REVIEW – Headed over to a friend’s house and want to bring a few cold drinks along? Oh, you’re thinking of riding your bicycle there or maybe even walking? That takes the typical cooler out of play. What if I told you that there’s a solution that’s bike and/or hike-friendly and doesn’t take up much more space than the drinks you’re bringing? Stashers Adventure Bags to the rescue.
What are they?
Stashers are insulated adventure bags specifically designed to attach to bikes, roll bars without needing additional hardware. Designed for beverages like cans, tall boys, and even wine bottles, they’ll also handle whatever you can fit inside getting it there cold, protected, or both. I was sent the Green color. They’re also available in Black, Orange, Floral, Realtree edge camo, and Laughing Grass camo.
What’s in the package?
Each model consists of…
- Stashers Adventure Bag
- Food-grade zippered liner
- Reusable cold pack
The Plus Sized version additionally has 2 re-positionable dividers as well as zippered pockets on each end.
A carry strap is available separately and includes a shoulder pad.
Materials: Waterproof Tarpaulin with waterproof zippers and velcro
Dimensions: Diameter x Length – Medium 3.5″ x 15″ | Large 3.5″ x 20″ | Plus Sized 5″ x 12″
Construction: Multiple layers of padding and insulation keep things cold for 4 plus hours
Modular: Velcro straps allow connecting to each other
Design and features
Each Stashers Adventure Bag is designed with waterproof materials making condensation and spills non-issues. The modular attachment design allows them to be wrapped onto bicycle tubes, handlebars, car roll bars or to each other. Additionally, the zippered closure is also waterproof and offset by 90 degrees so that it can be accessed without needing to detach a bag first.
The thick padding and insulation help to keep drinks cold for over 4 hours. Removable food-grade liners can be used for loose snacks, or to further keep moisture at bay with their waterproof zipper keeping any messes much easier to clean up.
A shoulder strap makes going from bike to hike super simple.
Remove from the poly bag packaging, throw the included cold packs in the freezer and then figure out how and where you want to use your Stashers Adventure Bag. Let’s jump right into how these work using the Plus Size to demonstrate.
Stashers Adventure Bags are designed with straps that wrap around a tube and then velcro back to the bag in a way that allows for different tube sizes and excess strap management. The trickiest part of installing a bag is that those same straps are curved and like to stay closed, so un-velcro the two straps and just be ready to keep un-velcro-ing.
Wrap the straps around the handlebar or top tube and back to the two velcro patches shown above.