‘BackBottle’ water bottle designed for jersey pockets

Fix-It-Sticks creator’s latest invention

If you’ve ever struggled with getting water bottles in and out of a jersey pocket while riding you’re not alone. Fix-It-Sticks' founder Brian Davis has had more than his fair share of issues with traditional cycling water bottles, and he refuses to wear a hydration pack. So he set out to build a better water bottle. The result is BackBottle, a water bottle designed for jersey pockets.

“Innovation through frustration,” as how Davis describes his creation process.

The BackBottle design is devised to ease entry and exit from a jersey pocket. The bottom is pointed and angled to make it easy to slip into a pocket and it has contours designed to alleviate pressure on the rider’s back and keep the bottle from shifting around. It also has a ridge intended to decrease the likelihood of accidentally ejecting a bottle from your jersey. The BackBottle holds 18oz / .53l of fluid in a BPA-free bottle manufactured in the United States.

The pointed bottom aid access, while the concave shape improves comfort and keeps the bottle from shifting :
The pointed bottom aid access, while the concave shape improves comfort and keeps the bottle from shifting :

The BackBottle's unique shape makes it easier to get it into and out of a jersey pocket

“I am not trying to replace my bottles and cages. I don't want to bolt extra stuff to my bike and I will not wear a hydration pack. I needed a new strategy for extra hydration on long rides. The BackBottle is a minimalist solution that even a maximalist could love. The BackBottle essentially combines a bottle and a hydration pack. The BackBottle solved my problem of wanting additional, accessible water on longer rides,” Davis said.

If you’re as averse to wearing a hydration pack as Davis, then this solution might be for you. Warm weather cyclocross races and practices, short-track mountain bike races, shorter mountain bike rides, triathlons and gravel racing are a few of the possible uses for this jersey-specific bottle.

BackBottle

Davis is currently funding the development of the BackBottle via Kickstarter. He expects to begin delivery of these US$10 back-friendly bottles by May.

Visit the BackBottle Kickstarter page or BackBottle.com for more information.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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