Originally Posted by Gravel Seeker
I used the tank bag a lot without the panniers back home both before after the trip and knowing what I know now, I'd order another bag/ pannier (VP45 I believe it's called) before a new long trip and use camping sleeping matress and aknife to create dividers and rooms so it was a bit easier to stay organized on the road.
You're right, it is a VP45 and i misstated that the tank bag is 15L- it will actually hold 25 with the expansion zipper undone. The design of the bag works very well IMO, staying centered when fully expanded, zipped and full, or even empty, compressing down enough to lay on the faux tank while zooming on the superslab. It has never felt in the way, except when the side pockets are full they will hit the starter or horn with the bars fully turned, best to keep a few small things in them. The map window is nice and big and stood up to a fair amount of use so far.