Reviewed By: Paul Schmidt on 12/25/06
I had an Ortlieb medium and disliked it for various reasons including the lid was very tight and hard to close and it was hard to keep things organized inside of it due to the rounded corners at the front and rear. I am a big fan of Jandd stuff but never tried their handle bar bags because I was skeptical about their bracket. However, the bracket is really solid and I like the fact that it is easy to move it among different bikes unlike Ortlieb or KLICKix where you crimp and re-crimp the cable every time you remove and install it; their bracket is made to stay on only one bike. The Jandd folds flat if you want it to for travel but I use mine as a carry on. I wished the map holder was replaceable but Jandd states it is a marine grade plastic and it is really thick. I have had mine for a couple years and it has yet to yellow. My only gripe is their attachment is made for a 25.4/26.0 bar stem combo. If you have a 31.8 setup, plan on getting out a dremel tool to remove material from the inside of the bracket. Considering how popular 31.8 is becoming, Jandd really needs to do something about this and soon.