Last summer I mentioned Soul Run products and carrying your tools in style. Now that I’ve had some time under my belt with their tool roll and jersey pocket wallet I’m ready to reveal my feelings and emotions around their products.
Soul Run Tool Roll
The Tool Roll is a great concept. It is somewhat like a seatbag, but it unrolls to display all your tools, tubes or bits without having to dump your goods on the ground to find that tube patch or tire levers. You can keep it in your messenger bag, under your seat or in your pocket.
Overall this roll has been a great addition to my daily riding, especially when commuting or changing bikes/bags. I can easily take the tool roll from one bag into another, or throw it under my seat with a toe strap. It won’t ever replace a seat bag as it is impossible to attach a light to it, but again for someone with several bags I use to commute with – this was a lifesaver. I no longer had to make sure I had everything I needed every time I set off on a different bike or with a different bag.
One of the coolest features to this tool roll was the custom colors, I was able to pick anything I wanted for no additional charge!
The only con I found of this roll is due to the pockets and limited space I couldn’t fit too much in the roll. I routinely kept a CO2, adapter, tube, tube patch and tire levers. That’s all that fit and even with that it was very bulky and looked “over stuffed.”
Soul Run Pocket Wallet
This wallet was the lifesaver that I never knew I needed. I carry an Android smart phone and a small digital camera on every ride. As the summer is hot and humid in Charlotte, NC, I would often put these electronic devices in a plastic bag to keep the moisture of my sweat out. This wallet saved me from looking like a fool, and I started to use it daily for other uses. On the one side I put my phone with license and credit card, the other either my camera or cash. It kept everything dry and stink free! It also kept everything easy to find in a huge messenger bag, or backpack with out stash pockets.
Other Mentions of Soul Run
Back in October when I was run over by a car, Soul Run sent me a “get well card” to my house due to them having my address from sending me their product for review. It was one of the sweetest things and motivating factors to my healing process.