Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag - Closeout
Strong, durable yet light weight.
Great product; just strap onto bike fill compartments & ride.
September 29, 2012
Quality bag and easy storage
The Coyote is a very well made bag. It goes on and comes off very easily and doesn't get in the way of during challenging offroad riding. It doesn't weigh as much as hard luggage either. It even helps on long rides by acting as a back rest if you are wearing a Camelbak or backpack. It takes the load of your back. I was very happy with how it worked out for me on a recent 700 mile dual sport ride.
September 17, 2012
Works well so far...
Using this bag on Husaberg FE 570. I have only ridden with it once so far and only lightly loaded just to see what how it would affect the riding. It didn't. I couldnt really tell it was there.
One very annoying thing though. Why does a bag like this not come already seam sealed or better yet, constructed in a way that doesn't leak, i.e. welded seams?
I can't think of a situation in which you wouldn't want a waterproof bag especially when designed for a hard core enduro/adventure crowd. I presume this is a cost saving measure.
Making the end user have to apply seam sealer is kind of lame
And I'm not confident the seam sealer will even make this bag waterproof. My solution is to seam seal, but also pack my stuff in dry bags. I'm not willing to risk my stuff sitting in a puddle.
The other thing to consider is your plastics. They will take a beating unless you do something to protect them. I don't necessarily care but it is worth mentioning in case keeping the plastics looking good matters to you.
All in all though, it seems rugged, well designed, and carries load well. It's just the waterproofing issue that annoys me.
September 17, 2012
Very nice quality
This is a high quality product. Although I haven't used yet, you can tell by fit/finish that this is a tough piece of equipment. I purchased this as my luggage on a DRZ400e with rear rack, on which I will be doing the TransAmerican Trail beginning in a month.
Entry into the bag may be a little difficult, but that is because the material used is very thick and strong. This is 100% acceptable, as durability is my primary concern. I need to keep the dust, mud, rain, and whatever else comes my way out of the bag and off of my gear.
September 10, 2012
Darn. Not cheap. But pretty useful.
This thing is expensive. Probably because it was made in the USA. But it works well. I have ridden about 1200 miles with it loaded, with 0 issues, over all types of terrain. I fully intend to beat the feces out of it, so the following comments only apply to those who need their stuff to look pretty.
When I got the bag the paint they used for the logo was all over everything. Straps, bag, packing. Evidently they painted the logo on and then just stuffed it in to the packing. Lame for $300+. This is not visible on mine any more due to the layer of dirt, but if I was being picky I would have been upset.
Functional construction is peerless. I expect this bag to outlast all my bikes.
July 16, 2012
No more back ache.
Just turned senior citizen. Needed to get the
pack off my back on the dirt bike. This was the ticket. The Coyote bag works perfectly for those overnighter to three day outing's that don't require everything. Pleased so far.
May 15, 2012
It's the right tool for the job.
When there are only a small handful of options out there for extreme, reliable dual sport luggage, you are stuck with premium prices. It is far too soon to really gauge the quality of the GL bag, but from what I can tell it is top notch. I will have to trust it to about 8-9k miles around the country with water crossings, mud, dirt, silt, sand, salty air and dry air. Sun, rain, morning dews and night chills will also test the quality of it. From what I've read, it can handle it. Personally I'm not keen on the idea of saddlebags, so this Loop will have to do!
April 16, 2012
Giant Loop Coyote bag worked great
Revzilla's Customer service was great and very knowledgeable. I received my package in time for my trip and everything was good. Be careful installing these bags so the heat shield protects from burning through. The zippers tend to get stuck once dust starts getting in them, but a little wd40 or lube works wonders. The new magnetic flap closure is nice, but they only have one magnet. Could've used a couple more on the flap coverage. Take your time figuring out how to install it. Every bike is a little different. It helps to have some kind of rack for the rear clips to mount to. KTM fenders don't do well w/the clips w/o some modifications.
November 21, 2011