Wolfman RAINIER Motorcycle Tank Bag Review
Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag provides up to 20L storage capacity in the cockpit with an easy access. Tank bags are generally very practical for items that are used more frequently such as maps, cameras, tablets, mobile phones, sun glasses, travel documents etc. The RAINIER tank bag main compartment alone offers more than 11L space which can be expanded by opening a zipper with almost 6L. Small side, front and back end pockets altogether bring on top of that more than 2,5L. Small pockets and compartments around the bag are practical in 2 wheel touring to store a number of small items that would be needed at some point without search. On top of the bag there is a large map pocket which supports the navigation and maintaining a general heading. The Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag would be most competitive in urban touring when more storage space is often required, additional payload in the front would be less critical and the rider does not require additional space for riding in standing posture.
The Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag is made of ballistic nylon which is water repellent, abrasion and tear resistant. The strong 1680 denier ballistic nylon fabric is also light weight and commonly used in the world of luggages. Since the RAINIER tank bag is not waterproof, a proper rain cover or waterproof pouches would be practical accessories for sensitive items. Dry pods would be also practical space dividers for such a large main compartment without any partitioning system. The all black color looks very good on a clean bike, but the dirt would also come up stronger. The bottom, front and the back end walls are padded providing more support and additional shock absorption which is always beneficial for travel electronics. The RAINIER tank bag utilizes YKK zipper and VELCRO® closures and fasteners. On the rear end the tank bag has a large carry handle with reflective trims. As optional extra the Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag could be also carried as a backpack with additional shoulder straps.
Wolfman RAINIER Motorcycle Tank Bag Features
The Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag offers a lot of storage space, useful details and smaller compartments which supports versatile touring requirements. A removable map pocket on top of the bag is very handy even if the GPS navigator takes care most of the navigation. The map pocket comes with a divider which keeps the maps better organized. VELCRO® fasteners allow to place the map pocket also crosswise on the bag which supports different kind of maps and platforms. Below the pocket on the side and on the front end corners there are D rings which could be used to hook something on the side or strap on top of the bag. At the front top edge the RAINIER has an elastic sleeve which could be used for a pen or a traditional tyre pressure gauge. The map pocket is not waterproof and paper maps should be laminated. The size is big enough to place easily an 8 inch tablet with a LifeProof fre dry case, but unfortunately the Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag has no cable ports for the power cord. A clear vinyl window on top is flexible and allows to use touchscreen through the window.
The main compartment of the Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag is closed with tough 2 way YKK zippers with yellow pull straps. This is a practical way to operate the closure with gloves on. A storm flap protects and hides the zipper completely. Another zipper right next to the main closure opens up the 3L expansion which would be very useful when space requirements change along the road. The plus 11L main compartment offers more than enough room for items that need to be kept handy. On the back wall inside the RAINIER bag has a plastic snap hook for keys so that the rider could properly store the keys of the side panniers and the parking locks in one place. There are no dividers, but by using waterproof pouches etc., the tank bag could be kept better organized and items intact. The cover lid of the Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag has on the inside a large mesh pocket with a zipper closure. This pocket would be good for travel documents and thanks to the pull straps, the zippers could be operated also with gloves on.
The Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag offers smaller pockets all around. They are very handy to store something less sensitive, but important which would be needed more frequently like the power cable for travel electronics or something which would be needed rather quickly like a set of tie down straps for a ferry stretch. The front pocket of the RAINIER tank bag would be good for a brake disc lock and for example a cable wire for the helmets could be placed in another pocket. On a long trip there are numerous needs for different kind of straps etc. and just in case kind of items should not always be on the bottom of the panniers or somewhere that takes time to reach. The biggest pocket would be on the back end of the Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag. This pocket could be used for a set of fresh gloves, neck warmer, balaclava or to store the GPS navigator when leaving the bike.
The Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag has a universal 4 point mounting system with side release buckles. This allows to release the tank bag quickly and leave the bike without any hassle. The mounting straps at both ends are identical which means that basically 2 solid mounting points are needed also in the front. By looping the steering column with both straps in the front and the rear frame on both sides would be in most of the cases sufficient. The straps would be the best to route around smooth and clean bars without any sharp edges. The plastic buckles have non slip scratch protection flaps protecting the paint and the plastic parts of the motorcycle, but scratch protection films would be a good additional safety measure, especially when taking dusty offroads from time to time. These quick release buckles allow to refuel the bike easily by unclipping 2 buckles from either side or at the front and tilting the bag. The key Wolfman RAINIER motorcycle tank bag features are:
- Heavy duty ballistic nylon construction
- Water repellent
- YKK zipper closures
- VELCRO® fasteners
- Removable map pocket
- Removable side & front pockets
- Fixed rear end pocket
- Inside mesh pocket on the cover
- Key snap hook inside
- Padded bottom, front & back end walls
- Carry handle
- Backpack shoulder straps (optional)
- Tyre pressure gauge holder
- Non slip bottom surface
- Refueling friendly design
- Universal 4 point mounting system with
- Side release plastic buckles
- Scratch protection buckle flaps
- D rings in 4 corners & 2 on top
- Reflective trims on side & rear
- Plus 11L main compartment
- Nearly 6L main compartment expansion
- 20L total volume with pockets
- Profile W22*H17*D28cm or W8.7*H6.7*D11 inches
- Single color alternative all BLACK
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