One of the top straps broke the first time I used it; good news is no problem with a return so I will get a new one. I do worry about long term durability, based on this experience however. (Posted on 6/14/12)
Aside from my Goldwing and Ergo II's.......This bag is the best item I have ever purchased. It is big enough for my clothes for 4 days. I have the large hi-viz yellow and strap it on my luggage rack and it gives me extra visibility. In the crazy Atlanta traffic, I believe it was a life saver. (Posted on 5/1/12)
Just got the bag recently to fit on the rear rack of my trike & wasn't expecting to test it 'wet'. But oh boy oh boy did I !! The recent storms in Los Angeles- 3 days of it- tried their best to wet my gear inside. No such luck!! All dry & snug. Love it!! (Posted on 4/3/12)
I got a large and a medium in yellow. The medium holds a lot, and the large is positively cavernous. No reason to have stuff hanging off the back or sides anymore.
Likes: Well-made and sturdy; hold a ton; highly visible, easy to attach, can be shrunk or expanded as needed with binder straps, medium fits nicely inside the large for storage.
Dislikes: plastic-hose handles aren't much help (instructions are included for removing them); bags are somewhat slippery and must be securely tied down; no instructions included (other than as noted above). They probably shouldn't be carried by the metal "lips" of the closure. And if the carry ring ends up under the binder buckle, roll it the other way.
(Posted on 3/12/12)
Just returned from a 2600 mile sojourn from SF to Canada and back. I had two of these bags on the back of my 1200GS and it's the perfect way to pack. The bags performed flawlessly and they look like ones I can use for years to come. Glad I chose them. (Posted on 10/1/11)
I have been using this tail bag regularly since 1997. I has withstood a lot of hard use and has never been torn nor have any straps or buckles been damaged. In addition to service as a tail bag, It is scuffed from use, but never a drop of water has entered the bag. I use it to carry my SLR camera, helmet and riding suit (remove the armor to pack down) as a carry-on for overseas tours. Hint - Improve your rear-ward conspicuity by selecting the yellow or red bag. (Posted on 9/20/11)
This bag is perfect for short or longer trips. The large bag
straps on the passenger seat of my RT easily and dose not extend pass the top case for less wind drag. It seems very durable and is certainly water proof. A 400 mi. day in all rain proved it. Highly recommended. (Posted on 9/5/11)