Bicycle handlebar bags are handy for day trips or while bicycle touring to store your camera, lunch or snacks and some tools with a spare tube.
The best thing is you can quickly grab items for the bag such as your camera for an unexpected photo opportunity rather than hunting around in a large rear pannier for it.
The style I prefer can be removed and attached to a handy shoulder strap. A cycling friend prefers the type which becomes a fanny pack when not in use. She loves it when we are bicycle touring and head off into a restaurant or to do some sightseeing and the bag is so easy to carry.
What to look for when purchasing a bicycle handlebar bags:
- Size of main compartment
- Pockets to easy locate some smaller items
- Bicycle mount is sturdy and easy to install
- Quick release so you can easily take off the bicycle handlebar bag when not in use
- Map holder on top which can be especially handy if you cycle with a club who distribute route maps at the start
There is a wide variety of bicycle handlebar bags from trusted brands displayed below.