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First Look | New Raceface Stash Tank

No matter if you are lining up on the start-line of an EWS or just out for a casual shred with your buddies, riding with a heavy pack rolling around sucks. There is simply no better feeling than leaving the pack at home, but riding without kit is always a risky gamble. We have all been there, one wild line choice results in the inevitable visit from the puncture fairies, it’s always a long walk home and it will certainly be raining.

It’s essential to be prepared (especially on big adventures) but for 90% of the local rides we enjoy, simply carrying some water and a basic repair kit is all that’s really needed. Luckily for those who want to ‘ride free’ and dispense with the bag there are already a few good solutions on the market, ranging from pocketed bib shorts to fully armoured torso suits. However, hiding away at the CORE bike show we found the neatest solution so far, the new £69.99 Raceface Stash Tank.

The stash pockets give riders the chance to carry a tube, pump, water and snacks
The stash pockets give riders the chance to carry a tube, pump, water and snacks
The vest top features a Hydration pocket suitable for bladders up to 1.5L's, and a  channel feeds the hydration hose neatly over the shoulder
The vest top features a hydration pocket suitable for bladders up to 1.5L’s, and a channel feeds the hydration hose neatly over the shoulder
Developed for the growing number of riders who want to carry less on their rides, the mesh and lycra construction is cool and functional
Developed for the growing number of riders who want to carry less on their rides, the simple mesh and lycra construction is cool and functional without any additional padding

Our Impressions

We were really impressed with the new Stash Tank as it’s a very simple product that we believe will really improve riding enjoyment on most of our rides. The provision of a hydration bladder pocket makes it perfect for racing and shorter local rides, and the light and airy construction will suit those with a ‘less is more’ philosophy. We like that it is available in many sizes in both men’s and women’s fits, and we cannot wait to get one in for testing to check out the durability.

More information will hit the Raceface site soon

Words and photos: Trev Worsey