Mike (PonceDeLeon )
Fit my VT1300CT Interstate stock bags perfect, pack it, zip it, stow it and forget it, easy for road travel, and keeps clutter to a minimum
Robert (Lockport )
I got this bag to sit on my 05 Soft tail Deluxe passenger seat, carry all my clothing as a suitcase would, and double as a backrest. It has worked great for me. I traveled the entire country solo with it over the past two years, 15k miles, with this bag strapped to my bike and it has surpassed my expectations. The clips hold the bag securely and are easy to clip and undo as I take the bag off every night and put it back on each morning. Many pockets and compartments for maps and such, and they are very easy to access with the bag mounted. I especially like the top flap that holds my heavy leather jacket when I switch to a lighter one. I don't have to stow it inside as it takes up a lot of room. All the seams are holding after putting a lot of weight and stress in the bag and on the straps.It seems to be very well constructed. My only issue I had was with the cover. I had to waterproof the cover and the bag after the bag got wet once. It now works great to kept the bag and the contents dry from the rain. I will get another Saddleman bag if this one ever fails.
Justin (MIDDLE RIVER )
THIS BAG HAS PLENTY OF ROOM, THIS IS WHAT I HAD IN IT: ONE MAN TENT, SLEEPING PAD, GROUND TARP, SMALL PILLOW, FLEECE BLANKET, 4 DAYS OF CLOTHES, 1 HOODIE, RAIN GEAR, LEATHER VEST, TOWEL AND WASH RAG, TRAVEL SIZED PERSONAL ITEMS, BOTTLE OF SEA FOAM, PHONE CHARGERS, PAIR OF SHOES, GLOVES, FACEMASK, AND OTHER SMALL ITEMS. BAG HELD UP GREAT WISH IT CAME WITH MORE STRAPS, AND D-RINGS ON THE FRONT OF THE BAG TO REALLY CRANK IT DOWN.
Jim (Sierra Vista )
Great bag to put on my Sportster. Bag is a little larger than I thought it would be. I am considering moving it to my Electra Glide and buying a smaller bag for the Sporty.
Craig (Houston )
I just completed a 3,000+ mile trip with these Saddlebags and Sissy Bar Large and Small Bags... All Saddlemen products. The Sissy Bar bags were exceptionally good. The Saddlebags not so much. The Saddlebags arrived with one of them already having the top partially pressed in. I guess something must have been pressing on it at some time. The other bag, which had a flat top upon arrival, eventually starting dipping inward, too. If you are buying bags for looks, then you might want to skip these. Also, the very first day one of the flap snaps popped off. I handled them very carefully after that and did not lose any more. I intend to replace them with something durable. The prior complaining aside, the bags did okay. No serious faults or failures. The front and back Velcro really keeps the bags secure from the wind and weather. I would say the quality of the bag material was quite good. I used Kuryakyn slanted inserts inside the bags to carry my clothes. Good fit. And great carrying convenience if you leave the saddlebags on the bike. They kept my clothes mostly dry during some hellacious rain storms where I got rain penetration of the saddlebags. A couple of the rubber grommets popped out/ vibrated out somewhere along the way. (these are on the inside toward the bike near where the throw over occurs) The throw over had good adjustment for fitting my bike width and did not become loose. The interior pockets on the outside wall were absolutely worthless. They sagged to the bottom of the bag. Would I buy these again? Mixed feelings. I looked long and hard before settling on these for size/appearance. They did stand up to a long trip (the basic bag material and construction was strong) but they require the owner to install better quality latches and a rigid top plate in order to have a good looking functional product for multiple uses.
Craig (Houston )
These bags have plenty of rings for attaching bungee cords. The adjustable sissy bar mount on the big bag worked well. The bags had plenty of pockets with well thought out access both on the road and when removed. The adjustable top flap for securing a jacket or whatever was a great convenience. The zippers and pulls were all strong and worked without problems. The carry handles were comfortable and strong even with heavily loaded bags. The back rest on the smaller back bag was comfortable. Had several light rains with no leakage with the bare bags. During heavy rains used a waterproof grill cover that fit both bags at once like a custom cover. I would definitely purchase this brand again.