Firstgear Laguna GPS Tank Bag
I was looking for something to make commuting a little easier, since most backpacks don't fit very well over my BILT explorer jacket. As far as a tank bag goes I really like it. The design is awesome, the fit is great, and it can handle everything I need it to do. The cellphone pouch is just kind of off. It doesn't really serve a purpose and I haven't found any real use for it. The GPS pocket is awesome. I can fit either my phone or my garmin in it for GPS so I have a back up at all times. I like the accessibility of the side pockets for putting anything I might need quick access too. Definitely makes getting my ID out a lot easier at the gate. My major discontent with this bag is the backpack option. I LOVE the option of the backpack, but it's a tad unwieldy and just doesn't fit comfortably, which isn't a big issue considering what it's primary purpose is. The last piece is the map pouch/base. I find this to be a personal life saver. I keep just about everything in it. Insurance, registration, spare maps. Thing that I've never actually needed, but don't want to be caught without.
May 28, 2016
Worth Every Penny!!!
In July I did a 6,000 mile cross country trip on my 2002 Honda VFR800 with the Laguna GPS Tank Bag. It was an irreplaceable piece of my gear. The GPS pocket placed my Garmin in perfect viewing position and was my life line throughout the trip. My only complaint on the pocket was when the bag was cold the touch screen was nearly inoperable through the stiff plastic window. Once it warmed up this wasn't an issue anymore. People have mentioned how much room the GPS pocket takes up in the main compartment but I had no issues. I never had to expand the bag and held A LOT of daily use items, food, gloves etc in the bag. The "cellphone" pocket was too small for my LG G4 and most smartphones but worked great for my Toll EzPass and to throw receipts etc. The backpack feature worked GREAT when walking around Rushmore, Yosemite and other landmarks. This was a big deal to me as I had my wallet and other valuables in the bag and wanted to keep them with me. Over 19 days of riding and a lot of on and off the bike I did have light scratch marks on my tank from the magnets however these buffed out easily with a hand wax when I got home.
This bag is full of useful features for long trips and daily use. I highly recommend it.
August 14, 2015
Good tank bag, not a great tank bag
Needing a larger tank bag, I upgraded from my Cortech 12 liter bag. I ride a Concours and the tank is MOSTLY metal but I had to alter the forward magnet holders slightly to work on my bike (I angled them back a little and then riveted the folded material). Having 4 separate magnet flaps on the Firstgear is a bit of a pain. My Cortech has only 2 larger flaps that make the Cortech much easier to deal with at gas stops. As other reviews have noted, the phone holder is too small for most smart phones (I have an Iphone 6) so it kind of useless for me and I really don't like looking at something that is not functional. I don't use a GPS so I surgically removed the GPS holder from the pocket (easy) and that left a very nice zippered storage area on top of the bag for frequently used smaller items. The size is about as large as the Concours will handle without interfering with steering. Quality is good, the backpack feature is nice but kind of difficult to align the zipper back up when you put it back on the bike. It stows nicely in either my saddlebag or Givi trunk.
July 6, 2015
Awesome tank bag.
I was initially concerned about the size of the magnets. But they are crazy strong. Drove in very high crosswinds. Bag was going nowhere. The GPS holder works great. An all-weather GPS out in the open would be better, but if you don't have one of those, this is by far the best solution. Love all the pockets to store a variety of things. Have taken on several trips.
October 14, 2014
I've had this bag for a little over two years now and it'll be the last tank bag I ever need to buy. The magnets are strong and it's always felt solid on my VFR. When I'm riding solo I like having my tank area empty which is why I'm glad this bag comes with 2 straps that I use to strap it to my passenger seat. It came with suction cups, too, but I haven't used those.
Off the bike, this tank bag converts into a backpack so you can easily carry it if your others hands are full with your panniers. It's got 2 transparent compartments on top: one sized for a GPS and one sized for a cell phone.
It has 7 different compartments to separate your gear into for easy retrieval. There is a waterproof cover stored in the bag itself that you can quickly deploy if it begins to rain. Although I find that the bag is pretty good at resisting water by default in any rainstorm less than a full on downpour.
This tank bag does so much, I wouldn't go on a trip without it!
October 13, 2014
I like this bag
It's a bigger bag and thats why I got it. Front of my tank is plastic so magnets wont work but you have suction cups or strap as an option to cure that. Has various compartments that can house different items. Phone slot is a bit small for todays smart phones but the GPS area will house the bigger ones.
It is a bit bulkier but thats because it has more room. Great design so that you can still read your clusterd while it is mounted and phone/GPS is set for display.
April 24, 2014
Good bag, but not for my tank.
The bag is very well made, the magnets are strong. The GPS flip up is a little awkward. I have a galaxy note, which is huge, it will not fit in the phone compartment and to fit it into the GPS compartment, I had to cut out the elastic support bands. Not the fault of the bag, but the size of my phone. I wish that these compartments were larger as the bag is plenty large to accommodate this. I bought this bag for a Triumph Explorer, it is the wrong bag for this bike, again not because of the bag, but the goofy shape of the Explorer tank. Overall the bag is well made for a standard shaped tank. As usual, Revzilla service is second to none.
March 26, 2014