Electric Adventures Extended

E-bikes have transformed the cycling landscape, with their ability to take us further, to experience more and to access places we wouldn’t otherwise be able to. To help keep those electric adventures on track, we developed the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack.

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Rider with e-bike charger pack cycling

 

Introducing the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack

 

No matter the power or range of an e-bike, the universal truth is that for longer rides, particularly those that extend beyond a single day, the best solution for keeping range anxiety at bay is the humble battery charger.

Although at first glance the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack may have a silhouette that is reminiscent of our Backcountry Downtube Pack, there are many hidden details that speak to the various aspects of design criteria that we chose to focus on with this project.

The Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack has a shockproof design, combining internal structural support and PU Foam to ensure its contents are protected from road or trail debris. Although using a regular pack to transport an e-Bike charger is possible, it can leave the charger susceptible to damage – something which we wanted to overcome with this product.

Close up of e-Bike Charger Pack on bike

With a wide variety of bike styles and battery sizes that are associated with e-bikes, we chose to utilise an omni Velcro strap that is lined with silicone to prevent unwanted movement and slippage. The strap itself is long enough to fit the largest of e-bike downtubes and can be trimmed down. With many riders having more than one e-bike in their stable, we wanted to ensure that the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack could move from e-gravel bike, to e-cargo bike with ease.

To ensure the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack has a  secure fit, we created a compression channel: a foam structure which deforms to the shape of your downtube, ensuring stability on rough terrain. With charger designs typically being of a square, or rectangular design, it was important to create an area which could deform and allow the pack to achieve purchase and security across a variety of tubing profiles.

Shockproof design features internal structural support and PU Foam to tackle any terrain.

Shockproof design features internal structural support and PU Foam to tackle any terrain.

Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack on Frame

 

The large omni Velcro strap ensures a solid and stable connection on even the largest of e-Bike downtubes.

The large omni Velcro strap ensures a solid and stable connection on even the largest of e-Bike downtubes.

Electronics are of course, vulnerable to water damage, so the Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack features a roll top closure that not only ensures waterproofing, but allows flexible carry capacity for different sized chargers and other electronics. Manufactured from Hexalon, a three-layer laminate fabric developed specifically for Apidura, the pack is welded together at the seams, creating a watertight seal that ensures the pack is completely waterproof.

 

The Expedition e-Bike Charger Pack is available now. 

 

Rider opening e-Bike charger pack