Wolfman Beta Plus Rear Bag
Great bag for my NC700X, I only wish Wolfman made a waterproof version.
I got the Beta Plus Bag for camping trips. I use this bag in combination with a Dry-Spec D-38 which I carry on a rear rack. I've done one 3-day trip to Vermont but with the Beta Plus and the Dry Spec I could have packed for a week. The Wolfman worked great. It was very easy to organize my items in the Beta Plus. Lower legs, heavy stuff. The center section is huge: food to the left, clothes to the right, two-man tent and rain gear on top. The side pockets are not big but they are very useful for easy access to small items. The extra outside straps are handy for anything that doesn't fit inside (I strapped on a small backpack in case I decided to do a little hiking). The specs say the channel opening is 10" at the top and 14" at the bottom which is probably accurate but don't be too concerned if your seat is wider than 10". My NC700X seat is almost 17" where the bag sits and it sits on the seat without a problem. I did 1000 miles and never felt the bag move, it just sort of wraps around the seat and takes whatever shape it needs to take. Easy on, easy off, just 3 clips. For you NC700X people, it is very easy to gas up; just unclip the back clip and tilt the bag forward for access to the tank. I did get caught in a downpour, a little water inside the bag but not too bad. Although I had everything packed in plastic, I am ordering a rain cover ($30) for my next trip. Highly recommended, this is huge upgrade from the duffel bag I was using. At $170 I think the bag is a little pricey but it sure does work and it seems to be very good quality so maybe the price is right.
August 29, 2014
Great soft luggage choice
Bought a couple of these bags for the wife and I before a rally last May. Was immediately impressed by material and workmanship. Threw a couple of pillows in to give them some shape and found mounting to bikes was a breeze. Used rain covers during heavy rains that plagued first part of trip, everything was dry. Great choice for those looking for a soft luggage option.
August 24, 2014
Great luggage bag for trips and camping. Very well made and comes with the attachments to secure to your bike - no need for bungie cords. Love it! Only wish I'd gotten one sooner.
July 14, 2014
Worth the money
This is a great device, quite large and easy to put on and take off. my only two issues is that it has buckles for a shoulder strap but doesn't actually come with a shoulder strap and for the price it would have been good if it was actually waterproof. I am station in the UK and rain is def the norm here.
May 24, 2014
I bought this bag hoping it would fit on my FXDF and with a little adjusting it did! I am convinced that the bag will fit on most bikes due to the adjustment straps for fitting the bag are very long and are all highly adjustable to ensure a snug fit. The bag itself is well crafted and went well on a recent 1800km trip... Just a shame its not completely waterproof. I ended up wrapping a rain jacket around the bag as a makeshift rain cover. I will defiantly be using this bag all the time now, beats wearing a backpack!!
September 23, 2013
This bag worked great. Took it on a 4 day mountain ride and strapped it to my KLR with a KLR brand tail bag and even with Wolfman dry saddle bags (fit like a back rest when full). Although it doesn't seem to be meant to fit with all of this other gear it fit well (I was worried because I couldn't find any other reviews talking about this mounting option). Durable and got very dirty but cleaned up easily and back to new.
August 20, 2013
Great bag!!! great price!!!
I bought this for an upcoming bike tour across the country this summer. So far I have used it a few times going camping. This bag is amazing. I love the thing. Fits all my camping gear inside including my clothes and other useless items. The bag is lined on the inside which keeps stuff dry for the most part. I haven't been caught in a downpour yet but I think it would keep most stuff dry. I really wish however they gave you a free rain cover to go with it and also a few more small pockets on the outside. and a shoulder strap would be cool too. It has a ton of straps though so don't get too confused trying to insall it. May take a minute but then its a breeze.
June 13, 2013
Bought this bag two weeks ago and tested it on my Scrambler last weekend. It's a good bag for an overnight trip, held lot's and fixed to my bike ok if a little fiddley at first. It's the sort of bag that needs to be filled to make the shape sturdy. If you are not going to fill it at least on the scrambler I would probably look elsewhere otherwise great product.
May 7, 2013