Topeak TourGuide Review, Pros and Cons

Topeak TourGuide is rated 4.24 based on 222 reviews

Feature Summary

Topeak Tourguide Handle Bar Bag
  • Fully featured medium capacity handlebar bag
  • Fully padded divided main compartment
  • Front zip plus two side pockets for extra capacity
  • Clear pocket for maps; Quick Click handlebar mount for easy on/off
  • 10 by 7.1 by 9.1 inches (L x W x H); capacity of 305 cubic inches

Reviews Summary

Here’s what the reviewers think about the Topeak TourGuide:

Reviewers like these things about the Topeak TourGuide

  • Reviewers thought that the Topeak TourGuide bag is solid, well made and well thought out.
  • Other reviewers noted that this bag fit is tight and seems secure.
  • Testers also said that it is small but convenient.
  • Several users pointed out that the mount is fine; it allows the bag to bounce a little up and down.
  • Other users noted that its map case is a useful feature.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that once the hardware is mounted it is solid.
  • Some users are pleased with the shoulder strap, which will be very handy when leaving the bike.
  • According to some users, it fits perfectly on a trekking handlebar.
  • Other reviewers thought that the process for removing and reattaching the bag is straightforward.
  • Some users felt that its design is superior to other bags.
  • Many commended its many handy pockets, including a main chamber and pockets on the front, sides and top.
  • Users were delighted that the entire map pocket attaches to the bag with velcro so it’s very easy to remove for loading stuff into the pocket.
  • They also mentioned that its side pockets are superb for a small camera.

Reviewers don’t like these things

  • A user had an issue with the plastic cracking from the stress.
  • Another reviewer noted that it pushes the bag about 2 inches away from the handlebars, which means the bag now interferes a bit with the unified brake and shift cables.

Selected Reviews

Road CC

It converts into a bum-bag but mercifully there’s an integral carry handle and shoulder strap for those of us who regard “Fanny packs” as the height of fashion faux pas. Great little bag needing wider choice of shims and hardware.

Posted 27 March 2009 by Shaun Audane – Read full review

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