Product review: Mission Workshop Axis Beltbag

Published by Andrew on 9 August 2018

Beltbags can provide extra carrying space on cycle tours. Richard Peace reviews the Mission Workshop Axis Beltbag.

Mission workshop belt bag

Mission Workshop Axis Beltbag
£90.66 / €102.48
From Mission Workshop

When you see the price tag of this beltbag, you might wonder what’s so special about it. For a start, it's undoubtedly high quality, featuring a high tenacity 500D nylon outer, TPU coated nylon and urethane coated zips. 

It’s not massive, measuring around 13cm wide x 26cm long x 8.5cm, giving around 2.8 litres in volume, but it only weighs around 220g. And it can hold enough smaller items to be mighty useful.

There’s nice compartmentalised storage inside, with two smaller key fob-sized pockets at the back, a long zipped compartment and a more capacious front storage area; there’s also a key hook. The belt has the usual quick release clip on it and a circumference of around 127cm / 50”.

Mission workshop belt bag interior

I’ve worn my sample all summer and it performs fine and is handy for keeping wallet, keys and compact camera to hand at all times. It has a semirigid plastic back built into it, which means it keeps its shape nicely on and off the bike. It's part of Mission’s Arkiv modular system of bags that will attach together.

Built by hand in small batches in the USA, it also comes with a lifetime guarantee.

If you want one of the best beltbags out there and have deep pockets, it’s worth a look. 

Mission Workshop Axis Beltbag
£90.66 / €102.48
From Mission Workshop

About our reviewer

Richard Peace is the author of the official English-language guidebook to the Veloscenie Paris-Mont-Saint Michel bike route and the Sustrans guide to the London-Paris Avenue Verte. He also contributes to A to B magazine, Bike Europe and Eurobike Show Daily.

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