Givi Trekker Outback 37 Liter Side Case
Tough, great style, does exactly what I need
Hands down the best luggage I've ever used on a bike. These have gone through 9 different countries with me so far, traveled from 6,000ft down to below sea level, through snow storms, ice storms, hours of riding in constant downpours and have been exposed to countless days worth of scorching sun. I've had them for almost a full year now and they've survived a Saddle Sore 1000.
My Tiger Explorer has dual 37L Trekkers on the sides, and you'd be surprised how much 37+37 liters can hold. I've surprised the grocery store kid who carries my bags out when we're able to successfully cram an entire week's worth of groceries into these side bags.
I ordered the Trekkers as a pair from RevZilla, and the keys are all matching so I only need to carry 1 key.
They're 100% water proof. After hours of riding in the rain and getting stuck behind big trucks' water spray for a long time, my gear is still dry. The seal is so well put together, in fact, that when riding through the Swiss Alps the lid becomes more difficult to open when the altitude changes and there's a vacuum inside the Trekker case.
I added some reflective stickers to the cases for night time or bad weather driving. The Givi stickers that you could buy for these Trekkers are good as side stickers or on the front (I put mine on the front angle of the Trekkers) but they are a bit confusing on the back since they're not red. I ended up putting reflective stickers trimmed down a bit meant for a trailer. You can buy those at almost any tractor/farm/home improvement store.
All in all, the only thing that could make these better would be if the price was lower without sacrificing anything. These weren't a quick spur of the moment purchase due to their price tag. Quality is worth it though.
August 22, 2016
Awesome bags, vast improvement over stock Vstrom 1000 bags
I bought these because the stock bags on the vstrom 1000 are uselessly small and oddly shaped. I haven't tried yet but I am SURE I could fit everything from both stock bags packed full into ONE of the 37L cases.
They are VERY light, and I worry about what will happen if I drop the bike, they seem sturdy though. The brushed surface gets scuffed a little from your shoe hitting it if you aren't careful when swinging your leg over the bike but who cares. I love them and would buy them over again without hesitation. I plan on ordering the matching top case next month.
June 21, 2016
Everything I have bought from revzilla has been very good there service and there on time delivery. Awesome place to buy stuff excellent service would recommend to everyone
April 13, 2016
Givi Outback Cases are Great
The Givi outback cases look great. The aluminum finish is nice and seems pretty durable. I was a little concerned that the mounting pieces on the case were plastic however they look pretty sturdy. Don't know how they will hold up on a spill but I hope I never find out. Overall they look and feel pretty tough. The 37L is a nice size, I got this size for the left (exhaust) side of my 800GS. It hugs nice and close to the bike. Looking forward to filling it up for some camping trips. Top load makes it very easy to pack your things. They snap on and off the bikes really easily.
I had to buy the Givi SL103 3-Case Security Lock Set in order to have matching keys for the side cases. Did not want to be carrying around excess keys. Super quick and easy to switch the locks, bought the 3 pack just in case I buy the top case in the future. Another thing is that if the case is unlocked, you cannot remove the key. Not a big deal, but just something to think about if you are at a camp site and you are unloading some things and are back and forth with the cases, maybe consider bringing the spare key (then you end up carrying extra keys anyways haha).
To sum it up...awesome cases.
February 9, 2016
The best thing after sliced bread.
I was pulled back and forwards between the set of original manufacturer cases for my bike, which would have cost me a touch less for the cases themselves, but a whole lot more for the installation, while those Givi cases are installed in a snap. I am glad I took the call and bought the Givi cases. They are in excellent quality and finish. They are large enough to rise an echo, so, no worries anymore that I cant go grocery shopping with my bike. A wonderful thing is also that they open to the top. Nothing ever will fall out when you open the case, and nothing needs to be pushed into the case when you close them.
February 7, 2016
Givi Trekker Outback 37 Liter Side Case
I don't normally give reviews on products I purchase. But this one is excellent. I packed to much, because these are so easy to put everything you need in them.
I'm going on a trip this weekend to the mountains, and I will use these bags and wont have to put anything in the chase vehicle at all. You will enjoy them, if you get them, believe me.
October 26, 2015
Just What I Needed
I did a lot of research on side cases for my bike and finally settled on the Givi Trekker Outbacks. These are great cases and very simple to install. I like the top-loading feature and the fact that they can be removed very quickly. The only real issue I had was overthinking the install of the racks. Once I stopped looking at the directions, I was fine. Another slight annoyance if the fact that you can't remove the key without having the cases locked. I'm sure it's for my protections, but I'd like to be able to leave the cases unlocked if I want to.
Regardless, they're a great case, hold a lot and are just what I was looking for. I don't think you can go wrong with them.
September 10, 2015
Great Side Case
Seems like good construction. I've used it for a few weeks now. Easy to get on and off the bike. I like that the same key lock opens the case and detaches it from the rack.
May 11, 2015