Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
A nice tank bag.
I have been using the Cortech 2.0 12 liter tank bag for almost three months. It has functioned quite satisfactorily through over 6,000 miles of travel. The first trip was a scenic ride from the midwest through the Rockies to Las Vegas, north to Yellowstone, and east through the Badlands back home. During that time the bag held up nicely through thunderstorms, desert heat, and mountain cold. Everything inside stayed dry and accessible.
The map pocket proved its utility on some shorter, scenic rides requiring closer attention to road designations and turns. These roads were in the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri.
All in all, a useful, well-built tank bag
September 26, 2015
Good fit and does what its supposed to do
Purchased this bag for my Yamaha FJ-09. The bike has a gas tank that's partially shrouded in plastic, which makes it tough to use magnetic bags.
This cortech bag is just the right size for the metal area of the tank. It fits perfectly and stays put. The bag is on the small size, but I knew that going in. It holds my essentials; GPS, snacks, keys, disc brake lock, flashlight, flat kit, etc. Not big enough for clothes.
I 've only have had a short time, but I do recommend if your looking for a small back to hold day trip stuff. Taking it on a multi day trip in a few weeks so I'll see how it performs on long trips then.
September 22, 2015
Order this bag before going on a trip from East Dundee, IL to deals gap in TN great use had just what I needed in there between my girlfriend and I like wallets and a baseball cap and so. Easy to install and to take of since it's the magnetic version and the bag stayed well on the tank no problem the extra cord that comes with to make sure it's hold on but there was no problem there.
August 22, 2015
Simple issues that should be fixed.
The features are decent, but some simple design issues would make this bag much better.
1. The main zipper should have 2 sliders so it can be opened from the front or either side. It also has a semi-rigid board and is not shaped to fit the contour of the bag.
2. The front pocket for sunglasses is very tight and difficult to access.
3. The secondary pocket should be on the front, closer to the rider. I use this pocket for my wallet and phone and would like to it be more easily accessible.
4. The carrying handle should be lower to the base. I often carry my bag and helmet together and it is difficult to do with one hand because of the placement.
July 29, 2015
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