I am a bit of a fan of Ortlieb products and currently use a Ortlieb Bike-Packer Plus panniers, Ortlieb Sports-Packer Plus panniers and a Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Handlebar bag so hearing of the forthcoming Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Pro handlebag has sparked my interest. Particularly as it seems that the bag can be both locked to the bike and also have its lid locked; something that I really miss with my Ultimate 5.
Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Pro Handlebar Bag Features
Details on the new Ultimate 6 Pro
are a bit sketchy at the moment with nothing on the Ortlieb website [Update December 29, 2012: Ortlieb is now listing the Ultimate 6 Pro on their website] nor at my normal source, Bike24 for things bicycle out of Germany but there are some German retailers listing the bag and from those websites it seems that the new bag’s features include:
- Lockable mounting system, similar I guess to the current mounting bracket;
- The bag’s lid is now has a magnetic closure which is lockable;
- The transparent lid of the handlebar bag is designed to work with GPS and smartphones that have touch screens; i.e., apparently you will be able to operate the device through the lid;
- Mesh pocket;
- The main compartment of the Ultimate 6 Pro can be divided into smaller compartments through the use of padded velcro dividers;
- Base looks for equipment fixing;
- Shoulder strap;
- Compatible with Klickfix mountings.
- The medium Ultimate 6 Pro has a seven litre capacity and weighs 800 grams.
I also understand that for those who prefer to use a map, there will be a map case which attaches to the lid of the Ultimate 6 Pro handlebar bag along the lines of the existing Ultimate 5 handlebar bag series.
Resources and other websites related to the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Pro Handlebar Bag
- Ortlieb Tassen list the Ultimate 6 Pro map case for sale
- Ortlieb Tassen list the Ultimate 6 Pro Handlebar bag as does Bike Feeling but interestingly I cannot find it at any German retailers.
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* These images hav been sourced from Bike Feeling NL