Revelate Designs Nano Panniers – Original

Big trip people and shorter riders rejoice. When you need the extra space that rack bags provide, but need something that will not get in your way when the going gets strange, Nano Panniers are the ticket.

SKU: REVNAN Category: Tag:
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) : 852769007604

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Your new best friend

Big trip people and shorter riders rejoice. When you need the extra space that rack bags provide, but need something that will not get in your way when the going gets strange, Nano Panniers are the ticket.

Think of these bags as frame bag supplements that stay on your bike; designed to carry dense and heavy stuff like food, water and fuel with a low profile form. With a bikepacking mindset you still put your bulky, water sensitive items like clothing, sleeping and shelter gear in a waterproof handle bar setup, seat pack, or on top of the rack deck.

These panniers are not waterproof.

For shorter riders who need to run a rack due to limited carrying space elsewhere, these bags are your new best friend. Nano Panniers at only 3″ wide at the seams, provide just enough extra carrying capacity and hovering around a pound per set, don’t weigh you down.

Access is through a single main zipper, using our proven Revelate exclusive zip-stretch system using stretch woven Cordura and durable molded tooth zippers for fast access.

To keep the mounting as simple as possible, the bags are joined and can only be run as a pair. The fixed width is spaced for Old Man Mountain phat Sherpa racks, for narrower rack decks a set of cam buckles takes up the slack, or simply let the bags ride lower along the sides. Tension the system with straps and cam buckels on either side.


  • Zipstretch™ construction – waterproof, stretch woven fabric top panels reduce zipper stress when closing bag
  • Basically unbreakable mounting. No Hooks or velcro.
  • Fiberglass lower stiffener for racks without much side support
  • High density closed cell foam side panel sheet.
  • Please note: These panniers are not waterproof.
  • Specs

  • Weight: 16.4 oz/pair
  • Volume: 13 L/pair
  • Materials: Revelate Lite Skin 150d exterior Waterproof stretch woven Cordura zipper panel XPac perimeter and inner lining. 840d Ballistics against rack
  • Warranty

    Revelate bags are made from high quality materials and will stand up to the use for which they are designed. In standing by this guarantee, Revelate Designs provides a warranty to the original owner on all products purchased through authorized sources against defects in materials and workmanship. If any issue arises regarding materials or workmanship please contact us via email for evaluation and return instructions. If an item is found to be under warranty we will repair or replace at our discretion, free of charge. We require a dated proof of purchase.

    What our warranty doesn’t cover: damages involving zipper wear, general wear and tear, improper use & improper mounting (seat bag damage due to tire hits or tire-rub holes, handlebar damage), alterations made by owner, damages due to accident or caused by uses other than intended.

    Bikepacking gear is intended for off road use and ultimate adventures. Constant use or heavy intermittent use will cause your bags to develop character. If your bag needs extra love, we will do our best to repair it at a reasonable cost (labor & materials) and put it back in service.

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    David M.
    United States (US) United States (US)

    RD Nano Panniers

    The RD Nano Panniers were just what I needed for a 2-week bikepacking trip on the GDMBR. Not too big. But just enough room to carry the extras that wouldn’t fit in my frame and seat packs.

    Owen M.
    US US

    Very satisfied

    Campfire customer service was terrific and the Nano panniers are high quality. I really like the large zipper and stretchy border material; makes packing and unpacking quick and easy. I have a shorter, narrower, and smaller rear rack (Soma) and had to get a little creative on looping the Nano straps around the supports before cinching the buckles. In addition, I looped a small Voile strap around the top of the pannier harness to secure it to the rack and prevent any fore/aft movement. Rock solid on the trail loaded up with tent and clothing items.

    Richard P.
    US US

    Great Panniers for my Wife's 24" Bicycle

    Just got my wife's rack this weekend after a month worth of waiting. Bought the panniers weeks ago and the fit and look great on her 24" cruiser. Glad they had these in stock at that time as they are a hard to find item in these times of finding products. Thank you Campfire Cycling!

    Michael D.
    US US

    Great, Compact Panniers for Bikepacking

    First, Campfire Cycling was first to have these back in stock after the long COVID absence, and was also quick to ship after ordering. This is my second set. I have one on my two mountain bikes so I can quickly stuff some clothes etc into the pannier without any issue of space limits for local trips. They are very handy in that regard, with little cost to aerodynamics. For true bikepacking, they are narrower than using Ortlieb's gravel panniers (tho also a smaller capacity and not rainproof). Basically anything that would hit these would hit my legs, so they are reasonably safe even in confined trails. And they add something like 13L of space I otherwise wouldn't have. They do require a rack -- but that is something I insist on for ALL my bikes. Given a rack, they use space otherwise unoccupied, and do not interfere with either a rack-top pack or a seat bag. The biggest drawback is that they are not watertight (unlike all of Ortlieb's stuff, and most other Revelate stuff). Which means you need plastic bags or dry sacks inside for anything you want to protect. If you put food packets or cooking gear there, you're good. Another drawback IMO is that the pannier are affixed to the bottom end of the rack with strapping and a plastic closure. Its a little crude, and anything plastic is at risk of unrepairable damage on the trail. So this part could be better.

    Gary S.
    US US

    Perfect Size

    I like the fact that these are smaller and they fit my bike perfectly. They do seem a bit pricey considering they feel like they're made of a very thin vinyl like material that could become brittle over time. I also forgot to check the FedEx option for delivery, so shipping defaulted to USPS. That of course meant they were delivered to someone else's home. In any event, Campfire shipped super fast and I'm pretty happy with the panniers.