Cortech Super 2.0 18-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
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
This is my second tank bag and a big step up in quality from my first one. Love the extra shield protector and all the pockets. Usually holds my phone, wallet, spare ear plugs, gloves. Plenty of space for shoes, extra shirt, or the random food run. The zipper garages really work. High quality craftsmanship throughout. Wish it was a little cheaper but I'm satisfied it was money well spent.
September 15, 2014
Great product, love the magnetic base and would definitely recommend this product.
I'm a daily rider and I wanted something that would detach quickly and have expandable storage for my rain gear. I was hesitant on getting a magnetic based but I am very pleased with it. The grip on the tank is very stable and there is no movement even at high speeds. The expandable storage is great when needed is still comfortable to reach around. I have some time in the rain and haven’t notice any leaks yet.
September 15, 2014
Great bag but, Zipper garages don't last
This bag is really big, it has great features. The "zipper garages" started tearing immediately. I was in a bad wreck with this bag on my tank and it made it through, no problems. everything inside was unscathed. Bike was totaled... Great bag and the back pack straps make it even cooler.
September 8, 2014
Very Pleased with the product
I bought this for my son for his Suzuki SV650 and was very impressed with the quality of the bag and the thought that was put into it. The rain cover is located in the back of the bag easily accessible if you have to quickly pull over and cover. The side pockets are somewhat rigid so as not to accidentally crush contents such as sunglasses. The inside of the bag is expansive and the cinch bag within allows for ability to almost have a dual pocket where you have your immediate need items outside the internal bag and the longer need items inside the bag and therefore not mixed. The organizer built into the lid is fantastic as without something like that stuff just gets lost everywhere in the single storage area. The map pouch is nice although in a day where almost all of us either use our phone or a gps for map data I would prefer having a way to more easily attach a phone to the top instead of a physical map. However, a phone will slide in the map pouch and is usable through the plastic pouch.
The magnetic attachment works great and the hidden backpack straps is a nice touch especially if you are placing a camera or video in it for sight seeing. Allows you to make it double as a camera bag.
All in all great bag and quality made. I would highly recommend it. Oh, and not so tall that it feels like it is in your face while you are riding either.
September 1, 2014