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Two-Up Motorcycle Camping Tour on KTM 1090 Adventure with Giant Loop Packing System

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Dealers, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Riders, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Two-Up Motorcycle Camping Tour on KTM 1090 Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts, Fandango Pro Tank Bag

From Steve from Penco Power Products in Kalispell, Montana:
“Go light, go fast, go far is a load of crap once my wife figured out she could pack 90 liters of stuff!!! Lol We absolutely love these bags and after a 1000 mile trip with enough camping gear and clothes for two people, we can’t say enough about them. We had everything we needed to be comfortable.”

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

June Special 20% off MotoTrekk Panniers

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Deals, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Tech Tips

JUNE SPECIAL 20% OFF MOTOTREKK PANNIERS!

Just $271.20 a pair, these waterproof, rack mounted Panniers pack 21 liters of gear in each side, and they require no additional mounting hardware. MotoTrekk Panniers fit virtually every side luggage rack system with a “hoop” style design, including Touratech, BMW OE, KTM Powerparts, Givi, Hepko-Becker, SW-Mototech, Vanasche, Dirtracks and more! The ingenius anchor strap design does double duty, compressing the Panniers against the frame for stability regardless of whether they’re full or empy AND tightening the anchor straps that secure the Panniers to the rack. To dismount, simply disconnect the the side release buckles and pull slack through to remove anchor hooks. https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/mototrekk-panniers/

KTM 1090 Adventure R with Touratech racks:

Honda Africa Twin with Give racks:

BMW F800GSA with OE BMW racks:

BMW F800GS Adventure with Giant Loop's MotoTrekk Panniers

BMW F800GS Adventure with Giant Loop’s MotoTrekk Panniers

Kawasaki KLR 650

Giant Loop MotoTrekk Panniers motorcycle soft luggage

Giant Loop MotoTrekk Panniers motorcycle soft luggage on Kawasaki KLR 650 at 6th Annual Giant Loop Ride.

Honda CRF250L with Happy Trails rack:

Giant Loop's MotoTrekk Panniers on Steph Jeavons's Honda CRF250L

Giant Loop’s MotoTrekk Panniers on Steph Jeavons’s Honda CRF250L

Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure with Rally Raid racks:

MotoTrekk Panniers by Giant Loop on Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure

MotoTrekk Panniers by Giant Loop on Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure

Yamaha WR250

Giant Loop’s Bushwackers Hand Guards Keep Hands and Controls Warm, Dry, Protected

By | Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, ATV, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tech Tips, under $60, Video

Droppin’ into the weather? Combine Bushwackers Hand Guards with rigid hand guards/deflectors and heated grips for the ultimate protection against the elements. Ride safer and longer with warm, dry and clean hands and controls. Essential gear for motorcycles, snow bikes and snowmobiles. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Motorcycle must be equipped with rigid hand guards or deflectors to support Bushwackers while riding.

Bushwackers Hand Guards – features, benefits, specs:

Cold/wet weather comfort
Brush, mud and trail protection
Strap on/off in seconds
Multiple mounting configurations to fit most motorcycle makes/models equipped with rigid hand guards and/or deflectors
Tough stretch polyurethane strap (can be used separately)
Custom wind foil shapes
No stitching or pieces to fail
When not using Bushwackers Hand Guards, straps have a thousand other uses: Lash water bottles, fuel, gear to tail rack. Hold flashlight in place while working in dark. And many others!
Made in USA

Giant Loop Pannier Mount for Motorcycle Soft Luggage and Gear Wins Fifth Consecutive Powersports Business “NIFTY 50” Award

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, News, Panniers, Reviews
Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

PHOTO CAPTION: Team Giant Loop with 2018 Nifty 50 award. Right to left: Paul Robson (production manager), Brad Davis (designer/engineer), Trey Bracelin (shipping and receiving), Ryan Egusquiza (sales and customer service), Harold Olaf Cecil (owner and founder). 

