Wolfman Rocky Mountain Saddlebags
good alternative to metal panier boxes
We were looking for a more affordable option than the metal panier boxes recommended for our bike. These have a good amount of room, are lighter weight and have a nice look to them. My husband and I are looking forward to using them for our road/camping trip!
July 21, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for
I had been researching these bags for a couple weeks. When I finally bought them I awaited the day they would arrive. When I did get to open the box I was not dissapointed. The high quality materials are evident all over these bags. Large storage pouches with included dry bags are a nice touch. They are super easy to attach to your racks as well, which makes the bags easy to come as well for storage or when needed. Can not atteest to the duability of these bags as I have not had the chance to dump the bike yet but will assume that they should hold uo fine.Plus they look great on my KLR650. Get them you will love them !!!! (Only gave 4 stars, as I have not gone on any adventures with the bags yet)
June 16, 2014
Great for touring
If you are riding around the city for the most part the huge size and width of these bags might be prohibitive, but in terms of space, durability, and style. I couldn't be happier
May 5, 2014
In the past I have only used hard bags, but I am definitely on the soft bag train now! Wolfman has done a great job with the Rocky Mountain setup... I have a BMW F800GS with the Touratech pannier racks installed and these bags installed flawlessly. Very intuitive, I didn't even need the instructions! I like the fact that there are internal stiffeners in the bags, as they stay semi-rigid even when completely empty. They are constructed very well, and I can see that in conjunction with the supplied dry bag liners my goodies will always stay dry. The only complaint I have is very minor, and the reason I only gave the bags a 3 for durability: all of the big D-rings and most of the mounting hardware are plastic... now I realize that it is top quality high-impact plastic and will probably last a very long time without breaking, but it would be more reassuring to see some aircraft aluminum in these areas. Everything else about these bags seems bullet proof and well thought out, and they certainly aren't easy on the wallet, so why on earth is there so much plastic? Hopefully Wolfman knows what they're doing...
March 31, 2014
Quality of Bags Look Great
The bags look great. I am looking forward to using them as soon as the massive piles of snow melt.
The bags appear to be durable and well made. After a couple of years of steady use I will be able to provide better feedback.
The shipping from Revzilla was very fast and the packaging was secure!
March 8, 2014
Product is fanastic
very well made, easily installed on any bike, fit and finish are great now all my buddies want a set!!
February 24, 2014
this is a very good, and well designed soft bag for adventure riding with a few exceptions
We are very pleased with the Rocky Mountain Saddlebags. the overall design and travel worthiness is excellent. We did not realize that we needed the Wolfman Universal Saddle bag straps in addition. The instructions here for other brand racks shows a 1" D-ring and strap, this is NOT included with the bags. So, we ordered the newer Universal bag straps after a little research because they looked like a better system anyway. Well, we have the SW-Motech rack system on our 990 and the Universal straps are really hard to wrap around the rack tube because it is like a rectangle with curved sides and the diameter is almost too much for the straps. It took about 15 minutes to get all 8 on, as opposed to the few seconds shown on the Wolfman manufacturers website. It was even harder to get them back off. So, the universal straps need to be about 1/8" to a 1/4" longer. After all of that I would have prefered the D-rings shown in the instructions for other brand racks. Also, the buckles for the main straps across the bike are very large. There was no way my wife could sit on that! Luckily we could place it under the seat in the middle. I would think the design could be modified and keep the attachment on one side right at the bags so only the soft strap would be in the center.
February 17, 2014
Trans America Test
Ok, Thanksgiving week I did the first 900+ miles of the TAT
(Trans America Trail). I ran in freezing rain, mud up to the Kazoo and several river crossings. Morning low temps reached 17 degrees, so these bags got a good hardee test. I was on a V-Strom equipped with a new set of Wolfman Rocky Mountain saddle bags. The bags are great, all my gear stayed dry through over 200 miles of rain, sometimes heavy sometimes freezing.
The only water found in the outer bag was after one particularly deep river crossing, but it never got into the internal bag so all my cloths stayed dry. I dropped the bike once in the mud in MS. and the RMSB protected the bike flawlessly. Side Air Bags, OH YEA! Pros: Bags stayed in place, never moved, collapsed, or needed adjustment. Also stayed flexible in the cold. Cons: The metal cam buckles are an excellent idea, they work great, but I could only use 1 of the six per bag due to the short length, the rest I used large wire ties in replacement. Wolfman, Add a couple of inches and you have a near perfect system.
December 10, 2013