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Riders who keep their "stuff" in their jersey pockets...

Old 06-02-16, 06:55 AM
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Riders who keep their "stuff" in their jersey pockets...

I remember reading about people that keep their iphone or even spare tube/tire tool in their jersey pocket.

Are these the jersey pockets that are just open (with a little elastic at the top)? I have two jerseys, one is more for the cooler weather or maybe mtb, and it has zippers.

My road jersey kind of has one BIG pocket in the back that is sewn into three smaller pockets. The middle could fit an extra water bottle, and the two sides, I could fit an innertube and tire tool in there (would still have room to spare, which would make room in my saddle bag for my iphone.

So is that what you guys are using, no 'secure' closing for your stuff in your jersey?

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I normally ride with a cotton t-shirt on and cycling shorts, so I'm unfamiliar with jerseys. Found a Nishiki Jersey at Dick's last time i was there on sale for $9.74 and figured it was too good a deal to pass up.

Going on my first group ride tonight and don't want to look like an idiot.

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I've got a rapha lightweight essentials case that I carry most everything in within my center rear pocket. minipump gets tossed in with it, gels/bars/snacks in right side, car keys or anything else on left.
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I can put everything I need in my jerseys, kind of uncomfortable and it might be a problem if I were to crash.

My bike just looks so much better without a tool bag. So sometimes I do it and sometimes I don't .
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My jerseys have three pockets on the back. They have a little elastic across the top. I run my android cell in my right side pocket and a couple protein bars in the left pocket. Sometimes on my days off I will put a 20 bill in the center pocket for a gator aid or ? when riding longer routes. No secure closing and have lost zero items while riding.
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I do have a small tool bag behind the seat. I keep a couple tubes, plastic tire tools, a couple co2 cartridges wrapped with duct tape and the gizmo to attach to the co2. Thats how I roll out from the home. If I drive to a launching parking lot I put my truck keys in the tool bag.
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Just be very careful when you pull something out that you don't loose another item.

Riding behind two friends one time.

Friend reaches for his ringing cell phone, pulls it out.

Out comes a plastic bag with his wallet..He didn't notice the wallet.

I stopped and got it while he rode on.

Gave it to him when we stopped for a break.
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Old 06-02-16, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by deapee View Post
So is that what you guys are using, no 'secure' closing for your stuff in your jersey?
Yes, more or less. Some jerseys do have smaller, zipped pockets in addition to the deep, open pockets; I like the small zipped ones for the important stuff like ID, credit cards, money, spare key. If you don't have zipped pockets, it's not a big problem (the pockets are so deep that things don't often bounce out of their own accord), but I'd keep that important stuff separate from things that you'll likely need to access on the ride - losing a $20 as you dig out a snack makes for expensive snacks.

If you're going to have a saddlebag, though, I'd keep the tools in there (where you're not going to forget them) and the phone in the pocket. Also, if you don't have water bottle cages on the bike, you should take care of that sooner rather than later.
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Old 06-02-16, 07:13 AM
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Get a well-fitting jersey. Most all are the same basic idea-3 open pockets with elastic at the top, out of raglan/lycra fabric. Emphasis well-fitting. A cycling jersey ain't a floppy t-shirt. The better it fits, the more stuff in pockets stays put. The baggier it is, the more stuff flops around and out. I keep smartphone/tube/ID/cash/granola bars in jersey pockets, tool kit in a micro-saddle-wedge from Topeak.


Saddle-bags are ofc the truck-nuts of cycling. No matter what they look bad. But the thing worse than an unsightly saddlebag is stranded helpless at the side of the road waiting to be rescued by someone with their rolling-couch.
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Riders carry all sorts of gear in their jersey pockets. What you want to carry in your pockets is totally up to you. In the group I ride with one guy likes to carry his mini pump in the pockets, one carries a water bottle. Both carry their phones in their pocket.
I don't carry anything but food and/or gels in my pockets. I don't like a bunch of gear in my pockets all day. I use a seat bag to carry the road emergency gear and I keep my pump on the seat tube. My phone mounts on the stem.
To each his own. The first step to freedom is not worrying about what other people think of what you carry in your pockets, or don't carry.
Just ride safe and smart; that is what is important in group rides.
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I usually ride with a small saddle bag to keep 2 tubes, some extra chain links, a multi-tool, and some pre-cut old tubing (tire sidewall slices). In my jersey pockets I keep my cell phone, ID, and $20 in a plastic baggie in my right pocket. In my left pocket I keep my keys and a pocket knife. In the center pocket I keep my snacks. If I don't have the saddle bag I'll keep the tubes and tool in my left pocket along with my keys and knife.
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Yes. I have tube, 2 tire levers, mini tool, pump, phone, keys and wallet (really cards and cash with band around it) in jersey pocket. My bottles go on bike
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Old 06-02-16, 07:37 AM
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Got it, thanks.

