Large MotoFizz Camping Seat Bag
- Product Review (submitted on November 27, 2010):
- I've used my Large MotoFizz Seat Bag for four years on every camping trip. I am a maximalist camper and take lots of gear. I'm tough on my gear and this bag has put up with all the abuse I can dish out. The Kermit chair lies flat on the bottom without expanding the sides. I mount it the wrong way - lengthwise front-to-back, and that's for one-up riding only, of course. It has an abundance of D-rings and tie-offs, but I've found that if you use them all, you'll defeat what is for me one of the bag's best features. The two side flaps and huge top opening make it very easy to reach in from any angle to get just what I need, but if I tie gear to certain points, I'd have to remove that stuff to open the bag. That's not a problem - I just use the ones that don't hinder access. The other "best feature" for me is the ease with which it attaches and detaches. If I have to get all the gear off to go into a hotel (sometimes you just have to have a bed and a shower) or to hike in to my campsite, there are no bungees or ropes or other complicated issues to deal with. I just pop four buckles and toss the bag, with all attached gear, up on my shoulder and walk off with it. Note that the side openings have straps which hold the door open at any angle, and there is a mesh pocket inside the door. I like to keep an atlas in the mesh pocket on one side. When I open the door, it lies flat and makes a great table for the atlas. The large size may be too big for many people, especially if you are a minimalist camper. Most can get along with a medium, but I use every bit of room in my large, and I'm convinced that there is not another bag that will do what this one does for me.