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You headed out in bright sunshine, the forecast look great, but grey clouds have gathered and those raindrops are starting to fall – is the weather really going to put a downer on your two-wheeled excursion?
Light, tough, and compact; the Gnaro provides waterproof and accessible storage space between your handlebars.
Dual-coated waterproof fabric, welded seams, and roll-top closure keep your stuff dry. Dual-entry points help you find what you’re looking for, and a waterproof zipped accessory pocket is ideal for keys, gels, or a few vital tools. Bungee webbing adds extra stashing options.
A 3-point handlebar attachment system keeps the Gnaro solid on your handlebars on even the most challenging terrain.
A front-facing strap gives you the option to attach extra lighting or reflectors.
We recommend storing valuables in an additional drybag for extra protection.
- Front-mounted handlebar dry bar
- Waterproof fabric and roll-top closure
- Welded seams for waterproof construction
- Dual end closure makes it easy to retrieve your kit
- Easy to pack when attached to your bag
- 3-point handlebar attachment system for a secure fit
- Low profile and tough enough to leave on all the time
- Front zipped pocket for storing vital smaller items
- Bungee webbing adds stashing space
- Neon graphics keeps you visible
- Front-facing tab for lights and reflectors
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Outer: Dual-coated 420d TPU
Weight: 220 g
Size (rolled and stuffed): ⌀13.5 x 32 cm
Capacity: 3 litres
Origin: United Kingdom
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Just what I was looking for
Attached to Haibike NDuro XDuro Pro e-Bike
I’ve always struggled with carrying extra items, tools, puncture repair kit, spare chain and oil, waterproofs and so on when on the longer rides. Mainly because the extra battery takes up most of my backpack. My Haibike XDuro has nowhere to store anything, not even a water bottle. And having a dropper post a seat bag is not ideal.
Came across this and thought I’d give it a go. Hesitant at first because of all the cables and wires on the front. But not a worry.
I cut a 28cm length of 11cm Carpet Tube that you can get freely from your local carpet dealer. It fits nicely into the caddy to give it a bit of rigidity. Two Velcro tabs either end to make it more secure and it works great. I can now carry all the bits I need inside the caddy. Waterproofs attach on the front and as a bonus I now have a place to secure my maps. Well impressed
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easy to attach securely, kept the rain out and the bungee cord is great for quickly attaching things like food or a jacket while on the fly. fits really well on my road bike handle bars.
Very useful bar bag
At last, a small handlebar bag for carrying the essentials for a ride, I rarely use a camalbak these days and this size of bar bag is ideal for holding riding kit, camera, snacks, jacket etc. Very secure on the bars and no movement when bouncing over rough terrain, the fully waterproof exterior is a nice touch for the winter months.
Very well made and a good price, top marks alpkit!.
Great bag, fits wekk and the straps stay nice and tight.
My only negative is that I should probably have gone for something a little bigger but that's no fault of the bag!
Perfect for a day day on the trails
This little bag is perfect for a day on the trails. I can throw a pack-away jacket, tools, snacks and any other bits I may need with no struggle. The webbing has also proven itself to be useful when I needed to attach another dry bag.
The only gripe I have is that the straps do come loose after a while on the bumpy trails. It doesn't come so loose that its going to fall off, it just doesn't stay as tight as I would like. But don't let this put you off- its a great bag that I recommend buying
Good with a few minor niggles
I was looking for a small bag to fit to the bars. I have a harness and dry bag setup but that's only really suitable for larger loads like sleeping bag and mat, once you drop down below that sort of volume there's little available.
I've fitted this to a set of Jones Loop bars by rotating the bag forward by 90deg and using the "upper" two straps on the front loop with the "lower" strap around the stem so that the bag is slung underneath the bars. This doesn't interfere with the loop bag I also have in place.
As another reviewer noted the straps have a tendency to loosen, with my setup it is quite awkward to get to the strap tail to pull them tight again. It would be better if the straps were Velcro or a rougher, less slippy, webbing.
The bag is big enough to hold a couple of OS 1:25k maps; a lightweight waterproof jacket; a sleeping mat; a pole for my tarp and a couple of dehydrated meal pouches. In a couple of upcoming events it will be used for the "wet" part of my bivy setup: tarp; bivy bag; etc. plus trail clothes.
I've no need for the external elasticated strap and the pocket is not much use in the configuration I use it.
It's quite heavy for the volume provided, I notice that there is now the Tarmac UL series of bags, this would be a useful option for this bag.
All in all it's a handy bag and doesn't encourage you to put masses of kit up front on the bike.
Great little bag
This bag is gorgeous. When the bag is stuffed full I can only fit cash or card in front pocket. More Aero than bigger bags. Looks very cool between the drops.
To add to my previous review
I took this bag on a bikepacking trip around Taiwan. The bag Worked brilliantly. I kept all my spares and tools in it, had my first-aid kit as well as a few miscellaneous items like arm warmers. You can fit a surprising amount of stuff in it.
The bag works as designed and kept everything perfectly dry.
The front pocket was just used as tool storage and never really used for much. Never even had to open it.
I found the handlebar straps would slowly loosen as i was riding (on roads). This meant that i would regularly tighten them many times per ride. However it never really posed an issue and it took less than a second to tighten them. Gave me something extra to do in the long hours on the bike!
Apart from the straps coming loose, the bag is pretty great as a smaller Bar bag. And all i said in my original review still stands
Nice bag, feels unfinished in places
A great bar bag. The straps and roll closures work well, but the zip pocket on the front seems a little small and 'unfinished'. The material isn't stitched or sealed on some edges on the zip which has already started catching on the zip itself. Personally the front pocket isn't needed, its adding a weak point where water can get in while a minimal gain in storage space is added.
Nice little Bag, could do with some improvements
Overall this is a great little bag, it does the job. Typically any handlebar bags you'll see aren't waterproof, and the ones that are, are big and very expensive. This is a nicely sized bag, fits perfectly on standard drop bars. It'l fit go surprising number of T-shirts and clothes, or its perfect for a first aid kit. Its also extremely rugged, i would say almost to its own detriment, but you can be sure it will last a long time.
And this is my problem. Its almost too rugged. Its very heavy, its almost as heavy as my waterproof saddle bag (9L). The roll top ends could be a lot smaller i think. I would be happier if they were the same size/material as alpkit's standard dry bags.
The storm flap is a little too tight, the webbing seems to get in the way more than it is useful, and the construction seems just very slightly rough around the edges.
None of these things are deal breakers, but they add up. Its a good bag and i can see myself using it, but theres a lot of niggles that i have with it. Hopefully they might be fixed sometime down the road
Nice Bag with some flaws
It's a nice Waterproof bag for the handlebar. I use it on my MTB. But there should be some improvements to apply.
The zip Pocket is niot useable if the bag is fully packet. The pocket is too small.
The handlebar straps are slippery so that they slowly loosens. The fasteners from the Koala 7 bag would be great on this bag
The strap for attaching the bag to the head tube is too short. I used the roll-closer to attach the bag to the bar too.