Simple, Durable, Bicycle Waist Packs Handmade in the USA

Heather has teamed up with local manufacturer Tough Traveler to produce simple, functional bags that will last you for years and multiple adventures. Tough Traveler; located in upstate NY, has been manufacturing quality product for nearly 50 years.

Superb Quality, American-Made

All bicycle waist packs are made in a Schenectady NY, primarily using American-made materials. Every bag is made by the staff of skilled craftspeople in a sweat-shop-free environment. They employ the highest standards for design and durability.

A Great Reputation

Tough Traveler products have been reviewed and recommended by top publications, such as Outside, Backpacker, Kiplinger's, Family Travel Forum, Good Housekeeping and have received accolades from users around the world.

Why Are Tough Traveler Bags Better? 

Strong materials that won't break, rip or wear out for years, 99% of materials are made in USA, all seams are triple stitched at all stress points with durable thread. All bags are repairable if damage occurs.

Tough Traveler is located in Heather’s home town, and you can typically find her and her children at the facility picking out new colors and inspirations for designs. Don’t waste money on another typical bag- be extraordinary!


The Trailblazer makes for an excellent day hike companion, a mountain biking gear pack with room for a light jacket, bottles and goggles, or a trail runner's waist pack with room for headlamp, goggles, nutrition, and spare socks. Minimalist design with excellent weight distribution, the Trailblazer will become your go-to excursion companion.

SIZE: 15"w x 5"h x 3"d(at center)
• This large fanny pack is wide but not tall, allowing you to carry lots of stuff without inhibiting motion or getting in your way
• Single main pocket, with full-length YKK zipper
• Adjustable-length waistbelt with quick release buckle, for an exact fit
• Interior pocket with elastic top, good for cell phone, etc.
• Machine washable & water resistant
• Full width reflective stripe for visibility & safety
• Made by hand in small batches in the USA

hip pack refl

Designed for shorter singletrack explorations, the Hip Pack REFL stashes your biking accessories, snacks, and water bottle without the extra weight. A full width zippered main compartment provides room for spare tubes, levers, multi-tool, water bottle, energy gels, or any other basics you may need. Small zippered front stash pocket for keys, cards and chapstick.

SIZE: 9"w x 5"h x 3.5"d

• Comfortable, space-saving fanny pack
• Long, easily-adjustable belt, with quick-release buckle to customize an exact fit
• Main pocket zipper is full-width, for best access, with lockable double pulls so you can leave the zippers positioned where you prefer
• Small zippered pocket on front
• Reflective stripe on front
• Durable fabric keeps up through harsher activities. YKK zippers for extra durability.
• Machine washable & water resistant
• Made by hand in small batches in the USA

Mod belt

Size: 11"w x 3"h
• A slim, low-profile waist belt geared toward the shorter adventure
• Great for traveling, mountain biking, road cycling and other pursuits
• Two small zippered pockets and one large zippered rear pocket, perfectly sized for carrying credit cards, cash, keys, smaller smart phones, nutrition and other small items for a bike race, a run, a quick shopping jaunt, or as an every day carry option
• Reflective stripe on front
• Machine washable & water-resistant
• Can be concealed under clothing
• Made of smooth 400 denier packcloth nylon, with YKK zippers for extra durability
• Made by hand in small batches in the USA

Order your custom made Bag! To order, simply fill out the form below. You will then be sent a link via pay-pal to prepay for your bag. Cost includes shipping within US.

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I have always wanted to play a part in manufacturing a piece of technical equipment that proves itself best of class. The type of item that I reach for every time and feel lost without. These bags are so inspirational to me. My goal is to share the story of Tough Traveler, to celebrate the craftsmanship of made in the USA, and introduce these amazing bags to bicycle shops and consumers