Nelson Rigg Adventure Dry Bag
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
Kept everything dry
Used on our microbrew tour from Seattle down the coast of California via Bend,Oregon. 2days of downpour to start kept everything dry.
July 1, 2014
This bag looks great in Hi Vix Yellow, well made.
Received item exactly as described on website. Quality is excellent and the included straps make it easy to attach to my Harley Road Glide. I used the passenger grab bar to attach the bag on the bike. Very impressed.
June 23, 2014
This produsct is as good as advertised
Great waterproof bag, wish I had bought it sooner for all of my trips, easy to use, mounts securely and keeps things dry
June 4, 2014
It will keep your stuff dry
The bag itself is great, the buckles on the straps are plastic and have broken, I had to purchase separate straps to tie it down . It is large enough to hold tent, sleeping bag, ground cloth, sleeping mat and camp stove
March 25, 2014
Solid bag, completely waterproof, best for long journeys and wet weather
I ordered the largest bag mainly as a grocery getter/general use bag for my Seca II. There is no larger bag out there that I've found, let alone one for this low of price.
Though the first one came damaged (One of the tie down straps was un-riveted from the bag itself), Revzilla being a quality company sent me a new one immediately which was flawless. I have had the large bag since November 2013 and it has been amazing, it's been completely waterproof in all levels of rain. I once even put my wet bike cover inside it and I was able to dry the inside of the bag afterward within a few minutes with a small rag because the inside is just as water resistant as the outside.
The only issue I have with it is the process to open or close the bag. You have to unclip two buckles on the side and two on the top securing straps and then unroll the top of the bag. Which is a fine tradeoff for long distance trips but for when I need to stow something small quickly putting it in this bag isn't really an option without pulling over and stopping. It also takes some time to secure it to the bike, it would have been great if it secured via clips rather than the pull down style straps which take a little time to pull tight.
Ultimately very pleased with this bag, I'll be looking at Nelson-Rigg first next time I purchase a motorcycle bag.
March 6, 2014
Good bag, okay mounts
The bag is good for just about anyone, but not for extra me abuse. It's just a plastic material without any reinforcing members. Don't try to transport 100lbs of meat cleavers in this bag.
The mounts are okay. When I mount longways on my bike, inline with the frame, there's no straps to limit forward and rearward movement. However, they did include some mounting points, so I made it work.
February 11, 2014