We hate stopping on our long rides. In fact, it honestly may be Mike’s biggest pet peeve. Although even he’ll admit that sooner or later you are going to run out of fuel storage on your frame. Even a BTA up front, two on the saddle, and two on the frame may not get you all the way through a century ride down here in Miami during August. With temperatures soaring well into the 90’s, we sometimes need to stash a bottle or two in our jersey pockets. But sticking a round bottle in a flat pocket can feel like you’re trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Sure, it can fit, but there has to be a better way. And just like that, the Backbottle was born.
The Backbottle is designed to allow a cyclist to easily place (and replace) into a rear jersey pocket. The rear of the bottle is flat to fit comfortably against your back and even features an air channel to keep your back cool in the process. The bottom of the bottle is also wedge shaped to make it easier to get in and out of your jersey pockets.
The bottle holds 18 ounces and is top-shelf dishwasher safe. Manufactured in the USA from squeezable LPDE plastic, the bottle is BPA free.
We did a quick ride over the weekend with the Backbottle and came away impressed. We never noticed just how much of a pain it can be to get a round bottle into our pockets. But from the moment we started using the Backbottle, we couldn’t imagine any other way.
The Backbottle is launching today on Kickstarter at a pledge price of $10 (final MSRP is expected to be $12). We are rooting for the Backbottle not only because we think this is a great idea, but we’d also love to see them make an insulated version. Summers in Miami are no fun, especially when you make Mike cranky by stopping his ride.