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Adventure, Cycle, Endurance / September 25, 2016

Gear review: YNOT Wildland Packing Pouch

Written by: Kevin Linderman

Heading out for a mountain bike ride sounds straightforward and easy, but it never is.

The logistical hurdles begin before I even leave the house. Is the Garmin charged? Do I know where my headphones are? What about my tubes, tools, and CO2? Or my sunglasses, sun block, and gloves? Or the dang nozzle for that CO2? What about my nutrition?

Getting all of this together usually entails several trips to and from the kitchen table, where I take a visual inventory. Then I shove what I can fit into my helmet, grab what else I can in my free hand, and pile it all in the back of the truck. Inevitably, I need to make at least one more dash into the house to grab something I forgot.

I could be more organized, to say the least.

Thankfully, our Canadian friends at YNOT recently sent the SoG team a couple of their Wildland Packing Pouches. These simple little bags simplify the packing process, and ensures that easy-to-forget items don’t get left behind.

Sunglasses, gels, and bike gloves are easy to lose and easier to forget.

Order from chaos. YNOT bags allow riders to pack all their easily-forgotten items in one place.

I now keep my gloves, nutrition, Garmin, sunglasses in the larger pouch. I use the smaller pouch for bike maintenance items like chain lube, tubes, tools, and extra CO2. When those pockets zip shut, chaos becomes order.

If you are like me, then these pouches will surely help you whether you are heading for a ride, hike, trip or whatever adventure awaits. Don’t get caught in the field with the realization that something important was left behind. Get organized and stay that way with the YNOT Packing Pouches.

The YNOT Wildland Packing Pouch sells online for $45.

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Kevin Linderman

Kevin Linderman is the founder and Chief Adventure Officer for Shoulders of Giants. Kevin has spent his entire professional career in and around the field of information technology, but has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast and a seeker of knowledge.

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