Alpinestars Tech Aero Tank Bag
Really usefull and cool product!
I had one of these bag, so i can say that this is the best bag that i ever had. It transforms to a backpak so you can wear it and your hands will be free)
September 7, 2015
Good bag but zippers break
I don't know if I just got a lemon or what but I have had FOUR zippers break on this bag. The metal pull literally just breaks into pieces when you pull it (and I'm not pulling it hard or anything), rendering the zipper useless. I could see maybe one breaking, but FOUR?! Alpinestars replaced the zippers after 2 broke but then 2 more broke a week after I got it back. Very disappointed in the lack of quality for such a premium bag. Otherwise the bag is roomy and versatile and I had no complaints. I just wish I could use it, but I can't even zip up the main compartment now. Will look at other brands next time.
March 28, 2015
Good product, it'll fit a face shield and maybe a half helmet depending on size. The expansion doesn't provide nearly as much as you would hope for though. The magnets provide a good, secure adhesion to the bike as well. Also a lot of straps if you can't mount magnetically.
My biggest problem(s) with this bag is that the contact points for the magnets do scratch your tank. Or at least they do on my Harley with denim black paint. The bag is also doesn't provide the amount of storage I was expecting that is usable. It'll fit a faceshield, gloves, bottles of water, and other loose ends. But if you're expecting to fit a waterproof riding jacket or something bulky it may be a stretch.
July 28, 2014
Alpinestars puts out another great product!
I am more than pleased with this tank bag. The quality is top notch. It has plenty of room to fit all my gear. I think the product was a little pricey compared to other tank bags but for the size and quality I feel it was definitely worth the investment. My only gripe would be that I wish the magnets were a little stronger. Part of this is due to the tank shape on my 2014 Monster 1200S. The tank has a lot of angles to it. For short trips I trust the magnets but if I'm heading out on the highway I use the straps which are very easy to attach.
June 2, 2014
High price and almost worth it.
The tank on my bike has some plastic covers and slopes down to the seat quickly so there are not a lot of options for tank bags from what I could tell. I considered the tank ring quick lock/release from Givi and sw-motech but didn't like their appearance. I love the way this bag looks on my bike, I like the straps but think for the money ALL the straps should be quick release and have velcro on the ends to secure them from the wind. Otherwise it stays put, holds a lot, and has several options for maps, phone, gps, mounting. If you get this bag unwrap the cool dayglo rain cover before you have to use it. It takes about 10minutes because it sticks together. I hope not everytime.
January 3, 2014