It is unanimous: we all ride with bags on our bikes. If not, than why indeed would you be reading this magazine? Sometimes our saddlebags can get filled up with just what is needed to ride around town on a daily basis. For the times when we want to bust out of the confines of our daily lives and hit the road for a while, we sometimes find ourselves needing a bit more room for what is needed on longer jaunts.
For such an occasion, we here at Baggers have compiled a supplemental luggage buyer's guide that shows more than a few baggage options to suit anyone's individual needs.
Don't let the looks fool you, this gator encrusted bag is a workhorse. This two-piece bag has a bottom bag with five external pockets and an upper pillow-top bag with an easy to reach main pocket. Other features include an easy carry handle, and a multi-mount backrest attachment system with sewn in reflective material for safety's sake.
Large Roll Bag
This 18-inch wide bag is simple yet versatile and features one main pocket sandwiched between two outer pockets, which offer enough room for all of your essentials and a even a bit more. The 1600 denier polyester construction and top quality zippers make this a bomb-proof bag that will last you a very long time.
A great bag for camping, bike nights or going to the big game, the Grandtailgater measures in at 21 inches tall and 24 inches wide and features enough room for the ultimate day trip. The bag comes equipped with a pull out handle and wheels for easy transport, two fold up chairs as well as a six-pack cooler bag. Other available options include an amp and speakers for your mp3 player.
Sissy Bar Trunk
Don't let the 18.5 x 8.5 inch height fool you, this denier nylon bag can pack loads of luggage. One main pouch provides most of the storage area with four external side pockets and an inner stash pouch make it easy to prioritize your gear. This bag also comes standard with a secure hook and loop sissy bar mounting system and eight D-rings, which provide added security.
Full Dresser Bag
For when you need a bag that can grow with you, the Full Dresser features a convertible top that has a stowed height of 18 inches tall that expands to 25 inches when more room is needed. Made from a 1200 denier nylon with enough pockets for your toiletries, etc., even when collapsed. Now you can have enough room for all those items purchased while on the road.
Known for being one of the top motorcycle luggage companies in the game, Nelson Rigg hit the ball out of the park with the Deluxe Tourer. This bag features a large main compartment for up to a week's worth of clothing and supplies, four large pockets for those items that need easy access, and an included roll bag.
Back Seat Bag
This 4,100ci bag is designed to perfectly fit between the rider and a Tour Pak. It is fully rigid and can be leaned against even when empty. The Back Seat Bag also employs a top carry handle and backpack straps for ease of use, an adjustable bungee net and accessory straps to add a roll bag or jacket when needed.
This 17.5 x 12 inch bag is 20 inches high and features a large interior pocket with additional compartments for all of your knick knacks. Constructed of denier nylon with PVC coating, this bag wheels around like airplane luggage, but also has sissybar mounts and D-rings for a secure fit while mounted on the bike.
The big dog of our bunch, the Large Fastback measures in at 13 x 20 x 16 inches and can hold just about anything you may want to take with you for an extended period of time. Instead of opening this bag from the top and trying to dig around, it opens from each side making it easy to find items when the bag is mounted.
Cruiser II Sissybar Bag XL
The Tour Master Cruiser II Bag has 2,608 ci of capacity and is made from a unique synthetic material that has the look and feel of top-quality leather, but is more durable. The universal sissybar mounting system fits tall, low, narrow, or wide padded backrests. Another nice feature is the quick release buckles that are hidden behind the chrome ones for easy opening and closing. A rain and dust cover is included to protect from the elements.
Made from a Tough 1,680 denier ballistic nylon with fade resistant UV treatment, the Tahoe expands from 1.25 cubic ft to 1.76 cubic ft. A full zippered front opening plus a large zippered top opening allow for easy access to all packed items from top to bottom. Other features include 8 bungee tie down points for added versatility, side carrying handle, and hidden padded backpack straps.
Cruiser II Sissybar Bag Medium
Offering significant storage space in an easily portable bag, the Cruiser II Medium Bag has a hefty 1,260 ci capacity, heavy-grained simulated leather construction with a reinforced construction that will keep shape. To protect the motorcycle, an inner Neoprene layer covers all contact points of the bag. A rain and dust cover are also included to offer protection from the elements.
A new version of T-Bag's classic Lone Star bag, this bag now features a full front opening that is hinged for easy access. Constructed of tough ballistic nylon, which is insulated with high-density closed cell foam, the front of this bag can be fully opened for easy packing or partially opened for access on the road. The main bag capacity is 1.6 cubic feet. with the top roll capacity being 0.54 cubic feet.