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Wolfman Luggage Benefit Sale

Wolfman Luggage is a family-owned and operated business founded by Eric Hougen, a passionate motorcyclist and the company's designer. Eric's son, Quinn, is Wolfman's...

SW-Motech Motorcycle Luggage: Street-Rack, PRO Side Carrier, SysBag WP | Gear Review

Unlike taking a roadtrip in a car, where you can pack everything but the kitchen sink, traveling by motorcycle requires you to be more...

Nelson-Rigg Hurricane 2.0 Waterproof Backpack/Tail Pack | Gear Review

Several years ago, I tested the first generation of Nelson-Rigg’s Hurricane Waterproof Backpack/Tail Pack, which impressed me with its practicality, functionality, and versatility. Nelson-Rigg...

Pakit Rak and Bag for Honda Gold Wing | Gear Review

Over the past nine years, I have taken four major cross-country motorcycle trips, all of them covering well over 11,000 miles. (Read about one...

Nelson-Rigg Trails End Adventure Tank Bag | Gear Review

Whether cruising the pavement or banging along a remote dirt road, tankbags are a rider’s most convenient place for storing frequently used items. Where...

Nelson-Rigg Commuter Tail Bag | Gear Review

As our recent test of the Suzuki Hayabusa shows, a big, open-class sportbike can make for one heckuva sport-tourer. But touring means going far, often for...

Wolfman Peak Tail Bag WP | Gear Review

Wolfman’s Peak Tail Bag WP provides a compact but versatile storage space on any motorcycle with a dedicated luggage rack. Its black wedge-shaped exterior...

Nelson-Rigg Sahara Dry Duffle Bag | Gear Review

As Egon Spengler famously warned in Ghostbusters, “Don’t cross the streams … It would be bad … Try to imagine all life as you...

Nelson-Rigg Commuter Tank Bags | Gear Review

Those who use their motorcycles for more than the occasional leisurely cruise know the importance of quality luggage. When faced with the predicament of...

Kriega Trail18 Adventure Backpack | Gear Review

Hydration backpacks are much the same, right? A zippered bag with a couple of pockets that hold a water bladder, lunch and whatever else...

Shad Terra Luggage | Gear Review

If the myriad of squared-off, adventure-ready aluminum luggage out there is a bit too…adventure-y…Shad has a stylish and quite well thought out option for...

Wolfman Dual-Sport Luggage | Gear Review

It may seem like you need a big adventure bike to carry saddlebags or luggage on a long on- and off-road ride, or at...

Nelson-Rigg Dual-Sport Saddlebags and Tail Bag | Gear Review

My first street-legal motorcycle was a Honda XL500R dual-sport, and as a teenager I rode the wheels off that thumper, generally wearing a backpack...

Touratech Zega Evo Pannier System | Gear Review

Looking at a set of “panniers” (from the French panier, or basket), or hard locking saddlebags, most of us probably wouldn’t think of them...

Mosko Moto Reckless 80L V2.0 Luggage | Gear Review

Mosko Moto has some new ideas about soft luggage for motorcyclists. A good example is its modular evolution of the horseshoe-style pannier system --...

Enhancing the Honda Africa Twin | Stage 1: Minimal Weight Gain, More Protection

It started innocently enough. At 507 pounds ready to ride, Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin is the lightweight among the liter-class ADV machines, and given my...

Fly Racing 9800 Roller Bag by Ogio | Gear Review

OK, so you finally pulled the trigger on that fly-and-ride motorcycle trip of a lifetime, and it’s time to get packed. Sure, a good-sized...

Nelson-Rigg Journey Highway Cruiser Magnetic Tank Bag | Gear Review

As long as a bike has adequate luggage, I tend to use tank bags only for items I need quick access to - wallet,...

Fly Racing Tail Bag | Gear Review

Despite possessing a fair amount of motorcycle touring experience, I’ve never been particularly good at packing light. It’s not entirely an obsession with bringing...

Nelson-Rigg Waterproof Hurricane Backpack/Tail Pack | Gear Review

Just as smartphones and multi-tools pack different functions into a single device, Nelson-Rigg's Waterproof Hurricane Backpack/Tail Pack plays two roles equally well. Available in...

Tourmaster Elite 14L Tank Bag | Gear Review

I love Swiss army knives, as they pack a lot of utility into a very small space. I have that same kind of appreciation...

Shad SH58X Expandable Top Case | Gear Review

Our Honda africa twin long-term test bike is asked to wear a lot of hats: tourer, commuter, grocery-getter and pack mule. Honda sent it...

Chase Harper Aeropac Tail Trunk and Aeropac II Panniers | Review

My first serious motorcycle luggage was a set of Chase Harper ET-4000 soft saddlebags that I tossed over my Kawasaki KLR650 in 1995. After...

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

A Few of Our Favorite Things... It's that time of year again! To assist you in the search for that perfect gift, three of us...

Givi Trekker Outback Panniers Review

I’ve owned a wide range of adventure bikes over the last few decades, so I am well acquainted with the luggage obsession of adventure...

Cee Bailey’s Sport Shield, Headlight Guard & Bag Liners Review

Luxury sport tourers come with power adjustable windshields that let you customize airflow according to speed, weather and personal preference. The stock windshield on...

Firstgear Laguna GPS Tank Bag and Tail Bag Review

Riders love to dream of endless journeys, but in reality many of us are hard-pressed to just get away for the occasional quick weekend...

Touratech Zega Mundo Panniers and Zega Pro Top Case Review

Big adventure bikes like our 2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré ES long-termer are incomplete without hard luggage. We tested Yamaha’s 61-liter accessory panniers during our...

Happy Trails Panniers and Top Box Review

In the 1990 film Crazy People, the late, great Dudley Moore plays an ad executive who, following a nervous breakdown, creates a series of...

Dowco Fastrax Backroads Tank Bag Review

Aren’t tank bags about the handiest piece of luggage you can put on a bike? They sit there, out of the way but within...

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