I purchased both L and XL in the Tour Master Coaster SL sissybar bag combo with the intent of returning the size I didn't want. Revzilla charges $7 for a return label, which is reasonable. I ended up with the XL because, obviously, it has more room and didn't look out of place on my already big Honda Valkyrie. Secondly, my HJC xl size helmet with Sena S10 just fits inside the XL bottom bag but not the L bottom bag, making the decision to go with the XL a no-brainer.
Contrary to what I was told, the Tour Master Coaster combo, which attaches to the padded sissybar with straps tying to the frame rails, requires a luggage rack to support its weight. Without the luggage rack and just the sissybar , the bags sag to the point where they half block the brake light. I was gonna return both L and XL bags but managed to find a used OEM luggage rack on Ebay and that solved the problem. With the luggage rack, the Tour Master bag combo sits high and proud and looks terrific. Honda rates the luggage rack capacity at 6.5 pounds max. Although, the luggage, empty, weighs considerably more, it doesn't appear the weight, loaded, will be a problem.
One small tidbit, the Revzilla video shows the chrome eyebolts on either side of the top bag not attached to the D-rings on the bottom bag. In use, the bags are much more secure with the bolt snaps attached to the d-rings and this is what I assume Tour Master intended.
The additional five side and rear pockets are convenient yet not obtrusive. The side openings of the larger, lower bag is great for access. All pockets and openings use zippers. The zippers seem substantial and have little pockets at the ends where they close so the little zipper handles do not flap around, which is a very nice little detail. The zippers tend to get a little hung up but I just back them off and re-zip and they are fine. This may get better with use or perhaps a little zipper wax.
The overall construction and faux leather seem to be robust and looks like it will be durfable. The rain cover looks to be a coated nylon and well made. I haven't used it yet so I don't have an opinion as to its rain proofness but it appears that is should work just fine.
Unfortunately, the rain cover is black and this is why I rated the setup a 4 instead of a 5. I would think that a hi-viz yellow, red, or orange rain cover with big reflective tape sewn on would be so much safer in the rain. It turns out that no luggage companies make luggage rain covers in anything but black. Revzilla explained to me that the market dictates this choice of black. The problem is that the two bag combo sits up high and virtually blocks the view from behind of the rider, who, in my case, wears a hi-viz vest. All a cager behind would see is black, which, especially in the rain is virtually invisible. I e-mailed Tour Master on this but did not hear back.
I ended up putting a red, hi-viz, bib-type work vest from my job over the bags but a bright red, hi-viz rain cover would have been so much more better. Of course, I ride like I'm invisible anyway, keep my bike in first gear when stopped but I do whatever I can to mitigate the risk of getting rear ended especially by being as visible as possible.
Is it fair to take off a point on an otherwise perfect luggage combo just because Tour Master is simply accommodating the market in it's choice of rain cover color? I think yes. In this day of hi-viz coming into vogue for safety reasons, one of these luggage companies is going to have to show the way and isn't Tour Master the market leader?
Overall, aside from the black color of the rain cover, I am very pleased with the Tour Master Coaster SL sissybar bag combo.