Every cyclist needs to carry a few accessories with them on a ride. These road bike accessories can include anything from a wallet and cell phone, to your extra bike tubes, chain oil, tire levers and more. The question is how do you carry this? You can choose to carry a hip bag, a cell phone pouch, saddle bag, handlebar bag or more. Today we’re focusing on the belt bags and strap pouches. There are a few answers:
- Cycling Accessory Pouches are one way to do this, which are often named one of the following:
- Cycling Hip Pouch
- Bike Hip Bag
- Cycling Fanny Pack
- Bike Hip Bag
These accessory pouches are used as you can probably tell on your waist. You can carry these bags on your belt, and are often sold with a belt as a part of the bag itself. These are convenient because they are kept right by your side, and are easy to open and close with one hand.
This is one of our favorite packs from Road Runner Bags. Road Runner Bags is a small company that hand makes bags in Los Angeles, California. This is a waterproof waist pack with a U-lock holster:
Another example of an accessory pack for cyclists would be the cell phone pouch, or messenger bag cell phone holder. These types of bags are made by companies like Chrome, Timbuk2, Road Runner Bags, Mer Bags, and Missions Workshop.
You want to look for bags that are waterproof, and constructed well. Here at RBA we like to look for locally made or USA made bike gear, and there is a good list here of many awesome brands in The States: https://joecruz.wordpress.com/usa-made-cycling-gear/.
Hope you’ve found this article helpful, and we’ll have a new one coming soon on some great new cycling gear!
The RBA Team