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I don't know about you, but I hate seat bags. First off, they're ugly. They look like an overgrown ball-sac hanging from the seat.
They also would rip my lycra shorts. I could never find a bag that would hold my stuff while not being wider then my seat. While also not making noise and scratching my seat post (I'm a lil OCD when it comes to scratches). The worst part, they ADD WEIGHT to my bike! Call me a weight weenie, whatevs..
So for years I've been using the ol' trusty Zip Lock bag for years. And it works. Other then being quite uncomfortable at times not to mention it can also look like I'm carrying a big bag of dog doodie in my jersey pocket or a potato. Then there was the time the mini tool ripped through then bag and my jersey But still, it enclosed everything I needed (Patches, ID, Keys, Tube, C02 and my iPhone in case of an emergency), and there was no better alternative.
During a group ride on Memorial Day, I noticed this black type pack that this guy had in his jersey in front of me. The group I was riding with wasn't a bunch of chatter boxes so I figured it was best to wait at our next drop point to meet more riders.
So we get to talking, turns out it's exactly what I've been looking for. A comfortable pouch that holds the necessities and is made for my bike jersey.
To me, it's the best thing since velcro and it's called the Sticky Pod. Guy told me the shop where he got his and I went straight there after the ride, only to find the shop was closed for Memorial Day (typical me)
Went the next day and sure enough they had em. And in 2 sizes. I got the smaller one because I find I'd start filling the larger one up with stuff that I DON"T need.
After the first ride I knew I found the missing piece to my kit. No seat balls/ keys shaking noise, no pocket poop imagery and best part, everything stay put and organized COMFORTABLY!
So that's my story/contribution to this diamond in the rough cycle forum. If you're like me and have been searching for a zip lock replacement, the search is over