Wolfman Day Tripper Enduro Saddle Bags
Sport bike saddles bags? YES!!!!
I have a Ducati Monster 1100EVO, and do some 'light touring' with it. By light I mean 8-10 days.
I was looking for some soft bags to help me get there and back so finally chose the Wolfman after a lot of research. Have to say I'm very happy with these, to note these are the smaller of the two styles. In hindsight you may want the larger bags unless you have a substantial seat bag.
I had these mounted up in about 12 minutes with no hassles over the pillion cover and secured to the passenger peg mounts. Very solid fit even when stuffed with all the clothing/weekend warrior essentials.
All in all it's a Sport bike, so if I wanted actually true touring gear well I'd just have to get the right bike for the task. But overall in combination with my Ventura touring sport gear I'm now up to 35+ litres capacity with no obnoxious hard packs that catch the wind like a sail. My bike stills performs great and I don't even notice the bags on there, which is what you want right? Keep in mind I'm carrying clothes in these, not tools and heavier stuff.
Pro's: super easy to mount and remove. Large enough in one pouch to carry a pair of jeans and swim shorts in one bag, plus a t-shirt. The other bag holds the spare underwear for after the twisties and a pair of rain pants can also scrunch up in there. Heavy duty zippers too, and also a very secure strap system to help keep everything snug behind the zippers. (A one litre gas bottle fits no issue)
Cons: Expensive, for what you actually get. By the time I had these delivered to Canada was over $200. Also there is a bunch of additional D-rings and metal parts for attaching additional whatever if you don't want them too bad you're stuck with them. And yes expect them to rub, scratch, wear the paint off. Not seem sealed zippers, and will allow water penetration in any kind of heavy rain. (Double bagging required).
Sorry I don't have a pic of my setup but can promise it's the shizzle.
June 23, 2014
Great product for my 2013 KTM 500 EXC but....
My order arrived quickly but incomplete. The bags did not include the Tension-O-Matic straps for the rear mounting to the rear fender. (See Wolfman site for description)
A quick call to Wolfman and they are sending me the missing straps & clips right away. Great customer service from Wolfman!!
April 15, 2014
Wolf Man Day Tripper: A good product but a bit expensive.
I just recently bought an enduro bike and learned that it did not come with a spot for a tool kit on the bike itself. I looked at several different options and companies and liked what I saw with Wolfman. The rear fender tool kit looked interesting but I felt it would get in the way of mounting the bike so I decided to go with saddle bags instead. I decided on the Wolfman Day Tripper bags and after one ride I was very pleased with my choice. The Day version has plenty of room for tools and more with the ability to cinch down your stored gear and D rings to add more. I will warn all potential buyers though to Scotch Guard your bags first to fully seal them. Also despite the under coating on the saddle bags I would recommend that you tape off you plastic. Dirt, dust, mud, or sand will get underneath the bags and movement, however slight, will scratch your bike's plastic.
My only reservation was the price point as I felt it was a bit expensive especially when you compare it to the larger version. .
November 25, 2013
The Wolfman Day Tripper bags are great.
I have a 2012 V Strom DL1000 adventure with the OEM hard bags. I only use those bags when touring although the racks remains mounted. I also have a tail bag with all my what if stuff in it like tools, first aid kit, water, electric jacket etc. That bag weighs a ton. I was surfing the Revzilla site the other day and found the Wolfman Day Tripper bags and thought I bet they'd fit in the hard bag hoops and bought a pair. They dropped perfectly and had many mounting locations points. This allowed me to move the heaver stuff from the tail bag to the the Day Tripper bags moving the weight down and divided them to each side which intern made the bike handle noticeably better with the weight lower.
The Wolfman Day Tripper bags worked perfect for the application I adapted them for and are make in USA with the price, fit and finish I expected. These are great bags as are most of the products Revzilla sells . Jim in Ojai ca
July 15, 2013
Great way to get weight off your back
For years I have tried ways to get weight out off my camelback. Everything I tried tended to carry the weight high on the bike which would adversly effect the bikes handling. These Day Trippers have filled the bill. They ride secure, keep the weight low and closer to the center of mass on the bike, which minimizes the effect on the bikes handling.
April 8, 2013