A long-standing staple in the touring and bike-packing worlds has been reborn with a new design. The Salsa Anything Cage HD can hold, well, just about anything.
The cage has long been a go-to for carrying items like Nalgene bottles to stuff sacks filled with gear (or ultra-light sleeping bags), and even the occasional growler. People who travel long distances on bikes need to use every available place to load on gear; this product turns the bottle cage area into a viable place to stash a surprising amount of stuff.
We got one in house for a test. It mounted easily like a normal bottle cage, and our 64-ounce office beer growler fit perfectly in the cage’s curved frame.
The first version of this Salsa cage was made of metal. This one is injection-molded nylon. Webbing straps cinch tight onto the cage to hold anything that can be cradled inside.
Another change: There are multiple anchor points for the straps, making it easier to fit a wider range of objects.
I like the fact that the use of nylon allows for a little bit of flex to help grip a load while adjusting to the tension of straps being pulled tight.
Salsa says the cage can hold loads up to about 6 pounds. Despite its beefy design, the cage weighs just 149 grams (without mounting hardware). Priced at $35, the cage includes the straps and bolts to attach it to your frame.