Saddlebag vs jersey pocket

mcowan77
mcowan77 Posts: 560
edited April 2013 in Road general
Prob already been debated to death but what's the general opinion?

On my commute is dosnt matter as I have a rucksack but out with the club with the good bike?

Cheers

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  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Depends what you're putting in them - food in pocket - sometimes tools and tubes in pocket other wise tools and tubes in saddle bag.
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  • chrisaonabike
    chrisaonabike Posts: 1,914
    I hate being able to feel anything sticking into my back. So the only thing I carry in the JP is my food (flapjack, flattened into two layers), my phone and my keys.

    When I do my first long sportive, and take four times as much food, a pump and two more tubes than I normally carry, if that means I need a seat pack as big as a whale and a tri bag as well, so be it.
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  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Both, food and keys wallet phone, pump in jersey and tools and gilet in saddle bag.
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  • lc1981
    lc1981 Posts: 820
    Currently, I'm using a bidon in my second bottle cage to carry all this. I don't know what I'm going to do when it gets hot, because I don't want to go back to using a saddlebag, which I did last year.
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    lc1981 wrote:
    a bidon in my second bottle cage

    Brilliant........
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  • Tubes, CO2 canisters and tools in saddle bag, food, phone, keys, gillet or light rain coat and pump in jersey. I'm afraid I don't have a support car following me on all my rides so try to take what I might need to get me home
  • jameses
    jameses Posts: 653
    Saddle bag - tube, patches, CO2 pump, multi tool, tyre levers
    Jersey - mobile, keys, food, OS map if venturing into unfamiliar territory.

    I hate the feeling of overloaded jersey pockets pulling the back of my jersey down!
  • snoopsmydogg
    snoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    Only a small saddle bag so repair kit, tools and keys.

    Jersey for pump, phone, food and jacket if I take it.
  • Gizmodo
    Gizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Saddle bag - CO2, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, multi tool, tire boot, £10 note and ID - all the stuff that is the same every ride and can be switched between bikes if necessary.

    Pockets - mobile, food, keys, rain jacket if needed - everything that can't stay on the bike week in week out.
  • Wacky Racer
    Wacky Racer Posts: 638
    Phone, door key and food in jersey pockets. Everything else squeezed into the Lezyne Micro Caddy.
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  • Gizmodo wrote:
    Saddle bag - CO2, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, multi tool, tire boot, £10 note and ID - all the stuff that is the same every ride and can be switched between bikes if necessary.

    Pockets - mobile, food, keys, rain jacket if needed - everything that can't stay on the bike week in week out.

    +1
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    +2,
  • mcowan77
    mcowan77 Posts: 560
    Cheers ill go with the advice for both
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  • upperoilcan
    upperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    Money,Phone,Mini pump,Innertube,Tyre levers,Keys all go into my jersey pockets.
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  • I was a saddle bag kind of guy - 2 tubes, levers, CO2 +spare, multi-tool, phone, keys and a tenner.

    Yesterday I did my first sportive without the bag, Surrey Cyclone, and managed to fit all of the above in plus 3 gels, a pack of chewits and some shot bloks. (way overdid it on the fuel aspect).

    Generally have phone, keys, money in the center, 1 tube, Co2 in the left pocket and the rest in the right pocket.

    I quite like the fact it weighs my jersey down as it stopped it riding up!

    Horses for courses i spose.
  • alihisgreat
    alihisgreat Posts: 3,872
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    Plenty of room in my jersey pockets... could easily get my kit more compact too if I needed to.

    and sometimes I take a second tube in a continental 'tube bag' which looks like this:

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  • FatTed
    FatTed Posts: 1,205
    Gizmodo wrote:
    Saddle bag - CO2, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, multi tool, tire boot,- all the stuff that is the same every ride and can be switched between bikes if necessary.

    Pockets - mobile, food, keys, rain jacket if needed - everything that can't stay on the bike week in week out.

    As above + I have a rain jacket in my saddle bag.
  • dnwhite88
    dnwhite88 Posts: 285
    Funny a lot of people here with saddle bags still put their keys in their jerseys. I did that til I had an off-they're a bastard to land on!
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  • I've been using a Bidon lately too.

    Enough room for a tube, pump, co2, multitool, patches.
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  • philwint
    philwint Posts: 763
    Jersey - stuff I will almost certainly want to get at: Small lock, phone, money, food, arm warmers/gillet/waterproof

    Saddle bag - stuff i hope not to need: tube, multi tool, patches, emergency front/rear light
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    Badly designed pockets will sag and generally feel cr4p when you’re hunched over on the bike. Get out the saddle and they’ll be swinging and jangling away. Well designed, deep, strong pockets hold everything together neatly and with minimal sag. I had this in the back on my jersey on Saturday and didn’t feel uncomfortable in the slightest...

    Left pocket:
    2 x energy bars, inhaler, lip balm, a couple of tissues, can of Pit Stop

    Centre pocket:
    Rapha Essentials case containing spare tubular (Tufo 160), Club ID, BC ID, a couple of tiny Allen keys, house key
    Mobile in plastic bag

    Right pocket:
    1 x Cliff bar
    2 x Clif Bloks
    Co2 head
    Co2 canister
  • beams87
    beams87 Posts: 151
    "A beaten path is for beaten men"
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    beams87 wrote:

    Not following the Rules are the new Rules.
  • beams87
    beams87 Posts: 151
    Rule -1 I presume. How silly of me ;)
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  • FlacVest
    FlacVest Posts: 100
    Left pocket: 2 tubes
    Middle pocket: Food
    Middle zip (on top of middle) CC/ID Phone Keys
    Right pocket: previously 3CO2 + nossile. Now empty, so more food. I got an xlab that can hold CO2/Nossile and more water, so I'm set for long rides with no support.

    You don't pay all that money to throw an extra 2 lbs under the saddle do you?