Bike – packrafters and wilderness adventurers rejoice. This is it!
The idea is simple – a place to store stuff off your handlebars that is totally weather proof —as in submersiable—should you flip in your packraft while portaging that fast moving glacial creek with your bike. Likewise, if the rain gods decide to give it there best for a week straight, you still stand a chance of keeping your electronics dry.
The concept for the Yakataga pocket was hatched on a pioneering fatbike expedition along Alaska’s Lost Coast. We wanted to create a bag that could be used on the bike, but also be rigged to the deck of a packraft or other boat should you be so inclined. The Yakataga is the bikepacking worlds’ first ever submersiable handlebar bag for multi-sport bike adventures.
The Yakataga is designed to intergrate with the Harness or Sweetroll and can be mounted standalone with the included straps, just like our Egress pocket. The sides of the bag are curved to contour around a handlebar roll or drybag. It has a carry handle and 4 seperate D-rings on the back panel for an array of off-bike rigging options. A simple shoulder strap is included for walkabouts or travel days.
The main compartment features an #8 TIZIP masterseal closure. These engineered closures create an airtight seal. Pull tabs along the bag facilitate opening and closing of the bag. Get crazy with it.
The name Yakataga, refers to Cape Yakataga— a small community along the notoriously stormy Gulf coast of Alaska which is home to an airstrip, an abandoned cold war communications site, and was the only re-supply point along the is one of the only possible resupply points for many miles.
Revelate Designs warranty policy (we apply these same standards):
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 (Revelate Designs) via email for evaluation and return instructions. If an item is found to be under warranty we(Revelate Designs) will repair or replace at our discretion, free of charge. We (Revelate Designs) require a dated proof of purchase.
What the Revelate Designs 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 (Revelate Designs) will do our best to repair it at a reasonable cost (labor & materials) and put it back in service.
All items sent for repair assessment must be clean. Bags should be hand wash and hang dried (washer/dryer agitation can cause additional damage). Soiled bags will not be assessed and will be returned for cleaning.
Please see our Warranty page for the details of our warranty process.