Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag
Lite tank bag
Real quality product and easy to install and remove to get to gas cap. Big beefy zippers and velcro.
November 2, 2015
durable, easy install
This bag is well finished, instructions are clear, and it is easy to install. All in all, a great addition to the bike (Bolt)
October 19, 2015
Overall, a very good tank bag
Due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Wolfman products I decided to purchase the Explorer Lite tank bag. This is specifically for my R1200 GS Adventure.
The capacity meets my needs perfectly. Installation was a 3 minute process. The quality of workmanship, materials used and finish all appear top shelf. While I've only had it two weeks and used for one trip I believe it will be a very durable piece of gear for years.
The only two suggestions I can make that would have resulted in a perfect 5 across the board are in regard to the weather-proofing and main zipper flap.
I rode in two days of heavy rain (thanks to Hurricane Joaquin) and I was a bit disappointed that the bag did not have a bit more water resistance. It is not advertised as waterproof so I did not expect it to be. But, with the high-end materials coatings that exist today, the bag could be made to "resist" the wet a little better. Just keep your stuff in waterproof bags, as I did, and you'll be fine. The inside of the bag was very damp, but it did dry out quickly and never lost it's shape.
As to the zipper flap, it needs to be about 1 inch wider to fully and more easily cover the main compartment zipper. As currently constructed it is a very tight fit to get over the zipper, especially at the front corners of the bag. With gloves on, forget manipulating the flap...it's a gloves off job if you are wearing heavier weight or waterproof gloves. If the flap were a bit wider it would be easier to pull over the zipper and, possibly, add to the weatherproofing I mentioned.
All in all, I am very happy that I purchased this bag and am looking at the Wolfman tailbag as a potential purchase as well.
October 8, 2015
Great fit on VStrom
Straps onto tank of VStrom and doesn't budge. Gas cap opens easily, so convenient. Plenty of space for gloves, hat, water bottle, etc.
Huge upgrade from previous generic tank bag.
September 22, 2015
Great tank bag for the f800gs!
I was looking for a tank bag large enough to not have to carry a bookbag with me to carry my essentials but small enough to keep it comfortable and looking good. The explorer lite was the perfect choice. This bag size wise is perfect sitting on the faux tank of the f800gs. It looks good and does not get in the way of the handlebars. I am able to carry my disc lock, goggles, phone, wallet, and much more inside. The bag sits right so it doesn't move at all. The install was easy if you just plan to connect the rear straps to the frame. It takes a bit of trial and error to mount the straps under the seat if you go that way (at least for me.... I ended up just attaching to the frame for now. Overall I like the bag a lot.
August 29, 2015
Well made and fits perfectly!
This is actually my second Explorer LIte! My original was being repaired under warranty: after over 6 years of use the expansion zipper was coming apart. It has been doing duty on several bikes since I purchased it, currently used on both my KLR and Triumph Explorer. So I decided to order another just so I wouldn't have to keep swapping it back-and-forth between bikes! And if you have an issue, service from Wolfman couldn't be better..! Great product and great company to buy from.
August 18, 2015
Made in the USA
I have a 2012 BMW F650GS. The bag fits as expected. Tough to give a review after only a few rides in nice weather. It's nice to put something on my bike that's made in the US. This bag is a decent value compared to some of the other ridiculously priced tank bags. I would recommend this bag.
July 30, 2015
Perfect size bag for me.
This bag is a high quality bag. It was also the size I wanted for my R1200 RT. I didn't want the large BMW rail bag because it was too big for me. I had tried an 8L bag but it was too small. This is the "Goldilocks" bag for me. It was easy to install and has performed perfectly. I also brought the rain cover mostly for the sun and I'm glad I bought it at the same time.
July 20, 2015