Oxford X30 Tailpack
High Quality Product
Oxford X30 Tailpack is a high quality product that provides good storage capacity for a sport oriented bike. The sides are expandable to increase capacity for longer, overnight trips. The bag can double as a backpack when needed. Zippers are heavy duty and should hold up well.
I only have a few minor complaints. The bungee cords built into the lower side of the bag could be a bit longer. I have difficulty finding anything to connect them to on my sportbike. If the bungies are left unconnected, the Velcro strap that routes under the seat allows the bag to lean to the side. One small complaint is that Oxford sticks their logo on every possible location on the bag, it is on every zipper and tab and several other locations. Branding is just way over the top in my opinion. We get it Oxford, you made the bag!
All of that said, I still recommend the bag.
June 23, 2014
This seems to be a good usable tailpack so far. Pretty quick to get on & off the bike. Holds a good amount of things you might want to take to & from work. The backpack feature of this bag is designed upside down, with the larger part at the top. So, this tailpack doesnt really work as a backpack except for shorter amounts of time. Also, the side pockets are fairly small. I can only fit 1 glove in each of them. Other than those 2 problems, i really like this tailpack. Nice sporty look. Works for my daily needs
June 9, 2014
Perfect around town
I have a BMW K1600 GTL and I bought this bag to get the big highway bags off around town. The bag is well made, with easy to position straps, and the zippers appear watertight (yet to test that) The bag will hold two six packs of long necks in the fully expanded mode, yet remains compact and sleek looking in the "normal" mode. The biggest complaint I would have is the side pockets are pretty worthless, big enough for a wallet and keys, and that would be about it.
May 19, 2014
Pretty well thought out piece of gear.
Great tailpack. Lots of room for commuting. I can put lunch, a big bottle of water, extra gloves, set of keys and visor without even expanding it. The netting on top is great for extra stuff as well. I have not expanded it but it has rigid plastic pieces built in that you flip up when expanding. It is a quality piece of gear as long as the zippers hold, which has always been the issue with any pack I've had. Only time will tell. It removes very easily from the mounting portion to carry with you as a backpack. The mounting portion also doubles as a very small tail pack, which is quite nice. My only slight gripe is that it seems to be upside down when carrying as a backpack. The shoulder straps make it so the larger part faces up towards your shoulders. You can see that on the website. It should be with the larger part of the pack facing down to the ground. Then you would be unzipping the opening and loading it from the top like a regular backpack. Not sure what they were thinking on that. It doesn't make sense. Other than that, it is very nice.
December 31, 2013
Everything I need.
I absolutely love this tailpack. It's very water resistant, has the backpack straps which are great, has the bungies on top i use to hold my gloves, I like the side pockets, it's built really well and sturdy, it looks great on my red and silver cbr 250r, is expandable for when I go on long trips - speaking of that, it has these side walls that unfold and velcro against the inside of the pack so that stands up sturdy when you expand it. Although I don't think they are necessary, it has bungies to tie it down next to the rear foot pegs and to the license plate frame, I have them on there just in case but I'm certain the huge velcro strap that goes under the seat is plenty strong enough to hold it to the bike. It also has a water proof roll pack inside. I have not yet tried out the detachable base however. If you include all of its features, I think $150 is more than a reasonable price. Oxford also has matching saddlebags you can mount with the tail pack. Final note-- the zippers are made very well and it is easy to either expand it or convert it to a backpack. If you get this pack the first thing you will notice is how well it is made and how durable it will be.
October 7, 2013