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Old 02-12-2015, 05:19 AM   #1
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GIVI XS318 tunnel bag-quick review

I like tunnel bags. I carry a ton of crap with me and like to get to it easy.
I've tried a few but really like this one. A huge 25 liter main compartment and two nice sized side pockets. Also has a built in rain cover.

I really like the cell phone pocket. I bluetooth my phone to my hat and this makes it simple, no more digging thru my pockets for the phone.

As someone here says often a scoot replaces a car not a cycle and for me the tunnel completes that mission. It's a little pricy at $125.00 but its GIVI quality and should hold up in the long term.



















Givi XS318 XStream Range 25 Liter Tunnel Seat Bag

Sporty look from the express line for those who are not willing to compromise in terms of reliability and comfort. This series of high range products are manufactured in Cordura EVA laminated with innovative technical solutions.

Xstream - Tunnel bag/saddle bag - 25 liter Materials: Guzy 600D PVC inserts All the materials are developed in accordance with Reach regulations, main fabric treated anti-UV Equipment: - Smartphone holder in top portion - Reflective inserts - Waterproof fluorescent removable rain cover built-in the rear pocket - 2 side pockets - Handle and shoulder strap for carrying - Universal fitment through two straps provided that fir to buckles positioned in the side pockets of the bag

The XSTREAM range of soft luggage from GIVI is the premier range using the highest quality materials combined with many of the key features required to meet the needs of todays motorcyclist. The XSTREAM range is made from heavy duty Cordura with Lorica accent panels and waterproof zippers. Most XSTREAM products come complete with rain covers and shoulder straps.

Smartphone holder in top portion
Reflective inserts
Waterproof fluorescent removable rain cover built-in the rear pocket
2 side pockets
Handle and shoulder strap for carrying
Universal fitment through two straps provided that fir to buckles positioned in the side pockets of the bag
12.6" x 10.6" x 11.4"
25L
Rain Cover
Ergonomic grip
Shoulder Strap

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I'm interested in this, how do you attach it to the scooter itself? What secures it while in motion?

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I'm interested in this, how do you attach it to the scooter itself? What secures it while in motion?

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There's a choice of wrap around strap with Velcro fasteners and simple stick on Velcro patches on the one I've got.

However,on my Burgman 650,it just pushes into the tunnel gap nicely with no other need for attachment.

It's a great little bag but the map pocket is too small and too far down for safe or convenient use.
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Does it make it more difficult to get on the scooter? Does it stick out far enough on each side to cause you to have to change your seat position?
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My question is how big is the cell phone pocket... Will it fit an iPhone 6+?
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There's a choice of wrap around strap with Velcro fasteners and simple stick on Velcro patches on the one I've got.

However,on my Burgman 650,it just pushes into the tunnel gap nicely with no other need for attachment.

It's a great little bag but the map pocket is too small and too far down for safe or convenient use.
Yep what he said. It never moves while underway.

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My question is how big is the cell phone pocket... Will it fit an iPhone 6+?
Not sure I've got a 5s with some room to spare. I'll take a pic when I get home.

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Does it make it more difficult to get on the scooter?
That's a self answering question,really,isn't it?
Clearly it fills in the 'tunnel gap' so it's obvious that you can't 'step through' to mount the scooter.
Hence,if you physically need to step through,then obviously it will be more difficult for you.
If you can mount a normal motorbike without difficulty then you'll be fine.

Naturally,and obviously again,if you really,really want or need the tunnel bag and also need to step through to mount your scooter,you could always step through while the bag is slung over your shoulder or sat on the ground,and then shove it into place when you're aboard.


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Does it stick out far enough on each side to cause you to have to change your seat position?
No.

Unless you have tree trunk calves or chubby thighs which are already pushing themselves open as it is.
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