You really need to be careful when it comes to bags, they’re not always what they seem. Many masquerade under a name that bears little or no relation to their intended purpose. This shameful misrepresentation can lead to all kinds of problems for the unwitting purchaser or would be user. Take ‘Lucky bags’ as an example … you could be forgiven for thinking that lurking within each one would be next weeks winning lottery numbers or your current account pin number, which you’ve been unable to remember since last Thursday – but no! It’s just a bag containing teeth rotting, sugary sweets, what’s lucky about that unless you happen to be a dentist?
What about ‘Survival bags’? Anyone who’s ever spent more than three minutes cocooned inside one, will testify to the fact that doing so seemingly reduces your chances of surviving whatever perilous situation you find yourself in. If you manage not to suffocate, then you’ll likely drown within a few hours of entering the ‘Condensation forming orange bag of peril’ … as they should really be named.
|Waterproof, durable and secure. What more do you need?|
Given the above, I’m sure you can appreciate my disappointment when I received these ‘Gorilla bags’. That’s right, there wasn’t a single gorilla inside and although I’m not an expert, I am pretty sure that at 5.5 litres, they aren’t actually big enough to accommodate any medium to large sized primate – although my initial tests would suggest you might get one of those little Spider monkey in there. It turns out, that they’re a waterproof bag designed to to be used in conjunction with a Gorilla cage. They’re made from a very tough and non-slippery, PVC fabric and feature a ‘roll-top’ closure making them 100% waterproof once fastened. On the outside there’s two webbing daisy chains which line up perfectly with the straps on a Gorilla cage. The base is reinforced and also features a webbing loop which once again mates up to the cage straps. There’s a choice of two colours, a nice ‘be seen be safe’ bright orange and silver … an unusual choice perhaps but actually more subtle than you might imagine. Regardless of whether you opt for the ‘in your face’ orange or ‘out yer face’ child of the 70’s silver, you’ll be happy to know that both feature reflective detailing for those night time excursions.
No cage user should be without them. Available from CycleMiles for £14.95 … just don’t expect any gorillas.