Race Face Rip Strip bumbag review

Pack-free storage option

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £40.00 RRP | AUD $80.00 | USD $40.00
Race Face Rip Strip bumbag

Our review

A good idea that mostly does the job but has its limitations
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Race Face’s Rip Strip offers something a bit different for riders who are determined to avoid wearing a pack. The width and height of the padded ‘lumbar belt’ make it instantly comfier than a regular bumbag, and the fact there’s some give means it doesn’t feel quite as restrictive either.

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You can cram all the essentials into the combination of mesh stash and zipped pockets too. We securely stowed a tiny high-volume pump in the central elasticated loop as well as tyre levers, a multi-tool, spare tube, phone and keys.


Though the zipped pockets are handy, it would be good to have a slightly larger pocket to accommodate bigger smartphones or waterproof phone cases. At a push you can wedge a small drinks bottle in the Rip Strip and it’ll stay put on the trail, but it isn’t the comfiest option, which is a pain if you can’t fit a bottle cage on your bike.

Product Specifications


Name Rip Strip lumbar belt (15)
Brand Race Face

Description Lumbar Belt
Available Colours Black