Scrolling through Facebook just now I saw someone who’d just got their new velopac ridepac asking “What do you all use your velopacs for?” and it reminded me of when I got my new bike a few years ago and did my own research for what to pack in my saddle bag.
Where To Buy A Velopac Ridepac
Last year, I had some custom velopacs, or ridepacs as they’re also known, designed and created which I sell via my Ko-fi shop. I never remember to promote them so still have a few left to sell and figured I would share a bit more about them on the blog.
Once you make your order via Ko-fi, I am able to ship your velopac ridepac within 48hours which means you’ll have it ready for your next weekend adventure. I send all orders tracked and insured. If you’re outside of the UK you can purchase via eBay and use their Global Shipping option.
Velopac Ridepac Review
I was gonna say obviously I’m biased if I share a velopac ridepac review, but that only comes to the design aspect as the velopac ridepacs are a brand themselves whose products have been popular with cyclists (and other outdoorsy types) for a while now.
“Brilliant for phone, money, keys ..waterproof as well.”kathy
I finally got to take mine out on an outdoor ride a few weeks ago when we were blessed with Spring like weather (in February). It fit perfectly into my jersey pocket and as it’s waterproof, I didn’t have to worry about rain.
keep it simpElle Velopacs Ridepacs In The Wild
Just remembered Emma and Rebecca had shared some pictures on Instagram and Facebook of their ‘keep it simpElle’ velopac ridepacs out in the wild so thought I would share here!
If you’ve bought one and have a picture ‘in the wild’ to share or a short review I can add, let me know!
What Items To Pack In Your Ridepac
Here’s a list of items you might wanna carry in your velopac ridepac:
- mobile phone
- face mask (for cafe stop)
- small pack of sweets
- lip balm
- bank card
- ICE contact info
- allen key
- house keys
- chamois cream sachets / mini pot
- £10 note in case cafe doesn’t take card
- medication such as paracetamol or anti-histamines
- British Cycling membership card
Basically, all the things you would want on your person when at a cafe stop -and you’re actually allowed into the cafe – rather than on your bike locked up outside. For everything else, you’ve got a saddle bag.
Items For Your Saddlebag Rather Than Velopac
And here’s a reminder of what you can pack in your saddle bag:
- spare inner tube (even for tubeless)
- tyre levers
- pump / CO2 cylinders and inflator
- multi tool
- puncture repair kit
- spare chain (quick) link
- Added Extras: tweezers, mini first aid kit, disposable gloves, 2in long piece of tyre, spare rear mech hanger, wet wipes, paracetamol, chamois cream sachets, tampon
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Even if you’re unable to purchase or the ridepac is just not for you, please do share with someone who you think might like it. They also make great gifts that can be easily shipped. Support comes in many different forms and it’s always appreciated!
Do you own a velopac?! Or is it on your bicycle accessory wishlist?