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äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine
äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine
äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine
äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine
äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine
äventyr bicycle bags The Essential handlebar bag in Nautical Red and Wine

The Essential: Nautical Wine

Regular price $139.00 Sale

*1 Left!* 

A note about our Nautical Wine micro collection for 2021:

In line with our mission to minimize production waste and maximize timeless style and ultimate functionality, we made our Nautical Wine micro collection out of existing roll ends (remnants) from previous production runs.  Our Nautical Red cotton canvas was used for both our sold out Nautical Red Essential handlebar bag, and our best selling Nautical Red The Social musette pannier bag.  Wine denier was used for our v.1 Seat Rollio bags shortly after we launched in 2018.   At our 2021 strategic planning meeting we decided to phase Nautical Red out of our bag lines (at least for now), but wanted to find a way to work through the remaining fabric we had on hand.

With this in mind, when DeAnn returned to the Design Studio in early 2021, she started experimenting and ideating with making a two-tone bag.  The days were cold and grey, it was a long pandemic winter, and brightening up our days with color seemed like the perfect bag concept for 2021.

As for the monochromatic combo, DeAnn has always loved a good black on black, and  is currently considering the use of monochromatic looks her home, it made sense that she would gravitate to a tone-on-tone combo when considering using up our fabric remnants.  Interestingly, after DeAnn started experimenting with this color concept, she started seeing red-on-red EVERYWHERE.  We never try to be on-trend with äventyr, but we definitely do try to introduce fashion concepts that will be interesting and have longevity, so inadvertently ~ Nautical Wine is right on trend.

We kept this batch micro.  1 Around Town Tote.  3 Essential handlebar bags.


About The Essential:

The Essential is a Bicycle Handlebar Bag, that is also a shoulder/cross-body bag.

We designed The Essential with quick casual trips in mind where you only need to bring your priority items with you, not the kitchen sink. Like all our bags this is a great lifestyle bag that works on, and off, the bike. In the city, or far far out of the city.

The Essential is the perfect bag for zipping around the city, heading out to dinner or a taproom, for walking the dogs, and travel near and far.  The versatility of The Essential gives it a great cost-per-wear investment ratio! 

The Essential pairs perfectly with The Social musette pannier bag and/or The Around Town Tote (shop here). 

*UPGRADED DESIGN!  Never happy with good enough ~ our personal high standards lead to an improved updated design that we tested and are excited to share!

  • Plastic reduction:  We wanted to reduce the amount of plastic use in our bags, so have eliminated all plastic structure inside the bag.  The plastic has been replaced with Ballistic Nylon.  The bag is now 'softer', while still maintaining the structured appearance everyone loves.
  • Ballistic Nylon is now used for the front tool pocket.
  • Leather upgrades:  We worked hard at sourcing a leather we felt good about using, and believe non-leather alternatives are not great alternatives as things stand today.  So we chose to use Wickett & Craig leather; a vegetable tannery in the USA.  We are now using leather for the D-Ring loops (for the strap), and the zipper pulls.  
  • Handlebar Straps:  The nylon strap material has been upgraded to a heavier/tougher nylon.
  • Construction:  The back zipper has been removed and replaced with a lapped pocket.  This was done for better longevity of the straps, as well as to create an easier in/out pocket when removing/returning the bar straps.

As always, we designed the front tool pocket for those essential repair items, just like our Seat Rollio:  C02 Cartridges, Tire Levers, a Multi-tool.  And the inside was designed with pockets for your phone, wallet, chapstick, and keys.

The handlebar attachment is made to easily attach with velcro straps that loop around your bar.  The attachments quickly tuck away into the back pocket when you are off the bike.

Included detachable shoulder strap.  Remove and tuck into interior pocket when cycling.

Pre-release bag.

Designed in Minneapolis, MN USA by äventyr

Handcrafted in Minneapolis, MN USA by DeAnn, Owner + Creative Director + Sewer at äventyr

Dimensions:  8 x 5 x 3 in. (l x h x w)


  • Nautical Red Exterior:  100% Cotton Duck with Durable Water Repellent Finish
  • Wine Exterior:  1000 Denier with Durable Water Repellent Finish
  • 840 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon with Durable Water Repellent FInish
  • 420 Denier Nylon Interior Lining with Durable Water Repellent Finish
  • Nylon Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Vegetable Tanned Leather D-Ring Loops and Zipper Pulls (Wickett & Craig)
  • Industry Standard YKK zippers with upgraded individually polished metal zipper teeth for smooth operation and YKK loop pulls with added pull tabs
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Care:  Wipe clean with a damp white cloth.

*tool set pictured is not included with purchase

**We recommend not overstuffing this bag. Packed bag weight should not exceed 2.5 lbs (unpacked weight is 14.3 oz).  The fabrics are water resistant (not proof); this bag is not made to take in heavy downpours.  Additionally, winter weather is damaging to all things; if winter messes (salt, slush, melt, etc.) concern you, choose another great bag on the market made precisely to withstand winter conditions.  We made this product to last, but not for extreme conditions.  If use in any of these conditions occur, the äventyr manufacturing warranty will be deemed void.