Tank bags for road bikes are a fairly easy proposition, with a large, relatively flat area around the gas cap, and sometimes even a metal fuel tank to grab on to with magnets. For off-road bikes, the story is much different, with a much smaller tank, and a saddle that often runs almost all the way up to the cap. For those looking for the versatility of a tank bag for their off-roader, the Giant Loop Buckn’ Roll tank bag might be just the ticket.
Giant Loop specializes in packing systems for dirt, dual sport, enduro and ADV bikes, and their completely redesigned for 2020 Buckin’ Roll tank bag is a great example of what sets their products apart. The small design of the Buckin’ Roll is like a fanny pack for your motorcycle, but with none of the suburban-Dad-in-flip-flops-and-socks stigma. At 1.5 liters, it has enough space for emergency spares, wallet, car keys, and features a compartment on top with a clear cover to allow the rider to read their smartphone maps on the go. A pass-through for a power cable allows you to charge your devices while they are still safely tucked away.
The RF-welded waterproof construction looks burly, and the bag unzips from the harness for portability off the bike. The design features buckles hidden out of the way of any knee or delicate area contact, so moving around the bike in rough terrain is not a problem. The bag fits “virtually any motorcycle”, and slots neatly behind the fuel filler for easy fill-ups. If you are looking to keep your essentials with you without the restrictions of a backpack, the Giant Loop Buckin’ Roll tank bag should fit the bill nicely.