Orucase Smuggler handlebar bag review

Compact handlebar bag that uses ski straps for optimal fitment and extra storage

Orucase Smuggler
(Image: © Colin Levitch)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Orucase Smuggler handlebar bag bolsters on-the-bike storage by offering about a pocket-and-a-half of extra capacity


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    Quality materials

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    Voile straps


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    No internal organisation

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San Diego-based Orucase is best known for its bike bags designed to sneak past airport check-in desks without raising an eyebrow or attracting extra baggage fees. The brand has taken this luggage know-how and parlayed it into on-bike luggage. 

The Smuggler is the brand’s handlebar bag which adds more utility and on-the-bike storage so that you’re not busting the seams and ripping jersey pockets.

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.