Originally Posted by lmychajluk
Jim - Based on your comments, would you recommend against soft luggage like the Wolfman Teton or Expedition saddle bags, where the mounting straps double as compression straps for the bags themselves?
I think you may be a little confused on the Wolfman mounting straps and compression straps. The same straps are not used to do both compress and mount. The compression straps are independent and run vertcally. The mounting straps are only used for mounting and run horizontally. I have had mine for sometime now and taken them on a few long trips. They worked flawlessly. I generaly check them at my first stop and adjust. After that, they are good for the remainder of the trip.