Classically the top tube bag or 'bento box' has been used by triathletes to keep food easily accessible. Now it has become a popular accessory for commuting and touring for those wanting to keep smaller items like cell phone, keys, or even a wallet within arm's reach. Durable 840 denier nylon fabric construction with padded and lined interior. Clear top for easy viewing of items within while keeping them protected. Rubber backed frames straps are secure and paint friendly. Interior key clip. Reflective piping. 40 cubic inches (6.25" Long x 2" Wide x 3.25" High).
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Bag Capacity: 50 or less ci
Bag Type: Top Tube
I have two bikes and always have these banjo bags on for my asthma inhaler, kleenex and phone. I donï¿½t like having ï¿½gearï¿½ in my jersey pockets (makes me look fat!). These last years and then when the velcro isnï¿½t as strong I order a new one. Inexpensive, work well, love them!
This thing is pure simplicity with no special features. I could do without the clear top, but it's not objectionable.
The straps are long and trim-to-fit. The top has a Velcro closure that seems OK so far.
My iPhone 7 and iTouch are a perfect fit (anything bigger than a standard iPhone 7 ain't gonna fit) along with a couple of Fig Newtons, the garage remote, ID, credit card, and some cash.
If you need more than that, get a different bag.
I use this on a hybrid bike I use around town in San Diego. It holds a small wallet, cell phone, & keys easily. I wish it didn't have a clear cover. I know what's in there and don't need to see it. I often take a bandanna or tissue to cover my phone to protect it from the sun. I have also used this on my mt bike which has a wider frame, so the longer straps are good to have. They don't get in the way as other reviewers have suggested.
I can fit my iPhone 6 , my money pouch and an energy bar. I use on both my bikes. It doesn't quite fit on my Pinarello. The front strap is not long enough to go around the top-tube completely but I use anyway .
The Headtube straps could be longer.
We have one on each of our 4 bikes. Very useful and sturdy with minor exception of clear top. Banjo Bros should offer clear plastic or fabric as options. Straps are long as previous reviewer mentions, but scissors easily trim to your needed length. Mounts very securly, pads under bag protect frame from bucklestrap scratches, and we use the extra length to secure a frame mount pump under the top tube. Not suitable for large smartphones.
Great value and quality workmanship. Compared to other name brands with lesser quality and bigger price tags. Would reccomend to friends.
Just perfect for regular size I phone emergency reading glasses a lot more.
Very good attachment straps and lid. I shortened mine with scissors where they are extra long.
15 bucks is almost a give away. Far better product than last 40$ bento box that did not fit phone.
The idea works well EXCEPT ... the straps that wrap around the cross-bar are too long andor the velcro holder will not go through the strap guide - which means that the unit will not fit tight on some cross-bars. Further, the velcro strips that wrap around the steering post catch on themselves and make installation even more of a chore. I expect these issues are by design ... to make the unit capable of fitting all sorts of different bikes. But the result is that it makes intermittent (i.e. when needed) installation a pain - AND it requires some modification of the straps to be an effective snug-fitting tool. Purely my opinion
I use a top tube to store my keys, mask! $ a bar, lip balm....this isn't the best I've ever owned...too thin and the magnet flips open at random times
Got this on sale at BTD. Really nice little bag. Perfect for my camera, which is what I use it for. Padded all around. Didn't like the logo thingy on front, but it comes off easily. The only issue is that it isn't waterproof at all, so just keep that in mind. I keep a little zip lock bag for my camera on the bottom in case of a surprise rain storm.
It's an Ok product but I wouldn't put my cell phone in it if rain is expected. Better to seal items in a baggie then put it in the bag. If the top cover was bigger this wouldn't be a problem. The cover does not stop rain entering along the sides of the bag.
I use only for very long rides. It holds a lot of stuff and fits well on top tube. I don't like a saddle mount bag and this is a great alternative but I wish it was slightly smaller.
I don't have to stuff many things into the jersey pouches. It keeps the under saddle bag for tubes, levers, and inflator. The slim design hides the bag behind the headset and stem.
I haven't used it in rainy weather yet so I cannot attest to its abilities at blocking out water. However, the straps that go around the top tube are very long and should work well with pretty much any sized tube. The velcro has worked great so far, I have no fears of the box falling off or shifting much during use. This is a great value and holds a good amount of food.
Use it to carry cell phone and topeak alien tool kit & medications. Based on the measurements on the site, I thought it would be slightly larger than an existing one I have. Don't know how the manufacturer arrived at their measurements but it definitely is not as large as I thought it would be. That was disappointing. Overall am pleased, but because it's not as big as I expected, I'm downgrading it one star to 4 stars.