Frequently Asked Questions

What do the colors you have on offer look like?

See this photo for the different colors:

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.

Advocate Hayduke Large 2016-2017
Advocate Hayduke Medium 2016-2017
Advocate Hayduke Small 2016-2017
Advocate Hayduke XL 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 49cm 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 52cm 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 54cm 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 56cm 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 58cm 2016-2017
Advocate Lorax 61cm 2016-2017
Advocate Watchman Large 2016-2017
Advocate Watchman Medium 2016-2017
Advocate Watchman Small 2016-2017
Advocate Watchman XL 2016-2017
Chumba Ursa Large 2016-2017
Giant Anthem (27.5) Medium 2014
Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol Medium 2016
Kona Hei Hei Large 2016
Kona Hei Hei Aluminum Large 2016
Kona Hei Hei DL (Aluminum) XL 2016
Kona Honzo (Aluminum) Large 2016
Marin Pine Mountain 2 Medium 2016-2017
Niner All bikes! All Sizes! All Years!
Pivot LES Medium (18) 2016
Rocky Mountain Sherpa Medium 2016
Rocky Mountain Sherpa Small (16) 2016
Salsa Beargrease Carbon XL 2016
Salsa Cutthroat Medium 2016-2017
Salsa El Mariachi 19 2015
Salsa El Mariachi Medium 2015
Salsa El Mariachi Medium (17) 2012
Salsa Fargo Large 2016
Salsa Fargo Medium Pre-2017
Salsa Fargo Small 2017
Salsa Fargo Small Pre-2017
Salsa Horsethief Medium 2014
Salsa Marrakech Dropbar 52cm 2016
Salsa Mukluk Small (16) 2015
Salsa Mukluk Carbon Medium 2017
Salsa Pony Rustler Medium 2017
Salsa Pony Rustler XL 2017
Salsa Spearfish Medium (18) 2015
Salsa Timberjack Large 2017
Salsa Timberjack Medium 2017
Salsa Timberjack Small 2017
Salsa Timberjack XL 2017
Salsa Timberjack XS 2017
Salsa Vaya 56cm 2016
Salsa Vaya 57cm 2011
Salsa Woodsmoke Large 2017
Salsa Woodsmoke Medium 2017
Salsa Woodsmoke Small 2017
Salsa Woodsmoke XS 2017
Santa Cruz Tallboy Medium 2016
Santa Cruz Tallboy Medium 2016
Scott Spark Plus Large 2017
Scott Spark Plus Small 2017
Soma Juice Large 2014-2016 (Brownstone)
Soma Sandworm Medium 2016
Specialized AWOL Large 2016
Specialized AWOL Small 2016
Specialized AWOL XL 2016
Specialized AWOL XS 2016-2017
Specialized Fatboy Medium 2015
Specialized Fuse Medium 2016
Surly ECR Large 2015
Surly Ice Cream Truck Medium All Years
Surly Karate Monkey Medium 2014
Surly Krampus Large Pre-2017
Surly Krampus Small Pre-2017
Surly Krampus XL Pre-2017
Surly Ogre Large All Years
Surly Ogre Medium All Years
Surly Troll Small Pre-2017
Surly Troll Medium Pre-2017
Surly Wednesday Large All Years
Surly Wednesday Medium All Years
Surly Wednesday XL All Years
Trek Farley 5 19.5 2016
Trek Farley 9.6 17.5 2017
Trek Farley EX 17.5 2017
Trek Fuel EX 8 17.5 2014
Trek Fuel EX 9.9 17.5 2017
Trek Stache 17.5 2015
Trek Stache 9.8 XL 2016
Vassago Jabberwocky Medium (18) 2013-2015

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 info@roguepanda.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 info@roguepanda.com. 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.

Thanks to Franzi of Tales on Tyres for the artwork!

Are the bags waterproof?

So that depends on which ones you want. The Xpac fabric we use is truly 100% waterproof, but not all bags take well to sealing the seams. Sealing seams will result in a bag that’s waterproof for rain, but not for submersion. Here are the bags we offer sealed:

Seam Sealed Options:

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?

There’s a good chance we can make that happen, but if in doubt it’s best to contact us first. For custom orders and backorders, lead time can vary depending on how busy we are. We are a small company, after all. For stock items, your order should ship within 2-3 business days. If your trip is coming up very soon, feel free to contact us and let us know because we can probably ship it out immediately.

I’m new to bikepacking – which bags do you recommend getting first?

In most cases we recommend getting a framebag first, or some top tube bags. The reason for this is these bags are useful for day rides as well as bikepacking. Doing day rides with a lighter pack (or no pack) is a very liberating feeling. On the other hand, seatbags and handlebar rolls are easily moved from bike to bike and riders with smaller frames may find them more useful than a framebag.

Can my phone fit into one of your top tube bags?

Probably, although it depends on your phone. The Alamo top tube bag will fit a Samsung Galaxy or iPhones vertically, with the exception of the iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 7 plus. The Alamogordo will fit all the above listed phones vertically.

Can my beer fit into one of your top tube bags?

Probably, although it depends on your beer. The Alamo top tube bag will fit a single 12 oz beer can, with a little room to spare. The Alamogordo will fit a 16oz pint can.

Can you make me a custom fanny pack/camera bag/etc?

Unfortunately, not at this time. In order to be competitive without taking our labor overseas we have to be very lean and efficient, which means simplifying our product line and minimizing the number of one-off custom jobs that we do. There are a number of smaller sewing operations around who might have the time for your project, so give one of them a call.

Can I get sponsored?

So . . . maybe. We are a small company without a lot of budget for sponsorship, but there are two situations where it might work. The first is anything education-related, where we might be able to offer a discount for group purchases for teams, classes, etc. Anything that helps get the next generation outdoors is pretty rad in my book.

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?

So that depends on how complicated of a design you want. We have capacity to do heat pressed vinyl, but not a lot of time to spend on design work. Simple silhouettes or text are generally ok, but if we are very busy then we might not be able to do it. Please contact us first before ordering a bag if you’d like a 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!