Saddlemen Sport Tunnel Bag
Nice low-profile bag, not waterproof
This bag has been serving me well for the last 2000 miles or so. Packing can be a little tight, but it just reminds me to take stuff out I don't need. I generally use it as a day-pack, as I prefer naked/low-profile to a bagger look. But I was able to pack weekend clothes and rain-gear for a 3-day event.
I was a little worried coming back from the Bennington Triumph Bash, as I was returning with copious bounty and door-prizes (one of which was a rather large assortment of large steel frame-pieces to be added to my frame undercarriage at a later date). However the flexible bottom and sides allowed me to stuff in the unforgiving frame parts, and room was made when I took out my rain-gear and donned it...
This was my first chance using the rain-fly. Heck, this is the first time I was stuck riding in rain. The rain-fly was easy to apply, and didn't go flying off down the road or anything, however EVERYTHING failed after riding in a moderate drizzle for 3 hours. My boots squished, my rain-suit, armor, shirt, and base layers were soaked through, and everything in the tailpack to the very inner depths of my nylon credit-card holder was soaked through.
So, being a new rider and it was my first miserable rain-ride, I don't know if this was a failure of every single piece of rain-gear, or I swam home from Vermont and just didn't realize my Thunderbird was amphibious, but yeah - don't do that, if you want your stuff to stay dry. Other than that, great bag!
June 12, 2016
Great bag but not a solid fit
I got the wide version for my V Rod Night Rod Special and it fits size wise but the mounting leaves a lot to be desired. I added a couple of bungee cords to make it move less. The Bag is good quality I just wish it was mounted better. It will also rub your paint o. Your fender unless you have a higher pillion or you arrange it to sit higher.
May 5, 2016
Clean lines and good looks on top of plenty of room.
Just the right size for light packing, stowing and securing. Looks good on the bike too, not bulky or out of place. It didn't secure tightly on the bike due to Corbin Young Guns seat but a ROK strap took care of that for me. Definitely a good purchase.
October 28, 2015
Great on Rebel 250
All round great tail bag. Got the 9" for the wife's 250 Reb. Easy install. Just enough room for my stuff on her bike .. lol I'm getting one for my xl883c
September 26, 2015
Great commuter bag
I bought this as a commuter bag and it works great. It was really easy to install after watching an installation video on J&P cycles website. My only complaint would be that the Velcro pad doesn't secure very well to the bike because of some slop where the mounting straps go through the pad loops. But being the DIY'er that I am, I glued the straps to the Velcro pad and that secured it up nicely. I'm very happy with the bag's performance, fit, finish, and looks. It seems very well built, but only time will tell how well it holds up. I like it for a day bag, and also like the D-rings that allow you to strap other luggage to it for longer trips. Very satisfied so far.
August 11, 2015
I have this bag on my VMAX for over a year now and it works great.. Took a bit of thinking on strapping it down.. I have the Star VMAX Sissy bar which encroaches a bit on the useable space in the bag.. I ended up strapping the back of the bag to the Star rear carrier which worked better then tying to the sissy bar..
Overall a very nice well made bag and not so high you can't throw your leg over it getting on and off which is fantastic.. I can't bring myself to doing the 1 legged hop getting on and off..
June 23, 2015
I commute on my bike, so I needed a bag big enough to hold my laptop bag and a purse, that would also look good on my Triumph Street Triple. This one does the trick with room to spare!
There are things that could be improved, but they certainly aren't deal breakers. For example, there's no good place to clip on a shoulder strap, so I'll be leaving it on the bike. Given that, it would be good if there was an easy way to lock the bag to the bike.
April 13, 2015
Great addition to my bike
Easy install (hardest part was finding the bolts that hold on my seat). Easy to remove and reinstall when you get to your destination, no tools needed. Fits my pillion perfectly.
It's just the right size for a trip to the bookstore or the library. It will hold a change of clothes or a small picnic lunch.
This is going to be very useful this Summer.
March 19, 2015