Let A Bag or Pack Lighten Your Load

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments


The right bag, pack, or hard case can turn a great ride into a perfect one. Whether you’re planning a multi-day trip or sticking to local roads this summer, get your gear in check with the right piece of luggage. Find some inspiration in a few of our current favorites, below.


Urban Tank Bag


Leave your backpack at home and let the Urban tank bag handle your laptop, folders, books, or other heavy goods. It fits and looks great on sportbikes, easily transforms into a roomy backpack, and can even carry your helmet when you’re on foot.


Hydration Packs and Backpacks


The German outdoor pack company Deuter has been making tough and innovative backpacks for the active life since 1898. Our collection of Deuter packs are made with incredibly lightweight and rugged materials, and feature either the Deuter Airstripes or the Aircomfort Flexlite back system. Deuter’s back systems create an air gap between your backpack and your back to keep you comfortable and cool. Each of our packs includes a hydration reservoir, and sternum and waist straps. We love these packs and have been buying them up ourselves for our commutes and day trips, but they’re perfect for offroad rides too. The smaller Hydro Lite or Race X packs would be perfect for a weekend day at Metcalf or Hollister, or choose the larger Compact Air to pack along what you need on longer dual sport rides.


Coaster SL Sissy Bar Bags

Tourmaster Coaster SL Large Sissy Bar Bag 1

Sick of cramming all your gear into a duffel bag? Keep it accessible and organized in a sissy bar bag, instead. The Coaster SL series bags from Tourmaster are roomy and have side-entry zippers, so you’ll spend more time on the road and less time rummaging.


Mach 3 No Drag Backpack


We haven’t tried it yet, but we’re betting the Mach 3 is high-tech enough to be safely launched into space. With a highly aerodynamic, rigid shape, clean lines, and ergonomic contours, Ogio has crafted a backpack that won’t hold you back, at any speed.

Assorted Brands

Tool Bags

Tool Bags

A tool bag is a cruiser essential, and we have a wide selection from makers like Saddlemen, The Leatherworks, Tourmaster, First Classics, and River Road. Pack one up with a multi-tool, zip ties, wrenches, and a flashlight, or load one with your own top five tools for the road.


Primer Tank Bag


Keep the Icon Primer lightweight with your wallet and phone, or stuff it full and use the exterior compression strap to cinch down a spare layer like a jacket liner–it’s perfectly compact and looks great on your bike either way.


Assorted Hard Luggage

Givi E55-N-Lux

Making a commitment to hard luggage WILL change your life, and Givi just might be ‘the one’ you’ve been looking for. Givi luggage is Italian made and Italian designed, and among the variety of styles and sizes available, there’s a case that you’ll love for your bike.


Tech Aero Tank Bag

Alpinestars Tech Aero Tank Bag


The 2014 Alpinestars Tech Aero tank bag is water resistant, durable, and has a substantial 20 liters of storage capacity. But this magnetic tank bag keeps on giving, and can be expanded to 30 liters. When you arrive at your destination, zip off the magnetic pad to reveal padded backpack straps.

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