The Avenir Excursion QR Handlebar Bag sits securely on your bicycle holding sunscreen, snacks, your cell phone and other small items where you can grab them easily. I find that when bicycle touring we will come upon something unexpected and I want my camera quickly and this works well for that purpose.
When bicycle touring for up to 3 weeks and not camping I find that one handlebar bag and two rear panniers are all I need to carry everything when on a self guided tour. I do cheat a bit by sharing the bike tools and first aid kits with my cycling friends.
What is good about this handlebar bag?
Top mounted map pocket – although many prefer a GPS I find when bicycle touring in new regions I need a physical map. So the map pocket on the top makes locating the route easy and your map is held with one Velcro tab in the plastic cover.
Attaches securely to handlebars – you first need to install the handlebar clamp (which is a brace to keep it from rotating around the bar when loaded) which takes a few minutes. When on the road just flip the quick release tab to remove the bag.
Large main compartment – with a capacity of 336 cubic inches you have lots of space for those smaller items. There are a smaller pocket. It is water resistant so wrap things in plastic bags.
Avenir Excursion QR Handlebar Bag Features
- Front handlebar bag made of tough 600-denier Cordura
- Sturdy mount system which attaches securely to handlebar
- Fits 24 tmm to 31 8mm handlebars
- Easy on and off quick release
- Large main compartment and smaller pocket
- Top-mounted map pocket and front reflective piping
- Reflective waterproof zipper pulls
- 484 cubic inches of storage of storage (336 cu in in main compartment)
What is good about the Avenir Excursion QR Handlebar Bag
There were numerous positive reviews about this bicycle handlebar bag. Most reviewers felt this bag is a good size with sufficient space for
Reviewers report that installation took from 5 to 10 minutes with just a screwdriver required. They loved the effective and impressive design, which they feel is very secure and in particular that it is impossible for the clamp to rotate with this design.
One cyclist who has used this Avenir bags extensively reported that he has packed them full of gear to a point that would have tested the seams, zippers and straps of even expensive bags, yet these bags have taken the punishment very well indeed. So far the bags have shown no wear at all and still look and work the same as they did when I first put them on the bike.
A few people did report some small installation issues. One person also felt if you put anything in the map window that is too small, it will slip past the Velcro flap and fall into the bag. Actually no, I have never had that issue as you just fold the map so that does not happen.
The Avenir Excursion QR Handlebar Bag provides handy storage up front where you can reach it for smaller items while you are cycling and I recommend it.