Leyzne pouch does the job for me.
Want to ditch the pack for good, recommend me a back-pocket "organiser".
Look up specialized swat stuff, attach to bottom of bottle cage...don't know aboout the price though..chain tool in stem cap ...etc
I use a top peak saddle pack, with everything in it in re-sealable freezer bags. Keeps them dry even when the pack is soaking.
I rarely use a hydration pack. I just use a small topeak saddlebag with tools wrapped in a re-sealable plastic sandwich bag. Pump goes in back pocket of my jersey. If i need to carry more gear for longer / winter rides i use a frame bag i bought from rose bikes for about £10.
I can understand the benefits of hydration packs but i see cyclists on my local trails who look like they are going hiking for a week their packs are that big.
It can hold:
* small pump
* tube, levers
* trail tool, select spares (brake pads, chain links)
* gel or 2
* lightweight jacket such as a Paclite or roadie shell
I run hot on a bike so prefer back unencumbered if poss. I'll move up to a pack if I need to carry spare layers. The bag goes straight in the pack so no repacking needed.
Thanks all for the wealth of suggestions - there are several "goers" amongst them. I actually spotted the thread about "Beerbabe" last night and sent her a message. The tool wallet thing looks really good although a trifle large for a jersey pocket. I sent her a message and it seems as though she is working on something! I'll keep you all updated as am interested to see what she comes up with.
Great, that saves me emailing her.
TBH a slightly larger version of this would be ideal.
The TransAlper Camera / Phone Case
Following email from Moki & comments from Vortexreacing, I've made this & added it to the website:
Another vote for the rapha essentials case. That holds:
Co2 inflator and cartridges
Spare brake pads
In the opposite pocket I have a mini pump and a tube and maybe a bar or gel etc, middle pocket has arms warmers and or gillet depending on conditions. Works well for me!
Third bottle cage with a storage bottle? Zefal gizmo or similar to get the extra bottle bosses?
I'm a big fan of ditching the pack for pretty much all types of riding.
by eck that was quick Judy
order on it's way, together with a phone case.
This is the kind of thing I want! That was certainly quick.
Just for reference- sports pursuit website have the lezyne organiser thing for £18: http://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/lezyne-collection/smart-wallet-loaded-black
Just to chuck another suggestion on, late or not. Alpkit mission packs work for me- http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16555&category_id=250
Smallest one makes a good pouch for puncture related junk, emergency co2 spare bits of chain, etc. Stick it in the next size up with a mini pump, tool, anything else you fancy, fits a jersey pocket nicely.
Thanks riklegge and swanny - both of those are great suggestions. I have ordered the Beerbabe one as it would have been rude not to after she created it in a day!
I have both of these and they are both quite handy. The bontrager might be better suited to road bike though
Seat pack. I have a cube one that's ok in the filth and I wrap the more sensitive innards. I also had one of those topeak ones but found the shape a little awkward/narrow for mtb tubes. Fine for the road bike though.
Couldn't care less about the pack getting filthy and wet on a ride. It only gets opened every half dozen rides. I get more worried about cow poo getting splattered on my water bottle!!!
Had the Lezyne pack (Medium). Great size, but the velcro is so strong it eventually pulls the seals apart. Ordered a beerbabe special which has a wrap instead.
What about a fuel tank that attaches to the stem/top tube. This is large Topeak jobbie for around £30 but there are heaps of styles. Ive got one for bikepacking but it's now a permanent fixture as its a lot more convenient than a saddle pack and doesn't get covered in mud. Its big enough for a big volume tube, multitool, 2x CO2 canisters, phone, keys and a few other bits.
What about a BDU 'pocket' organiser?
Both SpecOps and Maxpedition do a range of sizes now (as I dare say do other manufacturers).
Made of a generic 'cordura' material, so only kinda water-resistant, but certainly very tough.
Just got the new mini tool roll and a custom phone case/wallet from Judy at beerbabe, turned them around in 2 days!!!!
superb quality, price and service
Little resealable poly bags. Compress tube/tubes pop in, squeeze out air and seal.
Money and phone in the same.
Pump and jacket/gilet in centre pocket.
29er tubes are big, so I use one of those funky velcro straps to attach a tube and levers permanently to the seat post. Leaves plenty of pocket space.
Ohh....just bought a beerbabe one!
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