Frequently Asked Questions
What do the colors you have on offer look like?
We also have a brand new purple Xpac fabric, and we don’t have a photo yet. Coming soon.
How do I send dimensions for a custom framebag?
Custom framebags are always made to fit your frame. The process of getting us dimensions is very easy, we just work off of a single photo. Or we may already have your pattern – so first check the pattern list:
Framebag Pattern List
Note: Models can change geometry over the years, so make sure the year matches. We only recently started saving patterns so this list is small, but will grow rapidly.
|Guerrilla Gravity||Trail Pistol||Medium||2016|
|Kona||Hei Hei Aluminum||Large||2016|
|Kona||Hei Hei DL (Aluminum)||XL||2016|
|Marin||Pine Mountain 2||Medium||2016-2017|
|Niner||All bikes!||All Sizes!||All Years!|
|Rocky Mountain||Sherpa||Small (16)||2016|
|Salsa||El Mariachi||Medium (17)||2012|
|Surly||Ice Cream Truck||Medium||All Years|
|Trek||Fuel EX 8||17.5||2014|
|Trek||Fuel EX 9.9||17.5||2017|
If we don’t have your pattern, don’t worry – all you need to do to get us the dimensions is send a single photo of your bike with a ruler. Read the instructions below:
Step 1: Get your bike, a ruler, and a means to secure the ruler to the bike (packing tape works nicely)
Step 2: Secure the ruler to the frame somewhere. The top tube is pictured but anywhere will do.
Step 3: Take a photo, looking straight on at the side of the bike from 10 feet or more away.
Step 4: Zoom in on the photo to make sure the ruler is legible. Send to email@example.com
That’s it! Here’s a sample of an actual photo. Note how you can pretty much just see one chain stay, one seat stay and one fork leg. That’s a good indication that it was taken from far enough away and looking straight at the side of the bike, not from an angle.
Send framebag photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just let us know your name in the email and we’ll be able to associate it with your order. If you can, include the brand, model, size and year so we can save the pattern for future use.
Are the bags waterproof?
We don’t seam seal smaller bags or zippered framebags, because the zippers can’t keep out water as well as a rolltop closure.
I have a trip coming up soon – will my bags make it on time?
I’m new to bikepacking – which bags do you recommend getting first?
Can my phone fit into one of your top tube bags?
Can my beer fit into one of your top tube bags?
Can you make me a custom fanny pack/camera bag/etc?
Can I get sponsored?
The second is if you’re doing a really cool ride somewhere and take professional-quality photos. Now that we have a blog on the website I am looking to start doing trip reports and guest blogs – so if you like to write and you’re planning on carrying a nice camera then send us an email.
You make state flag bags and decals – can I get my own custom design?
Where did the name “Rogue Panda” come from?
When I started Rogue Panda I wanted a name that was connected to Flagstaff, but nothing too direct – we already have enough business with names starting with “Aspen” or “Ponderosa” or “Grand Canyon”. That and I’ve got a whimsical sense of humor. So I thought back on my years in the area and remembered a moment from my days building trails with a conservation corps.
We were headed back from work one day and passed by one of those electronic road signs, only instead of its usual message, someone had hacked into it and changed it to say “Rogue Panda on Rampage”. Flagstaff is a pretty chill town so some of the locals got involved too – for instance the principal of the elementary school down the street changed his marquee to say “Now educating rogue pandas”. We all got a good laugh out of it, and it turned into a running joke inside the corps. I don’t know who did the hacking (and I have an air-tight alibi) but I’m thankful for the inspiration!