The Quick and Easy Tanner Goods Porter Handlebar Bag Jun 5, 2014

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When it comes to a touring bike, the randonneur bag or Wald basket will reign supreme for front-end portage, but not every bike has rack mounts. In the case of a classic road bike, or MTB, strap on handlebar bags are the simplest solution to carrying extra cargo around town.

There are countless options, ranging from cordura, to cotton, but for those looking for something a little classier, check out the Tanner Goods Porter Handlebar Bag. I’ve been keen on trying one out since the line was first launched and since using mine for around a month, I’m loving it…

See more below!

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At $160, it ain’t cheap, but you really get what you pay for. Horween leather straps, a waxed canvas body and sturdy, brass hardware means this thing ain’t going to fall apart on you after a year of heavy use.

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The profile is around 5″ in diameter and there are two pockets on either side for tools or “safety meeting devices”. Each pocket is protected by these nice flaps.

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Coming in at 10″ wide, the Porter Handlebar Bag will fit just about any bike. Even on a MTB with hydraulic lines and shifter housing. I’ve found the bag sits just fine behind the cables.

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The front access has a two-zipper closure, so you can open it from either end.

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It’s simple, sturdy and I can’t wait for it to age with heavy use.

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Yes, it’ll fit a tallboy or a 375ML bottle of bourbon… Because, summer is coming.

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These bags are made to order, so allow up to three weeks for yours to be shipped. They come in Burnt Oak (pictured), Field Tan and Charcoal.

  • trackosaurusrex

    I’m not sure about those straps.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      I carry a lot of shit and they’ve been good!

      • trackosaurusrex

        Pretty Steam-Punk!

        • http://theradavist.com John Watson

          Oh, you mean the way they look. Yeah, I’d prefer black hardware for sure.

  • Greg Ralich

    Love safety.

  • btdubs

    Looks really, really nicely made, wow.

  • Brian Sims

    I could see attaching a strap to the back (bike side) and securing the bag to the headtube so it doesn’t flap around. Wouldn’t want the bourbon bottle to brake!

    Great looking bag. I’ve had my eye on a similar bag from VeloOrange.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      It comes with a strap for that!

  • Western Rapid

    Have been looking for something like this for quite a while – have my eye on a Carsick Designs Barrel Bag, but they’re permanently out of stock.

    Anybody have any ideas for (preferably slightly cheaper) alternatives?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      Box Dog has the carsick in now

    • Fredrik Posse

      I have a similar bag from Frost River. Very sturdy, especially when strapped to the drops. Fits all the essentials.