BARbag : Our latest MICROproduct
reinventing the handlebar-bag in sustainable materials
note: These images are indicative - the appearance of your BARbag may vary due to the available materials and differences in tyres
Following the runaway / sold-out success of our initial pre-order campaign...
BARbag is now available to order along with even more upgrades, add-ons + extras!
Follow the menu links below to read up more on the details and options...
€80 miniBARbag* (1.5 litre)
€90 BARbag* (2.5 litre)
*standard finish, no customisation, no extras
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BARbag : What is it?
BARbag is a compact handlebar-bag; handmade from 90-95% UPcycled materials, and is the latest upcycled product from BUCK!T - established in 2012, and until now known for our belts, wallets, watchstraps and sustainable accessories
BARbag is hand-made using upcycled tubular / tubeless tyres (and other bicycle parts) combined with quality new materials (zip + velcro + ripstop) and attaches easily to all shapes of handlebar (road, gravel and MTB), providing you with extra storag, whilst freeing up your pockets!
BARbag is availble in two sizes of 1.5 and 2.5 litres
Sizing does vary ever so slightly due to tyre-stock and hand-production
BUCK!T is essentially a one-man-machine! Apart from the labels, all parts are prepared, combined and finished by Craig himself; including the packaging. This means that we can only produce a certain quantity of items each week, especially as these bags require a lot of work to complete!
Where possible, our BARbags are batch processed chronologically; which improves manufacturing efficiency and reduces errors in construction.
BARbag : Product Features
tubular- / tubeless-tyre main body construction providing integrated structure and superior strength
(various finishes available see FAQs *)
upholstery quality, poly-cotton stitching with all ends knotted + sewn off
(we don't use reverse-stitching, as it can unravel in time)
heavy-duty, butyl inner-tube end-panels / pockets
matte-finish, waterproof zipper (HHH quality zipper with flat-ends-detail, zip-bumpers + easy-grab rubber puller in complementary finish to match your bag)
two secure straps with double-back, velcro-fastening to ensure a firm + secure fitting to your handlebar; whether you have exposed cables or not! The metal loops on these straps are made from upcycled spokes, reclaimed from local bike shops
sewn on rubber BUCK!T label for an easy-wipe finish and a sophisticated look (our wallets use a fabric label) - show your support for UPcycling and the BUCK!T eco-brand
internal key-pocket in both bag sizes to keep your keys safe and stop them rattling over the bumps!
external pocket (BARbag only) to keep some emergency gels or stuff your arm-warmers into
BARbag : Frequently Asked Questions
How can I choose the finish of my BARbag?
We will send you a survey, where you can choose your finish and optional extras or add-ons. Available finishes include road + CX / gravel treads (tubular and/or tubeless) with further rare / unusual options at additional cost
What can I fit into my BARbag?
Like all of our products, BARbag is designed to be compact, while still fiiting a lot inside - made easier by it's wide mouth!
miniBARbag ~18cm long x ~10cm diameter (~1.5 litres)
Big enough to fit a lightweight gilet, buff, arm- & leg-warmers + some light full-finger gloves!
BARbag ~22cm long x ~12cm diameter (~2.5 litres)
Big enough to fit a rain-cape, gilet, buff, arm- & knee-warmers, gloves and still have space left for extra food!
note: careful packing of well-folded / rolled clothing items will result in a larger capacity. Quickly stuffing in garments may mean you fit less in your bag! ;)
Cycling a Grand Fondo / Sportive and looking to carry more clothing than your BARbag can fit? Then make sure to get a cargo-net to go with your bag - this attaches when needed to the outside of your BARbag, allowing you to store a jacket or other larger clothing item that won't fit in your bag.
Can I access my BARbag while I'm moving?
YES! I do so regularly when I am out riding, though ease of use will depend on how just much you're carrying at the time! Unlike our competitiors, we use a flat-zip-end detail rather than the zip bending at the end-seams. This means that the zip operates easily and cleanly, even under load and will also not fail over time due to being bent. BARbag is also designed for easy access while sitting on your bike, so stop to pack/unpack if you're in doubt. Please do take care doing this on the move and ensure you have good control of your bicycle at all times!
Is BARbag waterproof?
The main body of BARbag is made from rubberised tyres + heavy duty butyl inner-tube, making it 99% waterproof; though as this is a product made with upcycled materials, it cannot be fully guaranteed in torrential rain!
A high-quality, waterproof zip* forms the closure, further limiting water ingress. Some of the finish options are more permeable than others (Yes, some tubular tyre sidewalls are actually not waterproof!) and these bags will therefore be lined with a waterproof rip-stop product* to ensure the same level of waterproofness throughout our range of bags, regardless of finish.
* fabric + zip sourced from an established tent fabrics + materials supplier
What extra options or features available for my BARbag?
soft-pouch is a zipped neoprene bag to keep phones or other precious items safe inside your BARbag
zip-pod is a clam-shaped, zipped pod that tucks neatly into one end of your bag (perfect as a tool- or firstaid-kit!)
cargo-net is a lightweight, removable net that attached to the outside of your bag when you know you'll need even more space (available for both bag sizes; perfect for stashing a rain-jacket or gilet in a sportive!)
If you have specific requests or ideas that you want to add to your BARbag, please do let us know . . .
the more ideas the better, though we obviously can't bring all of them to life!