Want to ditch the pack for good, recommend me a back-pocket "organiser".
Oh, is this for the MTB? Sorry, thought it was for road. I would still lean towards a lightweight pack, maybe one of those ones with the air channels on the back to stop your back getting all sweaty.
….as an aside, you could always put the contents of the saddle bag in a plastic food bag.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Ortlieb, Topeak, Arkel all make water proof seat packs probably others too.
If you want something for your pocket just go to whsmiths and buy a pencil case. People make specialist ones but your don’t really need them. You don’t need an “organiser” for a co2 pump, tube and multitool.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion. In my mind I had a vision of some small, wraparound wallet-y thing. Maybe I’ll just get some good quality zip lock bags!
If you’re running a mudguard, then I can’t imagine that much water getting to a saddle pack. The only thing I would worry about on a MTB, is it shaking about/possibly working loose.
Maybe something like this:
Posted 4 years ago
jonba – good point, I just like the idea of having everything altogether in my pocket as I am typically disorganised and tend to forget things when I head out on the bike. Will look at waterproof saddle bags and hadn’t heard of some of those brands. I was using the Topeak until it got lost/stolen, and before I replace it am considering “alternative solutions”. I think an ammo belt would probably be best though, I could get stacks of CO2 cart’s in one of those and look like the boss of the trails at the same time.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Ortlieb’s waterproof seatpack works really well- it can be a wee bit rattly as it’s a box rather than a bag, you need to pack it well but otherwise it’s spot on and absolutely waterproof. I’ve got one on my commuter, all the kit in there has been through several scottish winters of commutes and it’s all good as new.
Helpfully, the ideal things to stop the contents rattling are innertubes and haribo.Posted 4 years ago
I wasn’t being sarcastic, although I think I might find that somewhat heavy and sweaty on the bike!
Thanks Northwind, will take a look at the Ortlieb. As running tubeless a spare innertube is an essential item (which wouldn’t fit in the Topeak)!!Posted 4 years ago
Actually as I’ve just gone 29er I don’t even have any spare tubes in the correct size – I’ll just use those anchovy things as padding.
I know you can get those things which go in a bottle cage to hold stuff, but I need to use both bottle cages for bottles (oddly enough). I wonder if there’s a pouch or something similar available which would ideally hold CO2 inflator and a cartridge (or 2), multi tool and maybe some tyre levers and then stuff it in a jersey pocket. It would be nice to have things neatly organised rather than stuffed loose in random pockets which inevitably get mixed with bits of food etc during longer rides.
Suggestions greatly appreciated.Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
I hate wearing a pack, to such an extent that a key element to my next frame purchase will be a sensible bottle cage mount (not as easy as it sounds on quite a few enduro type bikes).
I have a Lezyne saddle bag (another complication for one to work with a dropper post) that I can get a tube, gas, multi tool, brake pads, split link & spare geaar cable in. I cane force the van key in too, and phone just goes in pocket.
Sealy sandwich bag for all the stuff you don’t want to get wet & it works fine 🙂Posted 4 years agoallthepiesMember
I got a Topeak Wedge Drybag.
Completely waterproof and in my medium I can fit a spare 29er tube, multitool, tubeless anchovies, tyre lever, tyre boot and my house keys.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Use a lezyne caddy sack when out on the road bike. Big enough for a tube, co2, tool, some levers and a few extra bits. Sized nicely to fit in a jersey pocket (I think I have the medium sized one) and I don’t really notice it once I’m out on a ride. Doesn’t do the organising bit but I don’t think I’d want it to.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
I’ve got a lezyne pouch thing (came free with a pump). Works pretty well – if I pack it well enough, it fits all my road stuff (multitool, tube, chain tool, some cash and a chain link), and fits in a jersey pocket. I might try and make a similar one from duct tape (a la those duct tape wallets) for the mountain bike.Posted 4 years ago
or, if you can live with a second http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FFP2NDSPosted 4 years agobeerbikerMember
So a smaller version of this then ?
Posted 4 years agoPMK2060Subscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
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