Dowco Fastrax Backroads Tank Bag
Alittle Pricey but worth it
Over all its a great little bag to throw on and off the bike super strong magnets i can fit more than expected in it. 3 textbooks water bottle and snacks.. or complete change of clothes and shoes with extra room
November 30, 2014
I am currently using this tank bag on my 2006 Suzuki GSXR600 for a daily commute to and from work (roughly 40 miles round trip, travelling at 80-90 miles/hour on the Highway). I have been using it with the magnets and haven’t ran in to any problems as of yet despite the half plastic/half metal tanks on the 2006-2007 Gixxers. The bag is big enough to comfortably fit a pair of shoes, extra shirt, lunch and a 40oz stainless steel water bottle. It has a pouch on the front of the bag with a plastic cover for maps, GSP, cell phone, MP3 player etc. Touch devices are fully operational through the plastic. The bag also expands so you can fit more stuff than listed above. The quality of the bag looks and feels sturdy and seems like it will last a while. The bag also comes with a life-time warranty through Dawco . For anyone looking for a compact bag without having a lot of bulk, this bag is a great option! Thank you Revzilla for the prompt delivery and great customer service!!
June 3, 2014
Expensive, but solid.
My main reason for purchasing this bag was simple: a device window large enough for a modern smart phone. But the other features, combined with the really solid construction, make it worthwhile. The compartment area is very large (and expandable). The window is touch-friendly (though not especially swipe-friendly). The flap has inner storage. There is a permanently-attached rain guard stored at the front, which is nice. The magnets are very strong, and a security cable is included. Complaints? The side color panels are a bit gimmicky, and again the price. But you're buying a high quality product here.
June 2, 2014
Lots of room great product
I was very hesitant to get a tank bag but after a couple hundred miles I am very happy with my purchase would not leave home without it
May 12, 2014
I bought this right before a 1500+ mile trip and it carried all my important documents, water, big can of chain lube, toiletries, cell phone, ezpass, and even provided a nice stomach pillow for when I leaned over on the highway... Couldn't ask for anything more from this...
July 8, 2013
One Tank Bag to Rule Them All!
I'll be honest, I didn't shop around when I started looking for a tank bag; I simply picked the first bag that seemed to fit my general needs and boy did I end up with a winner!
This bag is incredibly well-designed and every feature has a practical benefit. Take for example the simplicity of the detachable buckle keyring: simply add it to your keyring and buckle your keys in to the bag when you ride.
Rain is never ideal weather to ride in, but the contents of this bag will stay dry with waterproof zippers during light rain and the sewn-in rain hood for heavier rainfall. The fact that the rain hood is sewn-in gives great peace-of-mind knowing that it won't fly away while you're riding!
There's even a backpack shoulder strap that's neatly tucked away. Just take the bag off the bike, pull out the shoulder strap and you've got a free hand! Alternatively the heavy-duty handle is always available for easy carrying.
A surprise benefit is the transparent plastic window on top of the bag that enables you to use a touch capacitive device such as a smartphone. This is great for navigation apps and the pouch also offers headphone ports if you want to listen to some tunes while riding.
The color inserts for the exterior wells seemed a little gimmicky, but I actually appreciate the fact that the bag's highlights match my bike!
This quite possibly may the one tank bag to rule them all!
December 14, 2012
I have been using this pack for about three weeks now and is has been great. The magnets grab onto my tank very well with no shifting around. It is not the biggest bag, but for a tank bag it is large enough. I also like the integrated waterproof liner that has it's own zippered section up front. I always hated having to hold the liner in my bag, it always got in the way.
October 24, 2011