Icon Urban Tank Bag
Lots of features and plenty of storage at a great price !
I purchased the Icon Urban Tank Bag after doing my homework and reading several dozen reviews online (including here on Revzilla).
Love the strength of the magnets on this tank bag - it stays glued in place, very solid mounting (even without using the straps). The clear map pocket has a large "viewing area" so you can put your cell phone/GPS in there when it's raining. I was very impressed with the large storage space of the main compartment, you can fit a LOT of stuff in there!
Haven't had a chance to use it in "backpack" mode or try out the "helmet carrier" because I was strictly looking for a larger sized tank bag for my commuting/touring duties. These are obviously nice features to have and I'm sure I'll give them a whirl one day.
You just flat out get a lot of value for your money with this Icon tank bag, it's a great buy !
Note: I wish I could mark down "N/A" for durability at this time only because I haven't owned this bag for very long. I feel that it would take a few months of daily riding usage to give it an honest rating in this category.
August 19, 2016
The Icon tank bag is a great product
The bag is excellent. low profile, with large amount of cargo space. Magnets are incredibly strong. I ride a naked bike (bandit GSF1200) with no issues at highway speeds. My only complaint is that in certain light, the clear plastic map case reflects the sun back up at you, creating a bright spot in front of you.
August 16, 2016
Works very well
It's a bit large for the Ninja 1000, but still stays on the tank and holds an amazing amount of stuff.
June 28, 2016
Bigger than I thought.
This thing is a monster. I bought it because my Bilt bag is too small for books and I'm going back to school. I thought I would use the backpack straps but really, the large comfortable handle is all that's needed for the walk between the parking lot and class. I tried on the straps just for fun. Nice to have them but they are a little underwhelming. Not much padding. Probably a good trade off between ruggedness, comfort and still being able to stow them in their little zip up pocket.
The helmet carry option thing really looks like the helmet can just drop out at any moment. Probably seemed like a good idea but I think a simple strap to anchor the helmet to the bag would work better or just carry your helmet in your other hand.
The thing is made from really tough material. Way better built than my Bilt tank bag. I would like to see more magnets though and perhaps some compression straps so my books aren't flopping around in the bag.
Rugged, overbuilt, water resistant flaps over the zippers.
Magnets are outboard so should be safe to carry your computer.
Lots of features for a $100 bag.
Needs more magnets for the amount of cargo this thing can carry.
Needs compression straps to secure the contents.
Helmet carry feature could let helmet slip out.
Shoulder straps could be better.
Overall, it's a great product. The designers made some trade offs that you could argue either way but are solid choices. Really a good value for the money.
Arrived at my door 2 days after I ordered it. Small problem with some tape residue on the clear window. Was fixed to my satisfaction in a single email. Really good customer service.
March 31, 2016
Nice and good, best result to compare the bucks spent!
March 9, 2016
So far i've had this thing for a little over 2 weeks, I love the bag, way bigger than I expected, holds plenty, and is comfy as a bag- more than my jansport bookbag anyways. Its nice to use it as a tank bag as well. no problems as of yet, i'm sure there are better bags out there, but this one isnt an obvious moto bag or tank bag, or only a backpack. The only downfall is when riding with it as a tankbag sometimes the clear part glares into my eyes, but other than that great bag. so 5 stars from me, great job icon.
February 24, 2016
Best all around bag on the market
Great tank bag at a great price point. Magnets are strong enough to keep the bag in place at 100mph without using the straps (proved that out today on I76). Has a rubber gripped liner to prevent scratching your tank and includes back pack straps that are easy to use and has a flap that will hold a full face helmet. I live in Philadelphia, so it's great for quick trips to the local store or long rides. This is the second time I purchased this bag. I gave my first one to my brother in law after I sold my first bike, but I got the itch again and this was the first accessory I purchased after buying my VFR.
January 31, 2016
Update from October 2015
Just bought the bag in October 2015 and nearing 2016.
The little magnets/ power did not meet my level of comfort/security when at speed for the size of the bag. I ordered some higher power magnets for this bag to support the fill capacity but they have now scratched the paint and wore out the material between the magnet and bag...went from bad to worse! Nice design with the helmet carry feature but lacking in durability.
Note: I have a smaller Coleman tank bag with 9 large magnets included that do not even scratch the paint.
December 28, 2015