Swift Industries Kestrel Handlebar Bag


Fresh for 2021, and adding another dedicated option in our smaller capacity, direct-mount lineup is the all-new Kestrel Handlebar Bag. Taking design cues from our super-popular Ardea Pack, the Kestrel is purpose-built for handlebar functionality, and integration with our accessory bags, the Sidekick and the Rando Pocket, creating the perfect cockpit setup for adventurous day trips on pavement, gravel, or dirt!

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In their quest to more fully develop their soft-mount bag offerings, they looked for inspiration from proven designs within their portfolio; no need to reinvent the wheel! They started with their super popular Ardea Pack — which is a convertible handlebar bag/ hip pack — as the design foundation for the new Kestrel Handlebar Bag. Focusing on the core of the Ardea design by freeing up the back and sides of the bag allowed for the addition of attachment points for their Sidekick Stem Pouch and/or Rando Pocket, creating a one-piece adventure pod that can most effectively utilize the available space on both sides of the bars and both sides of the stem! With everything you need easily accessible at your fingertips and anchored together for stability, they can’t think of a more practical cockpit setup for a full day in the saddle. Or rock the Kestrel minimalist-style without the barnacles when you just need the capacity for an extra layer, your fix-it kit and a banana, The bottom of the pack includes a Coverlight daisy chain that’s perfect for lashing your pump, fishing rod or other small items. And there’s even lash points on the corners of the rear panel for even more versatility in add-on’s! The new Kestrel Handlebar Bag will be right at home on your gravel rig, your grocery-getter, your road bike and even your trail bike.


  • Ships with (2) 6-inch Voile Nano Straps
  • Coverlight lash tabs at top for attachment to handlebars
  • Coverlight lash tab daisy chain on bottom
  • Lash points for bedroll straps on top/bottom of rear panel
  • Waterproof YKK Zipper
  • Internal zipper and organizing pockets within main compartment
  • Exterior flat pocket
  • Gatekeeper clip attachment buckles for fast attachment


  • Measurements: 10”w x 5”h x 3”d
  • Capacity: 2L
  • Weight:  6 oz


Shell Choices

  • Black VX21 X-Pac™
  • Coyote VX21 X-Pac™
  • Dark Green VX21 X-Pac™

Also built with

  • Coverlite™
  • Dyneema™ Grid Ripstop
  • YKK Zippers