This year Nelson-Rigg introduced their new Adventure Touring Strap Mount Tank Bag. Made from top-quality UV-treated Tri-Max® ballistic nylon, this bag is contoured to fit on most tanks, including sloped adventure models, and features a protective base material that prevents slipping or marking.
The Adventure Touring Strap Mount Tank Bag holds 14.6 liters, and it can be expanded an extra four inches of height, allowing for 21.09 liters of expanded space. It maintains its shape when empty, has reflective piping, a lined interior, a carrying handle and a side pocket. Like most tank bags, the Adventure Touring bag features a convenient clear map pocket. However, this model also features an integrated GPS/smartphone pouch on the lid, so you can follow classic paper maps or modern GPS directions to suit your personal preference.
Mounting this bag is a breeze using adjustable low profile hooks that attach to the bag’s four corners while webbing soft ties around the bike’s frame. The bag also includes an expandable waterproof rainstorm cover with a clear top for those rainy rides. The rainstorm cover works quite well, as tested over several hours of riding in the rain. All contents inside the tank bag came out dry after the ride, including my medical equipment, Canon 5D Mark II camera and external flash unit.
Worried about filling up during fuel stops? Worry no more, as the hook straps can be quickly and easily unclipped in the front, allowing you to flip back the bag and rest it on your seat while you fill up the bike. Two clips later and you’re back on the road.
I found this bag to be extremely handy, whether using it for daily commutes or for long distance touring purposes. The bag’s capacity is more than enough for holding my everyday items I usually keep in my satchel without being cumbersome like other tank bags. It can even double up as a satchel by attaching the included carrying straps to the tank bag.
The Adventure Touring Strap Mount Tank Bag is available in black and high-visibility yellow and includes a lifetime “no hassle” warranty. Suggested retail price for the bag is $84.95. For more information or ordering, contact your Nelson-Rigg dealer, visit www.nelsonrigg.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 714-850-1811.