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Old 04-04-09, 09:52 AM
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Topeak Handlebar drybag availability?

Topeak describes its new Handlebar drybag here:
https://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/HandleBar_DryBag

Looks very interesting -- a waterproof bag, with map holder on top -- might be ideal for touring.

But I can't find it for sale anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 04-04-09, 10:04 AM
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If you're not set on Topeak, I've been really happy with this Basil bag:
https://cgi.ebay.com/BASIL-Forest-Fro...3286.m20.l1116
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I'm a "Topeak fun" and buyed several items form German online shops, which I found with search engines; if you are interested I can add their address.
For the handlebar bag I have a TourGuide DX: very solid, but not completely waterproof, and the Fixer 5 mounting (the previous one) was not strong, so I had to reinforce it.
However then I knew Ortlieb bags from other cycle travellers; I think they are much better (perfectly waterproof, stronger mountings, and better look), also for the handlebar.
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It looks like they ripped off Ortlieb's design. Looks very similar in size, capacity, attachment method and weight to the Ortlieb Ultimate 5 medium bag. Even the map case and the map case attachment look similar. The price (as seen on some of the web vendors--and there are several if you google) is a bit cheaper than the Ultimate 5.
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Can't find it on sale? Google is your friend..

https://greatadventuresports.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=8796
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=36116

I'll leave the rest to you
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