Typical High Quality you expect from Aerostich. Check the dementions you need as these are small bags. I ordered this to pack my air mattress (twin) size in and it was just right with no room for anything else. I ordered the large size. Don't see how a tent or sleeping bag would fit in this but who knows. Well made & light weight (Posted on 1/12/13)
The WP side zip bags were great. They were the perfect size for a tent, jacket or overpants to fit in without having to dig thru or pack a larger bag with several items. For a one piece small collapsable item it was easy to strap on the bike. They are durable and the goretex kept everything dry. Hard items such as compressors, camp axes, tools or canned goods would most likely wear a hole thru the material but you wouldn't normally worry about them getting water logged.
I like the sewn on strap to thread tie downs or bungee cords thru and would like to see another on the opposite side. They collapse down to a small size when not in use and a innertube rubber band secures them nicely.
They keep things dry and are easy to pack and tie on. The full length zipper makes it easy to stuff it full. They are reasonably priced and more comfortable than the rubber dry bags. They do not collect dust and are machine washable. I like them and would like to see them available in different sizes. And as always with Aerostitch gear, they are good, well made quality pieces. (Posted on 7/30/12)
I got two of these bags just prior to riding a 892 mile in three days. Going down from the Metroplex to ride the 3 twisted sisters near Leakey Texas.
I loaded them and used them as saddle bags to store tent, sleeping bag and mat ... and they worked better than I thought they would.
Now we didn't encounter rain, so I can't report on them being waterproof, but if it helps, I did accidently spill water on them and it beaded right off.
I would recommend these to anyone that needs to pack their camping gear ... I suppose they can be stacked behind the rider .. but I used them as saddle bags using two cargo nets to hold them to the scoot.
I ride a maxi-scooter Piaggio MP3 500. (Posted on 6/2/12)
This is my second side zip bag. I'm a minimalist tourer, so these bags fit my needs. A tent, pad, and sleeping bag fit easily. There is still plenty of room to tuck small items between the tent and such. I'd like to see colors and a few more attachment points for the bags. (Posted on 5/11/12)
These bags are really fantastic. The fabric is very heavy and the seams and zipper are very sturdy and are sealed well. They seem a little bigger around than the measurements state, which is always a plus. Very satisfied with this product. (Posted on 3/16/12)
These bags are fantastic. When I'm packed for the long haul I put raingear or a one night change in them so they can be strapped on in an accessible location to keep from unpacking the whole bike on a stop over. (Posted on 2/10/12)
Bought this bag to hold my Kermit folding camping chair. Not sure it would fit as the chair is 22" long and the bag is 22" long. The chair fit easily inside, the bag is generously large, and well made. Will be able to put plenty of other items in there with the chair, maybe even a tent. Haven't used it on the bike yet to test its waterproofness, but I like it so far and am considering getting a couple more of these bags as they will be great for tents, poles, thermarest pad or a down sleeping bag. I like how it will fit between my panniers and the body of the bike. It also has attachment loops sewn along the top to clip it together with other gear. A satisfying product at a good price. (Posted on 10/18/11)