Giantloop™ Saddlebag

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wachs, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. eakins

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    maybe Giant Loop can look into a 2nd version of the bags with regular stuff sacks deleted and only including these new ones to lower the total price of both products. this of course is a new purchase option and thus those with existing bags have to weight the price vrs design and come up what works best for them.

    i seam sealed my bag and the existing stuff sacks use some kind of coated fabric. between those 2 things my gear is staying dry enough. taking the time to coat the seams is key to keeping most all of the water out. I think wachs said there was a technical issue taping the seams or they would have.

    if you want to take it to the ultimate level of waterproofing and have bags sized right for your bag then i guess ya gotta pay. it's cool they did took the next step and did this. in the end soft luggage is desired by many, even if the is price equals, to hard luggage for where and how they ride.

    cheers, bill


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  4. eakins

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  5. Bonnie & Clyde

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    Any time frame on the new saddle bags? I have a Mexico trip comming up in November and need some luggage.
  6. wee-twin

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    I am waiting to see these too.
  7. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    Giant Loop Guys. Love your gear. I have a question for ya. Do you have any of the old style, black, shaped , zippered bags that fit in the lower part of the Great Basin bag? If so , how much?
    Thanks...............
  8. OlafofOregon

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    Just sent you a PM - let's see what we can dig up for you!
  9. Dirtnadvil

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    I got the PM, thanks.......John
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  11. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    Dear GL,

    These waterproof inner bags are a good first step. I've been waiting for the product to evolve with dust/water proofing since my original purchase many moons ago. The dry bag pod approach reminds me of the old bmw rallye jackets where the waterproof liner is on the inside. More of an after thought really...

    I recently took an excellent 11d off-road adventure with my coyote using trash bags for waterproofing. Although these cheap home made liners kept my items dry, mostly from stream crossings, the silk/dust build up on the inside of the coyote over time was also a nuisance.

    Just another shout out for cost effective factory sealing (ie, zippers, stitching, fabric) on the outside of the bag. I think many of us would be willing to spend a few dollars more for this option.

    To your continued product success and evolution....
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  13. garrett

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    Kudos to the GL crew. In October I packed my Great Basin bag, that I bought un-used from a buddy, only to find the zipper hadn't been stitched due to a manufacturing problem. It was one hour before I was being picked up by my buddy to drive to Salt Lake city. I called GL and they immediately made arrangements for me to pick up a new bag at RockyMountain ATV. The issue was dealt with quickly and I appreciate the fact it made zero impact on my trip. RockyMountainATV was great to deal with as well.

    On another note I had 2 get offs with zero damage to the bag. Very tough bags.

    Nice work you guys!

    Garrett
  14. Dirtnadvil

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    Are these going to be ready for public consumption soon?:D
  15. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hey Dirtnadvil!

    Shipping Feb 1 is what I've been told so far...

    Dave
  16. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. Do you have a link to info on them. I stumbled on them while surfing the net and it was basically just a photo. John
  17. bearbuck

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    it was basically just a photo. John

    a photo??


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  18. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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  19. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I do have a photo but not a lot of info yet...

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    It's posted on GL's blog.

    The capacity on the proto was 60L and these are supposed to be a bit larger.

    Other details I'm not sure about yet for the production version.

    They are just at EICMA now and will probably fill in more details when they are back.

    Dave
  20. Dirtnadvil

    Dirtnadvil Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply. 60l is what I think I want. I will have to search for the dimensions........
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