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Wolfman Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags To create the Rocky Mountain Saddle Bags, Wolfman used their popular Expedition Saddle Bags as a template and utilized the same mounting and compression system. With a capacity of 32 liters each, the Rocky Mountain Bags are cone shaped (wider at the top than bottom) to make packing them easier. Internal stiffeners are held in place with hook and loop and work to compress and secure the load (to Wolfman or other side racks) which make the bags become almost ridged and firm, not floppy. The bags are sewn in-house by Wolfman and utilize their own custom vinyl-coated 1680 denier ballistics nylon fabric. They have a 35oz. vinyl bottom to compliment 22oz. vinyl back and front accents. Because the bags are sewn and not 100 waterproof, Wolfman includes their Yellow 200D PU-coated and seam taped waterproof liners. The liners are custom fit to make them easy in and out, while keeping contents dry. Features 32 liter capacity (with about 3 liters of float) Heavy duty 1680 denier custom vinyl coated ballistic nylon 35oz vinyl bottom 22oz vinyl back, front mounts and removable back pad Mounts to Wolfman or other side racks Ultra secure 6 point mounting system per bag using heavy duty 1 metal cam buckles Carry Handle Waterproof liner External D-rings for more versatility or for adding additional bags or fuel bottle holsters Stay-put internal stiffeners Reflective striping runs horizontally from front to back Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Strong & messy
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have not ridden with this product yet, so this review comes from handling it and fitting it to the bike. There are a TON of straps on this thing. It was a bit overwhelming at first. I can see how some people might miss or forget to apply a strap when installing this. I did stuff it full and mount it to my bike, and also put some bottle holders on it. Everything seems very tight and very well built. I'm not sure of it's exact placement yet as I do not have the wolfman racks installed yet. Without the racks, they seemed to only sit maybe 2 inches outside of my handlebars. That is a nice surprise as I thought they might be even wider. Make no mistake, these bags are HUGE! They seem light and I really appreciate the plastic mould in the bottom of the bags that help keep their shape. The hand strap on the top is a bit sad for a handle. If they are full and heavy, it will not be a comfortable handle. The handles could have been better without much work or expense.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag Named for the rocky Oregon desert canyon and the lively Spanish dance, the Fandango Tank Bag straps on/off a wide variety of motorcycles, including those with large-capacity dualsport fuel tanks (Clarke and Acerbis gas tanks without tower shaped fills), as well as many sport, sport touring and adventure touring motorcycles. Made from the the same tough, waterproof truckers tarp material and water resistant YKK zipper as our motorcycle saddlebags. And weve got new colors to match white, yellow, orange and original black-on-black. FANDANGO TANK BAG FEATURES and SPECS NEW! Seam Grip sealer and brush included 10 liter capacity (main compartment) Waterproof Bomb Shell material (22oz vinyl coated polyester think trucker tarp) Bag unzips from base layer Rubber and webbing carry handle Clear vinyl map top pocket Divider inside (removable) to secure camera or electronics Lined with high-visibility yellow nylon Waterproof YKK zippers on bag Beefy YKK coil zipper on base layer Diamond-plate vinyl reinforcements Designed and sewn in the U.S.A. Easy on/off Slim, trim profile Sewn with military-grade thread Straps 1-in. Nylike webbing with Delrin thumb-lock buckles Base Dimensions 8.25 X 12 Tank Bag Dimensions rear 8 tall, front 5 tall Includes detailed installation instructions and packing tips
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Strong
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was worried this tank bag would be to big, as the larger brother of the Giant Loop tank bags, but it is perfect for my needs. I will be traveling on a two week trip in Africa and needed space for my valuables, space to charge cameras, and all the etc. I fear the small one would have been WAY to small. I have taped my seams and really wish it could have come that way or maybe advised on which seems needed the liquid tape. I'm thinking not every seam needs the sealing. The directions say it needs 8-12 hours to dry, but it needed more like 15hrs for me and I am in a very low humidity area.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Wolfman Wolf Bottle Holster Wolfman designed the Wolf Bottle Holster around the popular Primus and MSR 1 liter bottles. The Bottle Holster can attach to the seat, rack or to Wolfman's Expedition Dry Saddlebags or Teton Saddlebags. (Actually, up to 4 can be attached to the new Saddlebags). This is an easy and convenient method to carry extra liquids. Features Constructed from heavy duty Ballistic Nylon 4 point Mounting, with a top strap that secures the bottle 9 long Note Wolfman recommends a 1 liter/10 circumference bottle or smaller to fit in the holster, botles sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Simple & Strong
PostedJune 3, 2013
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zulusafari
From E Africa
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have not been on a ride with this yet, so this review comes from handling the product. It seems very well built, like all of Wolfman's products. It is tedious to install on my side bags, but going to be very strong. My only complaint is that I wish the top strap that is designed to go through the top cap loop would be better with a drawstring. Maybe this is not as secure, but more bottles would work well as not all of them have a loop built into the top or might be shorter.
Rides: 2006 Honda XR650L
Yes, I recommend this product.
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