Travel luggage recommendations


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Travel luggage recommendations

Post by 702scottc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm



I have a question for all the long riders. I'm looking for a new piece of luggage I can carry on the seat behind me for a week or so trip I'm planning. Something not too big or too small. What do you folks use?



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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by Viking » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 pm

I have one that looks like these ones. Was not expensive, came with a rain cover in a pocket, meant for the trunk rack, but fits on the back seat in between the drivers and passengers backrests. I do not even need to bungie it on, because the drivers backrest fits in the notch and holds it in place.

https://www.amazon.com/UltraGard-4-603- ... 9662&psc=1

http://wingstuff.com/products/20281-del ... rain-cover

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/tourin ... /123/30782
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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by tamathumper » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:59 am

I use a FirstGear Torrent, in 40L size. It fits right in the passenger seat, behind the Utopia backrest, and between the Show Chrome upright arm rests. Rode through a lot of rainstorms with never a leak.

It's $79 with two-day shipping - https://smile.amazon.com/Firstgear-Torr ... way&sr=8-4
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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by 702scottc » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:40 am

Thanks. I like the idea of a waterproof gear bag. 30L, how much can you typically load in it? How many days travel?

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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by tamathumper » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:53 am

I can fit more clothes and toiletries than I'd ever need in the 40L, plus a pair of sneakers. Or I can fit my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, and pillow, along with the clothes I *really* need. I can't fit my sleeping pad into the 40L because the pad is 25" wide, and even though the 40L is 24" long and you'd think it would stretch, like most of the waterproof bags it's a large duffel at the bottom with a "necked down" entry chute, so I have a separate dry bag for the sleeping pad and that gets Rok Strapped to the luggage rack (it weighs nothing).
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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by keithg64 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 am

themainviking wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 pm
I have one that looks like these ones. Was not expensive, came with a rain cover in a pocket, meant for the trunk rack, but fits on the back seat in between the drivers and passengers backrests. I do not even need to bungie it on, because the drivers backrest fits in the notch and holds it in place.

https://www.amazon.com/UltraGard-4-603- ... 9662&psc=1

http://wingstuff.com/products/20281-del ... rain-cover

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/tourin ... /123/30782

I use one of these also and they work great for a couple of days or weeks. You can just plan on doing laundry sometime if you like. I also use the torrent style bag from Nelson rigg on my receiver hitch luggage carrier. Both hold more than I need even for a two week trip.
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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by keithg64 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 am

Here's a pic of the luggage rack.


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Re: Travel luggage recommendations

Post by MikeB » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:19 am

I've used a T-Bag for years.


Unfortunately they went out of business. However, Saddleman makes a similar bag.

https://www.amazon.com/Saddlemen-3515-0 ... lp_pl_dp_3
https://www.amazon.com/Saddlemen-3515-0 ... lp_pl_dp_1

In my T-bag I can carry five days worth of clothing, toiletries, laundry soap, adult beverage and notebook computer. It fits behind the driver on the passenger seat and acts as a backrest.


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