“The Perfect Handlebar Bag”: Meet the Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR – Waterproof, Quick-Release & More

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

The top name in bikepacking bags has outdone themselves, yet again. The ORTLIEB Handlebar-Pack QR is the perfect bag for overnights, the Divide, monster gravel days, and jetting around town. The all-new quick-release (QR) bag design makes it super easy for riders to load up the bag, attach it to the bike, and bring it into their tent at the end of the day. No jostling. No Fuss. It just works — and holds a couple of six-packs while doing so.” – Ortlieb

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

“A new fastening system, the Bar-Lock, enables the waterproof Handlebar-Pack QR (Quick-Release) to be attached and removed in no time at all. This means that you can quickly and easily take off the bag and carry it with you when you reach your destination.”

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

“Thanks to the bar-lock rope attachment, this bikepacking bag remains stable and secure on the handlebars, even on rougher terrain. Internal compressions and the roll closure adjustable height ensure the safe storing of gear and equipment. Two further hooks with Camlock fasteners on the front create compression options.”

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

“The handlebar pack QR has an 11-liter volume, weighs only 530 grams, and is loaded from above. In addition to bikepacking, this pack would be a great asset for long gravel rides or races thanks to its narrow 32 centimeter design. Lateral outer pockets allow small accessories or snacks to be stowed away yet accessible while riding. The PVC-free bag is made of abrasion-resistant nylon fabric and is, of course, sustainably produced in Germany. The maximum load is five kilograms.”

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

“Pair the bag with the extra Handlebar-Pack QR Inner Pocket to keep things tidy, and conveniently store and access your cash, cards or a mobile phone.”

Product Demo by Hot Route Media

Product Details

  • $US 160 MSRP
  • Material: Nylon fabric, PU-coated
  • Volume: 11 L / 671 cu. in
  • Weight: 530 g/ 18.7 oz.
  • Color: Matte Black
  • Optional – Handlebar-Pack QR Inner Pocket
  • Reflective Logo and Reflector increase safety

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

Review

Gravel Cyclist HQ has a review sample on hand, watch this space…

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR review

More information about this product at Ortlieb USA

2 comments on ““The Perfect Handlebar Bag”: Meet the Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR – Waterproof, Quick-Release & More

  1. But where and how do I mount my front light? The bag extends above the height of the handle bars. If I do not have a front light that can be mounted below the bag (which would be a dynamo hub powered light), I would need to mount it on the bars or the front of the bag. The height of the bag appears to preclude me from mounting it on the bars and there does not seem to be anything on the front of the bag that I could attach a light to.

    1. PS I just watched the video review (probs should have done that first) and the bike in the review has a dynamo powered front light. The bag hangs over the front of the light which would prevent the light from illuminating anything ahead – except the back of the bag. Otherwise, the bag appears to be great!, but that light problem might be a deal breaker for me. But maybe I have missed something? I am keen to hear more from folks who know more.

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