I've had alot of different bags over the years and alot of rain covers that flap in the breeze. I should have bought these a long time ago. These bags are very simple and rugged. The best part of these is no more rain covers. I ride a BMW K1200S. And I can vouch that they will hold up at 170 mph. They never moved. On the same trip I was caught in a down pour for 4 hours and not a drop of water got in. Again a super buy. (Posted on 6/21/10)
Flat out these things kick butt and are tough as hog snoot...however I do not really know how tough hog snoot is but I'll bet not as tough as these bags. Once you figure out how to attach them and work the straps they are wonderful. I do not really like the brand of clip they use as they are different from all other brands on the market so i ended up cutting them off and re-sewing a different brand on that LL BEAN handles so as to be able to have fitting male and female. If you buy these you will see what I mean. I do OFF ROAD adventure riding and am street legal but i barely do any pavement. and i need these tight and not to move. AEROSTITCH sells no compatable matching clips which I think does totally stink!!!!!! (Posted on 5/6/10)
I love my new bags! These are very high quality and easy to work with after a bit of practice. I have an older XJ750 and really do not need a bag on everyday, so the easy on and off works great for me. Camping in the Pacific Northwest can be WET but with these bags I have NO WORRIES, everything inside is DRY..... (Posted on 11/5/09)
I have a set of these bags on my KLR650. They have been all over northern BC and the backroads of the Yukon..through some of the worst wet and cold weather imaginable. They have NEVER failed to keep my gear 100% dry. Very tough and durable. I sometimes wish they were slightly bigger, or had a larger closure flap for hard to stuff items, but still very good as is. Overall rating A++++++ (Posted on 10/30/09)
Good- These things are simply waterproof. The interior is a nice, cubic shape so lots of things fit easily. They're rugged and put up with abuse (I've scraped them on walls). They've got enough give to be able to squeeze in places you couldn't get a bike with hard bags into
Not so good- It took me several tries to get them to fit my SV 650 without moving around or cramping the passenger. They're really unattractive. Now I ride a V-strom so it doesn't matter.
Mine are around 8 years old and look 80. Still work fine.
These bags are very well made and keep your kit totally dry. However, they look a bit "pragmatic" (the soft luggage version of aluminum panniers) and will leak if they are over-packed. An excellent choice for adventure riders who don't want their leg trapped under hard saddlebags when riding agressively. (Posted on 9/24/09)
These really keep the inside dry. As an earlier review noted, they are not attractive, but I like that the yellow ones allow you to increase your visibility. In the end, they did not work out for me because I wanted to use them on a Ninja and without struts or other solid supports on the sides, these bags would not stay off the rear tire. (Posted on 9/24/09)
These are waterproof. They may not be as quick to get into as the non waterproof bags but I needed the waterproof. I wish there were more choices in waterproof luggage. As one person said, once you figure out the straps all goes on OK. I ride a cruiser long distances, they look good enough for me. I am after practical not cool. (Posted on 5/5/09)
these bags are awesome. i have a triumph speed four and they fit perfect. they fit right above my exhaust and right in front of my turn signals. even with a passenger there is foot room on the passenger footpegs. i can fit a two person tent, camping stove, sleeping bag, shoes, hygene items, and cloths with canned food in both bags. when emptied i can fit 3 cases of beer in both bags with room left. they hook up easily with some straps that click on and they have yet to shift while riding. they are completely waterproof and
would recommend them to anyone. (Posted on 3/6/09)
If you are image-concious and need aerodyanmic luggage that matches your custom paint, these aren't for you. If you want somethign that flat-ass works, here they be. I have to imagine that every time Andy Goldfine sees one of his shippers packing a set of these he gets a big smile on his face as he knows one more rider is going to be very happy. Everything about theses bags in the catalog is true and then some. Mine have been to the Arctic, to Mexico, both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a whole lotta places in between. They've been on KLR's, a Harley FXR, an old Yamaha XS650, and two vintage Ninjas. Easy to mount, stable, water-proof, and HIGHLY abrasion proof (yes, I found this out the hard way). The backing pads will indeed scuff up plastic body work, but just add some clear vinyl (or if you are of the cheapskate persuasion, shelf paper from Wal-Mart) to the plastic and no worries. (Posted on 1/20/09)