I’ve used the Topeak Race Rocket and Lester Pressure Drive in the past. I stopped carrying them when I got comfortable using CO2. Now I’m not really sure where either one is unfortunately so I guess I might be in the market for a new one. They both were alright when I’ve had to used them.
I also think the kit changes slightly when you ride alone versus a group. You want to play the odds to some extent to have redundancy. For example, two tubes might not be necessary in a group because if you get two punctures odds are someone else will have a tube that you can pay back. Same for CO2. Alone, you need to be a little more conservative.
Had a look at my ebay history I’ve got this one for the tools, it’s their thinnest cuben fibre and super light but fragile. Bouncing around in a bag with tools inside will damage it, it’s slowly being covered in their cuben fibre tape…
I’ve also got a thicker but smaller one for carrying cards as a lightweight wallet.
There are a bunch of options, maybe measure your tools first and see what will work…
Before I list the tools and such, something worth carrying in your spares kit that most people do not is Benadryl. A couple tablets can be a life saver in case of a bug bite or other allergic reaction allowing a rider to get from a remote spot to either proper care or a good extraction spot.
I carry a fairly extensive repair kit when mountain biking in remote areas. Doesn’t weigh that much and would rather carry a few more ounces and finish a ride than walk out.
Tube (1) (strapped to bike or in SWAT box depending on bike)
Tire levers (2)
Chain break tool (Pedros)
Wolf Tooth Pliers with Spare chain links
Spare rear derailleur hanger
Multitool (swat on bottle cage)
The entire kit, excepting the pump, fits in a small tool roll which came with an old CamelBak pack. It fits nicely in the snap on pocket of my current USWE small pack. Photo with clif bar for size. The pump goes inside with the water bladder.
Over the years I’ve added a small pair of tweezers for pulling tire wires out and a medium size valve extender to the kit I carry on group rides. Both have come in handy quite a few times. In our neck of the woods, a large percentage or our flats come from those tiny wires from belted auto tires that can be very tough to extract with anything other than tweezers.
I haven’t been stung in years and a little jerk of a bee stung me as I was walking into my house last month. My arm swelled up like a balloon. I don’t go into anaphylactic shock due to bee stings, but I do have an adverse reaction for like a week.
I was on Benadryl daily for a few days. I now have a few stuck in my bike bag.