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Sackville BarSack - Olive

Sackville BarSack - Olive

$190.00
Sackville BarSack dark greenish olive (For drop, Albatross, Dove, Bosco or straight bars only)

About seven to nine years ago we had two other handlebar bags, made-for-us by Carradice, and then a Baggins (our brand then) model. They were both made to fit onto the Nitto Boxy Bag Rack (which Nitto calls the F-15), and so is this new Sackville BarSack.

Those were good bags, but this one is way better. It's made for us by Waterbury, and nobody in the world makes bags that good. And compared to those bags--which were fine--the Sackville BarSack is easier to use, less fiddly, quicker to access.

Dimensions of the main pocket in inches: 9.5" wide to side x 7" front-to-back x 8" tall. In metrically: 242mm x 178mm x 203mm.

Capacity in cubic inches, not counting pockets: 532 cubic inches.

The main pocket opens and closes with magnets. They work well, don't wear out, and make life with bag easy. You lift up to open. There's nothing to buckle or hook or zip, and gravity closes it for you.

There's a zippered pouch inside the main pocket. It's about 6.5 tall" x 8.5 wide", and good for whatever you want to keep separate.

There are two pleated pockets on the sides for more things you want to keep outside of the main pocket. Your patch kit, sunglasses, or a glucose kit?

On the front of the bag there's a zip pocket, the only pocket you can't get to while riding.

So: One main pocket, four smaller ones. That's enough!

Weight capacity:
Three or four pounds? It doesn't sound like a lot, but when you add up the kinds of things a bar bag is for, you'll be hard put to come up with more than that: A rainshell, extra wool layer, beanie, mittens, shades, cell phone, camera, mace, a snack, and if it's your only bag, maybe your wallet, too. If you can't do that in three and a half pounds, you're stuff is too dense. Your repair kit and tools go best in a seat pack, since they're dense and you probably won't use them.

The underside of the BarSack is leather, and there's a slot in it, so if you're out on a ride and come upon something that weighs seven pounds and it fits in the bag and you just must bring it home, run a strap under the bag, through the slot, and up over the brake levers, and tie it off. It's like a hammock.

There are four D-rings on the outside of the flap. The map case we sell (not included) fits onto two of them perfectly. If you don't need a map case, keep some elastic cord on the d-rings, so you can keep a shirt or hat or something there.

It requires the F15 BarSack Rack; don't even try to make it work without it. That rack is not cheap but it's worth it, and required. And this bag is also not cheap. But you've got a really nice handlebar bag supported by a super duper rack.

Scottish fabric, California-design, Connecticut-made.

There are lots of good handlebar bags out there. This one has the design and features we prefer. The best we've seen and used.


*We shouldn't have to say this, but please don't put waxed cotton bags into a washing machine -- especially not hot wash!

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