(BEND, OREGON USA)  For the fifth consecutive year, expedition gear innovator Giant Loop has won a Powersports Business “Nifty 50” award for best new products. For 2018, it’s Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount, an ultralight, rugged, stable, quick-connect, quick-release, lockable solution for motorcycle soft luggage and equipment. Constructed of aluminum with a black powder coated finish, stainless steel hardware and a key lock mechanism, GL Pannier Mounts weigh just 3.6 lbs. per pair, including spare keys. In keeping with the company’s minimalist “go light, go fast, go far” design philosophy, GL Pannier Mounts feature just two moving parts, an anchor clasp and a lock, both of which are accessible without having to reach inside motorcycle luggage.

Although specifically designed for Giant Loop’s rack-mounted motorcycle soft luggage, Round The World Panniers and MotoTrekk Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts offer remarkably versatile solutions for attaching gear to motorcycle side luggage racks. Pre-drilled holes provide easy installation of RotoPax® gas cans, water cans and accessories, and strap slots enable virtually any other gear, tools or bags, to be secured to the GL Pannier Mounts with Giant Loop’s heavy-duty stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps.

GL Pannier Mounts are currently compatible with most side luggage rack designs featuring flat, vertical hoops constructed of 16-18mm round tubing. Examples include Givi Outback, Touratech pannier racks and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OE luggage racks (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options will be available soon. Sold as a set of two with four keys included, GL Pannier Mounts cost $299 USA MSRP (part number PNTM-18R) and $329 USA MSRP with the BMW R1200R GS Adventure adapters (part number PNMT-GSA).

Past “Nifty 50” award winners from Giant Loop include: Fandango Pro Tank Bag (2014), Tracker Packer emergency beacon holster (2015), Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder (2016) and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top (2017).

GIANT LOOP: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ADVENTURE, 2008-2018

Since 2008, Giant Loop has been a leading innovator inmotorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g. Timbersled), ATVs, UTVs, Side-By-Sides and overland 4x4s, as well as paddlesports, bicycling and outdoor recreation. Giant Loop’s new GL Pannier Mounts and entire product line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, select retailers in the USA and Canada and Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.

Fandango Pro Tank Bag on Ducati Scrambler

By | Adventure Touring, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Not everyone rides with Giant Loop. But for a decade, riders, travelers and explorers have relied on Giant Loop for tested, proven solutions for the most extreme adventures on Planet Earth. Limited lifetime warranty. Designed in Bend, Oregon. Made in USA. Ridden worldwide. Tougher than you. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

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Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag (8 liters) and Diablo Pro Tank Bag (4 liters) use the same three-point harness to securely anchor to virtually every motorcycle’s gas tank (or intake shrouds on bikes with fuel under the seat) – including the popular Scrambler models by Ducati, Triumph, BMW, etc.. Use Giant Loop’s Vinyl Protective film beneath the Tank Bag harness and straps to prevent scuffing and dulling the gloss coat on painting surfaces. Every Giant Loop Tank Bag includes a waterproof inner liner Dry Pod making the highly water resistant outer shell 100% waterproof inside for extreme riding conditions. Electronics pass-through, mesh exterior and under-lid pockets, divider, interior lined with hook-and-loop accepting fabric for camera bag dividers. Not everyone rides with a Giant Loop Tank Bag. But for a decade travelers, explorers and adventurers around the globe have relied on Giant Loop gear on the most extreme journeys. MADE IN USA. LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

Ducati Scrambler Ready for Travel with Great Basin Saddlebag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards

By | Adventure Touring, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Tech Tips, Video

Giant Loop’s rackless motorcycle saddlebag, the Great Basin Saddlebag, mounts to virtually every motorcycle designed to carry a passenger. Combined with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards, this Ducati Scrambler is ready for multi-day adventure. And at the end of the trip, simply unstrap Giant Loop soft luggage and gear, leaving nothing on the naked motorcycle! Go light. Go fast. Go far.

Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag fits virtually every motorcycle designed to carry a passenger, mounting to the passenger seat secured by side anchors straps connected to the passenger peg mounts. The Great Basin Saddlebag includes a set of 3 waterproof Saddlebag Dry Pods with air purge valves and a Hot Spring Heat Shield to defend the Saddlebag against exhaust heat.

