Firstgear Torrent Duffle Bag
The most bang for the buck waterproof bag there is.
Bought the 70 liter. Perfect size. Well thought out. Tons of ways to mount to the bike. D-rings on the bottom could have been larger but there are lots of options. Works great on my 2012. Bmw r12000gs adventure.
August 19, 2014
Tough enough to handle the Pacific Northwest!!!
Rode over 3,000 miles on a motorcycle trip through the Pacific northwest in all kinds of inclement weather. The bag performed remarkably and was very versatile. In fact, it is now my favorite piece of gear. I manhandled it frequently and the bag was as tough as nails and completely waterproof as evidenced by me being forced to use it as in impromptu ice chest. Top recommendation.
August 11, 2014
This is the best bang for the buck. When I received this bag I was shocked at how awesome it is. My friends have simar bags from other high end companyies that they paid double for and they are exactly the same. Save your money and buy these bags
August 4, 2014
25 day trip to Alaska with rain and some hail and this worked perfectly. Well designed top-loading style is far better that end loading bags for ease of access.
July 21, 2014
Just exactly what it is supposed to.
This bag is large enough for a weeks worth of clothes, weather proof, opens from the top and easy on easy off with simple straps.
July 14, 2014
Great bag but has some flaws
So I was actually able to compare the 40L Torrent with The Wolfman medium dry duffle at a local store before I bought it. I bought the First Gear Torrent because it was cheaper and you kind of get what you pay for. But let me just talk about the Torrent first. It is a great bag, its good for its intended purpose and keep your stuff nice and clean. There are a lot of D rings to attach it to your bike. I wish there was a D ring on each ends because my ZR7 has luggage tie down on the side of the bike that could utilize something like that. It comes with 4 double D ring straps to secure it to your bike. It works good but its somewhat of a pain to get it off of the bike. There are 4 D rings on the bottom that I used to secure it to my rack, but the D rings are smaller so you can't use certain straps to strap it down. I have found the best way to secure it is simply with bungee cords. 3 bungee cords around it. Its easy to get into you just undo the bungee cords. The side clasps don't work very well. You roll the top a couple time to seal the bag but they're not really tight enough on the sides. You can't really pack stuff above the round parts of the bag also, its really designed to just stop where the round parts are, you can't really go up too much. I took this on a dual sport trip and it did great. I notice if you put something hard in it, it sticks out from underneath (it was an airbed pump) and I was afraid it was gonna rip, but it didn't. I had it packed to max capacity. I was able to strap my windscreen to the top of it with a bungee net too, worked great when I was getting to the rough stuff. Now to compare to the Wolfman medium dry duffle. The Wolfman's material is MUCH thicker. The Torrent is made out of like a raincoat material, which is ok but the Wolfman looks like its made to take a beating. The Wolfman also rolls up much more, so you can put more stuff and I think overall the medium Wolfman is larger. The Wolfman comes with nylon straps that has quick connect clamps. Its faster to strap it up. The Torrent is great if the size works for you because you can't really put much more in it. I definitely don't think it will outlast the Wolfman but don't quote me on that.
July 14, 2014
Great product at a great price
I used this bag on a motorcycle trip along the US east coast. It endured high heat and intense sun from the Keys in Florida and heavy rain in the mountains of PA. My stuff always remained dry inside the bag. The bag fits well on my kawa Z750. One feature I particularly like is the fact that once installed you can still open the bag to reach for your stuff. Plus, as I read in a review prior to buying, it does make a good carry-on when traveling by airplane. I recommend getting a net to better secure the bag on the bike.
June 16, 2014
Built like a tank
Haven't used it on a trip yet (that'll be in late June), but my initial assessment is that this thing is very well built. It's very sturdy and the buckles are solid and it holds a ton of gear.
June 2, 2014