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eal1284 01-31-2011 02:24 PM

wolfman saddlebags
 
Howdy all, I am looking to hear from someone who has seen and felt both the Expedition dry saddlebags and the Teton (same style different material) My biggest concern is durability. The waterproof factor would be nice but not if it will sacrifice the life of the bags. Can anyone offer their opinion on the two different materials and how "heavy duty" they are? Thanks alot for any opinions shared

BigDogAdventures 01-31-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by eal1284 (Post 15076314)
Howdy all, I am looking to hear from someone who has seen and felt both the Expedition dry saddlebags and the Teton (same style different material) My biggest concern is durability. The waterproof factor would be nice but not if it will sacrifice the life of the bags. Can anyone offer their opinion on the two different materials and how "heavy duty" they are? Thanks alot for any opinions shared

I have the Expedition and my buddy has the Teton----I can say the Expeditions have got to be the toughest things out there---I road for 29 days offroad with them and spent a lot of time where sagebrush was trying to rip my boots and legs off the footpegs---I just knew it would wear a hole in them. I ended up with just scuff marks--they are as good as new---best thing I've ever had-----as I swore off hard bags for my type of riding long ago.

I have the mounts on 2 bikes--a WR250R and a KTM950 and will soon have the mounts on my africa twin---but just have one set of bags and it takes just a couple minutes to move them from bike to bike.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/imag.../WR%20Rear.JPG


http://www.bigdogadventures.com/imag...e/IMG_0084.JPG

PaulRider 01-31-2011 05:25 PM

Nice!

fyre42 02-01-2011 07:34 AM

They are extremely durable! Light weight, and hold plenty of gear. I just need to find a good way to run a lock around them.

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_7165.jpg


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_7168.jpg

brentde3 02-01-2011 07:49 AM

:lurk

Anyone tried the set with the rotopax?

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Access...untSystem.html

I'm seriously thinking about it...

Rider_WV 02-01-2011 08:02 AM

does anyone have a weight on a pair of the expedition dry line saddle bags? I cant find it on the wolfman site anywhere.

I am looking to shed some weight for a long 2-up trip this august and these bags are a great option since i can use my existing racks. They are smaller than my hard cases so that means packing less stuff and shaving even more weight. Plus I can use them on a couple of different bikes, the versatility is very appealing.

freefalling 02-01-2011 11:00 AM

Where do yall usually carry your laptops ?

I've been thinking about getting saddle bags but I'm worried if i crash (which I always do, esp in deep sand) I don't want my laptop to get damaged. My thinking is with the hard-cases they'll absorb the blunt of the impact. And also isn't it easier for thieves to lift saddle bags instead of bolted down and internally locked cases ?


Thanks

JohnBryer 02-01-2011 01:17 PM

And I was wondering how crash worthy they are? I'm thinking about them for the TaT in a few months.

RockemRdr 02-01-2011 02:32 PM

Tetons
 
I have the Tetons -- not impressed. The stitching tore on one of the straps and the stitching looks to be coming apart on another. I laid the bike down once, softly. That may account for the one strap, but not the other on the other side bag. I emailed the company and was emailed back a few days later and told to follow their return procedures on the web site and to make sure the bags were CLEAN before sending them in (guess they have people that don't so they had to make the point to me in caps). Since this is on my dime I chose to have it done myself to save on shipping charges to and from. I also consider the plastic forming piece in the bag to be a pita. It curls inward so two hands are absolutely required to load anything in the bag. I have other Wolfman pieces that I love. The Tetons not so much. Ymmv...

wolfmanluggage 02-01-2011 04:31 PM

RockemRider contact me tomorrow as I want these bags back to see
The damage. I will replace with new ones. I'll even pay shipping on these.
Call me 800/535-8131. Eric/Wolfy

JohnBryer 02-01-2011 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfmanluggage (Post 15087129)
RockemRider contact me tomorrow as I want these bags back to see
The damage. I will replace with new ones. I'll even pay shipping on these.
Call me 800/535-8131. Eric/Wolfy

WOW! :thumb That's some serious customer service!

thedog07 02-01-2011 06:01 PM

Yeah i am looking for bags for my XR650l and wolfman looks like my best bet.....

i just dont know about the longevity and durability of their waterproof expedition bags:huh

Snr Moment 02-01-2011 06:37 PM

They have some pretty good credentials and I'll be going their way as soon as I sell my Gobi's. I really like the Bottle Holster rig.

RockemRdr 02-02-2011 04:32 AM

You got that right. In addition to his post Eric contacted me by PM. He is without question concerned about his products and how they perform!

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Originally Posted by JohnBryer (Post 15087155)
WOW! :thumb That's some serious customer service!


the venturer 02-02-2011 04:49 AM

I am thinking of buying a set of wolfman Black(Teton) but donno much about the guarantee and customers' issues for those who live outside the US, say me from Turkiye. Maybe Eric could inform me? Thx in advance.


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