Plus, Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag weighs a fraction of other company’s versions of our horseshoe-shaped saddlebag (such as the Mosko Moto Reckless 80L System) – also costs nearly $100 less, is trimmer, less complicated, fewer straps, cleaner, more minimalist, rugged and durable design, proven world wide since 2008. Made in USA. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects for the original purchaser.

Big Agnes Pre-Season Special 25% Off – Order By May 1, 2018

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, Deals, New Product

ORDER BIG AGNES CAMPING GEAR BY MAY 1 AND SAVE 25%!

We can’t compete with the Amazon.coms and the REIs when it comes to offering deals on camping gear. We just want to stoke out some riders and help you upgrade your camping kit!

So here’s what we’re doing: Order by May 1 and get 25% off our hand-picked selection of ultralight, compact, high quality motorcycle camping gear. We’re placing just one order for the season – and this is it! 

Here’s a great moto camping demo by Motolara – you can see the Pumphouse inflator at work! Because most of our customers travel solo, we selected 2-person tents, which pack smaller and lighter than the 4-person tent Naomi and Alberto prefer. We can special order any Big Agnes product – but you will need to call or email us with the exact product, size, color and all other options and pay prior to us placing our order.

https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/deals/

Big Agnes C Bar Tent – 2 Person
$199.95 MSRP = $149.96 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/big-agnes-c-bar-tent-2-person/
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Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Tent
$349.95 MSRP = $262.46 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/big-agnes-fly-creek-hv-ul2-tent/
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad
$84.95 MSRP = $63.71 PRE-ORDER ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/big-agnes-insulated-air-core-ultra-sleeping-pad/
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Big Agnes Lost Ranger Sleeping Bag
$249.95 MSRP = $187.46 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/big-agnes-lost-ranger-sleeping-bag/
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Big Agnes Pumphouse Ultra Stuff Sack + Sleeping Pad Inflation Pump
$34.95 MSRP = $26.21 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/pumphouse-ultra-stuff-sack-sleeping-pad-inflation-pump/
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Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad
$139.95 MSRP = $104.96 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/big-agnes-q-core-slx-sleeping-pad/
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Big Agnes Roxy Ann Sleeping Bag
$249.95 MSRP = $224.96 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL

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Big Agnes Superlight Girdle S/M

$19.95 MSRP = $14.96 PRE-SEASON ORDER SPECIAL

Big Agnes Superlight Girdle S/M


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New Products: Giant Loop 3- and 5-Gallon Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders

By | 4x4, Arctic Cat, ATV, Blog, Camping, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Overland, Polaris, Racer, Side By Side, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, SxS, Timbersled, UTV

Giant Loop 3- and 5-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders

5 gallon Fuel Safe Gas Bags with a Polaris side by side

5 gallon Fuel Safe Gas Bags with a Polaris side by side

Giant Loop has added new 3- and 5-gallon Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders to its award-wining fuel solutions. Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders conveniently transport hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container that rolls up or packs flat when empty. Weighing a fraction of rigid tanks and canisters and less costly than racing fuel cells, Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders are also available in 1- and 2-gallon models.

The new larger 3-gallon (11.4 liters) and 5-gallon (18.9 liters) Gas Bags are designed specifically for UTVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g., Timbersled, Camso), 4x4s and overland vehicles, providing a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses, as well as for international travel.

In 2016, Giant Loop’s original 1-gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder won a Powersports Business “Nifty 50” award for top new products.

Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe®, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Redmond, Oregon.

NOTE: Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders are intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off road and closed course competition racing events. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is NOT a portable or long-term fuel storage container as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies.

Flat and unfilled, the 3-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder measures 22″ long by 14″ wide. Three heavy-duty webbing and molded rubber handles provide tie-downs and facilitate fuel handling. The 5-gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder measures 29” long by 14” wide, with four heavy-duty handles.

