Ortlieb Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Medium Waterproof Handlebar Bag

PRICES and Options for Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Medium Handlebar Bags
  • Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Medium WITHOUT Map Case or GPS Case . . . $165.00
  • Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Medium with Map Case . . . $190.00
  • Add a Safe-it Mobile Device/GPS Case . . .
  • Safe-it Small . . . $35.00      Safe-it Medium . . . $40.00      Safe-it Large . . . $45.00
  • Safe-it Extra-Large . . . $50.00      Safe-it XXL . . . $55.00
  • When ordering a bag with the “Safe-it Mobile Device/GPS Case,” be sure to specify the Size.
  • When ordering a bag with the Ultimate 6 “Mobile Guide,” be sure to specify the orientation you prefer.  It is available in Horizontal Orientation – Landscape in Photography, or Vertical Orientation – Portrait in Photography.
  • FREE Shipping on Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Medium Handlebar Bags to Lower 48 US States!
  • AK, HI, and international destinations may receive a shipping credit.
  • COLORS . . . Neon-Yellow Reflex or Black Reflex
  • Click on photos to see full-size “Lightbox” images!

Ortlieb Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Handlebar Bags have reflective strands woven directly into the fabric!  Even the Black fabric reflects after dark!

  • Ultimate 6 High-Visibility Med Handlebar Bag Specifications:  Height = 8.3 inches.  Width = 9.3 inches.  Forward Depth = 5.5 inches.  Volume = 427 cubic inches (7 Liters).  Weight = 26.1 ounces.
  • Mounting Bracket Capacity:  3 kg, about 6.6 pounds
  • See the entire Ortlieb High-Visibility Line . . . High-Visibility Back Roller and Sport Roller Panniers, Handlebar Bag, Saddlebag, Office-Bag Pannier, and  Velocity Backpack!
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Accessories and Additional Info

  • See  Optional Handlebar Bag Accessories including . . . Extra-large Fold-out Waterproof Map Case, GPS Case, Light and Accessory Adapter, Padded Camera Insert, Extra Mounting BracketReplacement Mounting Cable, and a Mounting Bracket Extender to hold the bag even farther from the handlebars for unusual shaped handlebars, or to accommodate wide-reaching brake levers.
  • The High-Visibility Ultimate 6 Medium Handlebar Bag is identical to the Ultimate 6 Plus Medium Handlebar Bag, except for the High-Vis Fabric.
  • YES!  The Ultimate 6 Handlebar Bags come with a mounting bracket.  An extra handlebar bag mounting bracket may be purchased separately (see “Optional Handlebar Bag Accessories” above).  Many of our customers have both touring and commuting bikes, and they like to swap their handlebar bags back and forth from one bike to another without having to remove and reinstall their mounting brackets.
  • Mounting Bracket Extender . . . If you are wondering if your bars have enough room for a handlebar bag, the Ultimate Mounting Bracket places the back of the handlebar bag 2 inches in front of the handlebars.  The optional Mounting Bracket Extender adds an additional 1-3/4 inches between the handlebar and bag, so with the optional Extender, the bag sits 3 3/4 inches in front of the handlebar.  The medium and large handlebar bags are about 9 3/4 inches wide at the bracket level.  Measure 2 inches in front of your handlebar, and check to see if a bag that is 9 3/4 inches wide will fit between handlebars that curve forward.
  • This premium quality waterproof handlebar bag matches the top-of-the-line Ortlieb PLUS Series panniers.
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:  a locking mounting bracket, 2 small outside mesh pockets, an integrated inner pocket for organizing your small items, a 3M Scotchlite reflector patch on the front of the bag, and an integrated shoulder strap.   This is my favorite Ortlieb Handlebar Bag simply because I am such a fan of the High-Visibility fabric!
  • Wayne says:  “I will never go on a long distance tour without my handlebar bag!”  It is where I keep items I like to access quickly and easily without having to get off of my bike ‒ items such as my camera, energy snacks, tissues, keys, wallet, money, ID, passport, a map in the top window, etc. . . and I also use it for a waste basket.  When I ride up a mountain pass, I often find myself so focused on the ride that I don’t want to stop for photos.  With a camera living in my handlebar bag it is easier to pull off the road for a quick photo opportunity without having to dismount the bike.   I can put one foot down, take a quick photo and be back in the saddle in seconds – without losing the rhythm of the climb.  And later, I don’t regret missing the photo.  If I need to take a restaurant or restroom break, the handlebar bag comes off of the quick-release bracket and becomes a shoulder bag, so I don’t risk having my critically important items stolen.  If you have not toured with a handlebar bag, you don’t know what you have been missing!

About The Ortlieb High Visibility Night-time Reflective Handlebar Bags . . .

