The Ultimate Six builds on the classic design with updated fabrics, lower weight and new, additional features. The 7L capacity is enough to hold all of your important items, with easy access in a durable and waterproof bag.
Made of durable and waterproof polyester fabric, the ORTLIEB Ultimate Six Classic is a compact handlebar bag that plays a key role in the gear management plan of all bike touring enthusiasts. Depending on the model, the Ultimate Six Classic offers a 5.7 or 8.5-liter payload and ample space for your valuables and the things you want to have at the ready on your tour. The transparent and rainproof flap compartment that comes with the five-liter model offers 21 x 12 cm interior space for the convenient stowage of smartphones, GPS devices and maps. And you can naturally operate your touchscreen device through the transparent cover.
The two larger models enable the use of different inserts in case you want to securely stow any special gear such as your high-performance camera while you’re underway. All of the handlebar bags come with a detachable shoulder strap, a reflector and a zippered inside pocket. All Ultimate Six models are compatible with all ORTLIEB mounting sets, as well as Rixen & Kaul Klickfix mounting systems. An extensive range of accessories is also available for all of our handlebar bags.
Ortlieb's Ultimate Six Classic 7L Handlebar Bag is designed to provide safe and secure storage bike bike touring. This bag uses the new style fabric which still performs brilliantly in terms of durability and waterproofing but has also reduced the weight. This bag provides a good amount of space for transporting kit and is perfectly suited to bike touring. It works well for commuters too as it is durable, waterproof and can easily be attached to the handlebar. This design allows the bag to be locked to the bike and it can also lock the lid so if you need to leave your bike for a short amount of time you need not worry.
In addition to the usual hard wearing waterproof material used by Ortlieb, the inner has a foam coating on the lid and plastic frame to maintain the structure of the bag. Internally there is an small zip pocket to keep things in and it comes with a shoulder strap which Orlieb say can be used to carry the bag around. It is not great when used in this way as its somewhat uncomfortable and awkward to carry. However, as a handlebar bag it does a great job.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear