Ocelot-R Frame Bag
The Ocelot-R is the next instalment in our frame bag range. This is a pared down version of the standard Ocelot. The original Ocelot was conceived when the majority of bikepackers were riding mountain bikes. We've recently seen more and more trips being undertaking on bikes that come much more from the road side of things. These bikes have a narrower q-factor (pedals are closer together, knees are closer together). Unfortunately, this can mean knees can end up rubbing on a wider frame bag, resulting in worn through tights and in some cases worn out skin! The Ocelot-R is a narrower bag (55mm vs 85mm on the standard Ocelot) which means there's more space for your legs to do their thing without getting worn away.
We've also removed the thin document pocket so this bag only has one compartment accessed through a single full length zipper on the right hand side. As with the standard Ocelot, there's an access port for hydration hose and/or dynamo/battery lead. The internal pocket is padded and lined with a high-vis fabric to make finding items easier.
This latest Ocelot range has replaced the the velcro fastening straps that would normally go round the top tube with an elastic retention system. This allows the bag to be opened and closed with much less stress on the zipper. It also saves a bunch of weight.
The little video below shows how the elastic retention helps the zipper out :
- Dimension Polyant LiteSkin21 and Ballistic nylon fabric construction
- Battery lead or hydration hose port underneath the top tube
- Internal padding to protect frame and provide a rattle free ride.
- Full length YKK #8 waterproof zip on main compartment with protected closure.
- Nominal bag width: 55mm.
By taking the measurement of the total length of the underside of your top tube, you can select which size you require according to the following guide:
- Length: 50cm
- Depth: 8cm
- Approx capacity*: 2.2 litres
- Weight: 159g
- Length: 54cm
- Depth: 9cm
- Approx capacity*: 2.6 litres
- Weight: 164g
The approximate capacity of the Wildcat Ocelot is determined by taking the nominal length, width and height measurements to calculate capacity in litres. In practice, the maximum width of a loaded bag will slightly exceed the 55mm nominal width around the spine of the bag, and so provide marginally more capacity than that stated above.
If you find your top tube falls between two sizes, pick the closest. If it’s exactly halfway, we recommend sizing up.
Are your Ocelot-R frame bags waterproof?
We describe the Ocelot-R as very water resistant, in much the same way as most good quality rucksacks are. The LS21 face fabric is waterproof, as is the YKK zip, but as the 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.
My bike is between sizes, which should I go for?
We recommend you pick the closest size to the quoted measurement. If you are exactly between two sizes, we suggest sizing up to achieve the best fit.
Will the Ocelot fit around my cable guides?
Variations in cable guide position are difficult to predict. Generally, any cable guides on the inside of the main triangle do not cause any issues. Cable guides falling on the outside of a tube can usually have the strap secured over them without adverse affect to either frame bag or cable function.
I have a top tube pack from another manufacturer. Will it fit?
The top tube straps of the Ocelot-R have been designed to accommodate most makes of top tube bag.
From January 31st 2021 all non-UK sales will be handled slightly differently.
Please read this note if buying from outside the UK.
All our published prices include VAT (UK sales tax @ 20%). If you are buying from outside of the UK, this 20% sales tax will be removed on your basket page when you enter a non-UK shipping address. For example, if you purchase something which is published at £120, when you enter your shipping address, if you are outside of the UK, the price you pay will drop to £100.
It is likely that you will need to pay the sales tax in your country when the items arrive. The mechanism for collecting this sales tax varies by country but in most cases it will be payable to the courier delivering the package. The amount of sales tax you pay also varies by country but in most cases is around 20%. Note that this sales tax is a government sales tax and isn't something that Wildcat ever see or are in control of. In some countries you may also be charged import duty if your order is over a certain amount. The duty rate varies from country to country and from product to product and in almost every case is substantially lower than the VAT rate (approx 2%-6% in most cases we see).
If you are in the EU and purchasing a product that is manufactured in the UK (all of the Wildcat and drj0n branded goods) then you should not have to pay import duty. We will mark the customs documentation with the correct 'Rules of Origin' information which means there is no duty to be paid on goods manufactured or originating in the UK and being exported to EU member states. If your courier or local tax collection agency have charged you import duty, then you should appeal this.