Firstgear Laguna Mini GPS Tank Bag
NIce bag but not a GPS accessory.
Purchased this tank bag three months ago. I wanted a smaller tankbag with GPS mounting capability. The bag is well-made, looks good, and mounts securely to my bike. Unfortunately, my GPS unit was difficult to load into the bag's top sections' zippered pocket. Once I got my GPS loaded into the pocket, the GPS was much to close to my field of vision to safely view while moving. I have since purchased a handlebar mounted GPS unit. The GPS pocket is where I now keep my phone. The middle section of the bag has a good amount of storage room for my wallet, sunglasses, small notebook, etc. The bottom section originally was storage for a waist belt to carry the tank bag as a fanny pack. I have cut this belt off the bag because I will not be using the bag as fanny pack as it would be bulky and heavy. I now have a third storage section where I keep the bag's rain cover and still have room for more stuff.
Bottom line, the bag turned out not to be the bag I had hoped for. But, with the adaptations I have made to the bag, I now have a small-profile, well-made, three compartment tank bag that looks good on my bike and has significant storage capacity.
October 7, 2014
Small bag on a big bike
I installed this bag on my BMW R1150RT. I did not want a bag that was too big but large enough to use everyday. I sometimes think the bag is a little small, but it holds sunglasses, wallet keys, phone and toll pass with ease. I would have liked to get a bottle of water in there, but thats impossible. The bag does turn into a fanny pack by unzipping the base. I ended up cutting the fanny pack straps off to make the bag bigger on the inside. the GPS holder is too small for my iphone 5 in a case. That pocket a waste right now. I may end up cutting the GPS case out and make more room.
The straps are easy to install and it also comes with suction cups. I would have liked to do that but the gas cap on my bike is too big and I cannot get a good seal on the cups. I also ran a SAE connector up one of the straps and a 12v outlet in the case with another SAE connector. the bag is now powered. I noticed some light scratching on the tank, bike it might have just been some dirty between the bag and the tank. By the way the R1150RT tank is covered with plastic, so a magnetic bag would not work for me.
Overall I am happy with the purchase and very happy I bought from Revzilla. I originally bought a very large bag, and received it the next day (Revzilla ships from PA, and I am in NY). I sent that back and bought this, also received in 1 day. Revzilla returned my money within 3 days and they make shipping a return back EXTREMELY easy.
November 12, 2013
Flaw in execution but solid quality
Bought this for my Honda CBR250. The magnets work well and the bag stays in place, I didn't feel a need to use the straps.
My main issue with it is that, no matter where you place the bag on the tank, the GPS screen is displayed too far back towards the rider. So if you ride a sports bike you can forget about glancing at the screen without straightening your back and forcing yourself to sit upright momentarily and move your head back. It's uncomfortable and distracting, as the point of a GPS holder is to be able to glance at it without diverting too much attention from the road. So I would not recommend this if you ride a sportsbike.
That said, it seems well put together, was easy to install, and in general is a polished product. It's small but you already know that. If you don't have a sportsbike, I think this does the job well.
July 29, 2013
Nice but limited use
I like that it fits very nicely on my Yamaha Tenere, however it is a small tank bag and pretty much is only usefull for displaying your gps unit and carrying some small items, cell phone, change, charger, keys, etc... which is very practicall for short journeys, more if you use toll roads.
Also, using this tank bag vs a gps mount, I like this setup much more as a concept, but the screen is displayed a bit low for me, I'm 6'4" and I have to look down, while on a handlebar mount The display is closer to my line of sight.
Now, the conversion to fanny pack was something I just did not like, it was unconfortable to wear and just creaes excess space in the tank bag, something the raincover also contributes to.
So overall it is a very nice looking tank bag with limited uses.
January 1, 2013
Hi I made a purchase The last week of this product and today I am enjoy it. Its excelent. I recoment you.
December 24, 2012
Lots of pockets for everything and useful straps
This product is perfect for GPS displays and had lots of interior pockets for cellphones, and other stuff like maps, wallet, etc. Easy to use and set up.
May 7, 2012
COST AND BENEFIT
Good product with excellent cost-performance ratio. Larger than the photo leads. Very nice finish and seems to be highly durable and aesthetically was good in my 1200 RT. Your windshield produces a vacuum but it is firm and when installed the GPS, does not hinder the vision of on-board computer.
November 14, 2011