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XL dry bags
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:01:32 pm »
Greetings,

I'm looking for suggestions on over-sized marine bags.  I have a 55L Ascend bag, but it's not quite large enough.  Online searches aren't getting me very far...there are plenty of bags out there, just not larger than 55L.  I would prefer the tote (roll up open end) type vs. duffel type

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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 09:13:39 pm »
I have a large Wolfman Expedition top loading dry bag that has big miles on it with little sign of wear. Solid bag, lotsa volume, but not cheap. They call it 47 liter, but it holds alotta stuff with room to expand.

MoskoMoto has a 60liter top loader. Out of stock currently. Their bags are top shelf for a reasonable price. I have a 25 liter that I hauled to Alaska and back. Great bag with well thought out features.
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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 10:27:55 pm »
Givi makes a 80 liter but it's a duffle style, top loading. I have a 60 liter SW-Motech that is very well made.
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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 12:07:03 am »
Take a look at dry bags for rafting. I got mine at REI years ago.
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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 11:21:49 am »
Instead of one large bag, how about 2 bags? My SW-Motech 60 liter is made to have their 35 liter stack on top of it.

If possible, try to go with a moto specific bag. My bag has 4 mounting straps / attachments and the outside lettering is reflective.
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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 01:45:54 pm »
Thanks guys, good suggestions.

I’m planning some long weekends to different drop zones in Fla., this coming Fall.  I’ll be tent camping, and my 55L bag accommodates that gear just fine.

The new bag is for my rig.  Rig is approx. 28” x 18” x 14” and 25-30 lbs.  After some thought, the duffle type bag would be better as long as the opening is large enough.  The rig has a little flexibility, but not much.

My thought is to stack the 55L (because it’s larger/longer) below the rig bag and cargo net to seat, but I like the idea of strap system instead.
       
Since I could have picked up a brand new Versys 300 ABS  :motonoises: for what I paid for my rig, spending some $$$ on a good bag is a no-brainer…it doesn’t like moisture.

Any additional thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 09:35:51 pm »
Bought this 66L roll top, dry duffle after RWTW last year. Yet to see if it's waterproof

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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 12:54:41 pm »
I have a large Wolfman Expedition top loading dry bag that has big miles on it with little sign of wear. Solid bag, lotsa volume, but not cheap. They call it 47 liter, but it holds alotta stuff with room to expand.

MoskoMoto has a 60liter top loader. Out of stock currently. Their bags are top shelf for a reasonable price. I have a 25 liter that I hauled to Alaska and back. Great bag with well thought out features.

Ditto this.  +1  :great:

I think i ordered one size bigger, and it was TOO big to fit across the top of the saddlebags, reasonably.
Ended-up with a Large, and it has a TON of room in it, even when folded over and cinched-down.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/wolfman-expedition-dry-duffel-bag

I love all the hard plastic attachment points on the bag, which make it easy to find good anchor points for strapping down in a variety of positions.
One more point: depending on what else you're carrying on the back - filling the dry bag up with dirty clothes, or whatever was handy, made for a nice cushy backrest to lean-back on during longer stretches of slab.
Also, i think it was Cliff who turned me on to a good set of ROK straps for the lashing duties. 

Good investment.   :great:

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Re: XL dry bags
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 01:45:47 pm »
Here is something else you could consider.  I have used the medium and large bags for the past few years.  They are top loading and everything stays dry even exposed to heavy rain. They are made with self-contained tie-down straps. The large bag is 71L and the medium is 39L.
The large bag easily holds all my camping gear with room to spare and fits across the passenger seat and side boxes.

https://www.nelsonrigg.com/luggage/survivor-edition/adventure-dry-bag-detail.html