Front jersey pockets

DIscuss anything relating to non-standard cycles and their equipment.
PAB855
Posts: 164
Joined: 26 Apr 2014, 3:07pm

Front jersey pockets

Postby PAB855 » 26 Feb 2018, 3:01pm

Cycling jerseys or top layers of all shapes and sizes generally have a rear pocket or pockets.

What does a bent rider do? Is this where a bum bag becomes a tum bag or have any manufacturers come up with a garment to satisfy the need for front pockets?

Cheers

thirdcrank
Posts: 25736
Joined: 9 Jan 2007, 2:44pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby thirdcrank » 26 Feb 2018, 3:05pm

When I was a lad, racing jerseys did have chest pockets. I think there's somebody on here with a Ron Kitching Everything Cycling catalogue from that era and I'm pretty sure RK used to advertise jerseys with front pockets only, but I cannot imagine why, because I don't think there were many recumbents in those days.

User avatar
NUKe
Posts: 3236
Joined: 23 Apr 2007, 11:07pm
Location: Suffolk

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby NUKe » 26 Feb 2018, 3:10pm

PAB855 wrote:Cycling jerseys or top layers of all shapes and sizes generally have a rear pocket or pockets.
What does a bent rider do? Is this where a bum bag becomes a tum bag

that is just bad fashion, Practical though :mrgreen:
or have any manufacturers come up with a garment to satisfy the need for front pockets?

Cheers

They are available from the States,
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/recumbent.html
personally I prefer to keep my stuff in a seat bag.
NUKe
_____________________________________

brynpoeth
Posts: 4591
Joined: 30 Nov 2013, 11:26am

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Feb 2018, 4:14pm

One could wear a small backpack on the front
And/or my favourite garment, a Newlyn fishermans smock with front pockets, not sure if that would be good while lying, things might fall out. One could fit zips to the pockets
We love life = We love safety cameras :D
We love life = We love stop signs
..
The Watercress Line New Alresford, Hampshire, Britain's premier steam railway
Thomas & Santa events, great for children of all ages

Lodge
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Feb 2016, 8:59pm
Location: France, Switzerland, Germany triborder area

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Lodge » 26 Feb 2018, 7:39pm

I've tried a "tum" bag but it wasn't particularly comfortable. I've now settled on a Monkii Mono mounted on the boom. Works on both the ICE Sprint and on my wife's Kettwiesel. And it's easy to reach forward to get my work site entry badge, garage remote, 'phone, etc., without stopping. It unclips easily and can be taken with you as a clutch bag.
http://www.freeparable.com/monkiimono

Tilley
Posts: 75
Joined: 19 Jun 2016, 4:54pm
Location: Nailsea

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Tilley » 26 Feb 2018, 9:27pm

I have a gillet and jacket designed for running both of which have suitable pockets with zip closure. I also wear tight fitting cargo pants from North Face with secure pockets which are readily accessible on the trike.

OldBloke
Posts: 74
Joined: 15 Jul 2014, 3:34am

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby OldBloke » 26 Feb 2018, 10:32pm

There is these:
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/recumbe ... rseys.html

These: http://www.bikehighway.com/jerseys/recu ... rseys.html

And others, just do a search for 'recumbent cycling jerseys'.

OB

PAB855
Posts: 164
Joined: 26 Apr 2014, 3:07pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby PAB855 » 27 Feb 2018, 10:26am

That's all useful stuff.

This is all for my daughter who has an ICE Sprint x. I will pass on this information.

Many thanks to you all.

Cheers

climo
Posts: 374
Joined: 29 Apr 2009, 8:08am
Location: Warminster

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby climo » 27 Feb 2018, 12:42pm

Several mountain jackets & sweaters have chest pouches eg
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/paramo-vele ... lsrc=aw.ds

User avatar
pjclinch
Posts: 2881
Joined: 29 Oct 2007, 2:32pm
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Contact:

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby pjclinch » 28 Feb 2018, 10:31am

Even on my upwrongs I've never really been a great fan of rear pockets on coats. Being a trundly touroid type I have plenty of luggage on the bike for spare tubes and snacks, and for valuables they're just an excuse to be pickpocketed more easily.

Generally best to look at more general outdoorsy stuff, quite a large amount is available with a couple of relatively high A-line pockets and these work well IME on the 'bent. Climo has pointed out the Velez smock which has an excellent kangaroo pocket, as do Buffalo shirts (avaialble unlined, with a light lining, a hot lining and a melt-in-the-middle lining). eBay will often turn up Rohan smocks with kangaroo pockets at excellent prices, and they're comfy and functional too.

Pete.
Often seen riding a bike around Dundee...

mark aldridge
Posts: 141
Joined: 6 Nov 2012, 4:54pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby mark aldridge » 28 Feb 2018, 1:14pm

If you just want pockets on the front try Googling fishermans, reporters or photographers vests. All have more than enough pockets and tend just to have a lightweight back.

PAB855
Posts: 164
Joined: 26 Apr 2014, 3:07pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby PAB855 » 28 Feb 2018, 2:08pm

That all makes perfect sense.

Thanks everyone

Cheers

climo
Posts: 374
Joined: 29 Apr 2009, 8:08am
Location: Warminster

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby climo » 28 Feb 2018, 4:10pm

https://www.montane.co.uk/mens-c1/extreme-smock-p81
Very suitable for today's weather :)

Geoff.D
Posts: 1924
Joined: 12 Mar 2010, 9:20pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Geoff.D » 2 Mar 2018, 2:22pm

I've nothing more to add to what's been said.
But, it's really good to see that other people think in terms of "cross over" usage, as I do. Many an activity can inform another, as long as one is happy to step outside convention.

thirdcrank
Posts: 25736
Joined: 9 Jan 2007, 2:44pm

Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby thirdcrank » 2 Mar 2018, 2:31pm

With the snow lying deep and crisp etc., I've just received this year's Rohan Spring/Summer catalogue and I see a new offering is the Hideout Jacket which has a broad front pocket

https://www.rohan.co.uk/mens-new-arriva ... oduct-spec