After seven years the ORNOT handlebar bag sees a new design. External mesh pockets, a cell phone pocket and 2.9L of internal storage.
“You can be a rolling billboard, ORNOT”
Founded in 2013, ORNOT has been on a mission to create quality, high-performance cycling gear that is minimally branded. Committed to sustainability, ORNOT uses recycled materials and deadstock fabrics. As a Bay Area brand that has achieved Climate Neutral Certification, over 70% of ORNOT products are made here in the US.
Using ECOPAK™ fabric with a PFC-free DWR coating, the ORNOT handlebar bag is made of 100% recycled materials.
The bag itself has a rigid frame sheet to maintain structure and keep shape. There are 3 mesh cargo pockets on the exterior for quick storage, great for snacks. And a right side phone pocket with an elastic strap to secure your phone while riding. The strap is easy to operate with one hand while riding as well.
The main compartment uses a YKK zipper across the top. Internally there is a secure zipper pocket with a key clip that is full length of the bag.
Measuring in at 5.375″ x 8.5″, the ORNOT handlebar bag has an internal 2.9 liter capacity. It comes with 2 6″ Voile Straps® and a rear tether cord to stabilize the bag.
The ORNOT Handlebar Bag is one of the best handlebar bags we’ve used here at Electric Bike Journal. The rigid structure does a magnificent job at keeping shape. This makes accessing your goods easy. Lightly loaded or stocked up, the combo of Voile straps and elastic cord keep the handlebar bag secure to the bike.
Although I tend to be underwhelmed by most DWR coatings, the ORNOT Handlebar Bag has faired impressively well on even the soggiest of rides. Putting it through the paces on a few 50+ mile rides in unnatural PNW downpours, I found everything inside dry after a ride. Although the DWR coating showed it’s abilities, the multiple fabric layers and the rigid frame structure create significant barriers in keeping the wet out.
The external phone pocket is by far my favorite detail of the ORNOT Handlebar Bag. It is extremely easy to access with one hand while riding, and creates a safe and secure spot to keep your phone. The backside mesh pockets however I find myself using less. Depending on bar placement and any cables, accessing the pockets quickly can be difficult. They do make great storage for a multi-tool and plug kit, things that need quick access and are unaffected by the elements.
Slim and Discreet for the Seat
The ORNOT Seat Bag is built to the same standards of the Handlebar Bag and matches quite nicely. Measuring in at 6″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″, the Seat bag fits quite nicely under the saddle. The strap passes through one of three positions on the backside of the bag as it secures to the seat frame rails. For everyday use the bag itself is ideal volume for tire levers and a spare tube.
The seat bag is a simple design, a singular zipper to access the inside, with a large zipper pull.
Our hack for longer rides is to place a few items if needed on the underside of the bag and secure the strap around it.
ORNOT continues to make some of the highest quality gear for riders and their bikes. From their apparel to their bike accessories, we appreciate the minimal branding and intention to focus on the product first before a massive logo.