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Leg Bag Alternative to small tank bag

Over time I noticed my tank bag was starting to mark the paint, in addition the tank bag was usually left on the bike. One of the guys I ride with frequently uses a leg bag after talking to him about it I purchased one from Amazon. So far it has been great, does not get in the way, has lots of storage (have not yet used it totally stuffed with stuff) and it is always with me so I am not concerned about it or its contents being stolen.

Just wanted to pass this along for you guys to consider. Thoughts?
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The fanny pack returns in a tactical disguise.
I use a Maxpedition Fat Max for hauling my camera & personal trauma kit (echos of dive master & range officer training). I am more comfortable with something centrally located that has oh [email protected]#% buckles. I am curious to see if it would get in the way of "normal" activity or just encourage me to find more stuff to carry that I couldn't do without.
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How is this better than cargo pants?
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The fanny pack returns in a tactical disguise.
I use a Maxpedition Fat Max for hauling my camera & personal trauma kit (echos of dive master & range officer training). I am more comfortable with something centrally located that has oh [email protected]#% buckles. I am curious to see if it would get in the way of "normal" activity or just encourage me to find more stuff to carry that I couldn't do without.
I use this m/c fanny pack occasionally: https://kriega.com/riderpacks/r3

Works great.

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How is this better than cargo pants?
I normally armored riding pants that donít have that many pockets.
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Tank ring tank bags are the way to go when mounting tank bags. They are secure and don't mar paint.
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How is this better than cargo pants?
Oh, let's see. How about you can take it off easier than you can your pants?

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I've seen these before but hadn't thought about using one rather than a tank bag. It just might be an acceptable alternative to the scratching tank bag. Here are a few thoughts that come to mind:

1. It's easier to carry around than a tank bag (it's strapped to you after all).
2. It does look "tactical" and that seems to be in vogue these days.
3. It's not as silly looking as a fanny pack (so you won't look like a middle age tourist in plaid shorts and a knit striped shirt).
4. You could wear one on each leg - filled with marshmallows - and that would give you added (not to mention really creative and, in an emergency, edible) crash protection.
5. If it's filled with hard objects and worn on the right leg, to protect that leg be sure to crash on the left side.

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