Arkel TailRider


Arkel has designed the sleekest trunk bag around. The Tail Rider is fully insulated, has an immense opening, many internal pockets and a divider to keep the contents in place. Waterproof zippers keep rain out and for a longer rides there is an integrated rain cover. A built-in expansion bellow will stretch for more carrying capacity when needed. Easily attaches to a rear rack with reflective velcro straps.

Length: 16.5"/ 42cm

Width: 6.5"/ 16.5cm

Depth: 9"/ 23cm

Volume: 11l

Weight: 1.1lbs/ .5kg

Color: Black / Red


Average rating: based on 16 reviews.

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Reviewed By: Tom G. on 11/21/16

This is replacing a trunk bag that I got for cheap on Amazon. At the time I wasn't sure I was going to get much use out of the bag but in hindsight I wish I just splurged on the Tailrider because it works so great. It doesn't flop around and has pockets for small items. I use it on my commuter bike and it will be used for an upcoming credit-card tour this spring.

A Hall of Fame touring bag


Reviewed By: cykklist on 12/9/14

I agree with others that this is an extremely useful and versatile bag. I find it so useful that I bought the Randonneur rack to put on my speedy bike for club rides. Great details, eg, the yellow rain cover has a loop for hanging a rear light and the top straps expand to hold many unexpected items. I rarely go for a ride without it.

Great bag!


Reviewed By: Phyllis A Stone on 7/9/12

I love this bag and the ease with which it mounts. Also, a very sturdy mount on the rack. I used this bag for the first time while on vacation in Acadia National Park. I loved having it behind me, and found it roomy and convenient with the moveable separator inside. Perfect for carrying a bag of ice back to the campground! Very minor complaints: bag was just a tad longer than my rack so I was afraid my rear bike light wouldn't show. The other minor problem was that the reflective tape on the back was so near the top of the flap that you had to really pull hard to get it from the top of the bag to the back. I would suggest putting that reflective tape on the BOTTOM of the rear flap.

Great Rear Bag....


Reviewed By: A customer from Astoria, OR on 10/4/11

I am using it now on a Pacific Coast and it is excellent. It fits the rack well and hold all of my rain gear. The waterproof cover keeps everything dry.

Hilda K. Yates is the primary user


Reviewed By: Archer Yates on 9/7/11

I love it. It is just the right size.The water proof top is an important feature. The side pockets are handy. The shape is nice. However, I really like the compression strap on top for securing a rain jacket. If the straps were a bit closer both would secure the jacket as it is it seems to work just fine. We got the red because it would be more visible .

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