Revelate Designs Jerrycan Top Tube Bag

23 May

Revelate Designs is a company best known for the durable products they make for both winter and touring cyclists. However, the new Revelate Designs Jerrycan rear mount top tube bag is a product that even the most weight-conscious roadie can appreciate. The Jerrycan is a 2″ wide bag that attaches to your bike with two Veclro straps—one goes around the seat post and the other around the top tube. This bag is so narrow that your legs will not hit it, and it is aerodynamic enough that I doubt anyone could even tell it was on their bike.

Revelate Designs Jerrycan Bicycle Rear Mount Bag

Revelate Designs Jerrycan Rear Mount Top Tube Bag

I bought my first Jerrycan several months ago for use on my Pugsley during winter rides, but I have ended up using it for long rides on my road bike. On a six or seven hour ride I can’t store enough food in my jersey pockets for the entire ride and the few convenience stores you can find on country roads don’t offer much in the way of proper nutrition. My main road bike has a small seat bag that I use to keep a spare inner tube, tire levers, patch kit and multitool, but on long rides I need a bit more room to keep a few extra Clif Bars or Honey Stinger Waffles and the lightweight Jerrycan is the perfect way to carry these products.

The Jerrycan weighs a mere 2.6 ounces and measures 5″x2″x4″ (L,W,H). It is made with VX 21 fabric, has padded ballistics nylon along the tube sections and a yellow interior that makes it easier to find things inside the bag. It also has a water-resistant zipper.

Revelate Designs offers the Jerrycan in models: the Regular model will fit most bikes and the Bent model is for bikes with gusseted braces at the seat tube / top tube junction (like the Surly Pugsley). I liked the Jerrycan so much that I bought both models. The Jerrycan retails for $35 and is available from the Revelate Designs Website. These bags have a product warranty that covers any defects for life.

If you need more room than the Jerrycan offers, then you need to check out the Revelate Designs Gas Tank. If you are planning on a long tour (or a ride in the snow), then you should look at the Revelate Designs Tangle Frame Bag (I own them both and highly recommend them).


Tags: , , , ,

8 responses to “Revelate Designs Jerrycan Top Tube Bag

  1. RichardB1001

    May 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    Have you written a review of Rotor Q rings? I have just purchased a crank and set of compact chainrings. They really seem much more efficient than my Shimano 105 compact setup.

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      May 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

      Sorry, but I’ve never tried the Rotor Q rings — I am pretty much a Shimano fan because the local bike shop keeps everything I need for them in stock.

  2. RudeGalRider

    May 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Thanks so much for this one … I’ve been looking for something like this.

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      May 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      This product is so lightweight you’ll never even know it is there, plus you can put it on in under 30 seconds.

  3. Cherry

    May 23, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Oh good find! My current bag (attaches to the stem & top tube) can be annoying at times when it leans towards 1 side & my legs hit it.

    • All Seasons Cyclist

      May 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      You will love it — this bag is really well made!

      • Cherry

        May 25, 2012 at 8:34 AM

        I was thinking about this bag last night. Would this bag be in the way when you are standing over your bike at an intersection? It seems to be positioned …. right there!!

        • All Seasons Cyclist

          May 25, 2012 at 9:28 AM

          I’ve never had a problem with it hitting me when I’m stopped, but it does stick out about an inch past my saddle. If you are worried about it you might want to look that their “Gas Tank” (click the link at the bottom of the article). The Gas Tank fits at the front of the top tube and would never get in your way (and it holds more).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Israel's Good Name

Voyages and Experiences in Israel


...finding perfection in imperfection daily.


Cycling, pro cycling, and other stories

Ferrell's Travel Blog

Commenting on biblical studies, archaeology, travel and photography


Steve Wolfgang's view of the world from suburban Chicago -- or wherever he may be on any given day

It's A Marathon AND A Sprint

And a 10K and a 200 Mile Bike Ride and an Obstacle Race and Anything Else We Find!

Shannon E. Williams

Gather. Discover. Cultivate.

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.

Long Distance Cycling Cleveland

We host a series of long distance preparation rides each weekend from January - June in the Cleveland, Ohio area


healthy tasty food that I love to make and eat and share


Diabetes, Cancer Survivor, Cycling, Photographer, Exercise, College Parent, Twins, Boy Scout Leader, Life

Travel Tales of Life

Never Too Old To Explore

Fatbike Brigade

Exploring the world on fatbikes


What happens when a medical doctor becomes a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom

Raising Jordans

early and special education


Running and Laughing through the Golden State


Inspiring Your Outdoor Adventures

Scott Silverii Ministries

Putting The Hero Back In Action


Always Thinking, Reading About, and Up To Something

Oregon Coast Cyclist

Adventures of a cyclist living in Lincoln City Oregon

A Promise to Dad

"You don't have anything if you don't have your health"

The Chatter Blog

Living: All Day Every Day: Then Chattering About It

chasing mailboxes

one good thing. washington d.c.

Fit Recovery

Stay Clean Get Fit

Nancy Loderick's Blog

Musings on technology, marketing and life.

MTB blog from super happy Tokyo girl!

~マウンテンバイク初心者女子のチャリ日記~ Play hard, Ride tough, Eat a LOT then you got nothing to worry about!

Move and Be Well

Empowering others to find their balance of movement, nourishment, and self-care.

Dr. Maddy Day

Let's unpack your nutritional and emotional baggage.

Sip, clip, and go!

Cycling, off and on the road, in Western Mass

She's Losing It!

Fitness Book for Moms

Survival Bros by Cameron McKirdy


Muddy Mommy

Adventures in Mud Racing, Marathons, & being a Mommy!

wife. mother. awesome girl.

just enough ahead of the curve to not be off the road completely

A sport-loving chiropractor's blog about adventures in health, fitness, and parenthood.


Running Toward: Health, Wellness & PEACE ............................................ Running From: Insanity, Screaming Children, Housework & a Big Ass


Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

arctic-cycler goes global.

%d bloggers like this: