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Swagman Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage

This cunning cage fits most water bottles and travel mugs. Tool-free clamping mechanism attaches easily to handlebars or strollers, to hang fluids within easy reach.
Average Member Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Member Reviews for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Review 1 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
2 out of 5
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Value: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON
Age: 25-34
Gender: female
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
MEC MEMBER

Not A Good Product

Date:July 24, 2012
When I bought this on the weekend I thought that it could be attached securely to my bike - but it's works similarly to a plastic vice and so doesn't attach very tightly to the handle bar.
I still wanted to try it out but after hitting a few bumps on the ride to work this morning it flipped upside down, my water bottle fell out and a car ran over it...the water bottle was worth more than the cage!
I like that the handle bar location is easy to reach but if it can't be securely attached and take a few bumps it's totally useless and cost me more than it was worth.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Flimsy, Unreliable
2 of 3 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Edmonton, AB
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
MEC MEMBER

great for coffee!

Date:December 3, 2011
I never used the little rubber patches they include for installation instead opting for a section of old tube wrapped around the bars a couple times. The side arms have more give than I think some of the people recommending using smaller bottles with it give it credit for. I use it for my travel mug of coffee on my morning commute and the part where the arms are end up at the thickest section which is wider than most normal water bottles, it might squeeze a plastic oversized water bottle a bit out of shape but I'm pretty sure it'd still hold it fine. I like it better than the coffee cup holders that are just a loop because I find my cup doesn't move or bounce around in this one when it did in the other style. I wasn't sure how it would hold up in the winter but it's doing great so far up to -20 celsius.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value, Reliable
Review 3 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Toronto, ON

Amazing!!!

Date:August 10, 2011
I love this Bottle Cage!
It fits snug on my handlebars, and most importantly, it fits a small Tims Ice Cap perfectly. Perfect for quick sips when you're at a stoplight.
Pros: Simple, Good Value
Review 4 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Montreal

Perfect for OC1 (1 person Outrigger Canoe)

Date:July 22, 2011
Ok, so I was in MEC and was looking for something to hold my water bottle on the OC1.
For those who paddle in the OCs you know you don't have any room to put stuff, especiall a water bottle.
Was looking at the bottle holder for bikes when I noticed this one, and eureka, my search was over.
This works perfect for the OC, I clip it on the rear spar/iako and when I need water I reach back and get it. I have used a tether with a clip in case it comes off, but so far no such problem, it stays straight and fits my tall water bottle perfectly.
Pros: Rugged, Lightweight, Simple, Good Value, Reliable
Review 5 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: vancouver
Age: 45-55
Gender: male
Gear Style: Performance Driven
Describe Yourself: Avid Cyclist
MEC MEMBER

perfect only if you don't mount it on handlebars..

Date:October 23, 2010
we bought a couple of these primarily to hold our thermal coffee mugs.
we had this for a few summers and with it mounted on our handlebars, gave us nothing but trouble. the problem is with the vice grip lock, there was absolutely no way to make the cage stay vertical and not spill the drinks.
left it in the parts bin for while, then decide to rotate the clamps 90 degrees. problem solved. using the holder to the steering stem, there is no need to clamp it super tight, and the holder remains vertical, never spills.
it is clunky and bit ugly, but it works well now.
Pros: Rugged, Good Value, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Complicated
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Swagman To-Go Bottle Cage
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
By:
Location: Calgary, AB
MEC MEMBER

Could Be Larger

Date:April 8, 2010
Holds narrow non-tapered bottles well. Not large enough to hold most bottles on the market. Best fit is the narrow stainless steel BIOS bottle. My wife will be using a carabiner to hang her larger bottle from the cage. Will damage foam coated handles (i.e. child stroller) if rotated.
Pros: Rugged, Simple, Good Value
Cons: Not large enough