Wolfman Wolf Tail Pack
Good overall, some doubts
The Wolf Tail pack is a lot bigger than it looks. It takes a ton of stuff even when not expanded. Here's what I manage to pack in there without expanding the top:
- 2x Jetboil gas refill canisters
- Pinnacle Dualist cook system
- Small binoculars
- Toilet bag
- Black Diamond Orbit lantern
- 2x tire levers
- BMW motorcycle tool set rollbag
- Nalgene wide mouth loop-top water bottle
- Drying and washing cloths
In the mesh pocket of the top - 2x high absorbency camping towels
In the external pockets:
Pocket 1: chain lube, tire puncture repair kit
Pocket 2: first aid kit
Pocket 3: energy bars and other snacks
The product is well thought out and designed. Three external pockets are large enough to carry a lot of stuff, making all contents easily accessible without having to unpack anything in the main compartment. The 'lid' of the main compartment has a zippered mesh pocket to stow flatter items. I keep my high absorbent camping towels in there. The bottom has a rubberized base which limits slip, not that this is a big deal when the bag is stowed onto the bike.
I have a concern about the bungees of the Wolf Tail pack. They seem like they may not last very long, especially if used in off road conditions. Because the pack is so huge, it can take a lot of stuff, which can make it quite heavy, based on the contents. On some recent mild off road rides on rough gravel roads, the bag moved around quite a bit on the back of my BMW 650 Dakar, even though I have the bungees as tight as possible. I had to keep checking if it was still there. If the ride gets real rough, or the poor surface ride is very long, I am suspicious of the longevity of the bungees.
I use a ratchet strap over the top if I know the conditions are going to be rough.
Also, the bag is so big, I am struggling to find a base big enough to hold it on the tail. The standard Dakar tail rack is too small.
Overall though I am very happy with the pack and would recommend it for most conditions other than very long or very rough off road rides.
June 5, 2013
Great Wolfman Product.
Bought instead of a tank bag for my 1200GSA. Attaches quick and easy to the existing rack and holds plenty. As with past Wolfman products I was very pleased.
June 3, 2013
Really liking this bag so far. Perfect size for commuting to work and day trips, has room for a pair of shoes, a second pair of warm gloves plus room to spare. Attaches and detaches very easily to the back of my BMW GSA with the attached straps. If your looking for a commuter/day trip bag but don't want a tank bag this is a very good option.
April 22, 2013
Great for BMW R1200GS
This bag seems custom made for the space where the pinion seat mounts, when that seat is removed on my GS, fitting in perfectly. That's how I use the bag. Very large when expanded. No complaints other than would love for it to be waterproof w/o having to use the raincover. In the photo, my seat is off the bike as I'm charging the battery.
April 18, 2013
Pack it up, pack it in!
This tail pack holds more that you expect. I love the expandable zipper and spacious side pockets. Would have liked better options for music/ phone cord attachment. Adjustable bunnies hold everything in place to the bike. (Check them often for secure fitting) I have no issues with the material quality. No extra rain cover.
April 8, 2013
Another Great Wolfman Product!
I own five or so of Wolfman products and they are all well made, user friendly and well thought out. If I had to change two things it would be to include a rain cover and make the mounting straps on this particular bag a strap and buckle not the bungee / hook. But hey...that is just me due to the type of rack I have (Touratech on a F800GS).
March 4, 2013