Ever head out on those long rides and have to plan your route around a convenience store stop just to fill your bottles? Or jump in a really hot cyclocross race where there are no handups allowed and your bike is sans cage?
Those are the problems Brian Davis had, so he decided to find a way to bring an extra bottle without any of the discomfort or annoyance of shoving a standard one in your jersey pocket. The BackBottle is an 18oz, recyclable and BPA-free wide mouth water bottle that uses a unique shape at the bottom with a flat side to keep it from rolling and rocking back and forth in your jersey. The flat side has grooves so air will flow between it and your back. So go on, back that thing up…
The BackBottle isn’t the first creation from Davis designed to solve a problem. He’s the inventor behind Fix It Sticks, a set of mini-tools that fit compactly into a pocket or saddle bag and can be switched between the bits you need so you’re not carrying extra stuff. We’re fans, particularly of the fixed T-handle shop version.
The bottle is 100% made in the USA and measures 8.5″ by 3″, just about the right size to stay snugly in a pocket while still being grippable and squeezable. It even has a “freeze below” line on the top so you don’t overfill it and have it burst the top in the freezer. They’re going on Kickstarter March 3, but are already available for pre-order at $10 or less depending on quantity on their website.
UPDATE: It’s live on Kickstarter now.
Davis mentioned a couple other uses, all of which we’ve experienced: Short races where a pack is overkill, and those days when you’re on your own at the races and don’t have anyone to feed a bottle between laps. Been there, done that.