Posted by: rnayel
Posted by: craw
Posted by: rnayel
I've given up on on-bike storage and picked up a Dakine low profile waist pack (hot-laps stealth). Like a less tech futuristic version of the Race Face lumbar belt.
Looks like a good option if you just need a good spot for your phone, keys, mini tool and CO2.
Exactly what I need. It fits a multi tool, tire lever, tube, keys, phone, couple of snack bars and a flask. Some reviewers fit a lightweight packable jacket in there too - but it's tight and defeats the point of low profile. I have a pump and 500ml water bottle on my frame. My typical ride lately has been home (near capilano mall) climb to Braemar trail - where I stop at Princess Park to refill my water bottle (very handy water station by the men's washroom), up the climbing trail to 7th or Upper Oil Can, then down. I exit around the same place, back to Princess Park for a drink/refill my water bottle and home. I find that I have enough water for the ride and it's a 2.5 to 3 hrs loop.
Since I picked it up on Tuesday, I've only filled it with gear, I haven't used it yet, will test it on the weekend.
I have the hot laps for the extra bottle sling on the side.
while i can pack in a small jacket ( OR Helium - it's a very simplistic and small jacket ) - its TIGHT
packed in the pack is a wallet, phone, keys, snack bar, CB multi-tool, tiny leatherman style multi-tool ( mostly for pliers to get off tight tubless valves - i learned that one!). extra 500ml bottle in the carrier.
on the bike is a pump under WB cage, 750ml bottle. tire lever is wrapped in tube, that is ski-strapped between heattube/downtube.
this does me well except for long rides / hot days where i need more than 1.25l of water. i don't have many refill areas. i use my larger Camelbak hip pack with a bladder. the jacket fits in there nicely.
both are more comfortable than a full size pack.