Oveja Negra Royale Hip Pack – Rolling with Style

The Royale Hip Pack from Oveja Negra is the dark sheep of hip packs. It’s one of those little sneaky guys that doesn’t play by the rules. What initially catches the eye is NO ZIPPER, but a rolltop to access all of your contents.  From the start, I knew I was gonna like this one.

Hand-sewn in Salida, Colorado this ingenious hip pack stands out in a sea of fanny packs. It’s different. And I love different. It also has helped start some conversations on the trail, with the ice breaker query “Hey, what kind of bum bag is that?”

Interested in our Hip Pack Shoot OUT? We tested and rated 8 different BUMBAGS. You ought to read it.

Quality Roll-Top Design:

This hip sack screams quality, not just in design, but construction and materials. The rolltop design has a stiff plastic edge sewn directly to the top, making the roll initiation easy. It also makes it easy to open up wide and find whatever you are looking for.

With a line of velcro installed all the way down, it stays rolled while you reach for the buckle and voilá you are ready to ride.  People asked, isn’t it hard to get stuff out of? At first, it was a little challenging, being used to zippered access in all my previous packs, but let’s face it if you are running a fanny pack you are probably not racing. The extra 10 seconds it takes to twist the pack from back to front and roll the top down didn’t cramp my riding style any.

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Quality, hand-sewn construction with amazing color options, this hip pack is different. Big or small depending on your adventure, it’s super-adjustable.

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The rolltop design is amazingly quick to access. Initially weird not to have a zipper, this pack has a short adjustment period.

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Oveja Negra Royale | $100  | no bladder | 315 g  | Multiple colors available


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  • Great quality fabrics, webbing and buckles.
  • Inside pocket that is large and bright-colored, so things are easy to find.
  • Super lightweight with the sleek capability to expand that doesn’t look bulky when the extra space is not needed.
  • Hip wings are inset so compression straps secure the load, without wrapping the whole pack around your waist.
  • I love supporting US handmade gear.

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  • Hard to get to your phone quickly for trailside mishap documentation (maybe this is a plus?)
  • You’ll need a bottle or other water carrying device as it doesn’t have a bladder to easily drink from (sometimes also a plus in keeping weight down)
Oveja Negra = Black Sheep with style.

Bottom Line:

If you are looking for a bladderless badass hip sack, look no further. This is your pack. The high-quality construction, adjustability, light-weight design is well thought out. Coming from a hand-sewn made in the USA bikepacking bag company based in Salida, I would expect no less. This pack delivers and is definitely not like all the rest. Zippers have no place on the Oveja Negra Royale, and that’s how they like to ROLL![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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