For the serious cycle tourist, nothing completes the perfect setup like either of the Jandd Touring Handle Bar Pacs. These packs are mounted securely to the handlebars by Jandd's Quick Release Bracket, allowing the bags to be attached and detached instantly. When secured to the mounting brackets the Touring Pacs are extremely stable as the result of HDPE stiffener plates and a diagonal rod stock stiffener. The diagonal rod pivots allow these bags to be folded flat, a great convenience for storage or when packing for air travel. The Handle Pacs also have d-rings for optional shoulder straps or for storing in a closet.
Chock full of useful features, the main compartment opens away from the rider to allow easy access on the go and sports an interior elastic strap on one side for securing an extra water bottle in an upright position. Side compression straps can be pulled tight to ensure stable load distribution, and the roomy mesh side pockets have been redesigned with an elastic strip at top to keep their contents from bouncing out on bumpy terrain. To locate your position in any weather, the Touring Pacs each come equipped with a marine-grade vinyl zippered map compartment on top, and a strip of 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material runs across the front of each bag. While the Touring I has a single flat pocket across the front, the Touring II has an additional front pocket with a separate flat front pocket, all with storm-flapped zippers.
Whether complementing a set of touring panniers or used alone, either Touring Handle Bar Pac is an excellent way to carry gear with instant accessibility.