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jpw
06-29-2016, 05:04 AM
I've been using this Arkel map bag quite successfully, but it will soon need replacing;

http://www.arkel-od.com/en/mapcase.html

...and so i need something that attaches to the tops with direct straps (no screwed on brackets), that is not too bulky (just enough for spare tubes, tools, phone, house key, et.c.), and not a 'box' shaped bag.

i've seen this;

https://www.ortlieb.com/en/Accessory-Pack/

i wonder if anyone has alternative suggestions?

thanks, Jason.

pmac
06-29-2016, 08:08 AM
I recently got one from Fog City. Big enough to empty a couple of overfilled jersey pockets, and didn't noticeably affect bike handling. Two straps to attach to the handlebars and a stretch line that goes around the head tube or whatever it's called. It was perfect for riding in mountains with big changes in the weather.

http://www.fogcitygear.com/shop-adirondack/handlebar-bag

Lovetoclimb
06-29-2016, 09:07 AM
Someone was selling one on here a few days ago. I give that a full endorsement, despite the high price. I have been using one on any ride where I carry more than just phone, keys, ID, for over a year now. It can hold food, spare parts and tools, a gilet or jacket, warmers, etc, and does not move with a 3 point attachment. Amazing design and MUSA to boot!

cp43
06-29-2016, 09:57 AM
I have one of these:

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FBB

I think it will fit what you're looking for.

Chris

hooter
06-29-2016, 11:03 AM
I love my Revelate Designs mountain feed bags. I use them on the mtb and the gravel bike with dropbars. I'll use one or two depending on how much stuff I want to carry.

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/cockpit/MountainFeedbag

Cameron
06-29-2016, 11:47 AM
I highly recommend Roadrunner bags -- great products, very fair prices and made in the USA. I've bought several things from them and don't see myself ordering any kind of bike bag/pack from anyone else unless there's some specific application I need they don't offer.

How about this one: https://roadrunnerbags.us/shop/burrito-bag/

https://roadrunnerbags.us/wp-content/uploads/Roadrunner-July-11-2014-18-462x392.jpg



Or if you want one a little larger: https://roadrunnerbags.us/shop/burrito-supreme/

https://roadrunnerbags.us/wp-content/uploads/IMG_66262-462x392.jpg

joosttx
06-29-2016, 01:24 PM
Topodesigns fanny pack hack.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7222/26179818604_62a0b0ff49_c.jpg


https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7155/26193439574_081dc054a9_c.jpg

sandyrs
06-29-2016, 01:25 PM
I just ordered this http://www.ornotbike.com/products/the-bar-bag

stuckinthecity
06-29-2016, 08:03 PM
Love my black Acorn handlebar bag. Made in small batches. Get on the mailing list.

http://www.acornbags.com/products/handlebar-bag?variant=13618180164

Also have the revelate feed bag. It's great but for me it's not the best bag for drop bars because of how it attaches to the tops. Ymmv.

Hilltopperny
06-29-2016, 09:09 PM
I run a Brooks isle of wight. Waterproof, tough and kind of large, but I can pack everything I need for a few days in it.

dbnm
06-29-2016, 09:40 PM
Please let us know what you think. Some pics too please.


I just ordered this http://www.ornotbike.com/products/the-bar-bag

phoenix
06-29-2016, 10:47 PM
I have a Roadrunner Burrito Handlebar Bag (https://roadrunnerbags.us/shop/burrito-bag/). I’ve had it for a while and it’s great. It is roomy and perfect for a few extra things that you want to take with you. I usually run it when i’m in casual cycling gear. I also have one of their tool/saddle rolls (https://roadrunnerbags.us/shop/tool-roll/) as well as their Co-Pilot Handlebar Bag (https://roadrunnerbags.us/shop/co-pilot/) which all feature the same great quality. You can also pretty much create any custom color combination that they offer, if that’s your thing.

joosttx
06-30-2016, 01:46 AM
Love my black Acorn handlebar bag. Made in small batches. Get on the mailing list.

http://www.acornbags.com/products/handlebar-bag?variant=13618180164

Also have the revelate feed bag. It's great but for me it's not the best bag for drop bars because of how it attaches to the tops. Ymmv.

Acorn's medium handlebar bag is my favorite handlebar bag. Sadly, they dont make it anymore. Their quality is excellent.

druptight
06-30-2016, 08:22 AM
Acorn's medium handlebar bag is my favorite handlebar bag. Sadly, they dont make it anymore. Their quality is excellent.

I also enjoy my medium acorn bag if you can snag one used. The two rider facing pockets are perfect for quick access items.

http://www.designsponge.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/31.jpg

timto
06-30-2016, 11:32 AM
I own a cylinder style bag like many posted but by Swift (swift burrito). The drawback to this design is that it zippers and is accesible only when stopped. It's tought to undo the zip while riding and not have it impact handling.

I borrowed this from a buddy and it is a vasty superior design from a functionality pov, imho. You can open while riding. leaves more hand space on the bar top, has a map case and is easy to access - just flip up the velcro. Also the way the bag closes, water stays out.

REALLY impressed. For 200km or less this would hold a gilet and snacks easy.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nn7cOO8DWq4/VqCUGqccg3I/AAAAAAAAsAE/IICsEmtAVM0/s1600/DSC_0031.JPG

http://www.ruthworkssf.com/store/p65/Ultralight_Brevet.html

classtimesailer
06-30-2016, 11:49 AM
Right now, I have an Acorn medium saddle bag mounted on my bars. Works nicely for my lunch which I used to cram into my Carradice Barley with my work clothes. The narrowness of the saddlebag leaves more room for my hands on the tops. The army surplus store is a good place to get an ammo bag that can loop over the tops of your bars.