Nelson Rigg SE-2060 Dry Saddlebags
Did not survive a 7-day on-road trip
I bought these side bags for my PA to Maine trip.
The installation was simple and straight forward. It poured 2 days straight from PA to Maine and everything inside the bags stayed dried. However, couple days after we returned from Maine, I noticed 2 buckles snapped. I didn't drop the bike during the trip and the bags weren't overloaded.
It would had been a great deal if the bags lasted longer than just 2 weeks of light use.
FYI, the bags do not hold its shape if it's not full.
I'll try Givi next time.
June 14, 2015
Product offers good value for the budget conscious buyer.
I originally ordered from Amazon so that I could use my store card for the purchase. The item listing led me to believe that I would receive a pair of saddlebags for $79. This was not the case and I only received one bag. Since these should be sold as a set, one right and one left, I knew it would be difficult to order the right bag to complete my set. I then discovered that Revzilla had a set for approximately $120, which was substantially less expensive than two bags for $158. I placed my order and received the set, only to discover that one of the bags was reversed. The velcro was the hook type on one and loop type on the other, but both pieces were sewn on the top of the straps, making it necessary to flip one of the straps upside down. On one of the bags the reflective stripe would also have been on the front instead of the back. Luckily, the bag I had previously ordered was manufactured correctly so I kept it to complete the set. I do not blame this faulty construction on Revzilla at all. This seems to be an issue of quality control at Nelson Rigg. I think that once I overcame the issue, I have no other complaints with the product. It seems to be durable, functional and will accomplish what I need it to do. Hopefully Nelson Rigg will be able to correct the issue in the future. I would recommend the product as a good value at a fair price, with the understanding that it may take a bit to get it right. I also recommend simply purchasing from Revzilla in the first place in order to save some headaches incurred by buying from Amazon vendors who have no familiarity with the product or how it is used. As a side note: who buys one half of a set of saddlebags?
June 8, 2015
The main support straps and the bags themselves are VERY tough/durable. That aside, the straps and buckles that connect it to the racks/frame are very weak and weakly attached. If you don't off road, this won't be an issue. I ripped off a few straps and snapped a buckle off in a very lowspeed tip in a dirt gulley. I used loctite flexible bonder (for tents+metal etc.) to attach powerful magnets to the rack side of the bag, now they stick onto the racks well and I cut off the cheap straps. So it's a comprimise, huge TOUGH bags with junky buckles for a cheap price, Im very happy now that I modded them. they are floppy, cut down a properly sized trash can to fill them.
February 22, 2015
Affortable but don't expect high durability
I bought these bags because I wanted to try soft luggage without spending 500$+....
After only one off-roads week-end, most of the buckles were completely destroyed and one strap was torned from the bag.
Make sure you bring good strap with metal buckles with you if you want to come back with your stuff!
However, the bags are waterproof and if you ready to use good straps, you know the one they use to deliver motorcycle, its a good choice for the buck!
You have the quality you pay for!
August 6, 2014
Incredible value for HUGE bags!
I'm very impressed with the Nelson Rigg Dry Saddlebags. They're pretty easy to install. They're also solid and stable on the soft bag frame supports installed on my DRZ 400. You may need to put the bottom of a small plastic trash can (new and unused, of course), in the bottom of each bag to hold their shape better when they're empty. Or, you could just cinch them closer to the bag support frames. That works well, too.
We'll see how well they hold up, but the material seems extremely sturdy and the best thing about them, aside from being waterproof, is: they are HUGE. I now have way more packing room than I ever thought possible on the bike. Of course, because the bags are so big, it means I have to be more strict with myself in enforcing my traveling mantra: don't over pack. Great value. Great product!
June 17, 2014
Great economical soft bags
Using Nelson Rigg dry bags on 2007 Vstrom. Fitment and adjustability is great. Waterproof and has been durable in a couple of 'adventure style' low-sides offroad.
Highly recommended as an economical dry bag system.
May 5, 2014
Overall, excellent value. a very good set of soft bags.
I've been running a set or touratech panniers on my gs for years, but recently decided to switch to a set of soft luggage. The Nelson Rigg bags are the trick! the mounting instructions are not very good, but with a few minutes of study, they fitted right to the touratech racks. they hold almost as much as the panniers, and thus far have been completely waterproof. overall, very good bags.
March 3, 2014
Durable and versatile, nice!
Bags have a good quality feel, construction is solid yet not overly heavy. I think the mounting strap options could be adapted to many different racks, maybe any rack. I have these mounted on a '97 F650 with my home built rack. Although I have not had the chance to ride them in rain, I have similar type roll top bags that are always 100% waterproof so I have no doubt these will be totally waterproof also. To open and close the bags is a bit cumbersome, especially when you are ready to go and see that you have forgot to pack that one small item, as there is no easy way to slip something into the bag, but the payoff is that what is in the bag is going to be dry and secure. I'll take that payoff. I especially like the roll top compression strap.
February 10, 2014