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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Tail bags - anyone knows the chinese options

Good morning everyone,

Seeking some advice from all the experience here in the forum.
I'm evaluating Tail bag options (ideally I'd go for the top cases, but don't want to invest much and those + racks + support are quite expensive) and other to the traditional Ogio, Nelson Rigg, Givi, etc I found several Chinese options on eBay. Does anyone know them and/or have any experience with it?

Below some options:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...b4e9%7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...torefresh=true

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-...b4e9%7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-Motorcyc...b4e9%7Ciid%3A1


The idea is to carry small useful stuff on short rides, rain gear, water, snack, etc and when expanded that it fits a full face / modular helmet inside. The "traditional" competitor would be the Nelson Rigg CL-1060.

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I had the Oigo on my CBR250, I liked it a lot. Not too big, not too small, built in rain cover that won't come off or get lost. I no longer have that bike, if you are interested in purchasing the Oigo, message me.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ogio-tail-bag

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I had the Oigo on my CBR250, I liked it a lot. Not too big, not too small, built in rain cover that won't come off or get lost. I no longer have that bike, if you are interested in purchasing the Oigo, message me.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ogio-tail-bag

Here is good offer and hope the price meet your budget. Buying china made,sometime you win , sometime you lose.
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I've ordered the one with Motocentric written on it two weeks ago from aliexpress, still waiting for delivery. I'm in no big hurry so delivery from China is fine Can't comment on the product yet.

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when something with zippers claims to be waterproof, I already know in which category to shove these.
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I've ordered the one with Motocentric written on it two weeks ago from aliexpress, still waiting for delivery. I'm in no big hurry so delivery from China is fine Can't comment on the product yet.
Curious to hear your feedback once it arrives!
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when something with zippers claims to be waterproof, I already know in which category to shove these.
Yea,generally thats true.Especially on a motorcycle when the rain is being pounded in with gusto as you ride. I have a MEC "water resistant" bag for road trips. They say waterproof for boating I think. Works good but you cant submerge it obviously as there are zippers. Big flap over the main zipper. A little big for this thread but you can get creative!
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Curious to hear your feedback once it arrives!
It arrived.

Haven't yet mounted it on the bike, but what I can tell already is:

- The bag is semi-rigid, not flappy or soft. It holds its shape on its own.
- It's larger than I thought, L-sized helmet for comparison
- Comes with a waterproof outer bag that has taped seams. You don't have to rely on those "waterproof" zippers, thankfully.
- Also included are straps to mount it from under the seat, two extra bungee cords for securing it when it's fully loaded, and shoulder straps for converting it into a backpack.
- The backpack configuration is a gimmick, the straps are flimsy and it's not comfortable, but it'll do the job in a pinch. It's mostly a motorcycle bag, so I don't consider it a problem.
- There's a small external pocket at the top, two internal nets with velcros to close them, and a flexible strap for securing smallish things inside. All in all, pretty sensible management for cargo, not just a big, empty bag.
- The velcros are strong and hold well. Can't say how long they'll last.
- The quality of materials and construction is noticeably below what you'd get from top-spec western brands, but it's not made out of kitchen rags either.

Overall, it's as advertised. Definitely not a scam or a bull**it product, it's a pretty decent tail bag, the only concerns I might have is longevity under hard use. Time will tell.
It actually exceeded my expectations, but they were low in the first place For $35, it definitely seems worth it.

If you're travelling across the world, get something western. If you're looking to get something for weekend trips or, like me, to haul some essentials to a track day or training session every now and then, this should do the trick for a fraction of the cost.
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It arrived.

Haven't yet mounted it on the bike, but what I can tell already is:

- The bag is semi-rigid, not flappy or soft. It holds its shape on its own.
- It's larger than I thought, L-sized helmet for comparison
- Comes with a waterproof outer bag that has taped seams. You don't have to rely on those "waterproof" zippers, thankfully.
- Also included are straps to mount it from under the seat, two extra bungee cords for securing it when it's fully loaded, and shoulder straps for converting it into a backpack.
- The backpack configuration is a gimmick, the straps are flimsy and it's not comfortable, but it'll do the job in a pinch. It's mostly a motorcycle bag, so I don't consider it a problem.
- There's a small external pocket at the top, two internal nets with velcros to close them, and a flexible strap for securing smallish things inside. All in all, pretty sensible management for cargo, not just a big, empty bag.
- The velcros are strong and hold well. Can't say how long they'll last.
- The quality of materials and construction is noticeably below what you'd get from top-spec western brands, but it's not made out of kitchen rags either.

Overall, it's as advertised. Definitely not a scam or a bull**it product, it's a pretty decent tail bag, the only concerns I might have is longevity under hard use. Time will tell.
It actually exceeded my expectations, but they were low in the first place For $35, it definitely seems worth it.

If you're travelling across the world, get something western. If you're looking to get something for weekend trips or, like me, to haul some essentials to a track day or training session every now and then, this should do the trick for a fraction of the cost.
Great, thanks for such detailed review and pictures!
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