You’re unsure about the weather and want to take a rain jacket with you? You need a few extra energy bars to survive an epic adventure on your bike? And you still want to be able to use your fanny pack for a quick after work ride, without having to schlep around a monster bag? The Bedrock Bags Greysill Hip Pack is the ideal quick change artist.

Price: $ 100 | Weight: 284 g | Volumen: 4+ litres

With a weight of 284 g, the Bedrock Bags Greysill Hip Pack is one of the lightest options in the category of big hip packs, which have a capacity of 3 litres and over. 100% handmade in Durango Colorado, the quality is excellent: there are no protruding threads or loose edges. All materials are light, of high quality and for the most part water tight – although not 100 % wateproof. This means that the Hip Pack can perfectly withstand a downpour or some water splashing up from the trail but shouldn’t be taken for a swim…

The Greysill Hip Pack is available in more than ten colours.
Inside there’s a large compartment with a divider on the back wall and a zipped compartment in the front flap.
You can also latch a jacket under the long compression straps.

The Greysill Hip Pack has a single, large compartment with a sturdy, waterproof zipper and a partition on the lightly padded back. There’s also a flat zip compartment in the lid. This is secured at the front by two straps with snap fasteners. The length of the straps is adjustable, which allows you to strap a jacket or other items under the lid when you run out of space inside the pack or if you want to access them quickly. In addition, you can use the straps to adjust the volume of the bag – no matter how full or empty it is, you can compress the pack to avoid stuff flying around and rattling inside the bag. However, you should work out a system to store your items, because there’s only one partition. This is one of the few points of criticism we have towards the Greysill hip pack.

No matter how much stuff you carry, the compression straps attached to the side do a great job at stabilising the pack.
The back plate absorbs sweat but fits snug around the back.
While the buckle is very robust it can take some time to get used to the fit system. Hip fin adjustment systems like the one of the Bontrager work better in our opinion.
100% Made in Colorado, USA. Unfortunately, you can only order it there.

The combination of a lid and zipper make it rather difficult to access the interior of the Bedrock pack and the compression straps make the fitting process a bit fiddly. Once it’s done, however, the pack sits rock-solid and feels incredibly comfortable, also thanks to the wide side panels. The Bedrock provides great freedom of movement and doesn’t press or cut into the sides – you almost feel like you’re not wearing anything. Unfortunately, the material of the back wall tends to absorb sweat. In return, it also dries very quickly. If you’re not in a hurry, the Greysill Pack provides an excellent overall performance and the $ 100 is perfectly acceptable for a product entirely handmade in the USA. Unfortunately, you can only order it directly from Bedrock – and if you’re unlucky, a custom official will keep your new fanny pack hostage for a bit of time.


  1. uncomfortable
  2. unobtrusive


  1. low
  2. high

Compartment Layout

  1. poor
  2. excellent


  1. unpleasant
  2. pleasant

Ease of Use

  1. fiddly
  2. straight forward


  1. poor
  2. very good


If you need to access your bum bag every three minutes, the Bedrock Bags Greysill Hip Pack might not be your best pick but is a brilliant option if you’re used to carrying lots of stuff and need a stable fanny pack with a good fit and highly adjustable volume. The Greysill is very light for its size, manufactured to the highest quality standards and available in ten different colours – there’s one for everyone! Our top tip for all people who are looking for a very flexible, no-frills hip bag.


  • Top workmanship
  • Very light for its size and volume
  • Very stable fit, regardless of the amount of contents
  • Adjustable volume


  • Slow access
  • Back plate absorbs sweat
  • Only available to order directly from the U.S.A.

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All hip packs in review: Bedrock Bags Greysill Hip Pack | Bontrager Rapid Pack (Click for review) | CamelBak Podium Flow (Click for review) | CamelBak Repack LR 4 (Click for review) | Dakine Hot Laps 5L (Click for review) | Dakine Hot Laps 2L (Click for review) | Dakine Hot Laps Stealth (Click for review) | Deuter Pulse 3 (Click for review) | Deuter Pulse 2 (Click for review) | EVOC HIP PACK PRO 3l (Click for review) | EVOC HIP PACK RACE 3l (Click for review) | EVOC HIP POUCH 1l (Click for review) | EVOC RACE BELT (Click for review) | High Above Cascadia (Click for review) | High Above Lookout (Click for review) | High Above Das Radpack (Click for review) | ION Hipbag Traze 3 (Click for review) | Leatt Hydration Core 2.0 (Click for review) | Mavic XA 3L Belt (Click for review) | Mavic Crossride Belt (Click for review) | Mavic Deemax Belt (Click for review) | Race Face Rip Strip (Click for review) | SOURCE Hipster 1.5L (Click for review) | SOURCE Hipster Ultra 5L (Click for review)

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Words: Photos: Andreas Maschke, Christoph Bayer