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post #1 of 11 Old 05-04-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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aerostich or twisted throttle dry bags?

I want to buy a waterproof dry bag to mount on the seat of my V which has the older givi saddle bags and top case and wondered if someone has experience with these. there are so many choices it is a little confusing but I know both these companies carry excellent products. I dont want the bag to hang over on the bag too much and that I can use it as a back rest on long trips. any suggestions?
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Almost anyone's dry bag will work. The longitudinally opening bags may be easier to use than the old top loaders like I have. Mine are 20 years old and still work fine.
Search 'dry bags', should be much info.
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Don't rule out Wolfman Dry Bags either............:mrgreen:

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I have this bag: Amazon.com: Overboard 40 Liter Waterproof Duffel Bag: Sports & Outdoors

Used it in a heck of a rainstorm and everything was dry. I like how there's no zipper for the main compartment for water to leak through, plus you can roll it smaller if you have less stuff in it. The dimensions of this bag were just enough to fill the back rack, but allow me to still open my Jesse's with bags strapped on top of them if I needed. It is a little pricey, but it works.

Another plus about this bag, there is reflective material sewed on to the back. My wife was following me one night and says it works very well.

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I REALLY like the double-ended Twisted Throttle bag. Before that I used canoeing bags, which were harder to secure.

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+10 on the wolfman products. I have 3 of them which i use on my DR. i can attest to their brutal toughness. the two smaller bags are used as saddle bags and have survived numerous crashes in the bush. no leaks, no tears. they have survived river crossings and have been soaked in salt water during 20 mile beach rides. awesome products.

i also have a very large wolfman duffle bag which i use as a gear bag on trips with a support vehicle. it has also put up with a load of abuse like a champ.

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I bought a big yellow dry bag at Walmart for $12 several years back, and it's still waterproof.

Dry bags are very tough, even the cheap ones. Get the one with the most convenient shape and arrangement of straps and closures.

My Wally World bag doesn't have any external straps, so I have to be extremely careful about securing it.

Get a bright yellow one -- it'll help brainless cage drivers see you better, and over time it will accumulate lots of filth that will instantly tell people you are a highly experienced and possibly dangerous world traveler... :biggrinjester:

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I've got the Twisted Throttle "D38 Dryspec" bag. In the pro column, it's made for a motorcycle so it's really easy to mount to the bike and includes a strap that doubles as a carry handle and/or a compression strap to lash other things on top of the bag. I can vouch for it being waterproof too. In the "con" column, the opening doesn't spread as wide as other non-rigid waterproof roll top duffels so it's not quite as simple to stuff larger things into it. Also, it's more expensive than the more frugal options. I'm happy with it.

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Add another +1 on the Wolfman bags. I have the large Expedition Dry Duffel and love it. A little pricy but well worth it. Opens across the top so I can get to things easily and has never leaked in heavy rain. Got mine through Aerostitch. Presently costs $124 from Aerostitch. I like the Wolfman gear so well that I have the Wolfman Raineer Tank Bag and the (now discontinued) Wolfman Tank Panniers too.

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