A good sized handlebar bag with a load of great features. Safe, secure and waterproof this bag is easy to use and perfectly designed for bike touring. The simple and accessible transparent lid makes a huge difference with navigation in particular.
The professional touring companion made from PU coated Cordura. GPS or other touch screen mobile devices can be safely stored inside the lid, and easily operated through the transparent waterproof window. Opening the magnetic closure lid is fast, easy and single-handed. The main compartment is subdivided and includes a zippered internal valuables pocket and a key-holder snap hook.
Padded removable Velcro dividers allow flexible positioning. The waterproof bar bag can be carried with the removable shoulder strap. The Ultimate6 Pro offers double anti-theft protection; once fixed to the handlebar the lid can be locked with a single turn of the key and the bag itself is locked to the adapter with the integrated lock.
Ortlieb's Ultimate 6M Pro Handlebar Bag with Magnetic & Transparent Lid has a very different look to the traditional Ortlieb designs with the use of Cordura fabric. This looks great and also shaves off a decent amount of the weight compered to the original material too. This is not without compromise with cost and durability suffering slightly. At 7 litres this is a great size for all the things you might need access to and the magnetic lid is great for simplifying access. The mounts are easy to use and it can easily be locked to the bike with the lid securely fastened too.
There is a large mesh pocket on the outside for keeping any extras in that you don't need to keep dry, a zip pocket on the inside and comes with foam partitions that can be positioned or removed to suit your needs. The transparent lid is waterproof and has a foam back which is easily accessible and can accommodate maps (folded to a reasonable size), a GPS or smart phone which can be used through the material really easily making this great when your trying to navigate new routes.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear