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Old 07-07-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Back seat waterproof bag for camping

SO i need some suggestions for an overnight bag.

I take my caponord on alot of single over night trips with lots off road. My bike is kept in the basement of a high water Victorian style house. I have a door with a ramp that is just barely wide enough to get the bike through. My metal Panniers are far to wide to fit on the bike and get though ( its not a straight shot). Once Im outside I have to get thought a narrow gate, again panniers don't fit.

Because of this i'm always packing my bike in the morning out on the street. I would like to through a dry duffel bag on the top case mounting plate and the rear seat that can be all ready to go the night before.

Needs to fit small REI tent, backpacking bag, small thermarest, jet boil etc.

Brand and size suggestions please.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Does your pannier manufacturer offer liner bags,that would be one way to go.

Twisted Throttle has liner bags/dry bags for their panniers,check your box dimensions and see if there is a close fit.

NRS,Sealine and others offer many sizes/shapes of dry bags.

As for a throw over bag look at Wolfman,Ortlieb,Sealine,NRS,Seattle Sports.

You mention owning some REI equipment,go check their kayaking/rafting section for dry bags.

Walmart sometimes has a big dry bag in their sporting goods section.

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Old 07-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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Nelson Rigg drybag is a good value, and well made. Mine sat outside during a severe thunderstorm for nearly an hour (while I ducked inside a convenience store). Everything inside was bone dry when I unpacked the next day. A medium suits my needs for a week, but I don't camp. You may want to get the large, or pick up a dry bag from Walmart for your camp gear (I got one to pack gifts in, tested it out in the shower before I left and it was watertight. not bad for $8.00)
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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I use U.S.Army waterproof bag for camping gear . They are large, cheap & durable. Nylon cord at top and you tie it up. Guess what color?
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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Bag purchased. I found a Giant loop great basin on clearance for 300 brand new. Could not justify the 450 retail but 300 will do.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #6
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Bag purchased. I found a Giant loop great basin on clearance for 300 brand new. Could not justify the 450 retail but 300 will do.
I bought a slightly used Motofizz Medium bag from Flea Market and it came with a sil-nylon raincover. IIRC, I paid around $125 for it. With a DWR, the Motofizz bag is water resistant, with the sil-nylon cover, it is waterproof.

I've heard great things about the Giant Loop bags.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:13 PM   #7
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Bag purchased. I found a Giant loop great basin on clearance for 300 brand new. Could not justify the 450 retail but 300 will do.
Kayak dry bag. If you hunt around, you'll find some with decent ties down points that work well on a bike.

A lot cheaper, a lot more waterproof (designed to keep water out when the kayak goes under , not just keep out rain) and probably tougher than motorcycle gear.

I use one instead of a top box when I know I'll be doing a lot of dirt.

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:28 AM   #8
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I have the sx north face base camp bag already I strap on when the hard top case comes off.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:28 AM   #9
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I have a 70L Onsight Tarmac Duffle bag. It fits my tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, toolkit, liners for jacket and pants....etc... I strap it to the rear seat, so I can lean back against it. It has been through some pretty torrential downpours and no water entry, even though it is not described as a dry bag.

http://www.onsightequipment.com/duffle-bags

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:50 PM   #10
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I have the sx north face base camp bag already I strap on when the hard top case comes off.
I use the TNF Duffel bags in three different sizes. The are not advertised as waterproof but have kept my gear dry in Alaska where it rained nearly every day. I tried waterproof roll type bags and while they keep the water out they are hard to access and the shape makes it harder to put stuff on top. TNF bags also have points to lash even more crap to,


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Old 07-09-2014, 04:05 AM   #11
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I've had an old Ortleib bag for a long time, then got a Helen TwoWheels bag and really like the 2 bands of reflective strap on either side through which you can thread your tie down straps.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:24 AM   #12
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All kinds of dry bags available for 30$ or less, I have used a yellow bag off eBay for the past 10 years that I got for 20$ shipped.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:45 AM   #13
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All kinds of dry bags available for 30$ or less, I have used a yellow bag off eBay for the past 10 years that I got for 20$ shipped.
What this guy said. If you're looking for something water proof that will bungee to the back of a bike, you don't have to spend 100+ dollars. That's not to say that the motorcycle specific bags at or well above that price aren't great, but you're paying for straps, loops, pockets, etc. If you need those things, go for it. Otherwise just grab a big enough generic dry bag and you'll be good.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:12 AM   #14
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I have a Firstgear Torrent waterproof duffle. It has worked well for me, keeps things dry. The price was good. It has lots of tie-down options. The duffle comes in 3 sizes and there is also a back-pack.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/f...ent-duffle-bag
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:21 AM   #15
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I used to bungee my kayaking dry bag (NRS I think?) to the top of my FZ1 on longer camping trips. My givi hard cases were pretty much waterproof.

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2011_7...1_7_camp_7.JPG

Like one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/NRS-Tuff-Sack-...rds=nrs+drybag
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