Nelson Rigg Adventure Dry Bag
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
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