I'm looking at the Ostrich handlebar bag as a less expensive equivalent to the bags made by Berthoud. Also, I want a bag that rests on a front rack, not one that attaches to the handlebars, which is another reason that I'm drawn to the Ostrich.
Those of you who have had the Ostrich: do the grid lines that are part of the map make it hard to read the maps? Do the bag and the map holder do a decent job of keeping rainwater out? Is the bag sturdy?