Easy to mount with a multi-point strap system the durable and water-resistant 600 denier Maxura, the BiLT Tail Bag is designed for the long haul. The dual-zip main compartment allows for easy filling, and the webbed carry handle makes transporting it off of the bike a piece of cake.
600 denier durable, water-resistant Maxura fabric
Dual-zip main compartment with VELCRO® brand fastener seal
Stopped @ local Cycle Gear to shop new gloves. The little woman calls on my cell for me to stop and get "a few things" at the grocery store on my way home. Found this bag for [$]. Easy install, surprisingly roomy. Thin foam insulation makes it ideal for a B., double E., double R., U. N. Too ugly to leave on the bike but handy enough to earn a place in the garage.
Mounted on my KLR 250, this tail pack allows me to carry a few things without wearing a back pack, or to carry more in addition to a back pack.
I made a base for the tail pack first; 9" x 12" rectangle, of 3/8" plywood with rounded corners, sanded edges, 1/4" dia. holes drilled (4 ea.)for fastening & rattle can painted black. 4 heavy zip ties, trimmed short, secure this wooden base for tail pack very nicely on the bike's small aftermarket rack.
The straps provided seem adequate and easy enough to secure the tail pack even when heavy objects are carried in the tail pack, like a 12 pack, and they work well in my application.
PROS: seems durable, Easy to Mount
CONS: Made in China
BEST USES: Large enough for a 12 pac, Water lunch tools
Grabbed this when I didn't have room in my backpack. The cost of this on sale is great. I have filled this bag up with a couple of heavy tools in boxes and it still held up, without the straps coming loose. I do have a luggage rack, and strap it down in a criss-cross pattern.
Will hold extra pair of shoes plus other small items no problem. Gallon of milk plus a few more grocery items, no problem. I did remove the "BiLT" badges, since I hated the looks of it with them on. Wish it was expandable then I would be able to close it with a helmet inside. I just flatten the bag when I don't use it.
PROS: Size, price
CONS: Appearance, No lock, Needs To Be Expandable, Bilt Logo
The bag could be a fair deal if it had better straps. Like some of the other Bilt brand [*] stuff, it's quality is equal what you might find at [@]. The problem with the straps is that they won't hold tension -- they slip. So your bag lossens as you go down the road making it impossible to ride with confidence that your going to end up at your destination with all your stuff. It looks like they bought a 5 cent part when they should have bought a 15 cent part and actually had a good strap system. Without the straps, it's just a cheap bag that you can bungie to your bike. Very disappointing.
Sized well for a street bike (Ninja ex250). Wish it was insulated like a cooler, but it's not a cooler. I can fit my change of shirt (for work), rider gloves, lunch (including gatorades laying down), couple cds. You get the idea. Stays closed even at fwy speed. Straps are easy to use when you want to add/remove it. Price was not more than $40. Was on sale I remember.