A rugged pair of roll-top waterproof saddlebags, perfect for bikes with high-riding exhaust systems. The unique low profile design sits higher than standard saddlebags, yet has 2100 cubic inches of total space for whatever you need to carry. Made of extremely strong and abrasion resistant reinforced PVC with a thermo-molded rear pad to protect paint finish. Inner organizer pocket allows quick, convenient access. Black. 9"×19.5"×6" each. 2100 cu. in. combined volume.
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Customer Reviews (2)
- perfect for meReview by Beth
- I looked long and hard for saddlebags for my 2004 Black Bonneville. I wanted something 100% waterproof that would work with (or at least not take away from) the look of my bike. Although I like the look of the traditional leather bags you sometimes see on Triumphs, I was worried about they not performing well in rain. I also didn't want anything that looked like suitcases attached to the bike. I am really happy with these bags. They feel secure on the bike without additional supports or panier frames and hold a fair amount of stuff. The low profile keeps them well above the exhaust pipes and they sit neatly against the seat. I like how utilitarian they are: form following function. (Posted on 9/6/14)
- Roomy and secureReview by Edward
I bought these bags to supplement my Kreiga US40. They fit easily and were secure on my Ninja 650R even at interstate speeds for 500 mile days. They didn't interfere with use of the US40. They hold a lot, and the length allows for a sportcoat to fit rolled up so it won't wrinkle. I have not been provided with an opportunity to test the waterproofing, but I'm not sad about that.
Drawbacks are that they might rub on the paint if not very tight; they might loosen up slightly after some distance, but I never found more than about 1/4" of play in 100 miles; and I don't care for the muddy knobbie tire track graphic, but its fairly subtle. (Posted on 8/9/12)
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