Just because you’re traveling by motorcycle doesn’t mean you can’t take things with you. A set of saddlebags can transform an occasional weekend machine into a two-wheeled traveling companion that can carry enough gear for a daily commute or a journey around the world. These bags come in as many different types and styles as motorcycles and destinations, so choosing the best saddlebags depends on what you’re riding and where you’re going.
The modern motorcycle saddlebag product lineup ranges from traditional throw-overs that look as much at home on a horse as they do on a Harley or classic cruiser to laser-cut aluminum alloy hard cases that might just hold up to a few lunar orbits and fiery earth reentry. We’ve chosen a few that might work for you, and while saddlebags are also called panniers and vice versa, they both mean side-mount bags in this roundup.
The Nelson-Rigg Sierra Dry lives up to its name with 100% waterproof PVC fabric and heat welded construction. Four quick-release straps make for a secure fit on everything from motorcycles to snowmobiles, and aircraft-grade aluminum buckles and hardware outlast inferior plastic. Reinforced side plates and removable inserts keep the bags in shape, and two lightweight liners with grab handles are included for EZ cargo transfer.
Their traditional style and universal fit make these Milwaukee Leather throw-over bags a classic choice for cruisers of every stripe. The company knows enough about crafting genuine leather jackets, gloves and apparel to know that synthetic PVC leather is better for durable water-resistant saddlebags. Reflective piping adds night visibility and heat-resistant lower panels help prevent exhaust-related meltdowns.
Full metal construction and an innovative mounting system make the GIVI Trekker Dolomiti the ultimate luggage for dual-sport and adventure riders alike. The die-stamped aluminum shell delivers nearly impervious cargo protection, and the cases lock and mount to the rack with a single key. Smoothed corners help the cases slip through the air, deflect branches and potentially reduce rider and passenger impact injury.
These Kemimoto 50 liter PVC saddlebags are the ones to get when it’s time to haul a lot of cargo for relatively little coin. The 100% waterproof bags come in three different color schemes and can carry enough supplies and gear for a weekend or cross country long haul. A combination of hook and loop, locking straps and zippers make securing full bags a cinch and the straps roll up the bags when empty.
Understated style and tough fabric make the Chase Harper Phoenix a universal performer for a wide range of motorcycles. Urethane-coated ballistic nylon keeps out the elements and quarter-inch foam walls help the bags maintain their shape and add impact protection. Adjustable hook and loop and quick-release buckle straps work together for universal fit and the bags have full-length zippered inside pockets under each flap for extra cushioned cargo.
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Comes with a pair of bag covers, they can protect your bags in light rain and on a dust road.【Keep in Good Shape】This throw over bag has a detachable plastic board that uses to place on both sides and the bottom of the bag. They can help to keep bags in a better shape than only fabric bags.【Enough Storage】These 20L side bags can meet your needs in commute and short trips, they provide more room for your bike so you can bring your drinks, gloves, locks, tools, and so on. 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(PS: Please make sure the clearance between the saddlebags and top exhaust.)Enough Space to Storage: 11.8''(L) * 6''(W) * 10.2''(H) cm, provide large enough space to store some regular stuffs like jeckets, water bottle, powerbanks, sunglasses, wallet, smartphone and food.Dry & wet Separation: The saddle bags contains cup holder. This upgrade will prevent your stuffs from getting wet because of water leakage, and you can also easier to access your bottle. $112.99 Buy on Amazon Partner Offer Bestseller No. 6 182 Reviews Motorcycle Tail Bag Waterproof Bag Motorbike Saddle Bag Motorcycle Backpack Waterproof Multifunctional Luggage Bags Expandable Backpack PU Leather for Universal Fit ★ Multifunctional Usage - The motorcycle saddle bag fit most of the motorcycle, dirt bike, dual sport and enduro, it can also be used as handbag for easy movement.★ Practicality And Versatility - A good motorcycle bag to store your wallet, phone, camera, energy drinks, cigarette, etc.Also features a expandable bottom section to enlarge storage space.★ Durable Material - The motorcycle tail pack bag is made of waterproof PU material to protect your belongings in the rain. Give a waterproof cover as a gift and double protect your valuables. Even in heavy rain, you can feel at ease. $23.99 Buy on Amazon Partner Offer Sale Bestseller No. 7 1,786 Reviews Stansport Saddle Bag Heavy-duty, 22 Oz., Cotton Duck Canvas2 Large Pockets With Double-strapped Flap Covers.Reinforced At All Stress Points $40.99 −$17.49 $23.50 Buy on Amazon Partner Offer Bestseller No. 8 2 Reviews Kemimoto Motorcycle Saddlebags Waterproof 70l Dirt Bike Saddle Bags Side Bag Adventure Touring Street Bike Dual Sport Bike INTERIOR BAGS - The motorcycle saddle bags come with interior bags. Taking the entire bag off is unnecessary when you leave the bike.OUTSIDE POCKET & HOLD SHAPE - There is an outside pocket for small items. And comes with bag stiffeners to make the bags always hold shape.WATERPROOF - The waterproof motorcycle saddle bags are made with 500D PVC waterproof material. 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We chose the saddlebags in this roundup based on classes of motorcycles and entirely stereotypical rider types. Still, the traditional lines between cruisers, dual sports, standards, and sportbikes get hazier with each new model year. The right bags for an interstate hauler with onboard ice coolers and heated seats are probably all wrong for a scooter or knife-edged naked urban road burner. The best saddlebag fits your motorcycle and what you need to carry. Measure twice and take it with you on the ride.
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