Good bags for off roading

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Good bags for off roading

Post by Firebolter » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:54 am

One thing I noticed this week was all of the different kinds of bags each of us used. The KAT tested luggage toughness for sure. It was rocky so the bags are under a constant load bouncing around and such.

I had GiantLoop Mojave bags and the tail bag and they worked well, but you have to make sure you cinch them down really good to keep the hooks on the fender from slipping. Happened to me on the first day, I cinched up hard and they held the rest of the week. My tail top bag bounced some, but that can be addressed with a velcro strap around the fender. Over all, good bags, stay on well and are rugged. My wolfman enduro tank bag was solid and works well on the enduro bikes. I also strapped a MSR bottle holder for some emergency gas.

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John had Enduristan bags and they worked really well. I like how they are constructed and they attached really nicely as well. They have a couple different sizes and nice attach points for additional bags and stuff you could lash up to.
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Robert used Givi bags and they worked good, but they bounced around alot. He can give you his opinion.

Steven used Wolf Man bags and they were solid. His stuff was on nicely and didn't bounce around.

others used hard racks with various tail bags, back packs and such strapped to the rack. That option works well and gives you more flexibility to mount/attach most any kind of bag or item.

What ever option you go with, make sure you tie stuff down really good as when you think it is good, it can always be a little better! For me, if I were to do it again for bags NOT NEEDING A RACK, Enduristan gets the nod with GIANTLoop and WOLFMAN tied for second. All good options no matter which way you go.
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Re: Good bags for off roading

Post by windyhill » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:23 pm

The Enduristan bags held up pretty well, even after a few crashes. The front straps are a little worn, I think from my boots rubbing. Cleaned up and ready to go again!

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Re: Good bags for off roading

Post by trialsrider » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:14 pm

windyhill wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:23 pm
The Enduristan bags held up pretty well, even after a few crashes. The front straps are a little worn, I think from my boots rubbing. Cleaned up and ready to go again!

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Re: Good bags for off roading

Post by Twist » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:06 am

I'm a big fan of Wolfman bags. They're made in America and are really well constructed. Mine have seen many dirt naps with no sign of damage or even wear on them. Many thousands of ADV type riding and they always go on my bikes when there's some off-road riding on the itinerary.
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Re: Good bags for off roading

Post by phoo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 pm

I was happy with the Rigg Gear bag that I had, which I got after someone had them on the KAT last time, and I've liked them for commuting. I did augment them with a small hand-carry luggage bag that I bungeed to my seat using the four D-rings that are attached to the top straps of the Rigg Gear. I also didn't actually expand the bags even though they could have been. They seemed to stay in place pretty well, and carried more than enough stuff.

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Unfortunately, I didn't get to do the whole trip, but they served me well for everything I did do.


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