Handlebar Bag Small (unit)

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Classic touring handlebar bag with main compartment completely waterproof and extra pockets for grab and go items. Sold complete with full aluminum/stainless steel handlebar mounts.

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Key Features

100% waterproof main compartment. Our bestselling small handlebar bag is the most functional and easy to use bike bar bag out there. Combining RF welded seams and traditional sewing enables us to make a completely waterproof and practical zippered bag. No roll-top closure, just an easy to open zippered main compartment that’s always dry. Features: shoulder strap, adjustable aluminum mounting bracket (no plastic parts to break), removable waterproof liner and waterproof map case. Will fit bars of 22.2 up to 31.8mm. Additional handlebar mounting brackets available to swap bar bags from bike to bike.

You can protect the front and side pockets from the elements with an Arkel raincover.. It’s bright yellow color increases visibility and keeps grime off your bag.

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Technical Specifications

950 g

Weight (2.1 lbs)

7.5 L

Volume (450 cu. in.)

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  1. Ri Stewart

    I’ve had my Arkel bag since 2005 – and have used it extensively on many bikes, on many rides through the Oregon Coast. The attachment arms are a stroke of brilliance, and I just haven’t seen anything like this with other systems. It leaves much needed hand room for your bars – and you can run your cabling through the mounts for a clean install. So many of the new “bikepacking” systems are stuff sacks, and only work correctly when filled. This can be empty and still hold its shape. I have multiple sets of supports for my bikes, and I just leave them on their bars and snap the bag to the next one.

  2. Smokey Canuck (verified owner)

    I’ve had the small handlebar bag for about a month now and can honestly say I’m quite impressed with it. Excellent construction and materials, quality in every way. The mounting hardware is well engineered to be light yet sturdy so I’m confident it will hold up for many years and miles to come. The design and features are well thought out with cyclists in mind. It’s obvious it was designed by people who actually ride bikes and not just some non-cyclist R&D guy/gal. I have no complaints but one suggested improvement. A rigid plastic panel, similar to the one that gives the lid its shape, should be put in the bottom as well under the yellow liner to give the bottom of the bag some support for heavier items. Other than that, AWESOME job Arkel.

  3. Trikesterhal

    I have my bag mounted on the side of my Catrike Dumont. It’s suspended on a mount from Terra Cycle. In it I carry my phone with an extra power pack, a digital camera, extra camera batteries, snacks. In the clear flap I have the maps of the Loop Trail System in Tucson. This bag is of the highest quality.

    I did a post about Arkel in my blog: https://trikesterhal.blogspot.com/2017/12/

  4. Jem

    We’re just about 2 weeks into a tour through Patagonia. It’s been a fairly wet tour so far and I was a little skeptical, but the main compartment of the handlebar bag is fully waterproof. While biking and leaving the bike out in a torrential downpour all night it has still kept the items inside dry. I now feel at ease with my camera, phone and candies 🙂


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