Reviewed By: Scott Atwood on 1/9/09
This is indeed a very large handlebar bag. The main compartment alone has plenty of space for a camera, a lunch, and just about anything else you might want to have quick access to. In addition, there is a large pocket on the front, and the lid itself is a substantial pocket. The downside of all this space is there is a tendency to overload the handlebar bag if you are not careful. The main compartment is very easily accessible, since it has a two-way zipper that runs around three sides, and most of the way around the front side. If the main compartment isn't too full, you can often leave the lid unzipped for quick access. The lid is rigid and had a little mass to it, so it will stay in place and keep the main compartment covered. The top of the bag is a large plastic flap attached at one edge and with velcro on the other. There is plenty of space under the flap for a full size sheet of paper, and of course smaller items like an ACA map panel or a cue sheet. The flap keeps things in place and gives a moderate amount of protection from moisture. If you need even more rain protection, the bag comes with a transparent waterproof zipper pouch that you can slip your maps into before securing them under the flap. The best feature of this bag is the attachment mechanism. The hardware on the bike consists of two attractive aluminum brackets with shims to clamp on most common handlebar diameters. The brackets are fairly narrow, so they don't consume much handlebar space. And since the matching clip plates on the bag adjust from a 1" spread to a 4" spread, you have a lot of flexibility regarding where to mount the clips on your handlebars. Extra clamps are available in case you want to use your bag on multiple bikes. To mount the bag, simply line up the clips, and slide down until the bag clicks securely in place. To remove, simply press the releases on the clip plates and pull up. When carrying the bag off the bike, there's a shoulder strap, and there is an integrated cover for the clip plates. If you are looking for a large, well designed handlebar bag, I highly recommend this one.