I purchased the large size bag to use for solo trips on my R1200GS. Removed the passenger seat and rear luggage rack and attached the Expedition bag snugged up against the back of the riders seat. I had room behind the bag for my 3 person tent with a compressed soft sided cooler sitting on top of the tent. The bag was able to be securely attached to the bike using the supplied straps, The straps were a little longer than I needed but it's better to have too long a strap than too short. Simply wrap the extra strapping around the tightened down sections of strap and make sure the ends are securely tucked in somewhere. I had no problems with straps flapping in the breeze and felt that the number of straps on the bag was perfect as well. Didn't get to check for water tightness but this is one tough bag and I doubt it would leak. I expect it to last for many, many miles. Great product (Posted on 11/12/13)
Bought the medium bag after a lot of research. Will hold more gear than I had imagined. Completely water and dustproof. Loved the compression straps. I agree with the others, though, the loose ends of the straps, (strappy) drives me nuts. I taped the loose ends down after bag was cinched down and all was well. Appreciate the extra D-rings. Will cover a lot of ground in the rainy season in Florida with this bag. (Posted on 1/24/12)
Have the big one. Holds my tent (five man 15 lbs.), 4 inch sleeping pad, camp pillow, and fishing equipment. I carry it on top of my Jesse bags. Ten days on the road from Texas to Wyoming and back, never had a problem, never leaked, a very heavy duty well made bag. You get what you pay for. Buy the best you can afford and buy it once. I bought this one.
dave (Posted on 10/8/11)
I was headed for a 4-day, 1,000 mile trip and thought that maybe I should gear up a little more securely than just attaching duffel bags to my bike with bungee cords. So, I grabbed a medium sized bag along with some frame loops at the last minute.
They worked exactly as advertised: A very secure fit to the bike; a lot of expandable room; water-tight (though it was only a drizzle); and I think very reasonably priced.
For my particular bike, the put-on/take-off process is a little bit tedious, as I don't have convenient places to run the straps to cinch it down to the bike. So, I needed to add some frame loops which made the whole process a little more complicated. Still, I'd say that once you have everything adjusted the way you need it, you're on your way in under 10 minutes.
All-in-all, a great bag at a reasonable price......and infinitely better than trying to jury-rig something up on your own. (Posted on 10/5/11)
Ordered the medium for my 2009 Versys w/Givi hard saddlebags. The medium does overlap the seat quite a bit, but the saddlebags help keep it from sagging too much.
I chose this over the other dry duffels because of the built-in D-ring mounting loops on this Expedition bag. Two flat bungee straps through the D-rings make for a very stable mount. I also mounted my Thermarest mattress using the built-in D-rings. With the abundance of D-rings, I then mounted a bungee net on top, giving me a spot to toss extra stuff we always seem to bring along.
I'm very happy so far, but have yet to ride through any substantial rain.
I'll echo one of the previous reviews about it being a but 'strappy', and it is, but all roll-top dry bags I've used are somewhat inconvenient to open/close. I keep stuff I want to have handy throughout the day in my tankbag or saddlebags, and mainly keep my camping gear in the Expedition. (Posted on 8/22/11)