The Sidekick

Save Yourself from the Stink


Simply place the SideKick bag in your CAT5GEAR cyclist case in one of the mesh pockets or one in each of your shoes to help keep your gear odor & moisture-free. Every month or so put the SideKick bag out in direct sunlight for approximately an hour (even in cold temps), reactivating the bamboo charcoal making it Ready2Use again.


100% Natural Bamboo Charcoal

Absorbs Excess Moisture

Removes Odors & Fragrance Free

Non-Toxic & Sustainable

What is Bamboo Charcoal?

With benefits that have been enjoyed in Asia for more than five centuries, bamboo charcoal is produced from the rapidly growing moso bamboo. Taking only five years from seedling to maturity, this type of bamboo can grow two feet or more in a single day, reaching a height of 60 feet in two to three months. When the bamboo is ready for harvest, it is cut down and laid out to dry for a few weeks. Then placed it into a kiln to be cooked without oxygen at 800°C.

How Does it Work?

During the carbonization process, the charcoal develops millions of tiny, porous holes and as air passes through the pores, odor, allergens, bacteria and moisture particles are trapped on the surface, which in turn purifies the air. In damp and musty environments the bamboo charcoal will absorb excess moisture to prevent mold, mildew and bacteria from forming. It is completely fragrance free, non-toxic, and lasts up to two years.

Sustainable Disposal

After 2 years as an air purifier, the Bamboo Charcoal in the SideKick bag makes a wonderful addition to your garden. Simply cut open the SideKick bag and sprinkle the bamboo charcoal into the soil. The bamboo charcoal can be recycled back into the soil to promote plant growth. This completes its life cycle as a product that comes from the earth and ultimately gives back to the earth.

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With Cat5Gear you're
always Ready2Ride!

The Cat5Gear Cyclist Case holds evertything you need to be Ready2Ride. Keep dirt contained with the Sac,
and carry all the essentials with our Companion pocket organizers. And don't forget to pack the Saddle Saver, to protect your saddle during on-road repairs.