Cortech Super 2.0 18-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Perfect tank bag
I use this on my Versys. It sits perfect on the tank and the magnets hold it in place. I've been using the leash but I'm not sure why. On a cross country trip it held my rain gear, tablet, warm gloves, glasses, wallet, phone--everything I didn't want to have to dig out of the Givi box. I haven't used the map cover or the visor case that came with it. The rain cover is a little awkward to put on but it stays put and keeps everything dry. Zipped down to 12 liters it works and looks perfect. Opened up to 18 it's a little tall and bulky, but it sure is nice to have that extra space when I need it. Nice quality construction, nice access to the compartments, nice carry handle. Haven't used the backpack straps.
March 29, 2015
Yes, that backpack good, many pockets, variable volume, good quality.. But bad news for me was my 15" laptop can't enter to this backpack... In all other that great value for your money!
March 2, 2015
Massive Tank Storage
I had the Cortech 12 liter bag and that was fine until I needed more room for stuff. Having the extra space, if needed, is just a flip of the internal side risers or flaps.
I trust Cortech gear because I use it and it is very durable. The best thing about the 18 liter bag is that it is collapsible.
Pricey, yeah, but most motorcycle gear is that way. Cortech is a great product and for those those that need that last minute run to the grocery store for some small items.....
January 19, 2015
Great quality and excellent fit and finish
This bag is made of quality components and seems like it will last a long time. The description for this product is spot on and I would recommend it.
December 1, 2014
Good Tank Bag But Not Perfect
I wanted a tank bag that was easy to take on and off, had enough capacity to hold my bike cover, and something with enough room that on long trips I could move some of my excess luggage from my backpack into the tank bag. Overall this definitely fits the bill! I use my bike as a mode of transportation between home and college (round trip of 240 miles) and this tank bag has proven its worth. Overall I've probably ridden about 1200 miles with it. As far as the specifics:
-Magnets work well on my bike (when the bag is not overloaded). I ride a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650r. I've ridden on highways and side roads and the bag stays where it lays.
-A fair amount of capacity. I can fit my bike cover and cram in 2 chain cleaning/lube bottles.
-Seems to be very durable construction. Nothing cheap about it.
-The backpack feature is pretty cool. I haven't used it much but I can see how it would be useful (it's not just a gimmick).
-Although it is nice to have the option of expanding the capacity from 12 to 18L, in practice it doesn't work so well because the side flaps, containing some of the magnets, don't have enough contact with the tank for a good connection. Thus, it's not possible to use all 18L of space. If Cortech had just made the flaps a little longer maybe this problem could have been avoided.
-The map case is OK, and I've definitely used it, but you have to fold up the map quite tightly to get it to fit.
-I think the bang for the buck of this bag is OK, but I think that $125 is a little steep considering that Cortech sells the Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags for a little over $140.
Definitely a good little tank bag. Solid construction and magnets work well as long as the bag isn't stuffed to capacity, in which case the bag may shift a little. If your in the market for a tank bag which has decent capacity and is easy to take on and off, then this bag will work well. If your just concerned about the amount of storage, I would look at the Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags which are only about $10 more expensive, has more storage, and definitely better bang for buck.
October 31, 2014
The magnets are junk
Purchased this bag because I had a 24L Cortech tail bag and liked it a lot.
The magnets are just junk on this bag. I can lift it off the tank with my pinky and thumb. A gust of wind would blow it off. I am sending it back. I tried a fridge, a steel door, and my car hood as well as the bike tank and it just does not have magnets that are acceptable..
October 31, 2014
Tank Bag Good Value
This tank bag meets the spec and it holds a lot. I always use my tank bag for the tings I need to get to quickly, like: sunscreen, glove liners, ball-cap, neck warmer, snacks, camera, paper maps when the GPS wants to send me off a cliff, etc. My older bag literally wore out, so I'm looking for this one to last at least the 7 years I got out of the last one. The only negative is that this bag is a little to big, and it interferes with filling my fuel tank, and the handlebars press against it when they are at the locks. I can live with that given all the "stuff" it holds. The magnets hold well and the under-fabric doersn't scratch my paint. Buy one!
October 27, 2014
Cortech 2.0 Expandable Tank Bag
Overall very happy with this tank bag.
Works great on my Triumph Scrambler and is very stable in its normal configuration. It isn't quite as stable in its expanded mode, but I really wouldn't expect it to be as it sits about 3 inches higher that way. I've used it with and without the included leash, and haven't had any problems, even at extra-legal speeds (may be helped by my Dart flyscreen somewhat).
Only issue I've seen in near daily use in the last 3 months is some wear on the "zipper garage" (the little extra patch you can tuck the zip into) in a few places. It doesn't affect the use of the bag at all, it's just cosmetic.
No, you probably can't put your laptop in it, but a few tools, an extra visor, gloves, FA kit, extra base layer, etc. fits in easily.
Overall - very happy.
October 23, 2014