Moose Racing Expedition Tail Pack
Nicely designed light weight bag
This is definitely not the most hardcore bag as far as construction and materials, but it fits my BMW back seat very nicely and has a lot of zippered compartments to keep things organized. I can easily pack 5 days worth of clothing in it, and because of it's design, strap a sleeping bag or other equipment to the top of it. If it were waterproof I could have given it a better rating, but other than that I am very satisfied with this product.
June 3, 2013
Great tail bag, lots of space.
I bought this for my Ninja 650r because I could really find anything else that could fit it that wasn't expensive, like a Kriega bag.
It's a great bag with good quality material and zippers, it can pack loads of stuff, but it doesn't look ridiculous or over-sized on the bike; so basically it's got the balance between packable volume and practical size. There are a ton of pockets: the main one, two long & narrow ones on each long side, two short & narrow ones on the short side. Each of the small pockets either have specialty pockets in or around them designed for anything from tools to bottle holders, or simply smaller pockets. It's pretty water-resistant; I literally just got back from a ride in light rain to grab a couple things and from getting out of the garage, the ride over, being parked in a lot for 20 minutes, the ride back, to parking back in the garage, the inside was still dry. I'm sure if this thing got soaked, everything inside would soak too, but it's nice to know it's got a reasonable amount of water-resistance to it.
The straps that hold the bag in place are adequate. If you're smart about how you strap it down to a bike that doesn't really have hooks or rails for luggage, you can get the thing on tight and it won't shift at all at its base.
The only real drawback of the bag for me is that everything but the base deforms when it's not completely full, which leads to it folding forward and getting under my butt (uncomfortable and distracting) or folding backward and potentially covering-up my tailight and/or turn-signals (dangerous and potential bait for police patrolman).
To counteract this, you can tighten-up the two long straps that run over the bag, essentially shrinking it and reducing its folding range so it doesn't deform enough to do either of things I mentioned. That being said, I think this thing should come with some sort of internal skeleton or bracing. If the bag had more structural rigidness in the form of what I just mentioned, I would 5-star this thing with gusto.
As is, it's a solid 4-star bag with some relatively minor gripes.
December 17, 2012