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Lioness

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

£52.00

The Lioness is our front storage pack to compliment the Mountain Lion. It adds approximately 2 litres of flexible storage capacity within easy reach of the cockpit of the bike.

The Newest batch of Lioness’s are now in stock and ready for dispatch.

In stock (can be backordered)

SKU: W004-LNS Category:

Description

The Wildcat Lioness is our front pack to run with our Lion harness. It provides approximately 2 litres of additional storage capacity within easy reach of the cockpit of the bike. It features its own retention straps independent of the Lion, avoiding any redundant buckles when not in use. It’s also compatible with every Lion we’ve ever made.

The Lioness is an easily accessible and flexible storage space that provides minimal interference to your riding. Maintaining predictable handling is core to all our Wildcat designs and the Lioness is no exception. It expands our existing handlebar system and complements our frame bag and seat system storage solutions too.

Wildcat Lioness Features

  • Independent retention system provides easy adjustment and positioning.
  • Padded VX21 and ballistic nylon fabric construction protects the front of your dry bag.
  • Internal mesh pockets help organise essentials.
  • Easy access with wide double-zipped opening.
  • Curved profile is optimised for 8 to 13 litre dry bags.
  • Lightweight: Only 160g.

Compatibility

  • The Lioness is no wider than the padded panel of the Mountain Lion, ensuring compatibility with existing set-up.
  • The retention straps are designed to allow rotational adjustment to suit your handlebar setup and reach.
  • The curved profile of the pocket works well around your dry bag.
  • The forward position of the zip ensures compatibility with a wide range of handlebars, including the Jones Loop H-bar®.
  • It may be necessary to lengthen gear cables to provide a smoother curve around your luggage for an optimum fit.

In the Press

  • Read more about the design of the Lioness in our blog post.

Additional information

Weight 140 g
Dimensions 6 x 24 x 18 cm

Product FAQ\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s

Is it the Lioness waterproof?

We describe the Lioness as very water resistant, in much the same way as most good quality rucksacks are. The face of the VX21 fabric is waterproof, and we use high quality YKK waterproof zip, but, as the main seams are not sealed, prolonged exposure to heavy rain could lead to moisture inside the bag. We recommend protecting any sensitive items in dry bags if wet conditions are expected.

What colours are available?

The Lioness is only available in black at present.

Will the Lioness work with a handlebar harnesses from other manufacturers?

Yes, it will. It has its own straps to attach it to the handlebar.

Can it be used on its own?

No, the Lioness has a curved shape intended to be used where there is a dry bag around which it can be attached.

Can I use it on its own to retain a dry bag?

We don’t recommend this as it would lead to an unstable load and/or premature wear to the dry bag caused by friction against the frame/ handlebar. We would recommend always using with a Lion harness for maximum functionality.

What capacity is it?

The Lioness has approximately 2.5 litres of capacity, making ideal for storing small generally lightweight pieces of gear; gloves, hat, camera, wind shell, food, map etc.

Will it fit with a Lion on a Jones bar?

Yes, it will. As avid Jones H-Bar users, the Lioness is designed specifically to fit this type of handlebar.

3 reviews for Lioness

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Warnock (verified owner)

    This was my 3rd bag from WildcatGear bought to complement my Mountain Lion on my Shand Stoater with Jones Loop H-Bar for my upcoming 3 month sabbatical which includes 1500 miles and The Welsh Ride Thing. I’ll also be using it on the Ford Fiesta Winter Event.

    However, I have also been using it on my Whyte Suffolk Road bike where it fits easily on top of an Exped 13 litre drybag in the Mountain Lion.

    The extra capacity is really good for solid items like tablet, wallet, phone charger etc (all of which are not good in a lightweight dry bag). It makes them easily accessible). I also shoved some extra food in which was really handy on my longest day ride so far. That was over 125 miles with a business meeting in the middle, so I was carrying my work clothes. Did the job without any fuss despite some horrible weather. See a picture at https://www.flickr.com/photos/davew42/15294590155

    I did wonder if it would be better to have mixed male/female clips on the bag straps (at the moment the straps which attach to the bike are all female and the straps on the bike all male) that would allow the straps to clip together neatly when off the bike. However, this way you gain flexibility in how you put the mounting straps on the bike handlebar as they can be either way round. As I use it on very different bikes (Whyte road bike with drop handlebars and Shand Stoater with Jones Loop H-Bar) the flexibility is handy.

    It is quicker to fit than a Mountain Lion and increases the sense of security with which the dry bag inside the Mountain Lion is held.

    As usual the zips, mesh pocket and rest of the construction is top quality and the bright inside colour really does make it easier to find things.

    If you have a Mountain Lion then a Lioness really is a no brainer addition.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harv (verified owner)

    I own bike luggage by Wildcat, Alpkit and Ortlieb, but have to say the lioness tips the scales as the most useful thing I have every brought for bike travel. Well done Wildcat.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Craig McGhee

    This is my fourth Wildcat product, and I have to admit it has not had as much use as the other stuff. There are a few reasons for this; primarily I just like to go ultra-light, and fewer bags means less temptation to fill them with stuff. I also prefer to minimise weight on the bars, so invested in some super light bivi kit, to the extent that I don’t need the extra capacity of the Lioness on most summer trips.

    At 157g, it is not heavy; about the same as two stem bags, but I prefer the accessibility and flexibility offered by stem bags – perhaps that will be the next Wildcat product? However, sometimes you do just need that extra bag that is accessible on the move (especially in winter), and this is a great option when that is the case. I have used it successfully on straight and Jones bars, together with a Lion harness. I am experimenting with using it without the harness (and just a dry bag) on the Jones bars (to reduce weight), but don’t have enough time in to draw conclusions on that yet! If that fails, I will be investing in a Tom Cat – the Jones bar’d bike is my ‘tourer’ for those longer trips where comfort trumps speed and I need extra capacity for luxuries, or just more food!

    As always with Wildcat, the details and finishing are as good as my expensive Revelate bags (often considered the bench mark) and better made than the Alpkit stuff. If you need that on-the-fly front bag, this is definitely a good choice.

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