Soft saddle bags / dry dry saddle bags

Mjhb

Getting there...
Location
United Kingdom
These are getting some good reviews on ADV in the minimalist touring thread.





Don't know if I will but it makes me want to give 'em a whirl.

These get good reviews and are popular in the UK, as are the matching crash bar and tank bags.

 

Coopdway

Getting there...
Location
SE Minnesota
I like what I see. My goal with the Dry Specs was to have less height and it looks like these are biased that way. I've been happy with most if not all of my soft bags but was ready for something waterproof, not just mostly waterproof. Using plastic bags inside I've kept things dry but I wanted more flexibility, the ability to store anything everywhere...side bags, duffel up top, etc.
 

BuckeyeHimalayan

Well travelled
Location
Northern Ohio
I have been pulling my hair out trying to narrow down the soft bags I want. There are so many and some (to me) outlandish pricing. I don’t want to spend a ton of money and I want them to hook up to my Himalayan pannier racks, not throw overs. I would like them to be semi rigid and would also like to be able to lash stuff to them if need be.
 

NC Steve

Getting there...
These are at the top of my list. I like the look and some expand ability with lash points. The price is great. Do you have any complaints?
No complaints. They attach very securely to the RE racks and the right bag is several inches above the muffler, so no worries about burning thru. They also come with stiffener panels and removable waterproof liners. And Nelson-Rigg gives them a lifetime warranty; can't beat that.
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AZ Mtn Girl

Well travelled
Location
Arizona
I've decided to get the small soft saddlebags from Naz Bags in Australia. As I only plan on carrying a few small items, I want to stick with small bags. I like the size and look of these and they are very inexpensive. I may also get a tool roll from them. IMG_2261.jpg
 

Sidequestadventure

Finally made it
Location
SF Bay Area
Agreed the Naz bags have a nicer look.

I went with the nelson Riggs because of the price. I think as other reviews have mentioned might have a slight QC issue but nothing was broken or bad on my set.

They install easy once you get the hang of which end is up. I use the bottom straps to tighten and support the bags against the pannier brackets. It's my first time using any sort of a bag on a bike and I was worried about settling while riding. So far they've been ok.

I start my 3000 mile trip this weekend and I've removed the plastic insert that help hold their shape to reduce the aero a little.
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
Agreed the Naz bags have a nicer look.

I went with the nelson Riggs because of the price. I think as other reviews have mentioned might have a slight QC issue but nothing was broken or bad on my set.

They install easy once you get the hang of which end is up. I use the bottom straps to tighten and support the bags against the pannier brackets. It's my first time using any sort of a bag on a bike and I was worried about settling while riding. So far they've been ok.

I start my 3000 mile trip this weekend and I've removed the plastic insert that help hold their shape to reduce the aero a little.
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