Review: Sticky Pod Organizers for Jersey Pockets & Hydration Packs
The Sticky Pod organizer “pods” are the brainchild of Miles Schwartz, who decided there was a better way to keep all the small bits situated in one’s jersey pocket or hydration pack.
Available in two sizes, they feature interior mesh and zippered pockets with a full, zip-around closure to keep everything contained until needed. The outside is a mid-thickness neoprene with raised sticky dots on the back to keep it from slipping out of a pocket. The smaller of the two fits snugly inside a jersey pocket and makes it much easier to get things in and out. The larger one fits inside the main compartment of virtually any hydration pack. Yes, most packs have organization pockets, but the Sticky Pod is better…
The small one easily fits most smart phones. Maybe not a phablet, but even the larger Android phones should fit and be well protected. The side benefit is that tools and other stuff won’t poke you in the back or cause bodily harm in the event of an accident. The inside zip pocket will hold cash, cards or pretty much anything else. I like putting my tube in it to keep it safe from any tools. The top image shows just how much you can cram in it: Four Fix It Sticks, a CO2 with sleeve, tire lever and tube, then a phone is sandwiched in between and it’s zipped shut.
The little dots on the back are only mildly sticky. Enough to keep it in place, not enough to hinder removal from a pocket. The actual pod is very light weight, only adding a few grams to the total load. This one retails for $14.99.
The larger one is money for mountain bike packs. Rather than having all this loose stuff tumbling around inside a large pocket, it’s all held neatly in place inside the Sticky Pod. Not only does it eliminate the digging around to find the one thing you want, but it presents everything all at once so you find it quicker. Further, it prevents small bits from accidentally tumbling out and getting lost in the brush while your fishing around.
Nearly all of my riding buddies have been impressed when I whip this thing out of my bag. A small pump and shock pump would fit, too, but I prefer to keep those loose in the main compartment of my pack since I’m using them more frequently.
Just for size reference, here it is against Camelbak’s 70oz lumbar-mounted reservoir. The larger one retails for $17.99.
I’ve mostly used the larger one, and it’s been in my pack for more than two years. It’s held up great, and I’d recommend them highly. Check ‘em out at Sticky-Pod.com.