velospace is about bikes and the people who ride them marketplace photos random forums














    • CommentAuthorzmill12
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2010
     
    i've been wanting a hip bag for shorter trips instead of having to carry a backpack or messenger bag for only carrying a few things. does anyone feel strongly about a certain brand of bag? i'd like one that is big enough for a water bottle, ulock, a few tools and it would be nice if there's a cell phone pocket. any suggestions?
    thanks.
  1.  
    .......cargo pants maybe? anykind of bags just gets in the way
  2.  
    Fanny pac for the win.
  3.  
    transient bags are my favorite they make a really legit bags. Here is there link.
    http://www.transientbags.com/
    • CommentAuthorquidose
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2010
     
    Bags are not hip.
    • CommentAuthorwaltsmith
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2010
     
    Check out Fabric Horse
    • CommentAuthorNash
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2010
     
    http://www.transientbags.com/product/olive-medium-hip

    solid construction and comfortable to ride with.
    • CommentAuthorzmill12
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2010
     
    alright cool, thanks for the suggestions guys.
    • CommentAuthorhenrydec1
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010
     
    this is the best hip bag by far i think, http://www.anchorbags.com/vessels-clipper.php hand made, high quality. and fits 2 tall boys.
  4.  
    smaller back pack?
    • CommentAuthorheadphone
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010
     
    saddle bag. duh.
  5.  
    basket. duh. lol
    • CommentAuthorwes m.
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010
     
    Posted By: FixedTallyFanny pac for the win.


    Duh.
    • CommentAuthorheadphone
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010
     
    water bottle cage. duh.
    • CommentAuthorheadphone
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010 edited
     
    jesus. lolz.
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2010 edited
     
    I admit that I don't understand the last half-dozen posts. It's as if you're talking in Morse code.

    OP: I think you're approaching the problem the wrong way, by trying to put everything in the same bag and walking around with it. Once you stick a U-lock in the bag, the bag is no longer small - and no longer carryable. And why do you need to walk a U-lock around anyway? It's going to be attached to the bike 24/7 - either strapped to the bike while you ride, or locking up the bike when you're not.

    I suggest the following three-element solution:

    1) Rack (front or rear will work)
    2) Rack bag
    3) Small carry bag that will fit in the rack bag (on top of the U-lock+cable/second U-lock that you put in separately)

    I've been riding that way for months. I have a rack bag mounted to my rear rack. The U-lock+cable are in there all the time. I then stick in my carryall bag: A Swiss Army 2.0 Vertical Deluxe Travel Companion. NOT the 3.0 version, which no longer has the water bottle pouch or the cellphone pouch.

    The strap's adjustable with a ratchet mechanism, so the position stays where you put it; you can wear it as a shoulder bag, across the body as a teeny messenger bag, or as a waist bag/fanny pack.
  6.  
    how do you even order those anchor bags? they done even have a buy option
    • CommentAuthorthe rabbi
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
     
    Eaglerock, I think the op wants something small to use when he doesn't need a full bag. I have a large transient hip for when I'm just going out for a shorter ride/get food/bar hopping/etc. I can fit a tube, co2 + inflator, 2 tire levers, a trixie, multitool, my wallet, pocketknife, moleskin, and plenty of room for whatever I'll need in the meantime. My lock fits great in the back. The best part about it is the belt. I havea freight hip bag and it's great and all,but the belt that is included sucks. Slips and slides all over the place.
    • CommentAuthoreaglerock
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
     
    Posted By: the rabbiEaglerock, I think the op wants something small to use when he doesn't need a full bag.

    Right, I agree with you. I think that's what he actually wants, even though he mentioned sticking a U-lock in it (OP: Don't do that). That's why I suggest the Victorinox bag: It's 23cm x 16cm x 10cm, which is basically a generously-sized hip bag. I like the fact that it has several zippered sections, and that it's vertical; it means I can open a zipper and rummage around without everything spilling out.

    Having said that, a hip bag is not a messenger bag. It does not have a three-point harness, so it'll move around while you ride - both annoying and dangerous. That's why I stopped trying to wear it while riding, and started sticking it in a rack bag. Of course, there are rack bags/saddlebags/handlebar bags that come with shoulder straps, so you can detach them when you get to your destination and carry them around.

    I think carrying stuff attached to your body is a loser, if you're going more than a few miles. I remember riding 20 miles with a messenger bag, and a Kryptonite New York sliding down and resting on my right kidney the entire way; I shudder at the recollection.
    • CommentAuthorthe rabbi
    • CommentTimeJun 10th 2010
     
    I don't mind the hip bag. I really don't notice it while I'm riding. Most of them have a slot to carry a u-lock between the actual bag and the belt. A rack + rackbag is great if you're going to be constantly near your bike, but for things you want on-person, but don't wanna carry a full messenger bag/backpack, a hip bag is pretty decent.
 
\



velospace | about, FAQ & policies | contact | blog | status | site map
© 2005-2011 velospace. All Rights Reserved.