All models of Gas Bags feature two rows of webbing daisy chain loops that prevent the Gas Bag from sliding out from under tie-down straps (not included). Filler necks are standard size, fitting “universal” spouts, such as the EZ-Pour (also available from Giant Loop). Available exclusively from Giant Loop and authorized dealers, USA MSRP is $239.99 for the 3-gallon Gas Bag (GL part FSB18-G3) and $299.99 for the 5-gallon Gas Bag (GL part FSB18-G5).

Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC. Fuel Safe® is a registered trademark of Air Craft Rubber Inc.

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Panniers, Racer, Riders, Tech Tips, Video

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R: Quinn Cody from KTM’s R&D Department shows Upshift his 1290 Project bike.

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Ducati Scrambler Kitted for Adventure with Giant Loop Motorcycle Soft Luggage

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

We’ve outfitted this Ducati Scrambler for a weekend, week or even extended long haul adventure motorcycle travel with our Giant Loop adventure proof packing system of soft luggage for motorcycles. Designed to fit virtually any motorcycle equipped with passenger pegs, the Great Basin Saddlebag mounts on the passenger seat, anchored to the passenger peg mounts and the rear “fender” assembly – no luggage racks, mounts or braces required. The Fandango Pro Tank Bag keeps smaller items like phone, camera, wallet and other essentials handy, while the Zigzag Handlebar Bag stores other small items within easy reach. We’ve added the Bushwackers Hand Guards, which strap over rigid deflectors to protect hands and controls from rain, cold, mud and brush. All it needs is a skid plate . . .

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Great Basin Saddlebag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag

Weighs a fraction of other motorcycle soft luggage designs based on Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag, such as the Mosko Moto RECKLESS 80L SYSTEM (V2.0) – also trimmer, less complicated, fewer straps, cleaner, more minimalist, rugged and durable design, proven world wide since 2008.

Quinn Cody on KTM 1090 Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Photos, Racer, Riders, Tech Tips
Quinn Cody KTM 1090 Adventure Round The World Panniers GL Pannier Mounts

Quinn Cody on his KTM 1090 Adventure R equipped with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack. Photo: Simon Cudby, Upshift Online

When Baja racing legend and KTM North America R&D chief Quinn Cody needs gear, he calls Giant Loop! Why? Because he knows GL holds up to hard off-road riding! Here’s a great shot by Simon Cudby of Upshift Online: Quinn Cody on his KTM 1090 Adventure R equipped with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack!

Giant Loop Lift Strap Makes Handy Grab Handle for Snow Bikes, Dirt Bikes

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Snow, Snow Bike, stocking stuffers, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, under $60, Video

AVAILABLE NOW: https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/giant-loop-lift-strap/

Giant Loop Lift Strap Makes Handy Grab Handle for Snow Bikes, Dirt Bikes

The Giant Loop Lift Strap securely attaches to the fork tubes and tail of snow bikes (Timbersled, CMX, Yeti Snow MX, MotoTrax, Camso) dirt bikes, adventure and dual-sport motorcycles – as well as snowmobiles, hard luggage cases, etc. – providing a sturdy grab handle to help tug, pull or lift the motorcycle through those tough spots on the trail when you need a little boost over an obstacle or out of mud hole. Constructed of durable nylon webbing and a comfortable molded rubber handle, the Giant Loop Lift Strap also makes an excellent carry handle for motorcycle panniers and hard luggage. The Giant Loop Lift Strap and Giant Loop Tow Strap are must-haves for your adventure touring motorcycle safety kit: Simple tools that can make big problems much easier to manage.

NEWS: Giant Loop Adds Western Power Sports to National Wholesale Distributor Sales Network

By | Dealers, News

Six WPS Warehouse Locations Service More Than 10,000 Dealers Across the USA

Giant Loop has added Western Power Sports as a wholesale distributor in the USA. Based in Boise, Idaho and founded in 1960, Western Power Sports (WPS) distributes more than 130,000 products, including offroad and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft parts and accessories, to over 10,000 dealers nationwide. WPS is among the fastest growing nation-wide delivery systems for powersports industry products, with regional warehouse locations in Idaho, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas.

