Held Iconic Rear Bag
Perfect for what I needed
I needed a small but roomy bag I could mount on the luggage rack of my HD Heritage Softail Classic. I needed one that wasn't too big, so as to not interfere w/ a custom flag mount I had designed and installed, but big enough to hold quite a bit of misc. stuff for the wife and I when we ride or do escorts w/ the Patriot Guard. This fit the bill nicely, well constructed, with a fairly heavy duty rain cover as well. I've not used the rain cover yet, so I do have a small concern on how well it would stay on while riding, as its just an elastic cinch type cover. But the bag mounts well, very roomy, holds more than I expected, and is even expandable vertically, although I haven't had to expand it yet for my needs. quick access top pocket also. All in all, very pleased. Seems a little bit pricey for what it is however, but still worth it to me. Only thing that would make this better is if it was simply made of waterproof material and didn't need a cover, but its nice the cover is included.
October 14, 2013
I'm very happy with this purchase. Looks and feels very durable and fits in seconds. Will take most personal items and some more. Looks good too. I would recommend this if you're looking for something that will not get in the way and go well with the bike's lines..
August 11, 2013
Great Tail Bag
Yup! Easy installation, expands easily, bigger inside than it looks, etc...I bought it to carry my tool roll, pump, and other all time necessities that I carry while touring and commuting. Decided that on my new bike I didn't want a big touring tankbag and this takes all the overload. I love it! I have had Held Tankbags in the past and their quality has always been second to none and this tail bag is no exception. Love the small pocket on top. I slide my small paperwork and my foot stand rest in it. I also bought this bag because it fits perfectly on the rack of my 2004 K1200rs and still leaves the pillion seat wide open for a rider. Good basic rear/tail bag.
BMW 2004 K1200rs
BMW 1992 K75s
August 1, 2013
Held Iconic Bag
The bag is easy to detach and carry or simply leave on the cycle. It is nice to see that it has an expandable option when needed. Looks sharp on bike too!!!
July 1, 2013
It fits my stock Boulevard tail rack perfectly!
Good looking, strong, and attaches easily. I like it!!
April 30, 2013
Fits my '71 BMW R60/5 Original Luggage Rack perfectly. Reflective "Held" logo on back. Expandable case. Great for holding my Helmet Bag, Cargo Net, Sweater, etc. with room to spare.
October 3, 2011
Nice compact bag
Bought this to replace an Axio tailbag which had basically worn out. This Held bag is very well made and really looks good on the bike. Like that it can be expanded, which is useful for all the stuff I carry. Gives the bike a nice, upscale look as well. Highly recommended.
September 12, 2011
Good looking tail bag
Added to the tail of a 796 Monster. I was looking for another tail bag that has apparently been discontinued.
Finding a good tail bag for a Ducati is tough - balancing usefulness with design. Lots of tail bags simply look horrible on the back of a Ducati while they look decent/good on other sport bikes. Although it looks good the DP bag is way expensive. This bag seemed like a good compromise between form/function so I pulled the trigger.
I was a little worried I settled when I bought it, but after seeing it on the back of the bike I'm really glad I made the purchase. Fit is perfect on the back of the 796, looks good sitting there, and holds a lot of items for town use or small trip. I like the reflecting "HELD" on the back too.
If you're having a hard time finding a good looking useful tail bag for your town or DD bike this is the bag for you.
June 6, 2011