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Old 05-28-2014, 06:05 AM   #1
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quick question

I will be as short as possible. Going on a trip, need lugggage, mine broke.
Which one to buy? What do you think?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:41 AM   #2
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How long is your trip going to be

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Old 05-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #3
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IMO start with something you're always gonna use/get the most use from.

For me that's a tank bag. These come in a huge variety of sizes but I'd advice against using it for anything more than day trip stuff (phone, cameras, munchies, gloves..that sort of thing).

Once you need more space move onto a seat bag, This'll hold stuff you only really want to access at the end of a long day - wash kit, sleeping bag, change of clothes etc. They also come in all sizes - from a small seat bag (eg a Kriega 10l) all the way up to something like a 50l Northface duffel. You're gonna want to make sure this is waterproof - the cheapest way to do this is to buy bin bags and pack your stuff in that. You can spend more if you want. Compression sacks are great for the rear pack - less air, more stuff.

Tents (and sometimes sleeping mats) will be strapped on separately.

if you still need more space - first take a deep breath and make sure that you couldn't do laundry instead - and then look to panniers - hard or soft tends to be personal preference. Each have their pros and cons. I personally prefer hard luggage. Panniers just allow you to carry more t-shirts, trousers and underwear...

If you still need to carry more, get a car :)....I kid..a bit. There are more ways to carry more stuff but you're wandering into the realms of top-heaviness if you do and that's not a place you want to be in.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
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Throw your stuff in a U.S. duffle bag, strap on your bike and go!
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Wolfman dry bag http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/e...-duffel-medium and hard panniers, tank bag.....holds everything I need for an extended tour and everything stays dry


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Old 05-28-2014, 10:11 AM   #7
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I will be as short as possible. Going on a trip, need lugggage, mine broke.
Which one to buy? What do you think?
Train, plane or automobile?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #8
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Get luggage. Only as much as you need. Leave the rest at home.

Short enough?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #9
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I tried to make mine as versatile as possible.

I have fuel tank panniers that stay on the bike always. They don't get in the way, and hold my rags, tire repair kit, disc lock, hemet lock cable, and a small bottle of water.

I have a set of semi-rigid Givi panniers that are easily removable, and lock onto the bike. I can carry quite a bit of clothing in them, which doesn't weigh much, so I don't worry about bending the relatively thin pannier racks. When the panniers are removed, the thin racks are not very noticeable, and don't protrude from the bike.

My top rack is the older Givi Monolock style, mounted on a piece of aircraft aluminum plate for strength. I chose that one because it gives me a flat place to strap a duffel bag when I go camping, which holds my tent and sleeping bag. I also have a top box that locks onto the plate if I want to have a lockable trunk. My wife likes the top box, because it has a backrest attached to it for comfort.



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Old 05-29-2014, 10:54 AM   #10
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I will be as short as possible. Going on a trip, need lugggage, mine broke.
Which one to buy? What do you think?
Buy what you had before. That's what I think. Thanks for asking.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:31 AM   #11
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I have the Givi box as well and I just came from a 4 day trip from Va to Ga and back and I had more than enough room in that one box. For change of clothes and emerg supplies and extra shoes. Zip Lock backs helped a great deal to.

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