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Ortlieb launches Handlebar-Pack QR with quick and easy rope attachment system

The 11 litre capacity quick release bag seems best suited to overnight adventures

Ortlieb has released a new 11-litre capacity waterproof Handlebar-Pack QR bag with a new Bar-Lock rope fastening system that can be “attached and removed in no time at all”. The quick-release bag is designed to be easy to load up (from above), to attach to the bike, and bring into your tent at the end of a day's riding.  

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR Elstner

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Ortlieb says the new Bar-Lock rope attachment keeps the bikepacking bag stable and secure on your bars, even when you hit rougher terrain.

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR back

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The 530g bag can carry a maximum load of 5kg and is just 32cm wide.

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR detail 2

This size and shape are designed for drops bars but the new mounting system is not suitable for carbon handlebars, says Ortlieb.

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR inside

Internal compression straps and the roll closure adjustable height are said to ensure the safe storing of gear or equipment, while two further hooks with CamLock fasteners on the front create further compression options.

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR detail 1

Ortlieb says that the bag is sustainably made from abrasion-resistant nylon fabric in Germany, and is PVC-free.

The bag is IP64 rated, which means it is protected against splash water from all directions, but Ortlieb notes the roll-top closure must be rolled 3-4 times to meet this.  

There are two mesh outer pockets for on-the-go access to small accessories or snacks.

The Handlebar-Pack QR can also be paired with the zipped Inner Pocket add on for keeping things tidy inside, and to store smaller essentials such as cash, cards or a phone.

2021 Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack QR front

It retails at £125 and is available now directly from Ortlieb.

Anna has been hooked on bikes ever since her youthful beginnings at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. As an avid road and track racer, she reached the heady heights of a ProCyclingStats profile before leaving for university. Having now completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, she’s hoping to add some (more successful) results. Although her greatest wish is for the broader acceptance of wearing funky cycling socks over the top of leg warmers.

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