I try to commute to the office by bike everyday although I have to admit to being a bit of a fair weather cyclist. Especially with the British weather system’s ability to change at the drop of a hat, it’s very easy to be lured into riding your bike in the dry and then get caught out with heavy showers five minutes into your ride. However with my latest purchase, I’m hoping that I’ll be a bit more flexible if the weather isn’t great.
Produced by a design collective based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Ass Saver is a fantastically simple new mud/spray guard which protects you from receiving a case of dreaded wet bottom. Made from leftover sheets of polypropylene from the printing industry, Ass Savers offer a lightweight, recyclable solution, which mounts by clicking onto the rails of your saddle in an instant. When not in use, you can fold it in half and hide it away underneath your saddle, meaning that in theory, you should never forget to take it out with you! Obviously it won’t offer the level of protection that a full coverage mudguard would but as an emergency alternative it’s ideal.
Typically, I soon as I bought one, the sun came out and I haven’t got to test it much yet but I know that it’ll be there when I need it. For more info, check out their website here.