I've been looking everywhere for a decent bag to run to the store with or carry stuff in. Saddlebags and seat bags are fine but they're more like luggage. I have a a few decent backpacks but you have to bungee them to the sissy bar or using a cargo net. This is awesome and the price is amazing. I couldn't believe that of all places to find a sensible solution for a motorcycle bag it's at Walmart. But there it was. I searched different dealerships, online at all the motorcycle sites, and the best answer was at Walmart for 30 bucks. I could buy 3 of these and still pay less than one of those expensive bags and get more functional use out of this. The bag has 2 aluminum stays in small pockets in the back. This is the internal frame. You can remove these to make it a more floppy kind of backpack, or you can leave them in and it will always stand up straight even if you don't have it loaded with stuff. Many of the critical seams are double stitched and in the bottom of mine, they're already taped. The fabric is thin but rubber lined. I'd say it's water resistant but not water proof. I haven't tried it in weather yet. This bag is big enough to easily take a weekends worth of clothes. If you have a lot of motorcycle specific clothing, like rain gear, then you may run out of space but if you're just packing jeans and tshirts you should be fine. The dimensions say it's about 2500 cubic inches or 40 liters and I'd say that's about right. Maybe a little more when you factor in the top and side pockets. I have a Bell Vortex helmet in XXL. This helmet will definitely not fit in this bag. A half helmet will definitely fit though. One thing that I wish they had done is put a plastic buckle between the two sections of the sleeve that goes over the sissy bar. The straps work relatively well but I still use 1 bungee that goes from the back of the bag, under the sissy bar and then back over to secure it to the sissy bar. That way I know it's not going anywhere. If it's under a lot of weight it's not really an issue, but if you're going to get groceries and it's empty I still worry about it getting caught by some wind. Anyway, for the price it's a great deal. If you're planning on using it for some hardcore hiking or something, keep looking, but for packing your bike for a weekend trip or getting groceries this bag is awesome.
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