Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Good bag, convenient attachment to tank
I bought this, the smaller of the Cortech tank bags (12L vs 18L), because whatever size bag I have, the amount of stuff I carry seems to multiply until the bag is full. The 12L makes me focus on taking only what I really need. But I ride a smaller bike and this size seems to be perfect.
I really like the internal side pockets for pens. I love the extra outer compartments at each end of the bag. At last, I have a convenient and clean place to put my ear plugs when I arrive!
The map pocket is an odd shape. And there's an internal pocket that looks like it was intended for a cell phone, but is far too small for any iPhone or Android.
Most importantly, the magnets grip the tank really well and the bag feels really secure. But is very easy to remove.
May 31, 2015
Great bag, secure fit, top quality.
First tank bag purchase for my SV650. Very satisfied overall. No problem for mountain spirit riding as well as long highway journey. Fits a lot of stuff with very good quality.
Improvement suggestion: bigger phone pocket (the pocket with earphone exit) definitely needed. Map pocket kinda dated and of less use, might as well convert into a phone screen.
April 13, 2015
Does the job with some shortcomings
It's a very decent tank bag and I like the sporty look of all cortech products.
There are however a couple of things that could be better.
1. There should be a port on forward and rear not just one that allows the rider to use earbuds but another for use with wires for cell phone charger.
2. The material attracts velcro and ends up looking lousy really fast. Did Cortech not notice that all bike gear is fastened by velcro? (jacket cuffs, glove gauntlets, etc).
Aside from this it is a decent bag and have made good use of it for half a season. I can fit a spare visor, a bottle of water, snacks, some small emergency tools, cell phone charger and phone with room for more.
December 22, 2014
Survived a 1300mile Death Valley Trip
Bought this bag for my Ninja 250. Fit is great on the bike. The magnets hold strong and I never had a fear of it flying off. I even encountered 20-50mph gusts from the side and never had an issue. Have not had it long enough to comment fully on durability but it seems to be built well enough.
Encountered some rain and the included rain cover worked well enough. My only complaint about the rain cover is making sure its snug around the bag. The cover is not attached to the bag and there were a couple times I was concerned that wind was going to get in between and lift it off.
December 8, 2014
falls a little short
I like the cortech products because I think their offerings for tank and tail bags look sportier than most products available.
I think this is a decent bag and has adequate space for all I need and then some. I carry a cell phone charger with phone, 1 to 2 16 oz water bottles, some snacks and the like so plenty of room for this and room to spare, I would have liked more than 1 port so I can pass through my charger hookup which needs to enter near the handlebars not the opposite end where they decided to locate the port so I have to pass the wire through the zipper.. kind of annoying. I guess the port was put there nearest the rider for use of earbuds - like who would do that with bluetooth available? Also some dissapointment as it seems the fabric attracts velcro found on jacket cuffs and glove gauntlets - this causing the bag to already look worn after just a month of use. All in all I think i would buy this bag again given the features just a couple of critiques I found
November 1, 2014
Awesome tank bag. Perfect size.
This was the perfect tank bag. It fits everything that I carry on s daily basis. iPad mini, gloves, extra batteries for my gopro, helmet lock, and a hydration pack fits snugly if needed. And still had room for more.
I wanted the 18l but it would have been too big. This one fits perfectly, and I use it on my gladius and on a Honda cbr.
Really great material and easy to use zippers even with gloves on.
October 13, 2014
High quality, versatile tank bag
This is a very thoughtfully designed tank bag, dare I say over-thought. Lots of details big and small.
Tuck-away backpack straps. This proved very useful during international travel. Comfortable to wear while trucking through airports and stows easily under an airline seat.
Built-in rain cover: Don't leave home without it, and with this one built in, you never will.
Plenty strong magnets: Have ridden bouncy dirt roads with nary a wiggle from the bag, yet it's easy to put on and take off for transport or gas fill-ups.
Retaining strap in case the magnets let go or to possibly slow a snatch and grab.
Handle - handy
Map window - nice idea and well executed but on this size bag, not too useful.
Hide-away zipper pulls - unnecessary but a quality touch none the less.
Internal storage and keeper appointments - all that can be stuffed into the available space.
Plush lining - Don't know why you would need it, but another quality touch.
This is a very well made piece, good materials and construction.
After several weeks of local and international travel, it shows no signs of wear. The hide-away backpack straps are the key value item. If you have to carry your tank bag a lot, there is nothing handier than the no-hands option of being able to carry it on your back.
My only regret is not getting the larger size.
September 30, 2014
Not the quality I was expecting
One of the reasons I purchased this bag is that the description implied that it would support a water reservoir. Something like this: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ogio-water-reservoir
However the "Built-in sip tube and headphone exit ports" turned out to be just one port, and it connects to a pocket sized perfectly for a phone or media device, but too small for any size reservoir I've ever seen. It does not seem to connect to the main compartment or any compartment large enough to fit a reservoir. So I'm really not sure why they even suggest a sip tube.
Not a big deal, I don't really need a reservoir in my tank bag.
But then the snap button holding on the map pocket was so tight that it literally ripped off when I tried to unsnap it. It didn't tear the fabric, the metal rivet on the map side ripped apart. So now I have one half still hanging on the pocket and one half stuck to the bag-side of the snap.
I was expecting much better quality, and it looks like a nice bag, but just out of the box I'm not impressed with the quality. I will probably return it.
September 5, 2014