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Winner of the Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag

Posted December 5th, 2011

Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag Celebrating the start of the week by announcing a contest winner is always fun. Keep reading to discover who the lucky person was, in our contest to win a fantastic red-and-black Road I Handlebar Bag from Vaude

Between Twitter and the comments on the post, we had around 200 entries!

We like to give everyone an equal chance, so we used Random.org twice to pick the winner: once to decide if the winner should come from Twitter or the comments, and once to zero in on a single person.

And the winner is…..

Winning Comment Vaude Handlebar Bag

Lucy was actually the last person to enter the contest, which just shows that it’s never too late to stick your name in the draw! We know she’ll give it a good test run, because she’s cycling 1,100 kilometers in France and Spain this coming summer. Enjoy, Lucy. We’ll be in touch shortly.

Thanks to everyone else who entered, and to Vaude for donating the prize. Keep watching for the next giveaway. We already have one planned for January!

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Vaude’s Road I Handlebar Bag: Review & Contest!

Posted November 29th, 2011

Note: the contest is now closed. Click here to find out who the winner was.

For nearly a year now, Friedel’s been searching for a handlebar bag. There are many to choose from but for a long time, none of them seemed ‘just right’.

They were all too big, too expensive or too hard to open and close. It wasn’t until she saw this – the Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag – that she took the plunge.

Friedel's New Handlebar Bag!

Here are some of the features:

  • Weighs 595 grams
  • 5 liter capacity
  • Klick-fix attachment (very sturdy)
  • Includes a map case and rain cover
  • Shoulder strap (removable)
  • Reflective details
  • Retails for €60 (about $80 U.S. dollars)

Keep reading about the Vaude Road I Handlebar bag

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Review & Contest: Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag

Posted November 29th, 2011

For nearly a year now, Friedel’s been searching for a handlebar bag. There are many to choose from but for a long time, none of them seemed ‘just right’.

They were all too big, too expensive or too hard to open and close. It wasn’t until she saw this – the Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag - that she took the plunge.

Friedel's New Handlebar Bag!

Here are some of the features:

  • Weighs 595 grams
  • 5 liter capacity
  • Klick-fix attachment (very sturdy)
  • Includes a map case and rain cover
  • Shoulder strap (removable)
  • Reflective details
  • Retails for €60 (about $80 U.S. dollars)

Inside the main compartment is a:

  • primary storage space
  • zipped pocket along one wall
  • pocket with a velcro closure along the other wall.

The two side pockets are handy places to stash a passport or emergency cash. The whole compartment is padded with foam (behind the polyester liner), and this gives a bit of shock protection to whatever you put inside.

Friedel's New Handlebar Bag!

The main pocket is fairly spacious. Friedel typically carries a small camera, wallet, keys, sunglasses and a mobile phone inside. You could fit a small DSLR camera inside, though there wouldn’t be much room left over.

On top of the main compartment is another pocket. It’s perfect for a few papers, or a set of keys. On the front of the bag, you find another similar pocket, with more separated areas. These various pouches and slots make it easy to categorize and sort your stuff.

Friedel's New Handlebar Bag!

The bag isn’t waterproof but it does come with a rain cover. Even in fairly heavy rain (without using the rain cover) the inside stays fairly dry. It makes sense, of course, to put things like cameras and passports in a plastic bag, or remember to put the rain cover on at the first sign of a shower.

All in all, we really like this bag. It’s sturdily constructed, big enough to carry everything you need, and the zippers make it very easy to open and close – even while riding. Highly recommended.

*** Win A Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag! ***

Note: the contest is now closed. Click here to find out who the winner was.

For our wonderful readers, Vaude has agreed to give away a Road I Handlebar bag! It will be black with red trim, as you see in the picture below.

Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag Want to win? Here’s what to do:

  • Leave a comment below. Tell us why you’d love to win one of these bags.

OR

  • Tweet the following message about the contest: Win a Vaude Road I Handlebar bag from @travellingtwo and @VAUDE_nl http://bit.ly/winvaudebag

Good luck! You can enter twice: once by leaving a comment on this page, and once by Tweeting about the contest. We’ll pick a winner at random from the comments and tweets. The deadline for entries is 5pm (European time) on Sunday, December 4th, 2011. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, December 5th, 2011.

Winners Of The WaterField Designs Bags!

Posted October 3rd, 2011

Happy Monday! Here are the winners of our recent contest. Up for grabs were two great bags from WaterField Designs.

We used Random.org to pick two winners. The first winner, from our Twitter followers, is…

CableGuy BagCongrats! You’ve won the Large CableGuy Bag for stowing cables, adaptors, zip-drives and other small bits and bobs. We hope it comes in handy on your world trip.

The second winner is…

Contest Winner

Travel CaseCongrats Bez! You’ve won a Travel Case to keep your iPhone or iPod safe while you’re touring around Europe next year.

We’ll be in touch with both winners shortly, and we hope you enjoy these bags as much as we do. Thanks to everyone else who entered. Keep watching for the next giveaway!

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Contest: Win A Gear Bag From WaterField Designs!

Posted September 27th, 2011

Please Note: This contest is now closed. Keep watching for our next giveaway!

Announcing our latest contest: the chance to win one of two great bags from WaterField Designs so you can easily carry your electronic gadgets, cords and power chargers on your next bike tour.

We already told you in a recent review how much we like these bags, and now WaterField have kindly offered to give away two free cases to TravellingTwo readers. Up for grabs is:

CableGuy Bag1 Large CableGuy Bag - Stows cables, adaptors, zip-drives or travel documents. ‘No-spill’ self-locking zipper/sliders keeps things from falling out.

1 Large iPhone / iPod Travel Case - This fully-padded pouch with self-locking zippers keeps your iPod or iPhone and its accessories safe, secure and tangle-free. Even when fully-packed, the case looks and feels thin and compact and it’s water resistant.Travel Case

Want to win? Here’s what to do:

  • Leave a comment below. Tell us why you want to win or about an upcoming bike tour where you could use one of these bags.

OR

  • Tweet the following message about the contest: Win a free gear bag from @travellingtwo and SFBags.com! http://bit.ly/winabag

Good luck! You can enter twice: once by leaving a comment and once by Tweeting about the contest. We’ll pick one winner at random from the comments, and one from Twitter. The deadline for entries is 5pm (European time) on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011. We’ll announce the winners on Monday, October 3rd, 2011.