Wolfman Monarch Pass Saddlebags
Great soft luggage option.
Received these promptly and they were well-packaged for shipping. I was somewhat surprised as to how light and compact these bags were. I mounted these on my 2014 V Strom 650. The Wolfman mounting strap attachments are well engineered and would allow for multiple mounting options/configurations. The bags are well made with heavy duty stitching and zippers. There are attachment points as well located on the top flaps of each bag where additional cargo could be strapped. The bags are unobtrusive enough that I decided, at least for now, to keep them attached to the bike. To help them maintain their shape while empty I experimented with several small plastic trash cans that could be inserted and left. Finally settled on small 12 liter (If I recall correctly) white Rubbermaid plastic trash bins. After a little trimming, these fit perfectly. Keep in mind these bags are not waterproof so I would suggest drilling several 1/4" diameter holes in the bottom of the trash cans because water will collect otherwise. You will want to keep the saddlebag contents stored in dry bags as well. These bags combined with my tank bag provide more than adequate capacity for in-town errands and the 2-3 day solo camping/adventures (minimalist camping that is). Only time will attest to the durability of these bags but based on my early observations I wouldn't hesitate purchasing additional Wolfman products nor would I hesitate doing business with Revzilla again for that matter.
August 11, 2014
Coming from owning the Rocky Mountain bags.....these are pleasantly simple. Top loading bags with minimal straps. They attach firmly to the side racks and have a high level of quality, fit, and finish. I'm using these on a small "Adventured Up" dual sport....just didn't think I needed waterproof bags given I pack in drysacks anyway. Frankly...I love the fact I'm not messing with a roll top closure.....
I'd like to see an external pocket of some variety.
August 4, 2014
Clap for the Wolfman!
Absolutely love the the bags on my 04 Bonnie Black, looks like they were made for it. Fits decently on the factory rails and dont move at 80mph on the interstate. Added the bottle holsters and they look all business. A couple $10 drybags from the local huge-mart fit perfectly and make them sufficiently waterproof. Plenty of attachment points for anything. Just got back from a several day camping trip with rain in the mix and the bike is filthy but the bags still look clean.
Yeah they could be cheaper but they are MADE IN THE USA by our friends and neighbors and not by children in some pleather sweatshop in bfchina. If we support these american companies the products will get better and more affordable(we hope).
Satisfied with my purchase and will look to the Wolfman again.
Im going out the the garage to clap for the Wolfman and howl at the moon....aaahhhOOOOOOOOOOOO!
June 23, 2014
The bags fit my needs.....
I needed a light weight bag that I could get 3 days of back woods stuff in, and the Wolfman Monarch Pass Saddlebags fit my needs. They are not waterproof, but I have always packed my gear in plastic bags.
June 9, 2014
Good fit for DR650, easy to use, durable.
Durable, fit heaps of gear, didn't let any water through in light rain. Top loading made them easy to get into, and pack while on the bike.
Top D-rings are very handy for tying smelly running shoes on, and worked fine with a 3L petrol can.
Fit the DR650 racks I bought from ww.moto-racks.com perfectly, didn't bounce around any.
Took these and the Wolfman Enduro Tank Bag over some gravel roads in New Zealand.
January 4, 2014
New Bags for my KLR
I researched several bag for my 2007 KLR650 and found the Wolfman Monarch Pass to fit the bill. These bags are built to last and look great. The only thing I wish is that they came with the Universal Starps to hook them to my Dirtracks racks. I don't like the over the seat straps and had to purchase the mounting straps separately. Revzilla.com should consider a package deal for those of us with non-wolfman raks.
November 25, 2013
Very durable and able to hold the needed supplies
I have used my bags all summer in a variety of weather conditions. They are holding up well. I have had zero problems of any kind.
November 18, 2013
I must say, i must have this review look good, because Wolfman Monarch have performed good to me, and having not just one type of use.
The plan was to get this soft luggage to trip, short trip, meanwhile i get farther and farther, and the result of it is that i use them every day.
My luggage system by date is a BMW aluminium top case, and the wolfman monarch.
I travel almost every day like 6 Km offroad, and its very bad when things inside the top case bounce and sound, and something can go very wrong, but if i put my things inside the wolfman pannier, and the pannier inside the case, nothing bounces.
Also if i travel with some other things that do not fit inside the top case, i use the other wolfman and sit it in the passenger seat, and off i go, if that i need more space, i can take both wolfman to the sides and put inside the top case the extra space for more thing to carry.
Here is a video and some pictures.
The aluminium racks hold the pieces together, and can move the rack up or sideways to attach the luggage. enjoy and buy them.
I hate that they are not waterproof, i must buy some bags or something. That is why they dont have the 5 of 5 on overall review.
November 11, 2013