As the name suggests the Free Line is Free of PVC with no compromise in performance. The look and feel of the entire FREE line remain the same despite the usage of the new material.
This handy-sized handlebar bag which has room for your valuables and is well within the cyclist’s focus, featuring a lockable magnetic lid, shoulder strap, reflector, zippered inner pocket, and key hook plus now a transparent lid window for smartphone, GPS, or map.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a functional and durable polymer. It has been used for many years for applications as diverse as blood donation bags and truck tarps.
However, PVC has been considered controversial with regards to ecological and health aspects, due to phthalates and other plasticizers added to make the material softer. These softeners accumulate in the environment and are suspected to cause cancer.
The discussion about the general advantages and disadvantages of PVC are well known. ORTLIEB uses PVC laminations because PVC is extremely functional, and it is regarded as one of the most intensely investigated polymers. In particular, plasticizers used to soften PVC have been the subjects of long-term studies.
However, ORTLIEB also sees the ecological risks in manufacturing and disposal, therefore, ORTLIEB’s PVC fabrics are exclusively manufactured in Europe, and the plasticizers are made in Germany. DINP and DIDP are the only plasticizers (phthalates) used by ORTLIEB.
ORTLIEB’s aim is to provide a collection entirely free of phthalates and this ‘Free’ collection is just the start of that journey in employing alternative plasticizers with reduced impact on people and environment while guaranteeing at least the same product quality and product life as now.
Ultimate Six Free Highlights
Made of PVC-free, PU-laminated polyester
Lockable lid with magnetic flap
Touchscreens may be operated through the transparent lid
Removable shoulder strap
Mounting provided for Safe-It size S-L, Ultimate Six Map-Case
Integrated valuable pocket with zip and snap hook for keys
Highly reflective 3M Scotchlite reflector on the front of the bag
Sustainably made in Germany
Given the diversity of mounting requirements today, all ORTLIEB's handlebar bags now ship without mounts so you can purchase the mount you require rather than being sold amount that isn't compatible with your needs, this does mean that if you don't already own amount you will need to purchase one - we stock both the standard version and the eBike adapted version both in-store and online.
Online Discount Code
Add either the standard mount or eBike mount to your basket then use the checkout code ULTIMATESIX to save 50% off our current list price whilst ordering any Ultimate Handlebar-Bag online. Our discount code terms and conditions apply, offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.
Our standard shipping is FREE on mainland UK orders over £30* (excluding orders containing bikes - see below for further details) with delivery within one to two working days, alternatively you can upgrade your delivery to our guaranteed next day delivery (including Saturdays) option for just £9.95.
We aim to dispatch express orders placed before 14:30 on weekdays (excluding orders containing bikes) that same day and all our domestic deliveries are fully traceable, tracking information will be emailed or messaged to you when your order has left our store.
If you need your order a bit quicker we offer an express delivery option with delivery usually within one to two working days throughout England and Wales with prices from £2.95
FREE Store Pickup
If you are local to our area (Carlisle), you can collect your order from our store at your convenience. Collection is free of charge no matter how big or small the order value and you'll be able to collect your order from our store usually within 2hrs on weekdays.
Store Pickup is not available if you're using an accelerated checkout option such as Apple Pay, Google Pay or PayPal Express.
You can still use PayPal to place your order but just select as your method of payment later in the checkout process.
Applicable for orders excluding bikes
FREE on orders over £30 otherwise £3.95 Typically via Royal Mail Tracked 48 Delivery estimated within 3 to 4 working days
FREE on orders over £100 or from £2.95 Typically via DPD Local depending on goods and location Delivery estimated within 1 to 2 working days
Applicable for bike orders delivered to UK Mainland addresses
FREE on bikes over £499 otherwise £29.95 Delivery estimated within 3 to 4 working days
Prices from just £9.95 on bikes over £499 Delivery estimated within 1 to 2 working days
For information about how we deliver bikes, including information on delivery to remote regions please see our Shipping Policy for further information.
If an item doesn't fit or isn't quite what you expected then simply fill out the enclosed returns form and return your unwanted items to us within 14 days for a full refund, we'll accept orders returned to us after this period with refunds made via gift vouchers for use against future orders.
For further information please see our Refund Policy for further details.
For security purposes, we reserve the right to cancel shipments to forwarding centres, PO Boxes, and locker boxes. For some items such as bikes and electric scooters, we may enforce that these can only be delivered to the billing address, no change of address or in-transit redirection is permitted for any consignments.