WHAT DOES "OUTVI" MEAN?
The word "vie" means "to compete against others in an attempt to win." Our brand name OUTVI is a modified spelling of the word “outvie” and means "to out-compete the competition.”
WHAT IS THE POSSUM?
The possum is a medium-sized, nocturnal, omnivorous marsupial native to Australia and New Guinea. It is characterized by a long, majestic tail, a pouch for carrying stuff and its remarkable cuteness. Some Australian biologists decided to call them “possums” because they thought the animals were quite similar to the “Opossum” of North America, which they unquestionably kind of are, somewhat.
WHAT IS THE OPOSSUM?
The opossum is a medium-sized, nocturnal, omnivorous marsupial native to the Americas. It is characterized by a long, strange tail, a pouch for carrying stuff, an ability to hang upside-down from tree branches, an irresistible urge to tune any piano it encounters (with great skill, incidentally)*, and an ominous, creepy stare.
WHAT IS THE POSSM?
The Possm is a tool roll that is fully accessible while remaining secured to your bike. When unrolled, it hangs from your saddle in a convenient, organized arrangement that provides quick access to your stuff.
SO WAIT, WHY DID YOU CALL IT THE “POSSM?”
Well, much like the opossum, the Possm is characterized by pouches for carrying stuff and an ability to hang upside-down. Additionally, much like the possum, the Possm is long and majestic (when unrolled and hanging from the saddle) and is unquestionably sort of nice to look at. Ergo, Possm.
WHY IS IT BETTER THAN A SEAT BAG?
Seats bags are fine for storing things, but they're woefully inconvenient when quick access is necessary. The Possm is designed with access in mind. The frustration often experienced with first detaching, then rummaging through and finally re-attaching a seat bag will never be an issue. With the Possm you can shave precious seconds off your race time and avoid the hassle of scattering all of your stuff on the ground to find what you need.
WHAT WILL IT HOLD?
It's designed to hold a spare tube, a lever, a multi-tool, a CO2 inflation device and a couple of spare cartridges. Additionally, field testing has indicated that—if one is willing to ride without a spare tube—the Possm's elastic loop will hold a can of Dale's Pale Ale.
CAN IT CARRY A MINI-PUMP INSTEAD OF A CO2 INFLATOR?
Yes. Depending on the size of the mini-pump, it may fit in one of the cartridge slots or, alternatively, it can be packed with the spare tube in the large elastic loop.
CAN IT HANDLE ROUGH TRAILS?
Yes! We tested the Possm on the rockiest, rootiest trails we could find and ended up making several tweaks to ensure that it will remain secure in even the gnarliest riding situations.