Topeak BarLoader bar bag review - useful by itself or together with the FrontLoader bag

A useful and weatherproof bag, but check that you have room around your bars as some cable systems will foul with it

Topeak BarLoader Bar Bag mounted on a bike
(Image credit: Paul Grele)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A useful and weatherproof bag option for bikepacking or longer day rides. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with its sister FrontLoader bag. Being able to keep - and quickly remove - your valuables in one place is good for safety too. Its capacity is easily adjustable, and it can accommodate clothing changes on variable weather days. Just be careful whether it can fit around your cables though.

Reasons to buy
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    Useful storage & capacity

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Reasons to avoid
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    Can be particular about which bars/cabling it will work with

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    Velcro on rolltop can catch with certain clothing

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    Can be a little dark to see into, when trying to find things

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The Topeak BarLoader is an easily mountable handlebar drybag that can be used alone or mounted as an accessory bag in combination with Topoek's FrontLoader Bar Bag system. Featuring sonically welded seams, a roll top closure which uses Velcro, the BarLoader protects your kit from dry dusty trails or from rain when riding in wet conditions.

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