It’s taken awhile, but adding bags to your bike is finally “cool”. OK, maybe cool isn’t the right word, but at least you can mount up as many bags to your bike as you want without people thinking much other than, “hey, that guy must be into bikepacking.” As a result, or maybe the other way around, a number of companies like Wolf Tooth Components are creating better and better ways for you to transport your gear on your bike instead of on your body.
Adding to their B-RAD collection of bags, tools, and mounting accessories, WTC has added their Pump Bag and Roll Top bag to the mix. Measuring in at 12 in x 2.5 in x 2.5 in, the bag is big enough to fit a 12″ hand pump along with tube, multi tool, and possibly other items depending on the size of each one. It’s lower profile than most bags which means it could work well as a top tube bag, which is how I’ve been running it for the past few months.
However, versatility is the name of the game here – it can be mounted almost anywhere – your seat tube, down tube, or any other tube, really. To mount it, you have three options in either the standard water bottle mounts, using one of the B-RAD adapter plates (had to use the B-RAD 3 above, to get the bag to clear the steerer tube), or attaching it with silicone backed velcro straps which will fit tubes up to 2.5″ in diameter.
Our sample weighed in at 122g without the mounting hardware, the bag is built from PVC backed 420D ripstop nylon with a water resistant YKK zipper. The bag sells for $39.95 with straps and mounting hardware (B-RAD plates not included).
Another option is the new Roll Top bag which has a larger 1.1L capacity but the same PVC backed rip stop nylon build. Only this time, the bag has a roll top closure with a Duraflex buckle to keep things cinched tight.
Again, there is quite a bit of versatility built in with mounting available through the included silicone backed velcro strap, or with the included mounting hardware to be used with a not-included B-RAD base. Between the two, you can mount it almost anywhere including the saddle rails on a dropper post.
The Roll Top has a claimed weight of 76g without the adapter plate, and sells for $31.95 for the bag and strap, or $39.95 with the adapter plate included. Note that if you pick the latter option, you’ll still need to purchase a B-RAD base to use with the adapter plate.
Both bags are available now.