OGIO Tail Bag
This bag is just the right size. I keep 2 rainsuits in it and there is also room for a wallet, snacks, garage door opener, etc. The zipper pouches on the sides are good for sunglasses and other small items. Haven't needed the rainfly yet. The bag has plenty of room but is not so big that it gets in the way getting on and off the bike. It was easy to install on my Honda CTX700.
December 22, 2014
No good way to mount on 2012 CBR1000RR.
Good size for commuting back and forth to work. No matter what I tried short of cutting and reinvent it I couldn't get to stay secured. The last time I tried to mount it to go to work the straps ripped from the bag. I had to leave my lunch at home! That was on my fifth time trying to use this bag. From what I have read it requires a lot of modification to work. I just want a bag that straps on tightly in 30 seconds or less and works.
December 11, 2014
Great for Both Short & Long Trips
Got this tailbag along with a set of saddlebags for a road trip from Green Bay, WI to Muskegon, MI on my '06 CBR600RR. It fit my 13" laptop, iPad, iPhone, a sweatshirt, a jacket, plus other essentials like a flashlight, tools, and Red Bull.
It's also been used for day-to-day commuting, it's lighter and easier to use than my backpack. The rain fly is great for keeping your gear safe, too. My favorite feature is the compression option - unzip it, pack it, zip it back up and it compresses your gear down snug.
It was difficult to mount because the ends of the straps are just loops - my recommendation is to interlock each pair of loops into two continuous straps under the tail. However, the grip on the bottom doesn't work as expected; it kept sliding down on me.
November 26, 2014
This Tail Bag Fits So Much
It fits my Macbook air, a few textbooks and a bunch of pens for school. And If I'm not using it for that, it fits a change of clothes with shoes when I go to the gym.
Work great! I've set up the clips to all be mounted under the pillion seat so snapping the bag on/off the bike are a breeze. Just didn't install as well on my other bike with this setup due to asymmetric design of the inner section of the pillion.
The only setback is that it can be a bit difficult to get my leg over the bag full when I want to get off the bike. But that's because I'm short. Nothing against the bag.
November 10, 2014
Great for day trips (mabe even a couple of days).
The bag itself is fantastic. I sometimes even use it for luggage when I'm not riding. You can fit a ton of gear in it. As far as on the bike ('12 GSXR1000) it works great once it is installed correctly. Now, installation.....I tried several different methods of install (using the seat only, I did not want to route straps to the pass pegs etc) to no avail. What worked for me was removing the passenger strap from my seat and routing the straps under the mounting nuts. Now I can get it TIGHT. The downfall though, when not using the bag, the straps are permanently installed to my seat so they dangle from the bottom of my seat which makes it a pain to put the seat back on when accessing the trunk.
July 30, 2014
Great little bag
Great for day trips. I throw a couple bottles of water, clear visor, a map or two, and a few small tools in this. It's small enough (and I never ride 2up) that I almost never take it off. Fit and finish is great, expandable enough to fit a full face helmet, and sewn in rain cover with it's own little pouch. I love it.
July 14, 2014
Highly functional bag and a good price.
I installed this tail bag on my Monster 796. It doesn't come with installation instructions, but I followed somebody else's post and used a caribiner, which worked like a charm. The expands or contracts depending on how much you want to stuff in it. It easily carries my gym clothes, sneakers, work shoes and other items. I fully expect it will carry all I need for a weekend tour. My two minor issues are (1) it can be hard to get my bike's seat to snap back in place with the straps under it; and (2) the flap can hang down and block my brake light so I have to remember to tuck it under. Otherwise, this is a great bag.
June 23, 2014
I was bouncing back and forth between this and the Kriega tail bag, but I wanted ease of opening and closing and decided I didn't need something that was major water proof so I opted for the Ogio.
It's perfect. I fit my laptop (thinkpad), some gym clothes and sneakers, and can still get some personal items in the top compartment. Ran the straps under the pillion seat and leave the small buckles exposed when the bag is off, but it's real easy to unbuckle on and off and bring with you.
If you don't need a giant bag and aren't considering using it for overnight trips with questionable weather, then this bag is just right. Price was decent too.
June 16, 2014