OGIO Tail Bag
Remarkably good value bag in Goldilocks size
I'm about as smart as the average bear, but I have to admit that I was a bit perplexed by this bag when it first arrived. It comes with a strange array of straps, loops and clips, none of them appearing to attach to anything specific, and no installation instructions or hardware to be found.
After puzzling on this for a while, I came up with my own solution that I think is both elegant and functional. Essentially, I wrapped the loop ends of the straps over my seat, took a mid-sized key ring and hooked all four loop ends to it under the seat in an "X" pattern. This allows you to pull the straps tight against each other and, as a result, against the seat which keeps the bag locked nicely in place. The little elastic loops let you tuck the ends of the straps neatly under the seat resulting in a nice, low-profile, nearly "strapless" install.
This may be exactly what Ogio intended, but without any instructions to speak of, I'm going to take full credit for the idea. ;)
Once installed, this bag is "just right." Not too big and not too small, it's a great size for commuting and even a one- or two-night trip somewhere. The expansion zipper is great, the integrated rain cover is useful, the clips that allow the bag to be removed are appreciated, and the underpad helps protect both seat and bike. All this at a great price.
Well-done, Ogio, but include some instructions and a mounting ring next time, will you?!
August 12, 2015
Not recommended for 2015 Honda CBR300
Although the bag itself seems to be good quality, trying to figure out how to attach the straps to my motorcycle was a big hassle and as a result I find that I rarely want to go through the trouble of putting it on. I'm not sure if the official Honda bag is any better since I haven't used that one.
August 8, 2015
I love this bag. I can fit a foam takeout container in it. I can fit two 4-packs of 18oz. beer cans. I packed clothes for a two day visit to my folks place. Plus it's easy to take on and off my bike and haul with me if needed.
July 27, 2015
perfect size tailbag
well made,well thought out. perfect for daily commuting.
July 20, 2015
2013 Honda CBR 500 RA
After a quick google for the install, I realised that the flap on the bottom is just to protect my bike from scratches! So all I needed to do was pop this on my pillion seat, loop the provided straps through the pillion peg frame, tighten it down and click in place. Went zooming down the freeway and it didn't wobble or move at all, which was very pleasing.
WITHOUT using the expansion zipper, very easily fit a pair of sneakers, two waterbottles and a apple with a bit of squishy room to spare. Had to pull out the provided rain cover for a squall-- didn't even need to tighten it up, held on very well. It folded up SUPER easily back into its specialised compartment as well, which i was worried about.
July 13, 2015
Great tail bag never left me wanting for more
This tail bag was a great option for my FZ6. It was well thought out and installs very cleanly if you take a few extra minutes to plan strap routing and utilize the elastic stays built in to the straps. I prefer tail bags to the tank option.
What I like about this bag:
-The plastic clips allow for simple and rapid attach/detach of the bag.
- Well thought out straps with elastic to secure strap ends.
-The integrated rain fly is a great touch and is ready to keep your bag dry in the event of an unexpected downpour.
- Expansion zipper lets expand for larger loads, and slim down for less cargo.
- Well thought out pockets and compartments for intelligent motorcycle application.
What I don't like:
Nothing... not one complaint or nit-pick.
I highly recommend this tail bag!
May 27, 2015
Best bag ever
Bought this bag to do a trip to Canada from Long Island New York! It fit a lot more then I thought, even a helmet jacket and gloves from my wife.. The water proof material is super good, on my way back it rain so much for like 200miles and nothing got wet.. If your looking for a bag this is the one!
May 13, 2015
Great bag for a Triumph Thruxton
The bag fits perfectly on top of the seat cowl. The straps mount nicely on the top shock mounts and around the tail light. I can leave the straps connected and stuff them under the seat when the bag is not attached. Love this thing! Makes commuting to work a joy.
April 16, 2015