About Bike Handlebar Bags:
Bike handlebar bags, as they are so aptly named, are bar bags that attach to the front handlebars. They have come a long way in terms of design and materials. Today, they can be divided into two categories: classic bags and bikepacking handlebar bags. The main difference between these two is that the bikepacking styles typically have a rolltop closure and use straps or a harness as their attachment point. This is so you can add on a compact sleeping bag or even a small tent to your bag. On the other hand, classic handlebar bags open from the top and usually have a zipped lid either on top or on the side. Made from leather, canvas, and waterproof materials, these bags can easily go from city streets to trails and handle whatever elements the weather throws at them.
Bar bags are perfect for all sorts of cycling disciplines, from mountain bikes to touring and commuting to bikepacking. They are available in a range of sizes to meet your storage needs. Small handlebar bags are great for personal items and the essentials such as keys, cell phone, GPS, wallet, and passport. Large bar bags can carry binoculars, a DSLR camera, and some even come with padded organization for lenses and camera accessories. It’s important to note that they are not suitable to carry heavy loads due to their high position on the bike. For heavier items, a pannier is your best option. No need to hop off your bike and dump out all of your belongings. Simply hit pause on your ride, quickly grab the needed item, and get back to being on your merry way.