Nice Bag for the Commuter or Tourer
I needed (wanted) a tank bag for my new bike. I was not interested in spending the big bucks that the gas cap/ring type bags cost.
This is a great bag for the money. There is lots of space in this bag without using the zippers to increase capacity. I can fit all of the usual stuff for commuting (keys, wallet, phone, garage door opener, flashlight, hankie, ball cap, bottle of water, shades and probably more).
The straps for securing the bag to the bike are quite configurable too. So, you could probably fit this bag on just about any bike.
I like the map pocket too. Sometimes, I just wanna follow the roads and see where I end up. The maps help me get lost and the GPS gets me back...
All-in-all, just what I would expect from a Nelson Rigg product.
March 25, 2014
This product has great features
I am planning an Alps ride through Italy later this year, and needed a larger tank bag to carry all my contraband from Amsterdam. I found the Nelson Rigg CL-1035 Touring Tank Bag on RevZilla and gave it a try. It looked much larger than my current Icon bag, good for rides to work and back, but not too large to disturb my riding. After watching several videos on RevZilla on the proper way to measure the crotch region for riding pants, I decided to order the tank bag. Not that crotch measuring is related to tank bags, but I just like to get my blood flowing before I make a big purchase. To my surprise, this Nelson Rigg CL-1035 Touring Tank Bag is very affordable, and gets 5 gold stars and 3 purple horseshoes for affordability. Revzilla had a box delivered lickety split at no added cost, so that made me very happy. Happy enough to rewatch Anthony Bucci tell me how to get the correct pant size.
When I got home, I placed the Nelson Rigg CL-1035 Touring Tank Bag on my bike and it fit like a charm. Don't get me wrong, this bag is a beast and very large...but bigger is better, amirite ladies?! It is expandable, I can fit my helmet inside of it, the magnets are strong and keep the bag firmly adhered to my tank, and I can fill my Nelson Rigg CL-1035 Touring Tank Bag full of great odds and ends. So far, I have placed a liter of soda, 2 balls of yarn, 3 decks of Magic the Gathering cards (1 deck includes my rare, mint black lotus), a bag of trail mix, my Stretch Armstrong action figure, and a bottle of Ritalin, and there is so much extra room for more!
All in all, I am one satisfied customer.
February 11, 2014
Good Bag with Great Capacity and Price
Got the magnetic version for my Tiger 800 and it holds onto the tank very well, but at the same time doesn't require lots of force to remove for say fuel stops. Good materials and construction (e.g. the zippers work very smoothly), looks like it will last for quite some time. The bag has a nice rectangular shape to it which allows it to hold a ton of gear. On a recent trip, I had the following inside it: extra pair of gloves, crew neck shirt, maps, GPS, EZPass, microfiber towel, rain cover, 20oz water bottle, point-and-shoot camera, sunglass case, gum, pen, and still had room left over. This was also in the unexpanded state - could hold even more if expanded. The bag was even a bit heavy when carrying away from the bike (e.g. going to restaurant) with all this gear inside. The top portion has a slight curve to it. Only major gripe really is that the map pocket cannot fit a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper without folding the paper. I like to print maps occasionally and it would have made it easier to fit, if it was a bit larger (or of a standard size). Rode in some light rain and the rain cover kept things dry. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a large capacity magnetic tank bag.
August 6, 2013
This bag is an excellent size, not overly big but with expansion plenty for a weekend ride. Perfect fit on the tank of my zx6r. Doesn't interfere with sight line to the gauges. Magnets are strong and well placed, no slippage.
August 5, 2013
I freaking love this boot! Alpinestars Supertech
Last winter I severely broke my ankle and knee in a high side tack biff wearing the Alpinestars SMX5s. After a 4x month recovery I wanted THE BEST boot for future ankle/knee protection. I watched all the revZ vids and decided on the Alpinestars Supertechs. You must watch the video on this boot! This boot is awesome and true. Very comfortable even with the inner boot. It has safety devises that are worth the cost. It’s amazing how vulnerable our legs are when we go down. Well several thousand miles later I can say they breath, look awesome, feel comfortable all day long. My bones are much more protected and every single detail is perfect on them. I picked the white accent version cuz I’m just too dark in appearance. My wife calls them the orcas, and my other two pair of riding boots are currently collecting a fine layer of dust in the closet. I’m 6, 2, 185lbs with wide feet. I have two other pairs of Alpinestars; both size 47, but the Supertechs are 46 and the fit is perfect. RevZ really helped me chose among the various makes, and I’m 100% in love with them.
June 24, 2013
Great bag for good weather
Pros: roomy especially when expanded, backpack straps, nice looking, good shape, doesn't shift.
Cons: expansion could be bigger, rain cover is stored inside, not outside, so if it starts raining, you have to open the bag (under the rain) to get it. Also the rain cover doesn't have the see-through part so if you are using your GPS and it starts raining, you're getting lost. The straps don't have dedicated place outside, so you have to carry them inside the bag (eating up room) and then again open the bag to fish them out.
Overall it's a great bag for good weather and not a bad one in the rain
June 10, 2013
Solid choice for a spacious but not too large tank bag
I spent a lot of time looking at tank bags for my 09 Ninja 650r. I wanted as large a bag as possible that didn't interfere with my ability to steer or see the instrument cluster. I considered the firstgear monza but its phone compartment was too small and its long magnetic straps fit awkwardly on my tank.
This bag however fit perfectly as you can see in the attached pics. There's a zipper at the base that allows the bag to expand in height. When used, it can fit my Shoei Qwest helmet perfectly with some other small things along the sides. That should give you an idea of storage capacity. The clear top allows for a map which will come in handy on longer trips and the straps and zipper compartment under the lid are perfect for those smaller items you don't want moving around in the main compartment.
May 29, 2013
Couldn't be happier!
Bought this tank bag for longer day trips. Couldn't be happier with the purchase. I ride a Hayabusa and the size of the bag does not interfere when I ride. Can fit a lot of stuff in there. Extra visor, snacks, water, extra layer for when the sun goes down,...
May 27, 2013