Stache modular water bottle compartments hydration, tools, spares and snacks
If you’re a big fan of the no-pack riding setup, you might want to check out the new Stache water bottle, whose KickStarter campaign launched this week. This modular water bottle can carry your chosen hydration fluid and trailside repair essentials at the same time, all while staying inside a regular water bottle cage.
Stache Modular Bike Water Bottle
The maximum water carrying capacity of the Stache bottle is 750ml. In this configuration, it is configured to transport fluid only. However, its modular design allows you to replace the base with a variety of options that create an insulated storage compartment below the water compartment. You can store your car keys, multi-tool, tire plugger, CO2, snacks or whatever you see fit in it.
It seems to us that there’s no way to secure the items inside the compartment properly, so they’ll probably vibrate inside unless you find a way to wrap the items in some kind of material to avoid this. So while it’s certainly much safer than carrying a multitool or tire plugger in the pockets of your shorts (wince), it’s probably not a good option for people who like a quiet bike.
The space allocated to water and other odds and ends is adjustable with the use of the different base caps. Choose to carry 750ml, 625ml, 600ml or 550ml of water, depending on how much other stuff you want to put in there. Different configurations have different heights, so you’ll need to check that your frame has enough space to accommodate the bottle. We are awaiting information on the exact dimensions.
The water bottle itself is made from a BPA-free polymer, while the caps, storage inserts and caps are made from recycled polypropylene. The bite valve is made from a BPA-free silicone.
Price and availability
Philip Finden, creator of the Stache water bottle, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to secure the necessary finance for its production, with a target of £56,990. Pledge £13 or more and you get the full Stache combo, including the Stache water bottle, Stache CO2 storage insert, Stache large bottom cap and Stealth Stache storage insert. Delivery is expected in August 2022, with worldwide delivery available.