Wolfman Mini Beta Plus Rear Bag
Good, but overpriced
I don't have a problem so much with the price of this item per se, but I am disappointed that I had to purchase a rain cover separately. I also acquired a Rainier tank bag and the various accessories are just overpriced. I have the two bags (tank bag and tail bag), two rain covers, a "top pocket" for the Rainier tank bag, a backpack harness for the tank bag, and a shoulder strap for the tank bag and tail bag. It just all adds up and when I step back and look at what I've purchased, I just don't see the value there. If the base price for each had included all the items I listed above then I would not have a problem. But, in the end, I feel gouged (and this is by Wolfman mind you, not Revzilla, as the prices are standardized by Wolfman apparently).
So, are they nice bags YES (but could be better in some small respects), it's just the price/value proposition that has me down on Wolfman. I know they are made in the US - and for that I am willing to pay more - but not a LOT more. I look at what I have and I feel I have ~$200 worth of value. I paid 3 times that when all was said and done. If 3x is what it takes to buy american, then please send me offshore goods.
Good stuff - but overpriced imho.
(the small improvements are - please color code the left and right zipper pulls - I am forever pulling one only to realize that I am just moving the zippers from side to side. Also, the handle on the rainier bag is not thick enough and not tight enough. I should just barely be able to get my fingers under it. As it is now, it's a loose piece of material that is loosing shape and will not long be for this world. As I said, small stuff. Please fix Wolfman.).
May 25, 2015
Simple to use. Stays up out of the mud.
The "duffel with legs" easily rests on the passenger seat of my 2007 BMW F650GS. The "legs" serve as side compartments with their own zippers. They are handy for first aid kit, water bottles, helmet lens cleaner, phone, Rok straps, etc. The main compartment is roomy with easy access from the top. Its nice to have your jacket and pant liners as well as rain coat handy. The shape and size allows you to stuff quite a bit material in the main bag. The kit has plenty of strap length to allow additional items like tool kits, rope, tent and top bags to be incorporated. This kit has an advantage of storing up and out of the way (behind the rider) so it does not snag on trees and brush. It also stays up and out of the mud even in an off road drop/dump. They offer an optional rain cover for hard down pours however, the bag will keep items dry in light rain conditions. If your planning on heavy rain riding its still a good idea to store internal items in individual plastic bags (remember your Boy Scout training). The Wolfman bag is safer and more practical than bulky "lunch boxes" hanging low and off the side of your bike. Its not fun when one of those lunch boxes snags a tree or runs up the back of your leg. There are other, similar soft bag systems available but their price tag is dizzying compared to the Wolfman bag. The Wolfman is well made. It does take a little while to loosen up the heavy duty zippers.
May 4, 2015
Triumph Street Triple R 2013
Used this bag for a 1000 mile through FL and it performed flawlessly. Stays put on the bike and holds plenty of stuff for a week long trip. Easy to put on and take off. Fits the bike well.
February 9, 2015
Very Nice AMERICAN MADE product!
durable, and well made, secures easily and holds tight....plenty of room for a weekend trip
September 3, 2014
Worked well for me on a 4 day trip.
I bought these for my DR 650. Although they do limit your ability to move around on the seat, they are very functional. They also give you some back support for long days. Using these and a wolf pack I was able to carry tools and others necessities for a 4 day trip. They also come in handy for running errands at home.
July 31, 2014
Great value in a top bag.
I chose this bag to supplement a set of soft panniers on a mid size DS. Very well constructed, it has plenty of room. I like the way the bag is separated into several compartments. It makes it easy to organize items. It is also easy to install and remove.
June 16, 2014
Seriously good bag
I ride a BMW F800S and got the mini. The non-mini would probably fit better per the measurements but I wanted low profile and it works nicely.
Installation is very easy. I don't find the bag needs to be filled to be on the bike. I haven't noticed any flapping when the bag is empty and secured well.
My only criticism would be that the rain guards that surround each zipper are a bit stiff and make it difficult to get the zippers all the way open.
April 20, 2014
Good bag. And thank you revzilla for the
Good items and fast shipment.
November 18, 2013