  • Reflective strands are woven directly into the Ortlieb High-Visibility fabric!  Light from auto headlights and streetlights reflects from these packs, dramatically increasing your visibility when riding at night!
  • The Neon-Yellow Reflex fabric is terrific for both day and night visibility!  The Black Reflex fabric is not bright in the daytime, but is still night-time reflective!
  • The Reflective Neon color is hard to describe.  Because of the reflectivity, the color value of light sources dramatically affects the appearance of the bags.  In the photos below you will see color variations from different lighting sources.  Viewed outdoors in daylight, there is an obvious yellow/green tint to the neon bags, but the tint varies with the time of day, and whether you are in direct sunlight, riding on a cloudy day or, or riding after dark.  After dark, the color varies from one type of headlight or streetlight to another.  Under 3500K indoor florescent lighting the photos appear quite yellow.  Photos taken under daylight balanced indoor LED lights,  approximately 5500K, have a definite yellow/green tint, so it is very difficult to take accurate photos of these bags.   This is great looking fabric, regardless of the color value!
  • Wayne is a HUGE fan of these new High-Vis packs.  “I feel like drivers are far less likely to run over me in traffic if they see me — unless they don’t like me!  Whenever I am asked “what color should I get,” I always say “something bright.”  These are the ultimate bright panniers.  You must ride with them day and night to experience the the full range of visibility.  They are amazing!
  • These packs are great  for all around use, touring or commuting.

Ortlieb High-Visibility Medium Handlebar Bag Features

  • Caution!  Ortlieb Ultimate Handlebar Brackets are not for carbon fiber handlebars!  The clamping forces may damage the carbon fibers, resulting in handlebar failure!
  • The Ortlieb High-Visibility Ultimate 6 Medium Handlebar Bag has a magnetic lid closure with adjustable closing force, a cord/loop fastening system for Map and GPS cases, and a locking lid.
  • High-Vis Packs are now available in BLACK!  The same reflective strands are woven into the fabric as the bright-colored packs, and they practically glow when seen under automobile headlights.
  • The cord/loop method of securing a map or GPS case keeps it snug to the lid when riding, so it doesn’t flap in the wind.
  • The center loop at the back of the bag allows you to open the bag with one hand, important if you want to quickly grab a snack while riding.
  • Inside you will find a zippered pocket and a key holder hook.
  • There are two small outside mesh pockets on the lower sides of the Ultimate 6 Plus Medium Handlebar bags.
  • Ultimate 6 Plus handlebar bags are made from very durable Polyurethane Coated “Cordura” fabric with a substantial inner, highly durable, thermoplastic waterproof coating.
  • This premium quality waterproof handlebar bag matches the top-of-the-line Ortlieb PLUS Series panniers.
  • The Ultimate Mounting Brackets are incredibly rigid and strong.  They WILL NOT slip.  If you cannot tighten your Ultimate bracket and find that it slips or sags or the bag drops down, give Wayne a call, and he can explain the steps where you misinterpreted the mounting instructions and tightened the mounting bolts out of order.  Follow the instructions exactly in order, do not get ahead of the instructions, and you will find that the bracket is very simple to mount, easy to tighten, and incredibly secure — to quote a customer — “rock solid.”

Packing and Dimensions

  • The Ultimate 6 Handlebar Bag lid is rounded high to allow water to run off.  If I stuff my handlebar bag well into the lid space, it becomes difficult to remove one item from the bag while I am riding without causing other items to fall out.  When I don’t pack all the way into the lid, it is much easier to access contents while riding.
  • Customers often ask “how much bigger is the size Large than the Medium?  Most tourists find that the size Medium is plenty large if they are not carrying an SLR camera, and size Medium is by far the biggest seller.  Both sizes are about the same height, and the same width between the handlebars.  The Size LARGE Ultimate 6 Handlebar Bags are larger than the size Medium bags by about 1.2 inches in the forward dimension – the direction you ride your bicycle.  I recommend getting Size Large if you plan to carry a large digital SLR camera in the optional padded camera insert.  Size Large will give you a little more room in the front of the bag for carrying extra items, such as wallet, keys, ID, sunglasses, etc.  The padded camera insert will fit in the size medium as well, and will allow you access to the pocket at the inside front of the bag, but you will have less room for extra’s.  Wayne
  • Comments on dimensions:  This bag has rounded corners.  It is not a perfect rectangle.  If you measure the bag yourself, don’t expect Height x Length x Width to equal the stated volume.  I think Ortlieb’s stated dimensions are numbers that form a rectangle equal to the volume they have physically measured.  I point this out because I have had customers call me to say they thought they had received the wrong size bags, because their own measurements didn’t match the stated specifications.  When I use a tape measure to calculate the volume, I get a much larger volume if I simply take the greatest height x length x width and don’t allow for the rounded surfaces that reduce the volume of a perfect rectangle.  Hopefully this makes sense!