Firstgear Torrent Duffle Bag
Pretty darn good but not perfect
As a motorcycle bag for stashing gear on the bike this bag is excellent. However it is not fully water proof. One rainy night my tent got very wet from underneath and the water puddled up inside around the bag and it was completely soaked by the morning. Everything in the bag was wet wet wet. For being splashed with water on the bike the bag does a fine job, but it can't stand being submerged in water. Not my definition of waterproof.
August 17, 2015
Torrent Duffle Review
The 25 liter bag seems to be a good unit for the price. I used it on one trip, did hit some very heavy rain. The small zippered pocket leaked a little, so I wouldn't recommend putting any important papers or paper cash in there. The main bag didn't appear to have leaked. I didn't use the supplied attachment straps, I just wrapped some adjustable elastic bungee cords around the bag and to the side case frames. The bag looks best if you can keep it stuffed full. It will be nice to have the bag on hand for my next multi-day trip.
August 10, 2015
Great bag, great value
Just got back from an 8k mile trip to Alaska and back. Used this bag to carry all my camping gear. Did just what it was supposed to do and did it well. Bag held up well over 5 weeks, no issues. Ultimate durability remains to be seen but so far so good. We didn't get a whole lot of rain but what we did get did not get inside the bag.
My only complaint would be that the straps that circle the bag are a tad short but then I had the bag completely over-stuffed so if you fill it normally it shouldn't be an issue.
July 3, 2015
Perfect size, waterproof, lots of places to strap down
Bag seems to be just the right size to put your riding jacket in when the temps get to hot, plus plenty of room for other things too. Plenty of loops to strap to. Great design for waterproofing the bag.should be totally water tight. Getting ready for a ride from CA. To Colorado, should be fun, and I'm glad I got this bag to help carry all my gear . Great Bag!!!
June 22, 2015
Great Water Proof bag, and the price is right
This is a great bag and has the features of more expensive bags. I used it on my last trip of 1000 miles and most of it was in the rain and it held up great and cleaned up easy after the ride. I would recommend this to a friend. Yes.
June 8, 2015
Very roomy bag and easy to install
I can fit everything I need on a weekend trip with room to spare, very tough looking, though time will tell the truth. Haven't tested in the rain but it looks that rolling it to close it no drop will leake. Absolutely bang for the buck
April 30, 2015
Great bag, if you're not going to strap it.
The bag is really good. The material seems durable, waterproof, and overall quality seems great.
The dealbreaker is with the straps, which feel cheap as soon as you touch them. After one weekend at Death Valley, one of the strapping points completely tore off the bag, leaving me with only three straps to secure the bag. I made it back fine, but I was really unpleasantly surprised.
This small detail renders the bag unusable, unless you don't need to strap it using the mounting points.
An otherwise splendid product, but I'd pay extra money to have the exact 70L bag I bought with wider and sturdier strapping points.
If I were extra picky, I'd also ask for something other than D rings to strap it down. I'd pay more for this too.
In short, if you don't want to use the supplied strapping points and straps, this is the best bag I've had. If you do expect to mount the bag using the supplied strapping points, as logic would suggest, seek elsewhere.
Revzilla, as usual, is taking care of me. I'm really happy with their response and it is the reason why I keep coming back to buy from them.
April 9, 2015
What I expected.
I did a ton of research before I made this purchase. The bags construction looks good and waterproof; which was my main feature I was looking for. Could it be a little bigger, yes, but this was the biggest bag Firstgear makes. My really only complaint is the how the shoulder strap connects to the bag. The connection point allows the strap to slide while carrying. The bags handle will eventually fray and wear out. I would have liked to see a hard-plastic loop like regular duffel bags have. Revzilla was super fast in shipping.
April 2, 2015