Any truly great outdoor company chips away at the barrier between the explorer and their environment. For the Overlanding cyclist, San Francisco-based Outer Shell applies this philosophy to clever bike accessories that blend minimal, weatherproof design with maximal ease of access. The Drawcord Handlebar Bag is clutch for storing anything a bikepacker needs close at hand, but it really shines for adventure photographers who prefer to shoot on two wheels. An auto-closing, weatherproof lid allows riders quick, one-handed access to their camera for photos on the fly. No more wasted seconds digging through zippered backpacks.
1. Expandable Storage:
The 8” x 4” x 5” bag stores up to six 12-ounce cans, or the rough equivalent of one camera, an extra lens, and a rain jacket. The 3.5” expandable drawcord section allows you to squeeze in a few extras on a longer trip, while camera padding and foam spacers (purchased separately) provide additional protection on the trail.
2. One-Handed Access:
Don’t miss a shot while fumbling with zippers or searching through disorganized shoulder bags. Outer Shell uses a unique drawcord lock system that allows riders to open and close the bag with one hand while riding. And the storm flap lid automatically flips closed, keeping your gear covered between uses.
While we always recommend a dry bag for serious moisture control out in the field, the Drawcord Handlebar Bag’s waterproof X-Pac construction uses fewer seams, zero zippers on main compartments, and an auto-closing lid to keep your electronics away from the weather. Leaky bag? Outer Shell stands behind their gear with a warranty.