Restrap Bar Pack review

This the best handlebar bag for bikepacking we’ve yet come across, it’s an absolute must have for any two wheeled adventure

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Restrap Bar Pack is the best handlebar bag that we’ve yet come across. The roll top entry to the large main compartment makes it easy to access your items, while the compression straps keep everything in place. A secondary compartment with a Velcro flap closure means you can still access items while riding, and an integrated D-lock holder is great for bringing a bit of security with you on your adventures. It’s not even overly expensive compared to the competition, but we’ve yet to see anything else that comes near in terms of functionality.

Reasons to buy
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    Large capacity

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    Roll top entry

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    Bungee cord webbing

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    Easily accessible front pocket

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    Built in compression straps

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    Keeps its shape very well

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    Can carry a D-lock

Reasons to avoid
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    Bar straps only have one position on the bag

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Restrap is a homegrown UK brand which began from a bedroom in 2010 but has grown to occupy a large workshop in Leeds, Yorkshire. Design and manufacture is kept completely inhouse, making this a UK brand through and through.

In being first and foremost outdoor enthusiasts, the people at Restrap have developed a handlebar bar bag packed with useful features and good design elements. This bag is simply a must for bikepacking.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg