Apidura's Expedition Downtube Pack Gives you an Extra Bottle Fitting Option

Jun 25, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Apidura's Expedition Downtube Pack aims to solve the problem of limited water bottle storage by offering a small bag that can be securely strapped onto your frame. It can fit a full-size bottle of up to 710ml with a little room to spare and, even if it is mounted on the underside of the downtube, you don't need to worry about dirt getting on your bottle as the pack is waterproof and features a roll-top closure to keep trail debris out.

The bottle holding bag comes with a strap designed for tubes of 30-60mm diameter and uses grip pads to stop it from slipping or moving while you are riding. The bag itself is made from a lightweight 3-layer waterproof laminate Trilon fabric. With frames featuring less or no bottle mounts it could definitely be helpful for those who like to take a bottle with them to not have to limit their bike choice to only bikes with bottle cage mounts.

The Expedition Downtube Pack sells for $67 // £52 / €59 and is now available from Apidura. You can find out more here.


  • 17 1
 Apidura sounds like an ointment. - doctor, I got the weirdest rash from not washing my bibshorts. - Use Apidura 0,5% for two weeks and come back if the rash doesn't disappear.
  • 15 3
 One muddy ride with a water bottle in there will destroy your paint forever. Also not worth $67. MSRP should be under $30.
  • 7 0
 $94CDN!!!! Looks like a product for Gravel bikes.
  • 6 0
 $2 of clear tape will protect the frame finish.
  • 7 0
 plot twist: my frame is raw
  • 1 0
 @diegofcm91: Raw Madonna Raaw ?
  • 4 0
 I'm waiting for a bike version of the 2 beer mount hardhat + drinking tube.
  • 1 0
 I mean....Camelbacks are pretty much that.
  • 2 0
 how is this $67 when a 5L waterproof kayaking bag in different colors and designs goes for $7 up to like $15-20.. 67 effing dollars is NUTS!
  • 1 0
 This is probably the worst, inconvenient overpriced solution to an easy to solve problem. I'm normally not one to complain about items that aren't for me or I dont like, but this is some infomercial type crap.
  • 4 1
 Hydration pack or go home.
  • 3 0
 No comments? Nothing?!?!
  • 7 0
 Suddenly many frames become rad
  • 2 0
 This would be an awesome addition for any all-day epic!
  • 2 0
 Or just tie an inner tube around it - spare inner tube too
  • 2 0
 That’s an awful, expensive solution which already has a solution
  • 1 0
 The King Cage universal support bolt is a good and cheap solution for roundish tubed frames.

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