Completely waterproof soft saddlebag with unique quick release mounting hooks. A built-in padded carrying handle and internal organizer pocket make this a convenient motorcycle briefcase, or attach the removable padded shoulder strap for an ideal sized travel bag or courier bag. Internal stiffener panels and a roll-top closure provide easy access to contents, while side-release buckles keep contents secure.
Scotchlite™ reflective areas on both ends allow bags to be attached to either side of the motorcycle. Requires a 3/16" to 5/8" round-tubular mounting system available separately from specialist suppliers. Racks are available for most motorcycles. Contact happy-trail.com or moto-sportpanniers.com for specific applications. Order one bag for each side. Black. 12"×17"×6"/1465 cu. in. each. (Sold Individually).Saddlebag Comparison Chart
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- Fantastic bags - (Initial Review) Review by Troy
- Wow - what fantastic saddlebags. I received them today and spent some time mounting them. The overall quality is much better than I expected. Adjustability is excellent. They fit my rear tail guards on my '02 KLR650. (I don't know what brand the rear guards are - I bought the bike second hand). They are the perfect size for me and simple to remove/install. I am looking forward to giving them some commuting and trail use and then report back, but so far I'm very pleased and impressed with them. (Posted on 9/4/14)
- Good bags Review by Lonnie
- Bought one and built a left side rack for a Triumph Scrambler. Very convenient! Easy on and off, and mechanism seems solid. Quite handy for around town as the bag comes off and goes with you, then is clipped back on when you ride again. No dirt road riding yet, so no idea on fastening reliability or strength, but so far so good. Sealing on bag is simple yet pretty foolproof, and waterproof. All in all, good product so far. (Posted on 5/29/12)
- THEY WORK ! ! Review by Josh Hunt
I have had a set of the Ortlieb Dry Bag Saddlebags #912 for 5 years, which have been just great = dry and pack well. I'm going to use them on another vehicle I'm building (a Morgan style three wheeler).
I was also looking for something for my motorcycles that didn't need all the straps and the QRLs fit the bill. I made a stainless steel rack for my VFR to them. I haven't used them in heavy rains, but they are all but identical to the 912s as far as being water proof, so I expect no issues with getting my clothing wet. The ability to just lift them off & on the bike is a true blessing.
Now to make a rack for my '78 DARMAH.
(Posted on 12/3/11)
- Update: The bags are grea... Review by Joe Herring
- Update: The bags are great. The half-moon clips on the outside attaching the bags to the latching system have a potential of working loose. The Phillips head bolt and nut should be checked regularly and blue locktite applied annually. One of my bags lost both clips during a long dirt road trip. The clips and bolts vanished with the nuts (and plastic covering) falling into the bags. Without the clips the bag held fine and no dust entered it. Excellent response and service from Aerostitch; they promptly sent replacements at no cost to me. (Posted on 8/14/08)
- The bags work great on my... Review by Joe Herring
- The bags work great on my HT rack. The locking mechanism work as it should; bags are very stable and easy to remove. The design is simple and provides additional lashing points for tents, pads, etc. Interior has remained dry through heavy rains while parked and dust free following hundreds of miles of dirt. I would prefer high-vis yellow. (Posted on 1/31/08)
- The bags worked extremely... Review by Christopher Stevenson
- The bags worked extremely well on a Happy Trails rack. Much to my surprise, they also work very will on my DRZ400S rack, which is made by cycleracks.com. Overall a fine product and highly recommended if you appreciate the convenience of easily removing the bags, yet feeling secure they will stay in place while riding. (Posted on 8/17/07)
The Sincerest Form of Flattery...
Aerostich has a decades-long history with these. We had to buy them at first directly from their German manufacturer, as they were not available otherwise.
They were so superior to all of the other waterproof bags available at that time. Innovative. Pioneering. Better down to the last detail, of and made of such superior materials you could feel the difference at a touch. Assembled so perfectly you could not find a mistake anywhere. After you bought one, you discovered it worked so well you actually bought another one, and then also told your friends.
The smallest details mattered. For example, the reinforced PVC material used is stronger, more durable, nicer-feeling and wears better than the reinforced PVC used in lesser waterproof bags. After a season or two it didn’t get smudgy and dirty looking like those. Road dust and mud wiped off easier also. And the ultrasonic seam welding everywhere is impeccable. Sewing too. Same for all the side-release buckles and webbing. All-around 1000% first-class. Flawless.
These soon became the world-wide go-to waterproof bags for the most demanding and experienced riders. You can predict what happened next. Motorcycle parts and accessory companies made close copies elsewhere (in both USA and Asia)…but still none were quite as nice. And unless you looked pretty close, or used them for a while in some challenging situations, you’d miss the real superiority.
Bags a lot like these are mainstream now, and many cycle accessory retailers offer near-exact copies at low prices, except theirs are made of cheaper PVC (which even feels bad in your hand, so say nothing of UV resistance, tear strength and stuff like that), have lower-quality webbing, weaker side-release buckles and crummy sewing. Nothing wrong with all this, but such junk doesn’t last as half as long, looking half as good. And those cheaper side-release buckles are about sixteen times more likely to break in the middle of a trip, when you need them most, too.
I own four Ortlieb bags. All now over twenty years old, and they still look great and work perfectly. They are used often, and hard, and for a lot more than motorcycling. One’s been carrying my stuff on countless airplane and car trips. Two were strapped to the back of a motorcycle for a three-month 1996 trip from Minnesota to Mongolia via Alaska, Siberia, China and Japan. (…and even worked well a couple of times as an improvised ‘washing machine’ for dirty gear + hot soapy water, then closed and stamped on for agitation. Result: clean clothing in-the-absolute-middle-of-nowhere.) Since then those bags have been on dozens and dozens of other multi-day motorcycle trips. Still perfect.
There is a difference in drybags. These are the best. A pleasure to use. And the originals. These, you rely on. They are worth it. – Mr. Subjective, 5-15