product review: tail bag - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
bevo1981's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 12,927
product review: tail bag

just bought a new tail bag from an Italian company Givi. i was looking for something waterproof and BIG. this is the biggest i could find on the internet. to give you some scope, this bag is 80 liters and the next biggest i could find from any manufacturer was 63 liters. it's a roll top bag so you load your gear in from the top, velcro the seam at the top, then roll it over a couple times, then snap the buckles on each end to secure it and that's how your stuff stays dry.

this will almost eliminate my need for saddlebags, but you still have room for bags as you can see in the photo where it hangs over the edge. in this photo, i packed the following: folding chair, sleeping bag, pillow, a few changes of clothes, football, bottle of brandy, some knick knacks, and managed to snuggle in a 12-pack after these photos were taken. my only caveat so far would be that i wish it had a small external pocket on the outside somewhere like most bags do so you don't have to open the whole thing to get out a small item. and it does come with 2 bungee cords, but i used 2 extra just in case. if you don't have the bag filled very much, you might think of doing the same unless you criss cross the bungee cords like i did after taking these photos.

$129 shipped, ebay
29.9"L x 13.8"W x 12.6"H
those are the technical dimensions, but when the bag is empty and stretched up, the height is actually about 2 feet tall.

on a steel horse I ride
i create motorcycle videos. check them out here

bevo1981 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome