Water Proof Travel Luggage
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Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1968
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 am quote
What Travel Bags/Luggage do you use?

On extended rides you can get caught in some heavy/heavy rain. Several of
my fellow riders have had their (designated water proof) travel luggage
soaked.

I have found "First Gears" travel duffel bags to be 100% dry. Several years ago, heading to Wisconsin (Attend Dave's Wisconscoot), I unknowingly paralleled
a tornado that present high winds with rain that seem to come at me horizontally. I am sure that many of you have experienced cross high winds were your scooter is leaning into the wind to stay upright.

I had First Gear Duffle bags on both the front and back rack. 100% Dry.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota

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The Duffle comes in three different sizes.

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Front and Rear Racks

Ossessionato
2010 ThunderFly 190, 2008 250 GTS
Joined: 29 Apr 2011
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Location: Springboro, OH
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am quote
I use a 20L roll top compression dry bag designed for kayaking and whitewater rafting. I have smaller waterproof compression bags to pack inside to place clothes into to help with packing and organization.

They are fairly inexpensive (<$30) and very rugged. I use Rok Straps to attach it to the rack. Made from smooth rubber, it's also easy to clean bugs and debris off the bag. No zippers to fail either.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dry+bags+for+kayaking+waterproof&crid=1AGNX8S37EO9U&sprefix=dry+bag%2Caps%2C453&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_4_7

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Mine is setup like this with shoulder straps for carrying when off the scoot

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Typically strapped to the front rack when I use it.

Hooked
Yellow GTS
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 277
Location: Nashville, TN
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 am quote
I use a similar bag. I always place mine on the rear rack as I don't have a front rack. The bag I have is made by DRY PAK and is 24"x12"x15" with 4270 cubic inch (70 liter) capacity. On Amazon, it's about $50.
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1968
Location: Minneapolis USA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:37 am quote
Water Proof Travel Luggage
CrazyCarl,

You got me on water proof. You could not drop the First Gear Duffel in the
Lake. So, if you drove off the road into a deep water ditch, you would be soaked, the scooter would be soaked, but your cloths would be dry. Not
much better than that.

The 25L First Gear Duffle Bag is $49.95. I use short Bunge Cords to
attach to the rack.

It is kind of cool when you see a scooter all loaded up with travel bags. You
know they are on a extended ride.

Bob Copeland
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9640
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:06 pm quote
SIP sells a couple of bags (two sizes) that resembles Carl's. Not sure if you can dunk them, but they look pretty waterproof.

IIRC, Bob, you had even more problems with your rain gear....
Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Sep 2019
Posts: 300
Location: San Francisco
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:21 pm quote
I've got the Kuryakyn Torke. It comes with straps to attach it to the luggage rack. Stays securely attached, and is made of the same material as a dry bag.

The stiffness of the material + the narrow zipper opening can make it a bit finicky to pack (laptop needs to go at the bottom of the bag), and the waterproof zipper can be a bit hard to close, since you've got to both hold the seams next to each other + pull on a slightly stubborn zipper. It takes about 5-10 minutes to mount.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6329
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:45 pm quote
My first choice is a top box.
Until now that's about all I use; top box and under seat storage on my MP3, and I have never had any issue with wet whatnots. Ever. And I have ridden in some rather noisy rainstorms. (Which I find oddly cathartic and relaxing, but that's another story.)

Some time ago I bought a Wolfmann bag. Haven't used it yet but it looks up to the task. Planned on using it on the Cannonball.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BHCDT8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Addicted
2018 GTS 300 Touring Rosso Vignola, 2020 BV 350 Matte Green, 1956 VL3
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Posts: 878
Location: Herriman, Utah
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:36 pm quote
My first choice is also my GIVI V47 top case. In addition I use water sport bags with the roll up top of various sizes depending on my needs. Amazon has a wide selection of brands, sizes and colors.
Addicted
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 839
Location: south Texas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:04 pm quote
Another vote for the roll top watersports bag. I have a 35L bag that I used to commute to my last boat job. It would go from my scoot to the commercial boat, in pretty much all kinds of weather and water conditions. It was our ditch bag (emergency supplies) when cruising our own boat, or from the boat to the dinghy. Even used it with some air in it and tow behind when snorkling. Closed properly, everything stayed dry.

That bag strapped on the passenger seat of a PCX (a couple of scooters ago)...



Also makes a decent backrest.
Hooked
SilverWing 600-- 4nprevious Vespa
Joined: 13 Oct 2010
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Location: chattanooga tn
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 am quote
Try Aerostich for Bibler waterproof bags---not cheap--last 20 years or more. two stacked on passenger seat, bunged work well on just about any bike.
Molto Verboso
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2007 Burgman 400
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 1968
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:25 am quote
Fledermaus - Memory Like an Elephant
Dave,

You are right. My First Gear Bag was dry. I was soaked to the bone.

I had a soiled "ring around the collar" on my rain suit jacket (Frog Togs).
So, before traveling to join FLedermaus and his Wisconscoot event, I
washed the rain suit in hot water in our washing machine.

Answer: The cleaning instructions on the rain suit specifically advised do
not wash in hot water. This removes all the water repellency of the jacket.

Half way to Dave's event we stopped at the DeTox Bar And Grill for lunch in Arcadia WI. I was next door standing around half naked at the laundrymat waiting for my cloths to dry in the dryer.

Great Adventures on the scooter trail.

Stupid is as stupid does.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
300CC Italian scooter, 750CC Russian Sidecar,1650CC Bavarian ADV Tourer.
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 7939
Location: The Six
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:29 am quote
Kriega bags. Top of the line waterproof motorbike luggage. I have the 20 and 30 litre roll top. Plenty of attachment options.

YouTube will have lots of reviews.

https://www.revzilla.com/kriega?gclid=CjwKCAiAl4WABhAJEiwATUnEF0FE0ndD2wYFWbtb68qfQJXjp-qHkMjFT5fFhQxrfItcsoujqFzVBBoCcJsQAvD_BwE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h7Oo8Raiks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoMhOidN93M
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 9640
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:41 pm quote
Re: Fledermaus - Memory Like an Elephant
Bob Copeland wrote:
Dave,

You are right. My First Gear Bag was dry. I was soaked to the bone.

I had a soiled "ring around the collar" on my rain suit jacket (Frog Togs).
So, before traveling to join FLedermaus and his Wisconscoot event, I
washed the rain suit in hot water in our washing machine.

Answer: The cleaning instructions on the rain suit specifically advised do
not wash in hot water. This removes all the water repellency of the jacket.

Half way to Dave's event we stopped at the DeTox Bar And Grill for lunch in Arcadia WI. I was next door standing around half naked at the laundrymat waiting for my cloths to dry in the dryer.

You're just a good storyteller.

I'd normally go with "pictures or it didn't happen," but I'll take a pass this time.
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