beverage, so there’s that.

The main compartment is padded to protect your gear. There’s also a zippered side compartment to stash smaller items.

The Pizza Bag is designed to work with the Pizza Rack. They are sold together and retail for $100. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Burra Burra Stabilizer Seatpacks

The Stabilizer Seatpack pack has a roll-top closure with straps to synch down the load and external loops to lash on more gear as needed : The Stabilizer Seatpack pack has a roll-top closure with straps to synch down the load and external loops to lash on more gear as needed
The Stabilizer Seatpack pack has a roll-top closure with straps to synch down the load and external loops to lash on more gear as needed : The Stabilizer Seatpack pack has a roll-top closure with straps to synch down the load and external loops to lash on more gear as needed

These seatpacks mount to the seatpost with an alloy arm. The pack essentially hangs from this mount, which is available in 27.2 as well as 30.9mm versions.

The pack has a roll-top closure with straps to cinch down the load and external loops to lash on more gear as needed.

The Stabilizer Seatpack comes in 10 and 20l versions, which will retail for $130 and $140 respectively. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Burra Burra Stuffcage and Stuffpack

The Cagerack and Cagepack work together to carry items on the fork legs: The Cagerack and Cagepack work together to carry items on the fork legs
The Cagerack and Cagepack work together to carry items on the fork legs: The Cagerack and Cagepack work together to carry items on the fork legs

The Stuffcage is designed to mount to fork legs and can carry water bottles, fuel canisters, or pretty much any other cylindrical item that can fit within its two camlock buckles.

The Stuffcage can be used in conjunction with the 1l Stuffpack to carry many smaller items.

Stuffcages will sell for $30 while the Stuffpacks will sell for $40. 

Burra Burra Top Tube Pack

This pack has just enough room to carry easy access items: This pack has just enough room to carry easy access items
This pack has just enough room to carry easy access items: This pack has just enough room to carry easy access items

Last but not least in the pack line is a handy top tube pack to hold ride essentials that you want within arm's reach. The .75l capacity is enough to hold a few energy bars or a point-and-shoot camera.

There’s an additional side pocket large enough to hold keys and a wallet.

The Top Tube Pack will retail for $50. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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