Giant Loop presents its product line next week at the 2018 WPS National Sales Meeting in Boise, January 12-13. “Both companies rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Giant Loop and Western Power Sports share a passion for the outdoors and recreation across a spectrum of vehicle types and platforms, making them an excellent cultural fit,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner/founder, Giant Loop. “We look forward to opening this new chapter in Giant Loop’s growth and development as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a company in 2018.”

Founded in 2008 in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures award winning, expedition proven motorcycle saddlebags, panniers, dry bags and tank bags, snowmobile and snow bike tunnel bags, racing fuel bladders, holsters for personal emergency locator beacons and gear for extreme overland travel. From its origins in adventure motorcycle travel, Giant Loop has expanded into bicycle packing, snow sports, paddlesports, ATV/UTV and 4×4 markets.

Giant Loop products are sold in its GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, via dealers across the USA and internationally at dealers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Giant Loop is also distributed in the USA by Tucker Rocky.

About Western Power Sports.

New Giant Loop Product: Anchor Strap Kit for Snowmobiles, Snow Bikes, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s

By | Arctic Cat, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, under $60, Video
Giant Loop Snow Anchor Strap Kit

Giant Loop Snow Anchor Strap Kit includes everything shown in this photo.

Combine the lightweight, militrary-spec Anchor Strap Kit with Giant Loop’s expedition ready waterproof/mudproof/snowproof/dustproof Dry Bags for the ultimate packing solution for snowmobiles, snow bikes (Timbersled, Yeti Snow MX, CMX, MotoTrax, Camso), ATVs, UTVs and overland 4×4 vehicles. Perfectly pairs with Giant Loop’s 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders too!

This set of 2 heavy-duty yet lightweight Anchor Straps is constructed with 1″ nylon webbing, military-spec side-release buckles and fasteners, securing to tunnels, decks, storage boxes, etc. with 4 stainless steel GL mounts with included stainless steel hardware (washers, nylock nuts, carriage bolts and button head bolts).

Blasting Baja on KTM 500 EXC with Coyote Saddlebag

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Riders, Saddlebags

From customer Jason: “Used the Coyote Saddlebag on my KTM 500 EXC for Baja, and just like my prior version (the original bolt-on Giant Loop Saddlebag) it was really awesome, but probably more awesomer. 🙂 Kept it light and I only needed the Coyote for a 2 week trip. Inside I had tools, spares, clothes. We didn’t camp. Kept it fast and light. I used the beaver tail straps to fasten an auxiliary fuel supply – funny how station attendants don’t care if you’re pumping fuel into an unapproved 5l container. I’m not sure I’d get away with it here…” Or, check out the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders!

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop's Coyote Saddlebag

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop's Coyote Saddlebag

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop's Coyote Saddlebag

KTM 500 EXC in Baja with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag

Video: Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer Ruggedized Holsters for SPOT Gen3, Garmin inReach, DeLorme inReach

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, New Product, Tech Tips, Timbersled, Video

Tracker Packer review by The Gear Institute: “Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer addresses a real need for those of us who routinely escape the bonds of cell towers, extending the usability of potentially lifesaving technology even in dire situations. Best of all, the Tracker Packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach – and quickly accessible – should an emergency arise. After all, isn’t that when you absolutely need the messenger the most?”

Adventure proof packing and gear systems innovator Giant Loop has added a third model to its Tracker Packer™ line of ruggedized holsters for GPS-enabled emergency beacons/communicators, the new Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach beacons and two-way satellite communicators. Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer enables backcountry adventurers who travel beyond cell phone range to stay safer during all outdoor adventures — motorcycling, snowmobiling, snow biking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, boating — with help the push of a button away. Following best safety practices, the Tracker Packer firmly attaches the Garmin inReach Explorer or SE device to the user’s backpack shoulder strap, outerwear, or upper arm, reducing the risk of the device separating from the user or not being within reach and in plain sight. Although wearing the Tracker Packer is the best safety practice, it can also be used to attach the device to a vehicle or other location.

