I am always over stuffing my bike bags with way too much. My typical trip finds me pedaling up hill against the wind with the equivalent of a huge sail attached to my Brompton. No fun.
With the Mini O Bag I found it easier to pack because I am limited to the bare essentials for the day but with just enough space to fit everything I needed. Today I fit a book, glasses, change of shorts and shirt, gloves and a hat all in without much stuffing.
The Mini O Bag sits nicely on the Brompton bike when folded, without dragging it to one side or the other. It isn’t so bulky as some of the larger bags. I think the Mini O Bag integrates with the bike design better than any other.
Mini O Bag is neat and compact
My Blue Mini O Bag was filled up right to the top this morning and consequently nothing rattled and or got tossed around. The Mini O Bag also has a rigid plastic frame that keeps the shape regardless of weight loaded on so it doesn’t sag like other handlebar bags.
The Mini O Bag is easy to access
This Brompton bag is really well designed. It has two buttons on the rearward side which allow you to snap it open while stopped without getting off the bike or leaning over very far.
Here’s a shot of what it looks like when open on the bike. Because the top of the Mini Ortleib Bag swivels open and away from you it means the frontward part is sealed up against rain so nothing will get it coming from the front. While it is certainly not water proof if submerged (which I guess could happen depending on how adventurous a rider you are) it is definitely rain and thunderstorm proof thanks to the rubber like material used.
A Mini O Bag of my very own…
I couldn’t resist getting one of these sharp little bags. It really works for me because it’s functional, aerodynamic, unique looking, and fit’s just the right amount of stuff. If you find yourself packing up your Brompton bags just to fill the void then you might want to consider getting a Mini O Bag. Really, it’s the perfect size.