Topeak's TourGuide Handlebar Bag is perfect for day trips, commuting and any other utilitarian purpose you can cook up. It features a divided main compartment, a front zip pocket, 2 side zip pockets and a clear map pocket on the top. The padded shoulder strap makes it easy to carry this sweet bag, and Topeak's mounts make it a snap to attach the bag to your bars. Plus, the TourGuide comes equipped with a reflective stripe as well as a full rain cover for when things are less than ideal.
This is a great bag -- lots of room, well made, good design -- but the bag mount is awful. The bag droops, making the map pocket useless and making the bag hard to open when riding. I paid extra to have The Bike Lane mount the bag, and the results were the same. I called Topeak and they said I am "overloading" the bag. Well, it droops when nearly empty.
An oversize bag that won't handle a load is a waste of money. That is too bad, because the bag itself is sweet.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend