Normal. It’s not OK with us. And to be honest, neither is OK. What we’re trying to say is we have standards: We’re always thinking of ways to improve our products. Do things better. Reinvent the wheel.
That’s why we created Design Labs. An efficient unit of in-house, outside box people. People who can look at the world with a fresh pair of specs and say hey... we can do this better.
Design labs is where our future products are created in small batches and pressure tested. American made. American Produced. Limited Run. Each with its own unique production number. Some of our Design Labs products make it through to mainstream production. Some don’t. If your product doesn’t, then congrats: You just got yourself a limited edition Oru thing with a lifetime warranty. So you can feel properly unique, forever.
There’s no denying that adventure cycling has exploded, and made handlebar bags (once reserved for those quirky old cycle-tourists) cool again. Back in the day we did all of our riding on the dirt roads of Vermont, and rode in weather conditions that probably lead to moving to California… How nice it would have been to have room for that extra layer, and apple cider donuts back then.
We make thoughtfully designed handlebar bags for whatever adventure you can dream up on your bike. From the original Smuggler, to it's upgraded cousin the Smuggler HC. As well as our Smuggler XL bar bag - a crossover gravel/bikepacking lite solution for all your handlebar mounted needs in a bag.
But why HC? Higher capacity? Hors Categorie? Happy Cycliste? Yes to all. The HC... Still Orucase at heart, now just that little bit more refined.
Award-Winning premium handlebar, saddle, and bikepacking bags for cyclists who like to explore the world by bike. Designed by cyclists our on-the-bike bags are minimal, yet overbuilt. We use Dimension-Polyant XPAC fabrics and YKK waterproof zippers. All bags attach via ski straps which won't wear out like velcro. All bags are 100% carbon-neutral, and come with a lifetime guarantee.