Featuring redundant closures, multiple connections, and tether points, the Tracker Packer is designed to remain secure, even in the roughest, most extreme conditions. By keeping the device in a visible, easy-to-access location, anyone on scene in the event of an emergency can quickly deploy the Garmin inReach’s SOS signal sending the GPS location to an international emergency response coordination center.

The Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach is not just for emergencies. When traveling beyond cell service, backcountry travelers can let family and friends know they are OK, and satellite text messages can be sent and received directly from the device.

Giant Loop donates a portion of all Tracker Packer sales to the nonprofit Kurt Caselli Foundation, which focuses on the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. Giant Loop worked with US off-road motorcycle racing legend Quinn Cody to test and develop the Tracker Packer holsters. Other Tracker Packer models include the Tracker Packer for DeLorme inReach and the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3.

Tracker Packer features include a high-visibility closure printed with “EMERGENCY” and the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s “Caselli 66” logo, a redundant double hook-and-loop Garmin inReach attachment system, a heavy duty hook-and-loop extension band for wearing on the upper arm, Slip-Not grippy backing, foam padding to absorb shock and vibration, reflective trim for visibility, fully bound seams and webbing loops with grommets for additional mounting and tethering options.

Made in USA with military-specification components and materials, the Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach is backed by Giant Loop’s limited lifetime warranty. USA MSRP is $50. The Tracker Packer is available bundled with the Garmin inReach Explorer or SE exclusively at Giant Loop’s GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, Oregon, and at www.giantloopmoto.com. For more information and to contribute to the Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit http://www.kurtcaselli.com.

Giant Loop Bushwackers Hand Guards Cold, Wet and Brush Protection for Snow Bikes (Timbersled) + Snowmobiles

By | Arctic Cat, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, KTM, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, stocking stuffers, Timbersled, under $60

Gear up for adventure with Bushwackers Hand Guards for snow bikes (Timbersled), snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles!

Droppin’ into the weather? Combine Bushwackers Hand Guards with rigid hand guards/deflectors and heated grips for the ultimate protection against the elements. Ride safer and longer with warm, dry and clean hands and controls. Essential gear for motorcycles, snow bikes and snowmobiles.
*Cold/wet weather comfort
*Brush, mud and trail protection
*Strap on/off in seconds
*Multiple mounting configurations to fit most motorcycle
makes/models equipped with rigid hand guards and/or deflectors
*Tough stretch polyurethane strap (can be used separately)
*Custom wind foil shapes
*No stitching or pieces to fail

When not using Bushwackers Hand Guards, straps have a thousand other uses: Lash water bottles, fuel, gear to tail rack. Hold flashlight in place while working in dark. And many others!

Made in USA. #golightgofastgofar #designedinbendoregon

Video: Giant Loop Snow Waterproof Tunnel Bags & Gear Anchor System for Snowmobiles & Snow Bikes

By | Arctic Cat, Dry Bags, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, Video

Here’s a quick look at the most complete fender-to-fender gear system designed for snow bikes – like Timbersled, Yeti Snow MX, Camso and MotoTraxx. Giant Loop’s waterproof Torngat Tunnel Bag for snowmobiles and snow bikes includes a integrated anchor straps, stainless steel mounts and hardware – a complete gear packing solution for winter adventure. Lightweight, super rugged and stable for hard on- and off-piste riding, Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides wrote in Off-Piste magazine that “. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.”

Check out Giant Loop Snow’s gear for snow bikes, snowmobiles and winter backcountry adventure!

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Video: Giant Loop Snow Fender Bag & Number Plate Bag for Snowbikes – Timbersled, Camso, etc.

By | Arctic Cat, Dry Bags, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, stocking stuffers, Tech Tips, Timbersled

Gear up for winter adventure with complete snow bike solutions from Giant Loop Snow!

