Cortech Super 2.0 18-Liter Strap Mounted Tank Bag
Durable, spacious and versatile.
I ordered this tank bag for a 1500 mile roundtrip from Portland to San Francisco and I could not have been happier with it. This bag is a bit bigger than you think but it still fit my Moto Guzzi V7 well. I went with the strap mount version for an extra snug fit and to ensure the camera equipment inside would never touch the ground, even if i accidentally dropped the bike. (Magnet bags will pop off the tank)
That said, unsnapping the front of the bag and swinging it around to gas up was super easy and while in San Francisco I actually used the backpack straps for a day and it was surprisingly comfortable and I was glad I had that option.
The clear top is great but because it's nearly water tight your phone will get hot and can't really vent, so on the way home my phone did overheat at one point. A simple pop-up shade or quick cover would be helpful. If you aren't using the phone for navigation that I suggest tucking it in the front pocket.
I was able to fit two cameras, tools, film, my phone, a charger and various cables. This bag expands vertically with built in flaps to give it extra structure when it's expanded.
Only hiccup was that someone stole the front strap mount while I was parked on the street (in a matter of 30 mins). It was San Francisco so I wasn't surprised and luckily I found a replacement at Monroe Motors in the Mission for $10.
Overall, so happy with this bag. Excited to use it more especially as a photographer worried about equipment this gives me piece of mind. Highly recommended.
Suggestion for future versions: Make the clear top pocket big enough for a small tablet (ipad mini or kindle fire) this would be amazing for use with GPS.
November 10, 2014
Good customer service, bag is built well and fits well.
August 25, 2014
Highly functional product
I got this bag to help me move over 1,000 miles, so it was packed full to the brim with stuff and was fine the whole way. The installation directions aren't the greatest but it was fairly easy to figure out what worked best with my bike (Suzuki SFV 650). If you don't tighten the straps every once and a while, though, it can slip a little while riding.
August 16, 2014
strap on's just arent as good
I have loved all my cortech gear. Durable and a great value. I only wish the straps were easier to connect. Unfortunately my cbr1krr requires seat removal to make the connection. Great product if your bike can use the magnetic version.
July 1, 2014
Low quality, not worth it
Ill fitting, super cheapie low quality zippers that snag at all corners. Largest compartment is Small mouth preventing easy access or storage of items larger than a small ipad. Also, easy cut easy rip material; no security points to lock to bike. Should be priced at 19.99 and ship with set of oven mits and equally c94££¥ kitchen knives. Not happy with product.
March 31, 2014
this Bag Holds a lot of stuff !
I have a 07 BMW K1200GT ,this bags might be a little big for the bike, pulling into and out of parking places sometimes turns on the heaters or blows the horn .but it handy for carrying a lot everyday items and I like the way bag looks. zipper feels a little weak but so far no problems. good bag if you carry a lot or take week end trips.
December 23, 2013
Great size for touring
We got this to supplement the carrying capacity of the hard bags and top case for two up touring. The map case is too small to be to useful to put maps into. Considering the number of times the top compartment is opened during the day, the zip always felt like it was about to let go or just plain break. However, the expanding capacity and rain cover are very useful. And the carrying straps make the bag just that much easier to deal with at the end of the day.
In the end, though, I'm happy we got the bag.
August 8, 2013
Good, bad, and beautiful
Small enough to not cause problems with steering on ST1100, but main pouch is not very big when not expanded. Map pouch is way too small. Mounting straps not designed for ST1100 - had to use straps from previous tank bag. Bag has very appealing look.
August 1, 2013