Another mountain bike-road cycling cross over product for you—Deuter launches the Road One. A sleek cycling pack built for those extra long road rides, the Road One saves you from having from looking like a chipmunk with over-stuffed jersey pockets.
When I rode the California Coast Classic last fall, I wore a small pack where I could store a jacket, sunscreen, food, my wallet, phone, spare tubes, pump, and anything else I might need for sitting on the bike all day. Different to heading out on your local training ride, you just can’t hold everything you might need or want in your jersey pockets.
Deuter’s Road One is a minimalist, aerodynamic cycling pack specifically designed for those that prefer skinny tires. The 5L volume pack holds all the essentials (wind jacket, extra tubes, multi-tool, cartridges, etc.), yet its narrow, V-shaped cut still grants easy access to your jersey pockets (there is no hipbelt).
Using a variety of internal mesh pockets, the Road One organizes all your gear. An all-around 2-way zipper creates a wide open flap, making it easy for quick access inside. A small, zippered front pocket securely holds those quick-grab essentials like your phone, money or keys.
An integrated, removable, bright yellow rain cover may come in handy for those surprise rain (or snow!) showers, while a unique attachment on the shoulder straps safely secures your sunglasses if you need to remove them briefly while you ride. The cycling pack is hydration compatible (holds a 2L reservoir) in case you don’t want to go the bottle route or require more water capacity.
Not only is the Deuter Road One cycling pack ideal for all day rides, but would be perfect for credit card tours. Throw in a change of clothes or two and you are all set. The Road One retails for around £50 (€60) in Europe at the moment. Sorry North Americans—no word yet on when or even if the pack will make it across the pond.
Curious-how many of you regularly cycling with a pack?