Nelson Rigg Adventure Dry Bag
4 months of daily commuting and going strong
I purchased this bag to use instead of a back pack for my daily commuting. I mounted straps to frame under seat of my 07 Kaw. ninja 650r, and they hold bag on passenger seat area very well. The Hi Viz color is fading, but that was mentioned/ cautioned by manufacturer.
October 18, 2015
Good piece of luggage right here.
Needed something big enough to keep my extra large sleeping bag dry. The bag had enough room left over to throw in the tent, inflatable pillow, Kermit Chair and bathroom bag.
Like how it rolls up and no slack in the bag, nice tight package to strap down. Kept everything dry for 11 day trip around Lake Michigan. port to port from Virginia.
Other reviews mentioned the tie down points had broken, so i was careful to only put enough pressure on the tie downs to hold the bag on the bike. No problems. Should get many more trips from this luggage. very happy.
September 29, 2015
Waterproof! and easy as can be to use.
I purchased this bag after going on a trip with a buddy who had two of them as his primary mode of transporting his stuff on his Big Strom. I bought a size large in the high viz yellow and you can fit at least two toddlers in this thing!! Ok I keed.... I didn't put toddlers into an airtight bag, but I am able to fit basically my entire campsite into it! 2 person tent, self inflating bed roll, pillow, small folding chair, camp stove/cook pot/fuel can, sleeping bag and even a full air mattress if I really wanted to! I'll be using it to store my food in when at campsites since it is air tight and the bears won't smell all my beans and rice packets.
The strap system is as simple and effective as can be. The bag does not move after I cinch it down tight across my pillion seat. The stiffening support in the bottom of the bag helps it keep its shape and make it easy to get loaded up.
Only issue that I've had is that the high viz yellow faded a bit with a few days out in the Florida sun.
September 6, 2015
Great dry bag for road riding. Not sturdy enough off road.
I purchased the large bag to use with my F800GS adventure bike. My first trip using the bag was a 3 day weekend ride mostly off road. Despite cinching the bag as tight as I could, it still moved a bit. The bottom of the bag wore two holes fromt the tail rack. The bag was still water tight as there was a second layer of material. I patched the two holes with pieces of rubber gasket material. I used the bag again on an 8 day trip that was mostly road riding. The back worked great. Nelson Rigg could improve this bag with a sturdier, thicker, rubberized bottom. That would also likely increase the price of the bag which is why I chose this bag over more expensive Wolfman gear to begin with.
September 1, 2015
Well designed, well made
Have traveled several thousand miles with my Nelson-Rigg Dry Bags now (I bought 2), and found them very practical, well designed, and durable. Would recommend to other riders without hesitation.
August 31, 2015
Ok for the $$? but not durable. Better off buying a more rugged and durable product from the onset
Purchased this bag 1/14 .It was, in all fairness used throughout the winter and most of the year on a daily basis, but problems developed from the onset. While the bag did it's job of keeping the contents dry, the plastic fastening system failed, I got free replacement clips from the manufacturer, but only one worked, the other attached to the bag would require that the bag be replaced. Then recently the rivets popped loose, rendering the bag useless.Nelson Rigg offers a lifetime warranty on the bag, but the cost of shipping back and forth coupled with the possibility that they may determine that it's not a manufacturer's defect really means that a new bag is in order.
July 13, 2015
Great bag for long, wet trips. 4.5 Stars.
I bought the large version of this bag before a 7-day, 2,000 mile trip last year. During the 2nd & 3rd day, rain fell continuously. Sometimes so hard visibility was almost zero. Not one of the items in this bag got wet during that time, while my other saddle bags, tail bag and tank bag were wet through the rain covers.
The straps provide good mounting options. I chose to mount mine lengthwise instead of across the bike (Tiger 800) because this allowed best configuration of the other bags. The additional loops provided on this bag are attaching for other bags, tent poles, etc.
My only complaint is that the bag isn't really tall enough. 2-3 more inches of height would allow you to more easily roll up the top for closure. It gets 4.5 stars due to this. Even with this limitation, I was able to fit a tent, 2-sleeping bags, camp pillows, some small electronics and several day's clothing.
I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone looking to take long trips.
September 12, 2014
23-days of hard riding did this bag in.
I took this bag on a cross-country trip starting in Brooklyn New York, all the way to the arctic circle in Canada’s Yukon territory. The bag was subjected to daily riding for over 20 days, including all types of weather: hot and sunny, rainy and cold, dry and dusty, even a short hail storm. We camped at night, and the bag was being packed/un-packed on a daily basis.
The bag functioned well, and kept everything dry throughout that 23-day trip.
However, on the last day of riding, near Whitehorse, one of the rivets came out. This meant that the bag could only be secured with 3 of the 4 straps. The remaining 3 straps do the job, but I feel that the bag is reaching the end of its life span, and I wouldn’t trust it on another long trip.
The old adage of “you get what you pay for” is true with this product. It functions well (perhaps even above expectations, during normal conditions and light use). However, if you are planning a serious trip, or you ride every day, consider buying a more rugged product.
Photos and video attached.
August 21, 2014