The bag is really meant to carry energy bars and gels. Food is easily accessed during the ride and wrappers have very handy spot. It is very to select the food you want to consume and those nasty gel wrappers don’t have to make a mess in your jersey pocket.
Ok, so that’s all good. End of story? Well, not quite. As we explored the versatility of this bag, we discovered a dozen and one uses for it:
- Tools – put your tools in there since there’s enough room
- Cell Phone – stick it inside or on the netting and you can actually answer a call before it goes to voicemail
- Waterbottle – This is huge for me since I don’t like to use hydration backpacks. This gives me a second bottle for those longer rides and it gives me a bottle for those full-suspension frames that don’t have room for one.
- Camera – It’s quite easy to access in there. There is a risk that the camera can get pinched between the bar and the frame in case of a severe crash
- Battery for lights – This would avoid the dreaded extra long cable to the frame mounted battery
It’s secure since there is a draw-string that locks in the contents of the bag. In all our test rides, the contents always stayed put.
It mounted nicely on my singlespeed, my freeride bike and my roadbike. I didn’t think I needed this product but now I’m convinced I need more since I keep moving this from bike to bike. It may look a little odd but it’s not goofy like the Bento Box and is very, very versatile.
4 out of 5 Stars
5 out of 5 Stars