Review: Jersey Bins Waterproof Pouches

A couple months ago, the kind folks at Jersey Bins sent some samples of their waterproof cycling pouches for us to test.

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The Jersey Bins come in two sizes: Trim Bin at 3-3/4″ x 7″(95mm x 177mm) and the Big Bin at 4-3/4″ x 7″ (120mm x 177mm). Both sizes are made of eight-gauge vinyl with a frosted or clear finish, and all have a zipper-style opening and rounded corners so they don’t poke. In the photo above, the Bins with the black zippers are the “limited edition” models with slightly stiffer vinyl.

I spend a LOT of time on my bikes…in the rain and in the damp heat of SW Florida. Most times during the summer, I travel with a frozen waterbottle in the center-rear pocket of my jersey…extra hydration and a simple core-cooling technique (a frozen block of water next to the spine works pretty well). As I heat up and as that bottle’s contents melt, condensation and sweat soak my jersey. I used to use plastic sandwich bags, and those just don’t last more than a couple of trips before they’ve got holes in them. Not good. With the Trim Bin, though, I can safely carry my “dumbphone”, a pair of spare AA batteries, ID card/debit card and a few dollars, and everything stays nice and dry. I keep a larger Big Bin in my work bag so that if rain threatens on the way to or from work, I can stash my wallet and phone in there and not worry about things getting soggy.

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There’s really not much more to say — the Jersey Bin works and they are relatively inexpensive ($3.75 for the frosty Trim Bin, $4.75 for the frosty Big Bin…limited edition models slightly more). These would make a lovely last-minute stocking stuffer for the cyclist in your life! Take a look at the Jersey Bin offerings by visiting their website.

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5 Comments

  1. AlphaCharlieEcho December 22, 2010 8:26 am 

    Double their size and I would have sworn that 25 years ago I kept one of these stuffed full of pencils and clipped inside my He-Man trapper keeper. I’d buy one just for a little nostalgia.

  2. Ghost Rider December 22, 2010 9:28 am 

    Ha…that’s funny, because I thought much the same thing when I opened the package and pulled these Jersey Bins out!

  3. Kirby December 22, 2010 10:05 am 

    Look at Mcmaster-Carr you can get 10 8X10 8 mil bags for $4.64

  4. RANTWICK December 22, 2010 10:29 am 

    I don’t know, man… I just hang on to the heavier plastic zipper bags that various products (like some network cables) come in.

    I certainly wouldn’t ever argue their usefulness, but I can’t see myself ever paying for something like this.

  5. Rusty Wright December 22, 2010 4:33 pm 

    For me the freezer storage zipper bags you get in the grocery store are good enough for me. Their plastic is probably not as thick as these are, but it’s plenty good enough for me, and surely costs a lot less.

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