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How To Use The MacGyver

December 13, 2017

Our Favorite Little Accessory

A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. We didn't want to make a bag you could only use for one job, (we already have one of those) so we worked on this bag until we came up with something multifunctional and useful. The MacGyver is the perfect sidekick for any adventure you're going on, be it a ride in the park or escaping the clutches of another villain. 

While the MacGyver is one of the most versatile bags ever made, we often get the question, "How do you use it?" Well, we're not going to tell you what to do with your life but we can share a few of our favorite uses for our little friend. Check them out, and feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments. 

 

Saddle bag.

The Flat Bag is an obvious choice for the MacGyver.  It's also a must-have for every cyclist. Whether you carry Co2 or a pump, the MacGyver serves as the perfect little pouch to bring along all of your flat replacement necessities. Pick your poison, because there's no mandatory setup for this bag, 2 tubes? 8 Co2s? Whatever you need, the MacGyver can handle. We typically carry - 

– 2 Co2 Cartridges 

– 1 700c Inner Tube (yes, even for cross rides)

– Patch kit

– Zip tie (thanks, Tom Ritchey)

– Pedros Tire Levers

 

 

The EDC Bag

We love good organization – everything in its right place. One of our favorite uses of the MacGyver is the pocket organizer. The MacGyver is just big enough to carry all of your EDC items in one compact, protected place. This way is sure to clean up that overloaded backpack, or unwieldy jersey pocket. The Macgyver fits all but the "plus" size iphones. 

  

The Camera Bag

There's no better way of protecting your point-and-shoot out on a ride than putting it in a protective case – The MacGyver serves as a perfect little pouch for most small cameras. Put your trusty lens in the MacGyver and throw it into the Bar Bag for extra protection. The MacGyver is not waterproof, but the nylon liner keeps moderate elements out.  

 

The Cable Bag

We have all been victim of an unorganized backpack. Whether traveling or just commuting, we tend to throw things in our bags and forget 'em... till we need 'em. We use the MacGyver to compartmentalize our bigger packs, putting cords, chargers, and other small items in a place where we can easily find them is the best thing ever. This use is perfect for the digital creatives and professional photographers out there. 

 

How do I attach this thing?

What's the point of a do-it-all bag if it can't serve as a saddle bag? We have designed the MacGyver with webbing to help you strap it anywhere you need. Use one of the 2 included velcro straps to attach it to the rails of your saddle and hit the road. 

 

 

The Feed Bag

Nutrition is never far when you have a MacGyver full of candy. We use the MacGyver as a feed bag while on longer off-road rides, fill it up and plop it in a Bar bag for nutrition on the go. We can all be like Peter Sagan with the MacGyver.  Are you still reading? Do you need a MacGyver? The first 10 people to use the code "ducttape" get 20% off of their MacGyver. Go.

 

The Race Bag (with wheel straps)

Keeping all of you race necessities in one place is an easy job for the MacGyver. Every MacGyver comes with two velcro straps to use however you feel. We use ours to strap up race wheels, or for extra security on a frame pump, or for yet another tube strapped to your frame, or even as a broken water bottle cage fix.  

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