UPDATED FOR 2017! The NEW roll top Giant Loop Fender Bag / Number Plate Bag for snow bikes – Timbersled, MotoTraxx, Yeti Snow MX, Camso – is now RF-welded, 100% waterproof, snow-proof and a roomy 3.5-liters in volume — enough capacity for tools, emergency supplies, snacks, spare gloves or anything else riders need to secure to the plastic fender of virtually any dirt bike plastic fender. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

New Winter 2017-2018 Giant Loop Snow Bike and Snowmobile Gear Collection

By | Arctic Cat, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Timbersled, Uncategorized, Yamaha

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017

WEBPAGE:
https://giantloopmoto.com/product-category/giant-loop-snow/

New Winter 2017-2018 Giant Loop Snow Bike and Snowmobile Gear Collection

Expedition Quality Packing Systems and Equipment for Extreme Conditions, Designed in Bend, Oregon

Timbersled snow bike with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Timbersled snow bike with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Snowmobile with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Snowmobile with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

(BEND, OREGON USA) For the winter 2017-2018 season, Giant Loop expands its adventure proof packing systems and gear solutions for snow bikes — including Timbersled, Camso, Yeti, MotoTrax and other conversions — and for snow mobiles, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, professionals and guides. The Giant Loop Snow collection features a range of seven new products plus extreme winter-tested favorites.

New Possibles Pouch
For snow bikes and snow mobiles, Giant Loop’s new waterproof, snow proof, roll-top Possibles Pouch offers 3.5 liters of storage, rugged RF-welded construction, multiple lash points for a variety of anchor points and includes a pair of webbing anchor and compression straps. Perfect for snow bike and snowmobile tunnels, lashes to other gear or stows inside a backpack for waterproof storage. USA MSRP $50.

New GL Fender Bag / Number Plate Bag
Giant Loop added its super tough Rubber Boa Straps to its waterproof/snowproof Possibles Pouch to make the ultimate Fender Bag and Number Plate Bag for snow bikes. Straps on, stays on. Compatible with virtually all dirt bike plastic fenders and number plates. USA MSRP $65.

New Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach SE + Explorer
Every backcountry traveler should consider carrying a satellite-enabled tracker and emergency beacon when adventure calls beyond cell phone range. Giant Loop’s ruggedized Tracker Packer holster enables users to wear the Garmin inReach SE and Explorer two-way satellite communicators securely attached to a backpack strap, keeping the emergency beacon within reach for the user or visible and accessible for first on the scene assistance. Also available: Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 and Tracker Packer for Delorme inReach SE/Explorer. USA MSRP $50.

New GL Lift Strap
Heavy-duty webbing lift strap with steel tri-glide fasteners attaches to snow bike fork tubes, snowmobile bumpers and just about anywhere else a sure grip is required to help pull a riding buddy out of a tight spot, assist with loading, etc. Features custom Giant Loop molded rubber handle for lifting comfort. USA MSRP $15.

New Pronghorn Straps XL
Extra beefy 1-inch-wide Pronghorn Straps XL feature stamped aluminum fasteners and a strong connection created by tension that makes these color coded tan 22-inch and blue 32-inch long an essential part of every backcountry traveler’s kit. Pronghorn Straps have towed snow mobiles, splinted wounds, secured skis/snowboards and helped in countless other ways. Also available in ¾-inch-wide models in gray 15-, orange 20- and red 25-inch color coded lengths. USA MSRP $40 for pair of XL 32-inch; $38 for pair of XL 22”.

New 2-Gallon, 3-Gallon, 5-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder
Giant Loop’s new 2-gallon, 3-gallon and 5-gallong Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders conveniently transport hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container. Rolls up or packs flat when empty, the Gas Bags weigh a fraction of other fuel container. Also available in a 1-gallon version, Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders provide a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses. Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Oregon. NOTE: Intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off road and closed course competition racing events. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is not a portable or long-term fuel storage container as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies. Available exclusively from Giant Loop consumer-direct. USA MSRP coming soon.

