Handlebar bags are a great concept. Your gear is stored in a handy, accessible location and the bag is supported by the bicycle instead of your back, leaving you free to enjoy your ride in comfort.
But in looking closer at the range of bags on the market, we’ve noticed some differences in the quality of bags and we’d like to highlight some of the features of the best bags. So we’ve chosen what we feel are the top 5 handlebar bags for 2018 and would like to sing their praises so you can make an informed choice about buying the best bag to suit your needs.
- B012BP STRADA BIKEPACKING HANDLEBAR BAG
This bikepacking handlebar bag features a secret. It has an expandable panel length that can be easily adjusted to just the length you need to carry your gear for the day. The handy exterior straps also mean that attaching other items you might need, such as a sleeping bag or tent is easy to do.
As with all of the bags that made our list, this bag is rugged and durable. It’s made from Cordura fabric and has a tarpaulin you can easily affix over the bag for added waterproofing.
- B010BP BIKEPACKING HANDLEBAR FRONT BAG
This is another bikepacking handlebar bag that is completely expandable in length to fit a sleeping bag or tent. Besides the 600D waterproof fabric, it also comes with a tarpaulin for added protection on rainy days.
It has a roomy front pocket in which you can quickly access needed items as you ride. The bag secures to your handlebars via Klickfix quick release and straps.
- B010WP-A WATERPROOF HANDLEBAR BAG
This waterproof handlebar bag that provides you with added visibility to drivers, opens at the back making for easy access to needed items while you riding. The rigid walls of the bag make it perfect for carrying a camera.
It also has an outside mesh pocket where you can store wet items away from your more valuable items inside. It comes with a handy carrying strap so you can just throw it over your shoulder for excursions on foot.
- B017WP-A HANDLEBAR BAG WATERPROOF
This large and roomy, rigid-sided handlebar bag is the perfect size for all your cameras, lenses and other electronic accessories. With easy closing plastic buckles and no zippers, this bag is easy to access when you are wearing gloves.
Reflective markings on the sides of the bag also provide extra visibility and safety against other drivers on the road when you are riding at night
- B013 HANDLEBAR BAG CAMERA
Carrying your expensive cameras and electronics on your bike is always a risky proposition. Reduce the risk by carrying them in this fully-padded handlebar bag that provides your electronic devices with plenty of padding for those delicate and expensive items.
This bag comes with a handy carrying strap that will make this bag serve as your go-to camera bag on the bike or off.