Bar bag

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by mudsticks, 11 Sep 2019.

  1. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    As per title, I'm looking for something maybe a boxy shape, easily accessible, for things, and stuff (mainly food) when on the road.

    Preferably a bit waterproof, 2 litre capacity, or thereabouts.

    Flat bar mounted, not too pricy, but will pay a bit more for quality.

    Any recommendations??
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Ortlieb?
    https://www.basecampgear.co.uk/new-...MIz8Gw36nI5AIVRrDtCh2cbA4vEAAYAiAAEgKurvD_BwE

    Maybe see what spa have on their website too?
    https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s76p0/Parts-and-Accessories/Bags-Handlebar-Bags

    I’ve got a cheap Bell one, doubt it’s terribly waterproof though

    Halfords do one for £15, water repellent

    https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/bike-bags-baskets/ridge-handlebar-bag
     
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  3. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    Ortleib or Carradice. Both use a similar bar clamp with wire wrap under the stem which is by a long shot the best mounting system.
     
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  4. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Topeak do one called the Tourguide which looks quite good - plenty of capacity and the largest has a map pocket on the top if that floats your boat. Not sure about the waterproofing, but their saddle bags are made of the same material and don't get soaked through even without mudguards.
     
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  5. sleuthey

    sleuthey Veteran

    I bought one of these last week. I'm looking for a bigger one now as I can just squeeze a pair of shorts and t shirt in but that's it! Smaller than it looked on the listing.
    IMG_20190911_121839092.jpg
     
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  6. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
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    This double sided bag from B Twin has been invaluable.
     
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  7. tribanjules

    tribanjules Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Decathlon bar bag with QR for about £25
     
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  8. OP
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    mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member


    Map pocket, very floaty boaty yes thanks. :smile:
    Slowing getting to grips with digital mapping, but still not happy going completely paper free.

    That looks dead handy for organisation..
    Savoury snacks to the left, sweet to the right :blush:


    Thank you all for the input... Might be two purchased, at this rate :rolleyes:
     
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  9. tribanjules

    tribanjules Über Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/900-bike-handlebar-bag-6l-id_8355078.html
     
  10. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
    I might be selling my Ortlieb Classic 5ltr bar bag (black and blue), if you're interested?
    It is totally waterproof. Believe me, I tested that a few times!! :rain:

    ~Ortlieb Classic~

    I can pm pics if you want.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Yes interezted, pm would be welcome, thank you.
     
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  12. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

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  13. OP
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    mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Cool, or I guess I could affix a clear map / tablet pouch to top of anything flat enough..
     
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  14. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
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  15. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Location:
    Hamtun
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