Waterproof roll bag for lightweight off-road touring and multi-day mountain biking. Light, tough and easy to use.
▹ How much to pack.
Time of year, terrain and availability of huts all impact on your selection but on a two day-one night summer mtb trip you should easily be able to stash all your food, clothing and emergency kit into the Ortlieb Seat Pack/Handlebar Bag combo. You may choose to supplement those with a small daypack to carry a water bladder, lunch, snacks and evening meal. Check out the Weight Watcher’s Equipment Guide for more.
▹ Fitting to your bike.
▹ Packing tips.
Ran this on a 29 hardtail Fair bit of mucking around with the handle bar straps finally got the bag to sit in a position that didn't interface with brake and dropper hoses. Subsiquently ran with the bag low,,problem them with right leg fork adjustment **** when in open mode rubbing on bag,a there and back Heaphy nearly ho.ed the bag, The good points easy to load,can cram 2 sleeping bags in and completely water tight,be aware not to load a hard object on the outer inner of the bag Could do with extra foam blocks for three steerer tube strap
Hi Dave, thanks for your feedback. Due to the many and various bike set ups out there you do need to spend a bit of time getting the bag positioned correctly on your chosen mode of bike. It sounds like your handlebars run a bit low when the fork is under compression. One way to alleviate is try some spacers under the stem. Pedal on, Ernie
I had been looking around at different bike packing bags for awhile and liked the look of this one. We were heading away to ride the Heaphy Track and I wanted to take the weight off my back. I was able to fit in my Hut clothes, sleeping bag and my luxury item - a travel pillow plus a few other smaller items. It seemed to not upset the balance of the bike and sat well strapped to my handlebars. I am looking forward to using it again. Next time I will purchase a small sleeping bag as mine was a bit bulky and it took a bit effort to stuff it in.
Awesome piece of kit, took a dive on a river crossing, me and bike went under, all my gear in handle bar bag stayed bone dry !! Fantastic piece of equipment.
Ortlieb Handlebar Bag
Used in ‘anger’ for a couple of trips over Easter, Worked brilliantly, easy to pack, secure and well balanced. Also fantastic after sales service from Scott