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If you’re anything like me then you’ll find that when it comes to packing, the big stuff’s easy.
Sleeping bag and mat in one place, bivvy bag and tarp in another. Food and cooking kit somewhere else. A place for everything and everything in its place … well, that’s how it works in my head.

The reality is sometimes a little different though and 10 minutes before I set off I can be found stuffing my pockets with all those bits and bobs that don’t (in my packing scheme at least) have a specific, defined home. While bulging jersey pockets are considered de-rigueur on the road, they can be come a pain when you’re trying to get your mud encrusted waterproof over the top of them or find that last piece of fluffy flapjack from deep within their depths.

If you are anything like me, then help is at hand in the curvy form of the Wildcat Gear Lioness.

Nowhere near as complicated as it first looks.

The Lioness is designed to work in conjunction with their Mountain Lion front harness and is shaped to fit around the dry bag rather than just sit on top of it, which not only makes the Lioness very secure but also adds to the aesthetics.

At first look you could be forgiven for thinking the Lioness will be hard to fit, various buckles and straps give off an air of complexity but actually the opposite is true. A quick glance at the diagrams contained within the instructions is all that’s required … the instructions are very, very good and should be easily understood even by the terminally hard of thinking.

Now I know why woman like buying handbags.

With the Lioness in place you can now fill it with all the junk that would otherwise be cluttering your pockets. In my case that usually consists of various items from the following list – camera, money, water filter, gps, flapjack, knife, ipod, tube, windproof, chocolate, lighter, stove, chicken breasts, tools, batteries, pump and bacon butties … there may be other things I’ve forgotten and no doubt, another list of things I’ve yet to try.

Yellow lining aids finding your stuff.
The inner is surprisingly spacious and has two ‘mesh pockets’ to aid keeping things where you put them. The main opening is nice and big and is controlled by a quality double ended waterproof zip. I’ve found it’s possible to access the contents while riding as long as I’m not doing anything too taxing at the time.
The clever fixing arrangement means that even when stuffed, the Lioness remains very stable and doesn’t rotate around the dry bag in the main harness, no matter how rough the going gets.


The quality of manufacture is to the same high standard as everything else that has a Wildcat label sewn onto it, so you won’t have to worry about it falling apart in the middle of nowhere … something which shouldn’t be overlooked or dismissed.

Ready for the next adventure.

If you already use a Wildcat Mountain Lion then I can’t think of any good reason not to buy yourself a Lioness. If you don’t already use a Mountain Lion, then I suggest you treat yourself to both … and free your pockets!

Available directly from Wildcat Gear 

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