I got the Louis Garneau HB-09 http://www.amazon.com/Louis-Garneau-.../dp/B00506YT2Y
and am disappointed in a couple of things. It seems humongous and too boxlike---too large and bulky for everyday use, and too heavy. The mounting bracket doesn't really hold the bag up correctly due to the flexible plastic liner.
I was unable to access the screws on my adjustable stem and had to remove the mounting bracket. I think it's going to be impossible to reinsert the wire that holds the bracket on the stem and keeps the bag from sinking down.
Question: Do most bags have this wire? Are they all as difficult to install and remove as the Louis Garneau? I notice that this Bushwhacker also has this wire: http://www.bushwhackerbags.com/handle_bar_bags.html I need to be able to remove and reinstall the mounting bracket at will.
I scoured the internet for the right handlebar bag---not too large, not too small, lots of pockets. The Lone Peak 100 looks good but it's even larger than the Louis Garneau HB-09. I don't want to have that much weight on the handlebar.