Anyone who knows me will tell you I hate cluttering up my saddle with a saddle bag. I'm a stickler for keeping things in my pockets. If you want to get technical, it's in the rules. Because of that, my pockets often look like an overstuffed lunch bag. Or, you might think I've got half of a Home Depot shoved into my jersey. Either way, it's not a flattering look.
For years, I used a variety of solutions to corral the various tools and gear in my pockets. I switched back and forth from a pump to a CO2 inflator. I tried different multi tools. Tubes went into a separate pocket with a band around them. Sometimes I just rubber banded everything together and stuck it in a pocket. For a while, I tried using a small camera case to hold everything together.
The bottom line is if you like keeping stuff in your pockets, it's going to get messy at some point.
That all changed when my wife bought me a bike tool roll. A Donkey Label bike tool roll to be exact.
Click through to see my review of the Donkey Label bike tool roll and learn how to purchase one yourself.