Well I would say 2013 was the year where bike-packing came of age (or the 90′s frame bag took steroids, but I won’t encourage doping). There are some great companies making packs and the competition is heating up in the market. It also looks a heap of fun to go bike-packing. I would’ve said light touring (off or on-road) but, hey I don’t market this stuff! I can’t even decide if it should be one word, two or hyphenated. I’m really hoping come the summer I’m up for some light touring (on road for me I think). But I think this sort of stuff is a great direction for cycling to head in. OH and those Genesis Bikes are looking good for 2014. Check them here.