Fifth Season Cache Sack
Good stuff sacks are oddly hard to come by. 99% are plastic of some sort. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they usually way over or under built. Ultra light stuffsacks are sort of ok for jamming a bunch of clothes in, but they can’t take pokey bits, like bike tools, or Argus C3 cameras, or a rock collection. Further, no ultra light sack can be strapped on a bike and ridden through the woods. It’ll rip, snag, tear, and there will be much despair. Your 35 dollar high zoot 5 gram sack is in the trash, unless you repurpose it as a really sad sock puppet.
Heavy duty plasticy stuff sacks, naming no names, don’t age well, they’re hard to repair unless you use gorilla tape (works, looks terrible, eventually gets gummy, like the underside of a subway seat, or a Subway sandwich), and they look really horrible. Like you’ve strapped a pool toy on your bike. Which is a fine look if you’re six years old, but less acceptable as time goes on.
Waxed cotton ages better than other bag materials. It’s durable. It’s rewaxable, so when it gets older than any plastic sack will ever get, you can rewax it and make it weatherproof again.
These bags are not submersible, for long, but they’re good for really muddy wet roads, rainy days, etc. Here in VT where these bags are designed, we have as much rain as Seattle, but harder winters and more mud. In Maine, where these bags are made, it’s even worse than Vermont, so you know if we ride with this stuff out here, it’ll probably work for you, wherever ya live.
Designed to fit on a King Cage Manything cage, but you can use ‘em in any similar giant bottle rack, or just use them as a normal stuff sack. No weird special loops or straps, these just go on with a pair of Voile straps. They won’t wander off, unless you don’t know how to tighten a strap.
Big enough to hold a down summer bag or a 1 person tent, or a down parka, some jazz pants and a pair of socks with a hole in the toe.
Roll top. Sewn in Maine on a treadle powered sewing machine outta US made canvas and hardware. Brass snap closure.
- US made waxed canvas
- Sewn in Maine by one dude in an off the grid cabin with a treadle powered sewing machine
- Fits King Manything cages or similar. Too big for a Widefoot Cargo cage. Too big for offset manything mounts like Surly uses
- Weather Proof