We recently finished up a few custom orders for lightweight bikepacking handlebar packs, including 2 dry-bag style handlebar packs with removable pockets (1 in all black fabric and 1 with a red main bag) and 1 handlebar harness for carrying dry bags, sleeping bags, etc. Two of these are going out for trips on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route this summer while the other is shipping off to Australia for some adventures in the outback.
The handlebar pack has seen a few crucial updates since the previous version. The bungee system has been moved from the main bag to the front pocket, compression straps have been added to the main bag, reflective trim has been added to the front pocket, D-rings have been added to the pocket and we’ve included a removable shoulder strap so the pocket can be used on it’s own as a small shoulder bag for off-bike ventures. In addition, foam block spacers help to keep the bag distanced from your handlebars and positioning of the buckles on the front pocket attachment straps has been moved, to keep buckles and the bag away from your hands (which is crucial if using with drop bars).
On the more striped down handlebar harness, we’ve added a more rigid closed cell foam insert sandwiched between two layers of XPAC fabric and incorporated the use of side release buckles with an integrated cam lock. These are a really cool piece of lightweight hardware which we plan to use on a variety of applications in the future.
We’re excited to hear how these bags work out for their new owners!