A smaller 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.
Made of durable and waterproof polyester fabric, the ORTLIEB Ultimate6 S Classic is a compact handlebar bag. With a 5-liter payload, the bag offers you plenty of space for your valuables and everything else you need to be able to access quickly while out for a ride. The transparent and waterproof flap compartment with an internal dimension of 21 x 12 cm makes for a highly convenient space to put your smartphone, GPS device, map and other items. You can also operate your touchscreen devices through the plastic cover. And opening and closing the bag with one hand is a snap thanks to the magnetic clasp. The detachable shoulder strap allows you to transform your handlebar bag into a shoulder bag when you arrive at your destination. And go ahead and lock the handlebar mount and the flap of the Ultimate6 S for greater security.
Ortlieb's Ultimate 6S Classic Handlebar Bag with Magnetic Lid is a perfect little addition to the range. At 5 litres this is a great size for all those essentials that you might need access to and the magnetic lid is great for simplifying that access. The traditional Ortlieb materials are hardwearing and waterproof so you don't need to worry if the weather changes. The mounts are easy to use and it can easily be locked to the bike with the lid securely fastened too.
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. There is also a zip pocket inside to keep things organised and it comes with a shoulder strap so you can easily carry it away from the bike although it is pretty uncomfortable like this.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear