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Passport Tool Keg



A neat, light solution to carrying your stuff, at a decent price
Neoprene bag stops rattling
Secure fit in bottle cages
Logo can scratch quickly with some cages

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The Passport Tool Keg is a neat little solution for carrying your essentials noise-free. It isn't that different to others on the market, so really it just comes down to price, and it does well there, to be fair.

> Buy now: Passport Tool Keg for £4 from Passport

It's a simple idea, like many others out there – basically, a 300ml (also available as a 750ml) water bottle with a lid but no spout, designed to carry your spares or essentials rather than a drink.

Inside you'll find a neat little neoprene bag that'll stop your stuff from rattling around, and the bottle provides a good fit in a whole range of cages. The lid is a simple screw-on affair, which stays in place without issue.

The overall quality is good. You get a smoked translucent bottle with Passport's logo printed on the outside. This does scratch quite quickly as you slide it in and out of the bottle cage, though, so it doesn't stay looking box fresh for long.

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The neoprene bag has a handle to make removing it from the bottle easy even with gloves on. It'll hold an inner tube and a few tools or tyre levers, or will easily swallow a handful of gels and energy bars if you're out for a long ride.

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Cost-wise, at £7.99 it's six quid less than the similar Topeak Escape Pod, up to £13.99 since I tested it in 2020, although a neat touch of the Topeak is that it has a section of foam under the lid to make sure nothing rattles at all.

The slightly larger Vel Storage Can 450ml doesn't come with a neoprene bag, but it does have a foam liner and costs just £5 – and is currently available for £2.50.

It's worth noting that the Tool Keg is reduced to £4 on Passport's website at the moment. Overall, it's simple and effective, and currently a bit of a bargain.


A neat, light solution to carrying your stuff, at a decent price test report

Make and model: Passport Tool Keg

Size tested: 300ml

Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Passport says, "Perfect for carrying tools etc. Inc Neoprene tool wrap"

It's a simple solution to carry your spares.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Passport lists:

Smoke colour with stealth graphics

Material: Polypropylene (BPA-free)

Large filling opening – easy to clean

Neoprene sleeve to stop tools rattling inside

Available in two sizes

Fits most standard bottle cages

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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It carries a decent amount of kit without rattles.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Neoprene bag stops rattling.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The logo scratches quite quickly.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

It's cheaper than a very similar design from Topeak, although the Vel I mention is very cheap. The Tool Keg is currently on sale on Passport's website for £4.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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The Tool Keg is decent quality and fits any bottle cage without rattling about, for a decent price too.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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Secret_squirrel | 1 year ago

I've recently binned my Topeak version of this.  The form factor is all wrong and you are totally limited by the size of the opening, and on the large models the dent in the throat to catch the bottle cage lip.

I replaced it with a no-name zipped case from Amazon that has exactly the same shape but because a zip runs all the way around it I can actually fit twice a much in AND I dont have to empty the neoprene holder finding the thing I want is enveitably at the bottom.

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