Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel Bag
Great waterproof bag
I ordered a size Large yellow Expedition dry bag. I think most people would be ok with the medium size. The large is BIG. That said, the space is nice. I was able to fit a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tarp, full size pillow, and clothing for a 3 week trip in this bag. I didn't encounter much rain on my trip, but with the little rain I did run into, everything stayed dry. Based on the construction quality, I don't see any chance of rain getting through.
The bag comes with two large straps with buckles to secure the bag to your bike... It probably would have been fine with just these, but I added a couple adjustable Rok straps as well. Luckily there are plenty of places to attach extra straps if you want to tie the bag down a little tighter.
If you opt for the yellow color, dirt will show and it doesn't always come off easily, but it doesn't affect the performance.
The bag is a little expensive, but not outrageously so.
July 3, 2015
Great dry bag!
I purchased two medium bags in black. The construction is top notch. I like the integrated mounting straps, making it quick and easy to secure to the bike. Does exactly what it's suppose to: carries my stuff and keeps it dry. Haven't had it long but it looks like it'll last a reasonably long time.
June 26, 2015
tough and waterproof
Well constructed and waterproof. Although haven't had the opportunity to use it off road in the brush yet. I am not very concerned as I am sure it will hold up fine. Medium size holds more gear than I expected it to.
June 22, 2015
rain, rain and more rain
After riding 5 days in a whole lot of rain, I can honestly say, the dry bag was a stupendous addition to my gear. Easy to attach and with the D rings, easy to attach other items to it. Great design and function. I couldn't ask for a better dry bag.
June 17, 2015
Great Dry Bag!
I purchased this bag before a 3000 mile dual sport trip and have nothing but good things to say about it. The construction is top notch like all Wolfman products I've purchased/handled, the installation is easy, accessing the contents is convenient, and there is room for expansion to fit a six pack or two on the way to the night's camp spot.
I wasn't sure what size to get but am glad I got the large. It fit my REI two person tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, camp pillow, and camp chair along with my heated liner and rain suit with a little room to spare.
June 1, 2015
Well made and works
I have now had my large Wolfman dry bag for a bit over a year and it has been with me on trips covering about 10,000 miles. It has been through sun, wind and rain (more rain than I care to remember). It has been down wet two track and gravel roads, which I consider some of the worst terrain on luggage because it results in a fine coating of what amounts to sandpaper covering everything by the end of the day. This luggage has held up super well, and has never leaked a single drop of water. Get it dirty, wipe it off. I am no R&D guy, but if there is one improvement I would want it would be a really good one way valve to release air as you close and compression the bag. My guess is they don't have these because it would end up being the failure point, but if a good one was developed that would be reliable, it would make closing these bags a bit a nicer. The water tight seal is also pretty air tight, sometimes making it difficult of get all the air out as you close them down. For reference, in my large sized bag I typically carry most all my soft items, clothing, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, inflatable pillow, sleeping bag liner (if its cooler), and sometimes my dehydrated food packets. The bag will hold more than this, but that makes for a very comfortable fit. The bag mounts well, and I love the added straps. I typically use the straps on the bag to strap my tent straight to the outside of this bag, throw the whole kit across the back of my bike and then strap over the top of it all. I have never once had an issue with feeling it was not securely mounted. In addition, it makes a great backrest to lean back on. If you are looking for this type of extra luggage, I don't think you can go wrong with Wolfman. I expect I will have this luggage for years to come.
May 27, 2015
Durability and meets the needs
Picked up the large model as the size spans the tail of the bike nicely and only overlaps onto the hard saddle bags. Bag was expensive but once it arrived I had no issues with the price because of the finish and build quality. Have only gotten to use it a few times thus far but look forward to getting years of use out of it. Easy to take on and off as well as tote to/from the office or campsite. For those debating on the sizing I'd go large because you can always roll it down nice and snug as long as the overall length isn't too big that its hanging over the sides of the bike.
May 25, 2015
It's Yellow and It's Dry
Great piece of kit. I've ridden through a few rain storms now and everything inside the duffel stays bone dry. Give the top 3 twists and you should be good to go. I chose the Yellow bag for visibility and on an all black motorcycle it really gets your attention.
I gave it a 4 on Bang for the Buck because although it is a very nice American made bag it is expensive. There are many other dry bag solutions cheaper than this one but I chose this one and am very satisfied with it.
It got a 4 on Ease of Install because the factory securement straps used to attach it to my bike would not stay tight. I replaced them with Rock Straps and solved that problem.
I purchased the Small size to use as a tail bag on a Triumph Bonneville and it works perfectly. The M or L would more than likely have been too wide for use as a tail bag. I can fit plenty of gear inside the bag and with the buckles sewn into it I can attach my sleeping roll to the top securely as well. I've used the bag as a carry-on for air travel and with the compression straps I easily fit enough for a weekend and it was (almost) small enough to squeeze under the seat in front of me.
May 4, 2015