Hi Jake, Glad you enjoyed the report. The differences I can think of are that with the Wolfman I can just take one bag into the hotel if thats all I need. Probably has a slightly lower center of gravity, but you do have the additional weight of the racks. The giant loop also goes over your rear seat/rack area, I'm not sure if this interferes with attaching other items on your tail rack or limits using a topbox? Just some things to consider. I have Happy Trails hard boxes that I quit using after I got the wolfman bags. If I was to do a road trip the hard boxes would be fine, but not so much on the off road stuff.