Yes I have a cage on my bike for a water bottle. But I usually use a camelbak on longer rides and that has an extra pocket for my phone and all that. Just wondering, thanks.
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I can cram all kinds of stuff in my three open pockets and nothing ever falls out. A zipper would be too complex to access while riding.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Just be very careful when you pull something out that you don't loose another item.

Riding behind two friends one time.

Friend reaches for his ringing cell phone, pulls it out.

Out comes a plastic bag with his wallet..He didn't notice the wallet.

I stopped and got it while he rode on.

Gave it to him when we stopped for a break.
You took the cash out first and told him you found the wallet empty, right?
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Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
I can cram all kinds of stuff in my three open pockets and nothing ever falls out. A zipper would be too complex to access while riding.
A zippered pocket is great for money, ID and keys.

I love my Assos and Morevelo jerseys with an extra zippered pocket.
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I bought a zippered travel accessory bag with one mesh side from Target to store all my flat repair stuff and a multi-tool. Fits nicely in my middle jersey pocket. I keep my phone in the right pocket and my wallet/keys in the left. I rarely bring food along, but if it's a longer ride I want to eat on I'll just toss on a saddle bag with food and another tube.
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I keep stuff in my pockets all the time... my ePhone, wallet, a snack, tools, inner tube, etc, especially if I am riding a bike with limited luggage carrying capability. I have never had a problem with this practice. However, last week I went for a rip with my friend's bro and he was carrying a multitool, a tube, and a banana in his jersey pockets, and all were ejected over a 20 km ride on rough roads. His pockets were a little shallower than normal, I think.
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On long events, I'll carry an additional water bottle in the middle pocket; tube, co2 & phone in right pocket; and a few gels/bars in the left. These jersey's are standard ones with elastic at the top. Never had any problems.
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In my jersey:
Clif bar
sunglass wipes
a free pocket for small layers like gloves.
Galaxy S5 with this grippy case by Speck. This works great, I have a secure hold with the black rubber stripes, and the phone is waterproof and sweatproof.


In the small saddle bag:
cash rolled up around a piece of foam, and house keys tucked under the rubber band. I don't like having to worry about keys in my jersey pockets when I pull something else out of the same pocket.
CO2, spare tube, tools, levers, all wrapped and rubber banded separately


Occasionally, I'll roll up and rubber band a layer, like heavy gloves or a vest, and velcro strap it to the stem. Sometimes these cram into a jersey pocket.
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I've been on my top tube (balls to the tube chin to the stem) going 49.2 mph two times once on a 16% grade and the other a mix of -12 to -4 with loaded pockets and no problems. The first time I did I was concerned my large 5.7"screen phone in case would slide out but all good.

I do my 3 back pockets like this. Center cell phone, left granola bar and lip balm, right energy shots.
So none are packed full with tubes or anything like that as I use a saddle bag. I'd think that the more stuff in there the less likely it will be to fall out as fabric will stretch more and keep all snug.
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There was some low cost, really nice little bag (waterproof too I think) that someone had posted up here before that was used for carrying some cycling stuff in it and then putting it in your jersey pocket. I can't remember the name of it, cost way less than the rapha bag, potentially better too.

Edit: http://www.bikebling.com/Lezyne-Cadd...shopping_feeds

This thing looks cool to me to throw all the saddlebag flat repair parts into and then throwing it into a jersey pocket.

Personally: I've got the cell phone mounted to the bar up front for music, pockets in the jersey have flat repair, wallet, maybe some food. That's 'bout it.. oh I'll put a high-vis windbreaker / rain jacket in a pocket if it looks crappy out there before heading out.

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Originally Posted by RShantz View Post
On long events, I'll carry an additional water bottle in the middle pocket; tube, co2 & phone in right pocket; and a few gels/bars in the left. These jersey's are standard ones with elastic at the top. Never had any problems.
My singlespeed only has one bottle cage and on longer gravel rides I've carried three bottles in my jersey.
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In my jersey:
Rt Side pocket: Ziploc with phone, cash, id, atm card,etc. I don't carry a wallet ever
Center - mini pump, stow take offs like arm warmers, packable rain jacket, kool kovers for speedplays
Left Side pocket - energy bars, gels

Saddle Pouch:
All repair items, tube, Co2, multitool go in along with apt keys.

I own a couple jerseys with zippered security pockets, so sometimes the wallet contents stuff goes in there.
On my 2nd bike I started using a cage mounted Topeak pump - so no more mini pump in pocket which is quite nice. Why didn't I think of that before?!
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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post
There was some low cost, really nice little bag (waterproof too I think) that someone had posted up here before that was used for carrying some cycling stuff in it and then putting it in your jersey pocket. I can't remember the name of it, cost way less than the rapha bag, potentially better too.
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