Firstgear Torrent Duffle Bag
Firstgear Torrent Duffle Bag
I was on the fence regarding if I should go for the 40L or 70L size. I went with the smaller 40L and it was perfect. I was travelling from Northern CA to Death Valley, and rain was possible so I packed all my clothing and some other stuff for a 6 day trip. The bag is easy to load, well constructed, and has many mounting options to secure firmly to my bike. The bag did not flop around on the wind at all - has some nice straps to make sure that doesn't happen. If I was doing a longer trip, or travelling two-up, I would buy another one and mount one on each of the side panniers. I would definitely buy this product again.
March 29, 2016
Keeping it dry
Just a few days after receiving this I was on a ride in the rain for a few hours. The water ranged from full on rain storm to heavy road spray. I had this strapped to my second seat and when I got to location everything was as dry as it was when I packed it. The bag is plenty big. My clothes are big and bulky and I was able to fit everything for a long weekend with out an issue. I was also able to fit an warm layer and on the way home was able to stow my rain gear in this bag. I would recommend this to anyone as a general duffle the fact that it is a bit rugged and water proof is a plus on the bike.
March 22, 2016
New to moto camping
Love this gear bag. Super functional, durable and looks clean. Has 'D' rings all on the sides and underneath to choose some great mounting options. It is roomy. I fit a backpacking tent in it, backpacking sleeping bag, compressible pillow and microfiber bath towel in it and rolled it three times. It seems resistant enough to rain that you could fold it two times and fit a bit more stuff in it.
Have not had it in a big down pour but I did drop my bike on a trail with it on it and it hit hard and held up great without deep scuffs. We have two of these in our family now and would buy again!
March 15, 2016
This bag is the perfect size and holds all my camp cookware and accessories for camping.
February 16, 2016
This is one nice bag.
This bag (25l) is bigger than I thought it would be. But it will work just fine. The water proof coating is a bit on the heavy side but looks like it will hold up for a long time. Got mine In Jan. and it was a bit stiff in our 25 degree weather.
January 19, 2016
Great value, great solution, love it!
I looked at several different dry bags before settling on this one. My questions were 1) Is it big enough? 2) Will it really keep stuff dry? 3) Is it durable enough? 4) Is it a fair deal? After using it on a 5000 mile I have most of my answers. Yes, it is a great size and fit everything I wanted to put into it. Any bigger and it would be a lot heavier. I plan on buying another exact same bag for camping stuff on my next trip. Yes, it kept everything perfectly dry. The top loading roll top is a perfect solution, much better than a zipper and much more flexible. I worry a bit about durability with plastic D rings but the bag itself feels very tough. As for a deal, it was half or more less than other bags I was considering. Yes I recommend it and yes I plan on buying another of the exact same bag.
December 2, 2015
Large and durable bag
I got the big 70L bag and it is plenty large enough to fit all of my camping gear. 2 person tent, mat, sleeping bag, and pillow with room to spare. like many riding duffels there is no main zipper, which I actually prefer as is makes it more flexible and durable, I haven't ridden it in the rain yet but I imagine that it is quite waterproof once rolled up.
November 9, 2015
I have 2 of the 70 liter bags. They lay right over my saddle bags on my BMW. In one I fit a Sleeping bag, 2 man tent, cot, a one an a half inch mattress, 2 small pillows, and a tarp. In the other I put my clothing, cookware, and all my personal stuff. I also have their back pack I put all my food in. I spent a week in the Smokey Mountains. It also rained for 2 days. Everything stayed completely dry. And when the were packed full the bags were nice and stiff. I can't see any reason why I would need anything else.
October 30, 2015