Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag With Dry Pods
I have had my eye on Giant Loop bags for a while, the time finally seemed right for me to validate spending the money. They are expensive, but I am the type of person who likes to purchase quality items and have them for a long time. This bag does not disappoint. The outer "bomb shell" is extremely thick and tough, the inner waterproof bags make packing smart. The inner bags made me re-think how I pack the bike and what I bring. I considered getting the larger version but settled on the coyote and am happy I did. I packed everything I needed plus gas on my DRZ and I could have been gone a week. I actually found I overpacked a bit for a 3 day trip.
My only suggestion is that the inner straps to hold the fender hooks either be longer or sew in metal loops, it's a bit of a chore to get those straps tight with the little bit to pull on.
All and all great luggage option and I love that it can go from bike to bike. It's expensive but extremely nice quality and MADE IN THE USA, H3LL yeah, vote with your dollars people.
November 4, 2014
This bag is not just for adventure riders!!!!!
This bag is the best piece of gear I bought this year. Note to all those people out there who did not buy this because they don't ride an enduro or off road bike: I ride a Triumph Bonneville, and this bag fits perfectly in every way. My pipes are low, and I don't even need to use the heat shield. This bag is well made, rugged, the pods are great, and the size is perfect for those who travel light. Another note: I also purchased the Wolfman Rolie Dry bags in medium and small, some extra straps, and they lash right on to the top of the Coyote. I will get many years out of this!
October 23, 2014
Rugged and Easy
Quick note, I bought at a local store in Oregon at same price, if it hadn't been available local I would have bought here no doubt, same price. I did enjoy the fact that it is a local Oregon product.
Had a hard time finding decent 'saddle' luggage for my 07 Ducati S2R1000 Monster. It has tall side exhaust that really makes most saddlebag luggage useless. This guy fits on my bike very well, sits on the bike like a passenger in a way. Due to it's shape, it doesn't lean on my exhaust at all.
Able to get week's worth of clothing, liter bottle of water, pair of shoes, and tools easy with room to take off layers.
About an hour in light rain, the inside of the bag was slightly moist, not soaked in any way really. Everything in dry bags was fine. I should have spent the time using the included seam sealer, I'm sure that would have kept it completely dry inside.
Fit was pretty easy, tons of places to strap down on my bike. A few rides was all it took to really nail it down.
Seems expensive but maybe I'm just being cheap, I'm sure I'll get many years of use out of it.
October 17, 2014
Easy install and tough as nails
I've had several panniers, cases, boxes, etc. This is by far the easiest to use. The zipper is a little tight and it takes practice filling the pods (not over filling) and packing them in the saddlebag. One of the best attributes over normal side cases is the width. When riding off road side cases are bulking and the Coyote stays in place and doesnt increase your bikes width. I will use this saddlebag on a few of my adventure bikes.
September 30, 2014
Good Versatile Bag!
Works as advertised - Looks good and rugged. Well thought out attachment points and keeps heavy items low on the bike. You know what they say - a picture is worth a thousand words. It is rather expensive compared to a lashed on dry bag - the only reason I rated it down on "Bang for the Buck" I haven't had it long but it looks and feels like it would take a beating... Dry sacks and heat sheild work well.
May 19, 2014