Rene Herse Musette Bag

Sometimes small things make a big difference: The Rene Herse musette bag is one of the most useful things you can bring on a ride.

Folded, it’s smaller than an energy bar, and it weighs just 25 g. Unfolded, it holds up to 5 liters. It’s made from the same Silnylon as the ultralight Ostrich SL-100 Rinko bag, so it’s strong enough for carrying whatever fits inside.

Sling it over your shoulder to carry a few croissants after a bakery stop, some vegetables from a farmers’ market, or whatever else comes to mind. Traditionally used in race feed zones to hand off food and drink, musette bags have many uses, especially when they are as light and strong as this one. I carry mine in my handlebar or underseat bag whenever I head out, and I use it more often than I would have thought. After testing prototypes for several months, we’ve now got the production version in stock.

7 Responses to Rene Herse Musette Bag

  1. Dennis Ketterling May 21, 2020 at 9:09 am #

    As a small, “niche” bike company, you kept the price of the musette at $1/gm.
    Major manufacturer Specialized offers the 2020 Venge Pro SRAM eTap (56cm) bicycle for $1.05/gm.
    CLEARLY, the musette is the better deal!

    • Jan Heine May 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

      Actually, the price is $19 and the weight 25g, so we’re well below the magic dollar-per-gram number. However, by that logic, a heavier bag would be more expensive…

  2. Tony May 21, 2020 at 6:52 pm #

    I also have found carrying a small, packable bag on the bike is often useful. Impromptu shopping is a common reason. It is good to know it’s there if needed. I prefer drawstring backpacks from eBay. They are the size of a musette and more stable when carrying. Any color you can imagine for less than $2.00! This price includes shipping! I got several and keep them on bikes and in the car.

    • Jan Heine May 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

      That’s a good idea, too. Natsuko has an ultralight backpack that folds amazingly small and comes in handy when we need it. What I personally like about musette bags is that I can easily access the contents while riding, yet things don’t get crushed like they do in jersey pockets. That is why these were developed for racing in the first place, but it also makes them perfect for a croissant or other baked goods.

  3. Lyle Wiens May 22, 2020 at 9:09 pm #

    Crap…I just made an order a few days ago and would have got one of these for sure!
    By the way, it’s been crickets on your end with an order update. I know things are crazy, just looking for info/update.

    • Jan Heine May 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm #

      Check the next post on why the shipping updates aren’t reliable right now. They are generated when the USPS scans the parcels, but it seems they aren’t always scanning them when they get them right now. Often, they’re scanned only when they’re delivered… so you don’t get an update until you get the parcel. Sorry about that!

  4. Matt O'Toole May 23, 2020 at 5:10 pm #

    I’ve been looking for something like this. A long time ago, a friend was making them from half-ounce ripstop nylon. Since then I’ve found nothing else. I’m tired of overstuffing my jersey pockets on my way home from rides!