Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip Motorcycle Soft Tail Bag Review
Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag is a waterproof heavy duty choice for dual sport touring. Soft tail bags are versatile and light luggage solutions maintaining better offroad agility and adapting to changing capacity requirements along the route. The TRAVEL Zip tail bag could be used in addition to side panniers to store a separate rain suit, warm mid layers, extra pair of gloves and spare offroad goggles e.g. close and handy at all times. The TRAVEL Zip tail bag is made of rugged, low maintenance and fold resistant vinyl coated polyester which makes the bag light weight, easy to keep clean and fold in small space on the bike when empty. This soft bag is water-, dust-, dirt-proof and able to keep the content clean and dry. A major part of the surface is white which minimizes the direct sun light effect in hot weather and maintains cleaner appearance in dusty conditions. A universal design for traveling, multiple ways to carry, strong outdoor and motorcycling safety features make the Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag very interesting choice for adventure touring.
The Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag has a large opening which makes packing, searching smaller items on the road and unpacking more practical. The tail bag has a single large compartment and two alternatives offering either 50 or 30 liters (7.9USgal./6.6UKgal.) luggage capacity. An airtight and waterproof TIZIP® zipper main closure completes the rugged structure and makes sure that the content of the bag remains clean and dry. The heavy duty Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag zipper is coated with thermoplastic polyurethane, resists well high & low temperatures and the teeth close the seal tightly on both sides. The slider runs contact free from the tape and the seal which extends the life time and reduces wear significantly. When fully closed the slider locks in a dock at the end of the zipper. Undocking requires a little bit more pull than conventionally expected, but by lubricating the teeth, the slider runs smoother. In order to keep the TIZIP® zipper fully functional at all times, the teeth and the seal needs to be kept clean with soap and water.
The Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag has a plastic carry handle fixed to the strap which is very user-friendly and convenient in use. The carry handle distributes the weight on a larger area which makes carrying more comfortable especially when the distance from the bike to the accommodation is longer. The TRAVEL Zip has wide (4cm/1.6in.) straps which could be also used to carry the bag on the back so that the rider could bring more luggage at the same time. The tail bag has plastic D rings on both ends of the long zipper and a removable shoulder strap with padding. The D rings could be also used to lock the zipper slider in the dock and the bag to the bike when leaving it unattended for a moment. The TRAVEL Zip bag comes as STD with a traffic safety warming triangle which is rolled in an outside pocket and could be pulled out anytime and secured up with a snap fastener. This is a simple and very useful safety feature for any type of tail bag. Especially dual sport riders benefit from such small details because flat tyres and technical failures are more common in adventure touring. The key Hepco Becker TRAVEL Zip motorcycle soft tail bag features are:
- Vinyl coated polyester construction
- Rugged & low maintenance material
- Water, dust & dirt-proof
- Waterproof TIZIP® zipper closure
- 4 cm or 1.6in. carry straps
- Plastic carry handle
- Shoulder strap D rings
- Padded shoulder strap incl.
- Traffic safety warning triangle incl.
- 50L profile 58*38*26 cm or 22.8*15*10.2in.
- 30L profile 46*31*24 cm or 18.1*12.2*9.5in.
- Single color alternative WHITE & Black
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