SNEK CYCLING BAG REVIEW

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We had a chance to check out the new SNEK Cycling bags.

Vital Case Tool Holder

The Vital Case tool holder is a pack designed to hold the essentials (tube, pump, co2 cartridges, small tool, tire lever, and a credit card or cash. It has a silicone band to keep it all together and a “Voile” (for you backcountry skiers) to attach to a bike frame or seat. The tire wrap is built very durable and meant to wrap everything tight to prevent it from bouncing around. It’s a very tight squeeze to get everything in there, but once it is it’s tight and secure. It’s much more convenient to use with a road or gravel size tube. I just wanted to see if I could make it worn on a mountain bike too.

That is on a mountain bike with a 29″ tube and Co2 Inflator

Vital Case Specifications

Dimensions: (flat) 15.5″x 3″ (39.3cm x 7.6cm)

Vital Case Includes:

  • Nylon webbing holder with pockets and silicone closure band
  • Snēk Voile 15″ strap with strap keeper
  • Small Parts Pouch

Features:

  • Stores a compact multi-tool, tire levers, Co2 inflator, tube, tire plug, etc.
  • Can be mounted under the saddle as a saddle bag or on a bike frame
  • Works with all carry-on type tire levers, and Co2 inflators, including our Lifeboat Tire Lever
  • Fits road/gravel tubes and mountain bike tubes up to 2.4″ in width
  • The Snēk Voile Strap can be removed for storage of the Vital Case in a jersey pocket or bag
  • The silicone band is removable and replaceable
  • Built to last, guaranteed for life

Here is a comparison of the SNEK Vital Case Tool Holder to the Daking Hot Laps Gripper Bike Bag

Snek Stache Handlebar Bag Review

The Stache handlebar bag is just the right size for the essentials. A tube, pump, snacks all within reach. It attaches to the bars with two velcro straps and one quick release elastic around the stem. It’s got a zipper and a couple pull tabs to make it functional, and easy on the eyes.

It’s worth noting that the bag is made of 500D Cordura, that’s tuff stuff. It’s not waterproof, but can shake off the sprinkles and occasional mud splash.

One complaint would be the mess of the cables behind the bag. I haven’t noticed any issues shifting or breaking, but it’s not ideal.

Bag size: 9″x 3.5″x 3.5″Capacity: 1.4L 

Made in the USA with domestic and imported fabrics.
Fabric: 500D Cordura, Zipper: YKK Waterproof

Features

  • Durable construction with 500D Cordura fabric
  • Highly weather-resistant
  • No sag – Foam insert provides structure and extra water-resistance 
  • Packable 
  • No rattle nylon cord zipper pull 
  • Packcloth internal liner for a clean finish
  • Made in USA
  • Built to last, guaranteed for life

Snek Stache Plus Handlebar Bag

The big brother to the Stache is the plus, it has a larger 2.3L capacity with two elastic pockets on the side. They are great for gels and other quick access small items.

I like to take off the handlebar bag frequently, and having to thread the elastic through the quick adjuster is a little annoying. WIth the larger Stache, it offers a separate cell phone spot inside as well as a couple mesh dividers to organize all your goods.

Bag size: 9″x 4.5″x 4.5″Capacity: 2.3L 

Made in the USA with domestic and imported fabrics.

Fabric: 500D Cordura, Zipper: YKK Waterproof

Features

  • Durable construction with 500D Cordura fabric
  • Highly weather-resistant
  • No sag – Foam insert provides structure and extra water-resistance 
  • Secure and padded internal storage for a phone
  • Internal and external netted pockets
  • Packable 
  • No rattle nylon cord zipper pull 
  • Packcloth internal liner for a clean finish
  • Made in USA
  • Built to last, guaranteed for life

Snek Cycling Bag

In conclusion, the Snek cycling bags are a great option for a cycling bag that meets the requirements. They are simple, easy to use, clean looking, and great colors.

You can check our the entire bag and apparel Snek collection here: While you are there, check out their world class tire levers!