A waterproof suitcase for the rear rack. Zippered Cordura inner compartments, internal compression straps, a removable padded shoulder strap and a padded handle are the basic features. In addition, there’s a cross laced mini-bungee on the lid to hold things secure for immediate access. Perfect for rain gear, sweaters, water bottles, etc. This waterproof semi-rigid container is studded with unique non-scratching nylon “buttons” (originally for a bicycle application) which make it easy to attach to a rack or saddle with straps or bungee cords. The waterproof TiZip lid is openable even after everything is secured. Envy Gold Wing tail trunks with lighted vanity mirrors? No more. Super tough waterproof materials. Black. 13"×19.5"×6.5".Seat & Rack Bag Comparison Chart
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- excellent bag BUT........... Review by jordi
- This is an excelent bag but to make it totally off-road capable with destroying it you MUST line it with sidewalls and then insert a Rubbermaid plastic basket which will fit perfect a 32QT size which can be had at Wal-Mart. This does not need to be altered in any way. Also cut 3/4" thick flexible floor mat to line inside all the way around using contact Scotchguard #33 spray and you will have an indestructable bag for off road.......... (Posted on 7/10/11)
- Aerostich Customer Service Review by customerservice
Built into the inside this bag are two adjustable nylon straps for securing heavy items. Also, the zippers are steadily being improved and refined by this manufacturer.
Aerostich Customer Service. (Posted on 9/3/10)
- Worked well until the zipper failed Review by Chuck H.
- I mounted the Ortlieb TIZip Rack Bag on my KLR because it fit perfectly on my accessory rack. I used bolts with large washers and wingnuts in each corner. Very secure mounting, and worked well for a while. Problems arose when I stored heavy items such as tools, spare tubes, etc., and then road aggresively over rough ground. Eventually, the zipper pulled apart and my heavy items spilled out on the trail. Attempts to get the zipper to function were unsuccessful. While the bag is entirely suitable for street or "gentle" use, it is not suitable for rough riding conditions. (Posted on 8/6/10)
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