Cortech Super 2.0 12-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Decent size and functionality
- With the capacity of this tank bag I was able to fit: two 16oz water bottles, couple of snacks, phone charger and electronic cables, phone, wallet, and basic hygiene products (toothbrush, razor, toothpaste)
- The magnets where very strong and was very durable in 80+ mph speeds and was easy to remove from the tank.
- Converts into a backpack so it is convenient when I got off the bike.
- The see-thru plastic made it very easy for me to refer to my phone for gps directions
- The tank bag did leave a few minor scratches on my gas tank; recommend putting some kind of thin rubber or cloth between the tank bag and gas tank to prevent scratches
- It's hard to get a full tuck with it in the way.
March 29, 2014
Currently I own a '13 Triumph Street Triple R. This 12L tank bag is the perfect size. It's very well organized and the hide-a-way backpack straps are very useful. I could not be more pleased. Combined with my 20L Kriega tail pack & R25 Backpack, I've now got almost 60L of storage. If you can't go touring, even camping, with 60L of storage (I go on 10 day climbing trips with 60L), you're taking too much junk.
February 11, 2014
This has a 'killer app'
I have had mine for some years and only use this during multi-day trips. It is very well thought-out with the pockets, electric pass-through, rain cover, etc. And has a good build quality. The thing I love is the hidden back-pack straps. When your doing trips you always need to stop and eat, buy stuff, whatever....and you don't want to leave your tank bag vulnerable to theft. Super easy to disconnect and through it over your shoulder. It also serves as a nice day-pack if you want to hike to see a waterfall.
January 5, 2014
Just what I wanted.
The magnetic bag was just what I wated for commute to work and back home.
November 11, 2013
For the price go with tail bags
It seemed to look bigger in the photo, but for the money I found the Ogio sport tail bags to be twice the storage for the same price.
September 3, 2013
So far so good
I've had this bag for a few weeks now and probably ridden 300-400 mi with it. I wasn't sure about size when I bought it so for reference, things I have fit in it and things I have found will not fit In it; will fit pair of athletic shorts and three 24oz cans, will not fit, an iPad.
The magnets are strong. I've ridden up to 110mph with the bag attached without an issue. I'm scared of where I place my wallet and iPhone in fear of wiping my phone or credit cards with the powerful magnets. However, the couple interal and external pockets make this pretty easy to organize.
Overall construction is good except for the zipper. It catches at one point every time while opening. It requires 2 hands to open which is really annoying. I feel like this is probably an isolated issue to mine though.
The top clear pocket could have been designed better. The opening is the narrowest portion of the pocket. I haven't tried to use map in it but I feel like this would make it hard to get one in there positioned properly to view it easily. I've put my iPhone in there with the turn by turn navigation going and couldn't see anything due it being too bright out. At night or dusk this would probably work well though.
The bottom is soft. As long as my tank isn't especially dirty I don't worry much about the bag scratching the tank's finish.
August 5, 2013
Replace a Cortech Super Mini!
This is a great bag. I seemed to outgrow the Mini being I was carrying more stuff, such as two cameras and whatever. Also having it for nine years. This bag has the room to get everything I can think of that you would want within hands reach. I was a bit concerned after ordering it about the size of the bag. My concern was if it were going to interfere with any of the controls or steering. I called CS and explained I have a Honda ST1300 and they were quite comfortable in letting me know it was a good choice for that size bike. After receiving it there was no issue with that at all, it is no more interfering than the Mini Cortech that I had for nine years which was not at all.
June 17, 2013
Good medium sized tank bag
Replaced my Joe Rocket Manta with this. Manta was a little too small. I really like the look of this new Cortech design. Currently in my bag: a 16 oz bottle of water, protein bar, pack of gum, Held Evo Thrux gloves, iPhone, moto keys, 6 prs. disposable ear plugs, folding hex key set, maps, clear pinlock lens in a sleeve and a long sleeve thermal shirt. Magnets are nice and strong and seems to fit my SV650 fine... it is a little tall, but the sides are sturdy and I can read my instruments without obstruction. The back pocket-facing towards front of bike houses the rain cover. The front pocket is big enough for a phone or wallet, but is hard to access when the top zip is closed because of the stiffener in the "lid". The map pocket is smallish, but is nice to have. Love the hide-away shoulder straps--which makes it into a mini backpack. Overall I love this bag and would recommend. See photo of the bag on my SV.
September 10, 2012