Handmade in Seattle, the well-designed Swift Elwha Pack doubles as a hip pack and a handlebar bag. We are excited to give one away for Collective Reward #013. Plus, who won Collective Reward #012…

Posted by Logan Watts

We’ve been testing a few hip packs lately, so stay tuned for the Low Down. Spoiler, we really like the 2.5-liter Elwha Pack by Swift Industries. This isn’t your average fanny pack. The Elwha is equal parts hip pack and handlebar bag. Mounted to the bars using a soft-mount webbing system, the hip pack straps stow discreetly in a sleeve at the back of the bag. No racks needed. Swift purposely designed the Elwha to carry a fly fishing kit, sunscreen, maps, and a windbreaker. However, it’s a versatile bag that can carry whatever you’d like. And, the Tenkara patch is attached with velcro backing, so feel free to swap it out. There are two exterior webbing straps on the base of the Elwha Pack to carry a fishing pole, or other cylindrical object. With the waist straps, the Elwha Pack transforms to a well-constructed hip pack that easily stows a small camera, amongst other items.

One lucky Bikepacking Collective member will be drawn to win this brand new black Elwha pack (a $120 value). Check out the gallery and details below, and if you’re not already a member of The Bikepacking Collective, get signed up for your chance to win.

Swift Elwha Pack, Hip Pack

  • Swift Elwha Pack, Hip Pack
  • Swift Elwha Pack, Hip Pack

Swift Elwha Pack, Hip Pack

  • Size 10 x 6 x 2.5″ (25.4 x 15.24 x 6.35cm)
  • Capacity 2.5 liters
  • Place of Manufacture Seattle, WA
  • Price $120
  • Manufacturer’s Details BuiltBySwift.com

Collective Reward 013 Winner

Congratulations to J. Barton from New Paltz, NY. Watch your mailbox, we just shipped your Oveja Negra Bootlegger bags.


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