Cortech Dryver Tail Bag
Perfect for what I need.
I wanted something small and unobtrusive, but with looks that don't detract from my bike. It needed to be big enough to hold some basics that I won't leave on the bike, and don't want to stuff in my pants pockets. Items such as my sunglasses, my GPS, my toll way I-pass, smart phone, and some similar items for my passenger. But it needed to be small enough to carry when off the bike. It needed to be securely attached to the luggage rack on the tail of the bike, but easily detachable to take with me. This bag does all of that. I also like that it is "stiff" and holds it shape. The interior has some areas to secure loose items, and a small zippered pocket where I keep my bike's registration and proof of insurance.
This tail bag was a replacement for a magnetic tank bag that I had used for years. But the tank bag got in the way of me seeing the speedometer/tachometer, etc. which is on the tank, and the bag itself was scratching the finish. Plus off the bike this new bag is easy to carry with a simple handle and no flapping magnets like the old tank bag.
Overall, and especially for the price, this was literally perfect for what I needed and I am very happy with this purchase.
August 11, 2014
Well made, looks great on a sport bike.
Enough room for sunscreen, water, hat and a few other small items.
July 28, 2014
Perfect to carry the basics!
I bought this in hopes of being able to carry basic items on the back of my 2013 ZX14R. The Cortech Dryver fit the bill perfectly. I had purchased a Sargent seat from Revzilla knowing I would not be using the stock ZX14R rear seat cowl. I needed a tailbag to carry day-today basics. This tailbag is perfect for that purpose! It is perfectly molded to hold its shape and carry a limited number of items, but that is what it was intended for. Carry your cell phone wallet, keys and a few loose items. I just leave it on the back full-time and take the items with me when not in view of the bike. It is high quality and looks like it was built specific for the bike. I have Kriega gear for long distance touring, and leave day-to-day items for my Cortech tailbag. Very satisfied with the purchase.
July 10, 2014
It took me a quick internet search to figure out how the straps were supposed to mount. Once I got past that, it was a breeze. Since then the bag has been outstanding. It holds just enough for me and a mountain trip. A shirt, glasses, phones, wallet, water, tire pressure gauge, and a little more. It went through some rain and hail yesterday and held up great. I would highly recommend this bag.
June 30, 2014
Low profile tailbag for "around town"
This bag is very low profile yet surprisingly has a lot of storage! I like the velcro "flap" inside to secure stuff and the little pockets for pens/papers and such.
The zippers are easy to work with gloves. Install was a snap. I just crossed the two straps under the seat and secured. The bag is easy to remove without undoing the straps from under the seat and has nice little carry handle. The "hard" top lid allows it to keep it's shape.
October 14, 2013
Only 3.4 liters, and there's a catch.
I chose this tail bag for my Ducati Monster 696 because it looked like it would hold enough for a day ride - camera, cap, sunglasses, phone, wallet, a small water bottle, and a Luna bar or two - without looking too stupid on the bike. The good news is that it does look good. The bad news is that it seems much smaller than its 3.4 liter capacity.
The bag is quite rigid and completely holds its shape whether empty or full. It opens like a clamshell, with the zipper about midway up the bag. This is where the trouble starts. Because the zipper is midway up, half of the volume of the bag is above the zipper - in the lid, if you will. This means piling the bottom "bowl" of the bag full of stuff, sort of balancing it there, then closing the lid over the top and zipping it. When removing stuff, it's important to remember that some of said stuff is above the zipper line, and will therefore fall out unless you're ready to grab it.
Because of this, I can't recommend the bag. 3.4 liters isn't a whole bunch anyway, but a more conventionally-zippered bag would swallow my day-ride kit. This doesn't quite do it (another problem is that the bottom of the bag is bowl-shaped and not flat; this makes no sense to me, as the bag is sitting on the seat and so the bottom section might as well be flat), and it's a pain to balance stuff while I zip the zipper.
The construction is first rate on this bag. It looks like it will be very durable. Installation was easy on the Monster, although YMMV considerably. If you can live with the awkwardness of this bag, or are willing to use just half of the storage volume, this could be the bag for you.
April 24, 2013
Easy to use
Great product, Works very good , I would have liked an under the seat mount, but with some time, and work, I retrofitted this to attach under the seat. Very clean looking design. Overall, I am happy with this purchase.
April 8, 2013
Holds the essentials.
Quick easy storage of your keys, phone, wallet, wheel lock, reflective vest. Thats what I put in it. Then my gloves and sunglasses when not ridding. It dosen't lock to your bike or a zipper lock. So trust the area you leave it, or take it with you, which is easy!
March 23, 2013