OGIO Tail Bag
Feckman's review: are you a designer?
I was looking for a smallish tail bag for my Monster when I came upon Feckman's review of the bag on this site. After looking through countless bags I was not convinced with any and was about to give up- until I came upon the video review. It's true the manufacturer does not provide much (any) guidance for installation but look no further- Feckman's O-ring trick is brilliant. I subbed a carabiner to solve the strap management issue under my seat- FYI.
p.s. As for the size- the bag unzips to expands tall enough to hold my Shoei helmet- just.
August 25, 2016
Great day bag, sort of works for commuting
This review is based on using the bag on my '07 R1200R
- Lots of capacity, expandable
- Solid construction
- Can mount directly to most seats (loop the straps through a common O-ring or carabiner under the seat, in an X-formation). The bag is easily removed when mounted this way -- just undo the four clips and take the bag with you.
- Useful side pockets (a little smallish, but they will fit tools, snacks, etc.)
- My Surface Book will fit, but just barely, and it won't lay flat.
- No mounting instructions
Great bag for a day ride. Can work for commuting, but if you carry a laptop make sure it's smaller than a Surface Book. Flexible mounting options... be creative. Overall, this is a really good value.
August 23, 2016
Great Kit Bag! Well designed, and made with quality materials.
I bought the Ogio Tail Bag as a low profile alternative to a larger heavier top case. Its light weight keeps the center of gravity lower and still holds everything I need for a day adventure or overnight ride. The price was on the low side compared with offerings from other manufacturers ($40 less than the very similar Dainese D-Tail).
The Ogio Tail Bag is well constructed, with three good-sized external pockets (two of which have a slightly reinforced shell to protect items like sunglasses or cell phones), and a fourth pocket that is dedicated to the integral rain cover. Internally, there are no pockets, just one large cargo compartment that holds essentials like a water bottle, tools, rain shell, and extra clothing layers. With a quick zip I can double the compartment capacity and, because of the non-reinforced structure of the bag, easily get my large helmet inside. An internal pocket would have been nice, but I use a couple zippered bags for small items that would otherwise roll around loose in the bilges.
A neat utilitarian feature is that the bag can be quickly unsnapped from the motorcycle and carried as a tote with its rugged Cordura handle. You can use it as luggage for an overnight stop or just to take your gear with you to keep it safe.
The footprint of the tail pack is a near perfect fit for my Triumph Tiger 800. The tie-down straps align perfectly with the strap slots in the stock rear deck plate. One of the other reviewers had the brilliant idea to use a split ring key keeper to connect the supplied tie-down straps together. This was a simple fix that is sturdy and left everything looking neat.
The Ogio Tail Bag is exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend it.
Rides: 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe CVO/SE FLSTNSE and Triumph Tiger 800
July 24, 2016
Worth every penny
Just what I needed on the back of my sport bike to carry my chain and rain gear on trips and commute to work worth every penny
June 28, 2016
The right size for my needs. Attached rain cover in its own pocket. Expands to a larger size via zipper. No colored logos, which I prefer not to have. Paint protection. On and off with four clips. Side compartments useful. Easy to install. Adequately rugged. Carrying handle. f you want, you can buy the more expensive one with the fancy Dainese colors and logo. Same case but with red touches.
June 28, 2016
Great medium sized tail bag.
Great tail bag. Easy to install and remove. Expandable. Rain cover included. Most importantly, huge bang for the buck!
May 9, 2016
Lot bigger than it looks but you are on your own installing....
Pros: The OGIO Tail Bag is actually a very nice bag with a surprising amount of room when zipped up and once you expanded it out completely you can fit a full size helmet like my Nolan N43Trilogy with room to spare! When not expanded it is actually quite compact.
Cons: You are pretty much left to your own devices on how to mount this sucker on your bike. No instructions or even examples are included to help you figure out a way to mount it. The straps latches are installed at an odd angle and not movable but I finally figured out a way to get it on securely but it took some extra parts, (courtesy of Kriega), to get the loops and hooks necessary to mount without 1) scratching the frame; and; 2) making sure that the bag stayed secure and wouldn't shift.
May 3, 2016
Should include better mounting
I love the look and quality of the bag. I used a key ring under the seat to connect all four straps together and then have them run up to on top of the seat to connect to the bag. The key ring I had was pretty small and I wish they would just include a way to connect all four straps together under the bike
April 19, 2016