Over the years I’ve gone through numerous iterations of pouches for my emergency tool kit on the go. Key criteria is that it and the components have to be minimalist, not rattle and fit easily in a jersey pocket.
Some iterations have been close but until this year each had some limitations be it too long, to fat, too wide, too heavy, too big. I know there are some versions of purpose designed pouches but they invariably are expensive and mostly somewhat bulky.
Finally this year I think I’ve found possibly the perfect Pocket Pouch.
- Fits a jersey pocket – tick
- Lightweight (it’s single thickness nylon but well made) – tick
- Perfectly holds my spares – tick
- Cheap – tick
The item in question came from Muji, a shop that describes itself as “with the purpose of restoring a vision of products that are actually useful for the customer and maintain an ideal of the proper balance between living and the objects that make it possible”. I’ve previously come close with a couple of their pouches but this summer I found one in the local store that seems to have come up trumps for my requirements.
My emergency kit precisely fits in this pouch and it’s just the right size for a jersey pocket.
Contents of my emergency pouch are shown below.
Left to right and top to bottom:
- Topeak patch kit holding spare valve core and quick link
- Lezyne instant patches
- Nitrile gloves
- Inner tube
- Tyre levers
- CO2 adapter
- Tyre boot (piece of old tyre with the bead cut off)
Just need to find a purpose for a drawerful of nearly but not quite samples.