Cortech Super 2.0 8-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Well featured bag, easy fit, good size.
I bought this bag last year, and have used it consistently since then. I took it on a trip around Lake Superior, and it held up pretty well.
It fits great, and sits on the gas tank without moving around. It didn't seem to scratch the tank, but I was careful to pick it straight up and off the tank without letting it slide. I also kept the magnetic contact points free from dust or other dirt.
I went through a lot of rain on this trip, and the included rain cover kept the contents of the bag dry unfailingly. I do worry how long the rain cover will last since it is stored wadded up in the front of the bag. When not in use, I keep mine spread out.
The bag is big enough to keep a bottle of water, snack, and other odds and ends that are handy to access quickly. The pocket closest to the rider is useful to keep a wallet, phone, or other small incidentals in.
One feature that really came in handy was the ability to turn the bag into a small backpack. Being able to pick the bag up off the bike, snap the clips onto it and walk off is really useful for extra-vehicular excursions.
The only downsides for me were that the main zipper rubs on the fabric that covers the seam inside the bag causing it to deteriorate.
Second was the rain cover. It looks like PU covered nylon, and it has been my experience that the PU coating will eventually flake off over time. This will render the cover effectively useless. The seams where the plastic [for the map pocket] is mated to the nylon are taped, so hopefully they will remain leak free. As I mentioned before, I store my rain cover out of the bag and opened up to avoid any creases. Hopefully this will extend the life a bit.
Overall this seems like a really nice, quality bag. I would expect to continue using it until it falls apart. I don't really have any comparison for the price, but $100 seems a bit steep to me. Again, this is without any real frame of reference, and I might just be being miserly.
I would buy this bag again, and recommend it to friends with the above being said.
April 23, 2015
Map case sucks!
I like the overall design and function but the map case is useless. It is too small and difficult to get maps in/out. You have to fold the corners of the map which ruins them. I replaced mine with a larger square universal map case.
April 10, 2015
Nice Small Bag
Great bag for the price. It's small, will hold some gloves, shield cleaner and wallet/phone but not much else. but I didn't need a huge tank bag.
December 27, 2014
Great tank bag
This fits just right on a Honda CB500x.
I only have one complaint and that it's rainfly is not even remotely waterproof. I test all of my gear if it claims to be "waterproof" and this simply isn't.
I am sure if you spray waterproofing spray all over it and all over the rain fly, it would be better.
Other than that, I take this bag everywhere!
October 12, 2014
Love this thing!
So glad I bought this! Snaps tenaciously to the tank with strong magnets, but easy to pull off and take with you. Holds a LOT- wallet, glasses, 3 pairs of gloves, water bottle(s), hat, keys, phone, map, gps, credit card and change in easily accessible outer pocket, etc, much easier to get in and out of than panniers or handlebar bag. Rain cover in its own special pocket. Unobtrusive while riding.
September 11, 2014
Cortech Super 2.0 8-Liter Magnetic Tank Bag
Awesome. Every emergency thing I needed fit nicely into this tank bag. The plus was I could see my cell phone quickly and clearly.
Also it stayed in place perfectly.
This was a great gift for me from my mom.
August 18, 2014
it is just the right size for the FZ09! Zippers work well and are heavy duty. Nice finish
June 20, 2014
Great little bag!!
I commute about 54 miles round trip to work 5 times a week on freeway, and I needed a small and secure bag so I don't have to wear my backpack.
Upon reading many reviews and video, I picked up this small bag and I'm very happy with the purchase.
I put toll lane transponder on the top lid where paper map suppose to go, and store wallet, phone, pair of pants ( I can't wear motorcycle pants at work so I bring regular pants to change), and some other stuff in the main compartment.
Plenty of secure and well thought out small pockets as well.
The bottom surface area that faces to metal tank has scratch free surface which works really well.
Magnet is strong enough to stay on tank for sure.
One thing that bothers me is that it kind of gets in the way in body position when I try to turn corner quickly.
I have GSXR600 and its gas tank has plastic on front half, and metal on back half so I have to put this bag little closer to my chest which makes it little difficult to move and lower my body to sides during fast cornering.
But I'm very used to it now and don't corner hard when I have this bag on.
Great little bag !
May 26, 2014