The waterproof Ultimate Six Plus handlebar bag is the perfect place to securely stow your wallet and other valuables while keeping them at the ready whenever you need them.
NEW: Since January 2020 you can choose the handlebar mount that is right for your bike. Up until now we have supplied handlebar bags together with our standard bracket, but now you can order your individual mounting set separately so you can choose a mounting system that suits your needs.
The waterproof Ultimate Six Plus handlebar bag is the perfect place to stow your things while keeping them at the ready whenever you need them. Depending on the model, this durable handlebar bag made of waterproof Cordura fabric has a payload of 5.7 or 8.5 liters, offering you the space you need for items you need to be able to access quickly. The smallest of the Ultimate Six Plus models distinguishes itself in terms of its transparent, user-friendly and rainproof flap compartment with a 21 x 12-cm interior that enables to secure your smartphone, GPS device and roadmap. 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 stow any special gear such as your high-performance camera while you’re underway.
What all three models have in common is convenience. You can open the flap with a single hand, thanks to its magnetic closure, and closing it again is virtually automatic. The detachable shoulder strap transforms your handlebar bag into a convenient shoulder bag as soon as you reach your destination..
Ortlieb's Ultimate Six Plus 8.5L 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 is the largest in the range and provides a generous 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