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effensteve 02-02-2013 02:31 PM

Nelson Rigg Survivor Saddle bags
Has any one tried a set of these yet. They are pretty inexpensive at $129 per set, with 28 liters per side capacity. supposed to be "dry" bags. I'm a little leary of the price point, however, for the past four years I've been using a set of nelson riggs that I got off of c-list for 25 bucks and they seem to have held up fairly well.

usgser 02-02-2013 02:50 PM

No experience with those bags but in the past I had one NR tank bag I used as a tail bag and a NR bike cover that came with a bike. Going by the quality (or lack of) of those two items, if'n were me I free up a couple more bucks and get something of better quality. Not saying "those" are bad but so far NR stuff hasn't impressed me.

mouthfulloflake 02-02-2013 03:23 PM

IVe got a nelson rigg tank bag, from maybe 10 years ago, I use it daily.. I like it alot.

ill looki into those saddle bags.
no reviews really available online.

available in orange, yellow, and black.

Dan Alexander 02-02-2013 03:31 PM

Might be worth a try ... comes with a lifetime 'no hassle' warranty so they must feel confident in them.

Nnordsman 02-02-2013 05:50 PM

Thanks for posting. I had not seen those. That may be what I am looking for for the KLR.

effensteve 02-02-2013 06:08 PM

either these or the Giant loops for $649 I guess. They are a little bigger than either the wolfman expeditions or the ortleibs. Still on the fence though. I wish I could compare them side by side.

mouthfulloflake 02-02-2013 06:36 PM


if I had to guess, I would assume the nelson rigg bags to be made of a thinner material, than the more expensive bags

like these

say they use 22 and 34 oz vinyl, maybe the nelson rigs use 18 and 20 or something?

if the warranty covers falling over and puncturing them, Id buy and use them without worry.

does any soft bag manufacturer warranty stuff like that?

at that price point, I am very tempted to try them, it is unlikely any of my trips would be ruined by falling over and puncturing a bag.

but I do realize, that would be a catastrophe for some folks.

trc.rhubarb 02-02-2013 07:11 PM

I have some older NR rolltop tail bags. They worked great, were totally waterproof but looked 20 years old after one year... sun fading turned them from nice black to ashy grey. They still work great now 7 years later and never got any older looking. I'd buy them again if I needed them.

frog13 02-02-2013 07:33 PM

I have a Nelson-Riggs "sissy-bar" bag for my RS Shadow....great bag!,well made,durable.I'd say they have top notch gear!.

C-Stain 02-06-2013 08:39 AM

I have been struggling with what soft bags to buy for my Vee and my F800. I want something that will work on either machine, give me room to put some stuff AND not break the bank. I HAD decided on a set of Wolfman Expeditions, but balk at the price of the racks to mount them on the BMW.

Then I see these.

I have used Nelson Rigg products for almost 7 years. I had a Dayrunner Rigg Pack on my Vulcan 900 that I used for almost 30,000Km and never had a problem with it. I have a Nelson Rigg Tank/Tail bag combo that has travelled on my Vee and my F800, and its served me very well. To say I believe in their products, would be an understatement.

Hopefully, someone can post a review soon, or get their hands on a set for some detailed pics!

JimVonBaden 02-06-2013 08:56 AM

No experience with these, but I have had a few sets of NR gear and they have always held up very well.

Jim :brow

sierraoffroad 02-08-2013 05:06 AM

these look very similar to the wolfman bags. the nice part about the nelson rigg bags is they are offered in hi vis lime green color for both the saddle bags and tail bag. the larger tail bag is 100.00. similar price to the bags connection brand.

effensteve 02-09-2013 08:20 PM

I wussed out and dropped 2 bills on the wolfman expeditions. Sorry

MightyMouse 03-04-2013 05:38 PM

If someone buys these, please let us know what you think of them. Thanks!

C-Stain 03-04-2013 07:03 PM


Originally Posted by MightyMouse (Post 20865916)
If someone buys these, please let us know what you think of them. Thanks!

I have a set coming. Will start a detailed, long term review thread when they arrive. Right from unpacking the boxes, initial impressions and how they fit to start.

Then, when enough salt is gone to start riding, I'll really start testing them. I've got two bikes to outfit here, and if they work well - I'll be after another set.

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