Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel Bag
Compared to other American-made waterproof duffels the price is reasonable. Having buckles and other attachment points designed specifically for mounting on a motorcycle makes these expedition dry bags invaluable.
I hemmed and hawed between the medium and large sizes, ultimately deciding on the medium. Due to the width of the medium-size bag access to my panniers is super easy. For what it's worth I ride an R1200GS.
I am very pleased with my choice. I carry 3 days-worth of clothing; any longer and I'll be washing clothes hopefully. In addition to my clothes it holds a 'long' 30° sleeping bag, fleece jacket, and a 'long-wide' inflatable sleeping pad. All of that with about 4 inches of 'head space' remaining. Yep, I could pack in more if necessary but I usually travel light.
The key for me is to 'burp' the bag thoroughly eliminating excess air. I do not carry my tent in this or any other dry bag. If my tent gets wet I don't want it inside of a 'dry' bag. I choose to carry items intended to be dry in the bag, i.e. clothes and bedding. My only minor gripe is the vinyl wrap which secures the two top handles together seems excessively long.
My color choice was black because it'd show less dirt. Looking at it now I might be able to use it as a reservoir for a solar shower. :-)
April 26, 2016
Great luggage option for rear seat or rack
This is a totally waterproof bag, with welded seams, a simple roll top closure and an intelligent strap system to attach it to a rear rack. You could also use it on a back seat position with a mesh net retainer. I got the medium and it really is too large for my needs, and will order the small, but I love it. The bright yellow is good for increasing your conspicuity.
April 21, 2016
Excellent Construction & Performance
I ride an r1200GSA and if you're going to own one of these bikes, you should be prepared to ride in all weather conditions. As such, I needed dry bags to store my gear for long distance rides. I purchased the large and medium sized bag in yellow as I thought it more important to help to increase visibility in the rain (or sun).
I recently took an 2200 mile, roundtrip adventure and the first 7 hours were in a constant, moderate to heavy downpour of rain. I packed so much stuff that I was only able to roll each bag 2 times (instead of the recommended 3 times) yet the bags kept everything bone dry. My only gripe is that I should have purchased two of the large bags.
Because my bike is already equipped with a full complement of panniers, I placed these dry bags on my back seat. In securing them, I simply used bungee straps and was glad I did as this allowed for easy on/off for me. With these bags stacked on the back seat, I also had a nice backrest for my journey.
An added bonus is that this product is made right here in the USA and you get a sense of "small company" pride with the simple one page instructions provided inside of each bag.
Great job Wolfman and great job RevZilla!
March 18, 2016
The dry bag is well thought out.
I have just returned from a trip to Texas Hill Country, lots of rain. The dry bag (small) worked well with my DR650. It attaches and removes easily to the rack, making it a usable piece of luggage at the end of the day.
March 15, 2016
Great product that survived 3 weeks across the US
Took a Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel Bag (large) across the US on the back of my Yamaha Bolt in late 2015 and it certainly did the trick!
In the bright yellow color scheme it helped me be seen by traffic better and the material build and durability definitely stood the test of the many road conditions we experienced in rain or shine. Also being in a bright color helped reflect the sun's heat, so for long trips it's actually a better option than just straight black.
A bit of a challenge to strap to my Yamaha Bolt because there aren't that many places to attach things to, but we made it work. Definitely better suited to big baggers or adventure bikes.
Highly recommend getting with ROK Straps Adjustable Straps.
Worth the money!
February 11, 2016
Great Bag for just about everything!
I love this bag! I commute on my 919 with my Wolfman everyday. Also, I have used this bag for camping trips and other long weekend trips on my bike. I had been looking for a good waterproof bag for commuting, and I am really pleased that I ended up with the Wolfman duffel.
The straps for the bag were pretty easy to connect to the frame of my bike underneath the seat, and strapping the bag down is quick and easy as well. After I clip the bag down to the back seat I don't every really worry about it falling off or even moving.
December 29, 2015
Bought as a present for me / per my request...
I wanted this bang to carry all my rain gear - has enough space for everything. Though my main suit is suppose to be rain proof - I like the pull overs, extra jacket, overboots, & overgloves I have. When its pouring - the extra gear is not to warm. Also having the extra rain gear along - helps me out sometimes when its really chilly out. I'm 74 - and I need a bag to take my extra junk with me. I requested yellow and its working out fine.
December 14, 2015
Simply the best
6000miles across the North American continent and BONE DRY.
Wolfman makes fantastic products
December 11, 2015