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Tiger – Wayfarer

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

From: £79.00

The Wildcat Gear Tiger is your innovative solution to securely hold your own dry bag behind your saddle, providing very secure attachment and minimal interference with your bike. The Wayfarer version is sized to suit a smaller load between 3 and 6 litres; perfect for short bikepacking excursions or extended day rides without a backpack.

An improved shape of the nose of the harness and repositioned buckles provide greater range of adjustment when partially loaded.

Wildcat Tapered Dry Bags

Tapered specifically to suit the Wildcat Tiger seat harness and make packing that little bit easier.

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Exped Fold Dry Bag - Individual

Lightweight (70 Denier) waterproof dry bags with roll-top closure. Durable PU coated taffeta nylon with 10,000mm water column and fully taped seams for waterproof performance.
Further product info available here.

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Exped Fold Dry Bag UL

Ultralight (15 Denier) versions of the classic Exped waterproof dry bag with rip-stop nylon with silicone coating on the outside and PU coating on the inside and lightweight roll-top closure.
Colour is specific to size on the Ultralight model: 3 litre Orange; 5 litre Yellow.
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In stock (can be backordered)

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Description

The Wildcat Tiger Wayfarer model is our smallest padded harness to protect and secures your dry bag behind the saddle. It has our unique retention system that eliminates swaying when loaded and resists working loose over rough terrain. The Tiger Wayfarer is the smaller of our two Tiger models, perfect for long day rides or short tours where you wish to pack very lightly. It delivers a solid storage solution with minimal interference to your riding and so maintaining predictable handling. You can add further storage capacity with our existing frame bag and handlebar system products.

Wildcat Tiger Wayfarer Features

  • Unique retention system eliminates swaying when loaded
  • Padded VX21 and ballistic nylon fabric construction protects your dry bag
  • Scaleable storage: use your own dry bags sized for your trip
  • The Wayfarer version is sized for 3 to 6 litre dry bags
  • Lightweight: Only 175g

Compatibility

  • The Wildcat Tiger Wayfarer is designed to fit most available saddles. It will fit a conventional twin-rail saddle, and either inline or layback seat posts.
  • A minimum of 15 cm of seatpost and 18 cm of clearance between saddle and tyre is recommended.
  • The shape of the harness is designed to accommodate different manufacturers’ dry bags in a range of sizes. To optimise the insertion of the dry bag, we recommending packing soft items to ensure the tapered shape of the harness is filled properly.
  • There is no limit on the weight that the Tiger can hold, but very heavy loads will have a greater impact on the handling of the bike due to the position relative to the centre of gravity.

Reviews

Singletrack World: singletrackworld.com/reviews/…wildcat-gear-tiger-seatpack…/

Bike Radar: www.bikeradar.com/mtb/…review-wildcat-gear-tiger-saddle-harness…/

Bear Bones Bikepacking: bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.co.uk/…wildcat-gear-tiger

Bikepackers Magazine: bikepackersmagazine.com/video…wildcat-gear-tiger/

Wildcat Gear Tiger

Additional information

Weight 175 g
Size

Colour

Wildcat Tapered Dry Bags

Colour

Sylvester Black, Tweety Yellow

Size

Wayfarer (3-6L)

Exped Fold Dry Bag - Individual

Size

3L, 5L

Colour

Olive, Black

Exped Fold Dry Bag UL

Size

3L, 5L

Questions

Which colours is the Tiger available in?

The standard colour is black we hold in stock is black. Colour options are available with a custom frame bag order, allowing you to have coordinated luggage across the whole bike.

Does the Tiger come with a dry bag?

The Tiger is priced excluding a dry bag. However, we now stock Exped dry bags in a range of sizes and colours that can be purchased at the same time at additional cost. We also have a dedicated tapered dry bag in development available soon.

What size dry bag would recommend?

The Tiger Drover will take a dry bag between approx 5 – 10 litres in size.

The Tiger Wayfarer will take a dry bag between 3 – 6 litres in size.

Is the Tiger available in a larger size than 10 litres?

With some dry bags, including one we have in development, will provide a capacity of 10 litres. We feel this is the maximum volume that can be sensibly carried in this area of the bike, to avoid adverse handling effects when riding.

What is the minimum length of seat post needed to mount a Tiger?

The Tiger Wayfarer (3-6L) size requires a minimum of 15 cm of seat post extending from the frame.

The Tiger Drover (5-10L) size requires a minimum of 17.5 cm of seat post extending from the frame

Note: see also new FAQ for limits for tyre clearance below

How much clearance do I need between the tyre and the saddle?

The Tiger Wayfarer (3-6L) is approximately 15 cm diameter when filled with a 5 litre dry bag. We recommend you have an additional 3 cm to clear the tyre.

The Tiger Drover (5-10L) is approximately 17.5 cm diameter when filled with an 8 litre dry bag. We recommend you have an additional 3 cm to clear the tyre.

What seat post diameter will the Tiger accommodate?

The Tiger seat post strap is designed to fit diameters between 27 mm and 32 mm. Larger sizes and aero-posts can be accommodated with a custom modification. Please contact us for more details.

Will the straps mark my seat post?

As with most accessories attached directly to the bike, we recommend using some protective tape to preserve you anodised/ painted/ carbon finish. We stock genuine transparent 3M Helicopter Tape, available separately.

Is the Tiger compatible with mono-rail or I-beam saddles?

Sadly, no. The Tiger requires two conventional rails to attach the main straps.

Is the Tiger compatible with a “dropper” seat post?

We don’t recommend fitting a Tiger to a dropper seat post.

Cycling Press

Singletrack World: singletrackworld.com/reviews/…wildcat-gear-tiger-seatpack…/

Bike Radar: www.bikeradar.com/mtb/…review-wildcat-gear-tiger-saddle-harness…/

Bear Bones Bikepacking: bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.co.uk/…wildcat-gear-tiger

Bikepackers Magazine: bikepackersmagazine.com/video…wildcat-gear-tiger/

1 review for Tiger – Wayfarer

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    So, as it turned out, the Tiger Drover was a bit too big for my small frame hardtail 29er, which has minimal saddle clearance with the rear wheel. Fortunately this compact version was released and fitted nicely into the limited available space. I have used this with an 8L tapered bag on many trips and it just works; it’s so stable you are not even aware there is a bag behind your but. Fitting is simple and quick, as is removing and installing the dry bag. and once it is setup, there isn’t any annoying re-tightening of straps required, unlike some inferior harnesses.

    I much prefer a harness plus dry bag system over an integrated saddle bag – it’s just so much more flexible. Why would you want to be faffing around unpacking or repacking bags attached to the bike, in the rain and midges, when you can just unclip the dry bag and sort everything out under the bivi or in the bothy? You can then even use the dry bag as a pillow! And when your dry bag eventually wears out, just get another one and keep using the sturdy harness, rather than having to bin an expensive saddle bag.

    I took a massive stack on a road descent with this bag, after hitting a deer…! I was a bit battered, and the dry bag was partially shredded, but the harness didn’t do too badly, with one of the straps cutting, but the rest OK, and still perfectly usable with a bit of re-adjusting strap length. A tribute to the attention and excellent build quality that goes into this kit. I would unreservedly recommend this harness to every bikepacker.

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