Icon Urban Tank Bag
Only had the bag for about a month, but it's just about perfect. I can fit a change of clothes and a 15" Mac Pro Retina. Perfect for me and my bike. Love it.
October 28, 2013
My first tank bag. I found it very easy to use. Moved the weight from my shoulders to the tank making long trips much nicer. Really liked the map window however was wishing it was just a touch wider to allow regular 8.5x11 printer paper to slide into the spot easier. Only real complaint was the bag slid around a couple of times to the point it almost fell off once. The magnets don't seem to be gripping as strong as I would like6. I am looking for some stronger strength magnets. If that is fixed this becomes a very nice product.
October 3, 2013
The ONLY negative I have with this bag is that the helmet carrier functionality could use a slightly larger panel. Otherwise, it's roomy, stays exactly where I put it, and is easy to get on and off. Highly recommended.
September 8, 2013
Perfect for me
This bag is perfect for what I needed. It is just big enough to fit my 15" MacBook on the way to work, and my 3xl Icon Contra jacket fits in while I am at work. It takes a little long to switch from tank bag to backpack for my taste, but that's to be expected. Also, it's not really secured from being stolen if you leave it on your bike, but if you go to your local police station they will give you a free gun lock that fits perfectly through the zipper pulls to secure it to the bike.
September 2, 2013
The Icon Tankbag is a good functional bag.
I could however, have sidewalls to hold its shape. No flimsie cardboard pieces. some nice and firm/lasting.
August 26, 2013
Excellent tank bag
It's hard to find faults with this bag. I've only had it for a couple of weeks but have have gone over 1000 miles with it attached and fully loaded. On a recent 800+ mile trip it was my only bag for my belongings. It made it through torrential rains that lasted over 100 miles and while there was standing water on the outside of the bag, the inside only got damp around the zippers; which I think was my fault as I forgot to flip the zipper covers over.
The bag is attached to my '97 Ninja 500 and it's quite large for the tank. With it completely full I did find it difficult to turn the bike handles when getting around parking lots as they would hit the bag; however, this is really no fault of the bag. I purchased a large bag with the intent of filling it to capacity and have a smaller bike, so I can't complain about this. The large plastic window on the front was quite handy for directions I had written down. On my recent trip the bag weighed a good 30-40lbs loaded and the magnets held it securely to the tank without issue. It was still easy to remove from the tank without issue.
Additionally, converting to a backpack was extremely handy as the bag needed to come with me for a couple of lengthy stops on my travels.
The bag was a bit pricey but has served me very well so far. I'll have to see how well it holds up over time.
August 12, 2013
Stylish, functional, versatile
Recently bought the Urban Tank Bag and have already used it for around 900 mi. The fits very well on my '01 VFR and perfectly rounds out the bike's sport touring capability. It's ideal for me because I don't like saddlebags on sportbikes. I won't go over the features since the video review here has done a great job of that already.
The bag is low profile enough that I can still ride in a full tuck and carry enough stuff for just about any type of trip. I've used it to commute to work with a 15" laptop (it was pretty snug, so larger laptops might not fit); a daytrip with a Canon SLR camera bag, lunch, and lots of water; and a 3 day weekend trip with 2 changes of clothes including a pair of shoes.
The organizer inside the main compartment is a bit too loose fitting to keep stuff in place, especially in the twisties, but it doesn't detract much from the functionality. I ended up using the side pockets for smaller items. The clear panel, side and bottom pockets are well thought out and easily accessible while mounted on the bike. Some might consider the lack of internal padding a negative. The bag isn't the most aerodynamic looking, so it doesn't look any worse deflated.
The helmet retention system works really well. I even managed to roll up my mesh jacket and wedge it between the helmet and bag for a 100% hands free carry off the bike.
Two things I can't comment on yet are the waterproofing and long term durability. I live in west Texas so rain isn't an issue. As far as durability, we'll just have to wait and see.
July 8, 2013
Great bag, but no rain cover
The magnets move a little and so does the bag if you don't center your load. Had a large water bottle in it and the bag slid to the side after 50 miles. It became quite annoying.
If you try to put your phone in the front map viewer pocket it quickly becomes over heated and it also was hard to see. It'll also move in the pocket unless you find some other stuff to put in there to wedge around it.
June 3, 2013