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Offline denver_whitest185

handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« on: March 31, 2010, 06:15:50 pm »
i was wondering if anyone had any opinions on a good handlebar bag that's just big enough to carry a DSLR camera with a normal sized lens on it (Pentax K100D w/ PENTAX-DA 18-55mm lens)? the only camera bag I've found is the Sunlite camera sport bag, and i can't find a photo of the inner compartment anywhere on the internet.

Im wanting one kinda quickly so i can use it on a ride in two weeks...

Offline John Nelson

Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 06:20:17 pm »
Ortlieb bags have optional camera inserts. Call Wayne at The Touring Store and discuss your needs. He'll fix you up quickly.

Offline whittierider

Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 12:35:00 am »
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Offline denver_whitest185

Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 04:58:01 pm »
Ortlieb bags have optional camera inserts. Call Wayne at The Touring Store and discuss your needs. He'll fix you up quickly.

I emailed him, and funny thing is that his place is only a few miles from where i live in fort collins, CO. That's perfect cause then i can go try it out and see how it fits on my bike. Thanks for the recommendation.

-Ted

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Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 10:51:13 am »
Ortlieb bags have optional camera inserts. Call Wayne at The Touring Store and discuss your needs. He'll fix you up quickly.

I emailed him, and funny thing is that his place is only a few miles from where i live in fort collins, CO. That's perfect cause then i can go try it out and see how it fits on my bike. Thanks for the recommendation.

-Ted

Hi Ted,

I can give a hearty second to both Wayne and Ortlieb handlebar bags. I bought Ortlieb panniers and all three sizes of their handlebar bags. Wayne was great to work with.

I also got the camera pad insert which fits both the medium and large Ultimate 5 which carry a Nikon D70 in it with room to spare. I use the compact size for short trips around town. They all use the same mount so switching them is easy. Having all three bags works out well because my wife and I both use them and when we ride together, we normally want different sized bags.

Offline denver_whitest185

Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 12:28:13 am »
so, i was going to go look at the Ortlieb bag on friday, but i ended up getting sick. then today, i went over to REI to pick up an order and i ended up finding that the Topeak compact handlebar bag fits my camera (very snug though), and i like the fact that it doubles as a fanny pack so i can use it without the bike if im just going hiking for the day. so i ended up getting that. i also like that it was only $40 with their sale, and since im a student, i try to be economical.

thanks for the input though.

Offline jenki

Re: handlebar bags for DSLR's?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 06:46:56 pm »
has anyone tried an Ibera handlebar bag?  I'm trying to decide if this would be a good deal: bikepakmart.com/ib-hb3.html

would appreciate any input thanks!