Today I finished up a handlebar dry bag which I’ve been working on for the past week or so. It’s constructed of Dimension Polyant VX21 XPAC fabric and is reinforced with 500D Cordura patches in a few key spots for abrasion resistance. It secures to the handlebars and head tube with a system of webbing, buckles and velco and features dry-bag style openings on either end of the bag as well as a small, flat pocket with reflective tape on the front. I also made a detachable, zippered pocket which attaches to the bag via velcro and would work well for carrying a few snacks or a tool kit. Though width is variable between about 12” to 16”, it has a diameter of approximately 7.5” and weighs in at just under 11 ounces (with the add-on pocket).
This bag is intended for carrying soft goods on an overnight bikepacking trip or would serve as an alternative to a standard handlebar bag on just about any tour. In the photo, I’ve stuffed it with a 30 degree down sleeping bag and a fleece jacket. Solid construction through and through, and perhaps the best bag I’ve made yet.
Drop me a line if you like what you see and would like one for yourself.