from Sunnyvale, CA United States
Owned Nigel for six months.
The top cover of the bag is inspired, accessible, but less secure than zipper.
The number of small compartments seems right on the Nigel. Any more for me would create odds and ends collectors. The quality and look is first rate.
The bag is attached to the Nitto tubing nearest the handlebars by a pair of brass snaps that are attached to a square of leather that is sewn at the top and at the bottom to the outside of the tweed bag. The leather square is thinned from the center of the patch toward the top.
The unsnapping puts a lot of shear on the thin end of the leather next to the sewing and can tear at the weakest point of the leather. Like paper, which was unsettling. I would recommend carefully popping of the snaps from the middle rather than from the outside corner of either snap to minimize the shear force.
Useful for day bike rides as well as working well on a long tour. This compares well with an 83 Touring Cyclist Shop handlebar bag.