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag for Snow Bikes and Snowmobiles
Compact, lightweight and super rugged, the waterproof/snowproof Revelstoke Tunnel Bag secures 24 liters of backcountry essentials and emergency supplies to the snow bike or snow mobile tunnel, taking the weight out of a backpack and eliminating excuses for venturing into winter wilds without emergency and survival kits packed on sled or snow bike. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.

Torngat Tunnel Bag for Snowmobiles
Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides, wrote in Off-Piste magazine, “. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.” The roll-top Torngat Tunnel Bag offers backcountry travelers, professionals and guides 37 liters of waterproof/snowproof, rugged, stable, compressible/expandable, gear storage for snowmobile tunnels. Features include an external mesh zippered pocket, gear divider and sleeves inside, heavy-duty D-ring lash points, daisy chain anchors with reflective trim, integrated compression and anchor straps. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.

Giant Loop’s motorcycle experience transitions seamlessly to snow bikes, with many designs from the Giant Loop Moto line crossing over to winter including Bushwackers Hand Guards, GL Mounts, Rubber Boa Straps, Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap, GL Sleeping Sheath, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, MoJavi Saddlebag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and others.

Giant Loop’s Snow line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, and online at www.giantloopsnow.com. Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from select powersports dealers in the USA and Canada, and via Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/giant-loop-snow/ or www.giantloopsnow.com.

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Customer Question: Great Basin Saddlebag vs Coyote Saddlebag, Tips for GL Mounts

By | FAQ, Fitment, KTM, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Customer Question: Great Basin Saddlebag vs Coyote Saddlebag, Tips for GL Mounts

Customer email question:
Hi. I need some advice on mounting a giant loop great basin on a 2011 ktm 450.

Im having huge problems securing it to the back fender.
I also need the bag repaired. Because i couldn’t mount it properly, one of the straps completely tore off the back. Have you got any recommended repairers in Victoria Australia.

I bought your stainless mounts and attached them to the frame where my legs are. Problem is the boots are wearing the straps away at the mount. One of the straps also worked its way thru the groove and the bag completely came off the bike. I was thinking of welding the mount closed and just feeding the strap thru. Also was going to hammer the mount straight so it doesnt expose the strap to any wear.

Also have a 2008 250 with a coyote which seems ok. If you have any advice on this setup, it would be appreciated also.

Giant Loop’s email reply:
First, thank you very much for choosing Giant Loop for your adventures! I have CC’d our Australian distributor, Adventure Moto, so they can follow up with you regarding local repair options, etc. Adventure Moto has been our exclusive distributor in Australia since 2009, and we appreciate you supporting them with your business.

The short answer: Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag is designed to fit “virtually any motorcycle designed to carry a passenger.”

Your dirt bike is not designed to carry a passenger – it is not equipped with passenger pegs. See Packing Systems diagram.

The Great Basin Saddlebag sits on the passenger seat and anchors to the passenger peg mounts in a vertical position.

The Coyote Saddlebag is specifically designed for dirt, dual sport, endure and other bike types that are not built to carry a passenger. It mounts behind the seat and anchors to the frame/subframe/GL Mounts in a diagonal position. So, yes the Coyote Saddlebag fits both of your dirt bikes perfectly.

I you need additional packing capacity for the Coyote Saddlebag, add a Rogue Dry Bag and 2 Possibles Pouches.

Or, position some of your gear on the front of the bike with a Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Pannier Pockets and/or Fender Bag.

Regarding the GL Mounts – please see the attached photo of the Mount installed on the exhaust side of our KTM 500 EXC.

Giant Loop's stainless steel GL Mounts installed with round button-head bolt and anchor strap wrapped around mount to protect boot and pant leg from abrasion.

Giant Loop’s stainless steel GL Mounts installed with round button-head bolt and anchor strap wrapped around mount to protect boot and pant leg from abrasion.

Note that we have replaced the stock bolt with a button head bolt to help prevent wear from the square-edged bolt. Also please note how we wrap the extra webbing around the mount to protect our pants/boots from abrasion. These are simple steps that will instantly eliminate abrasion issues. With respect to your strap coming loose: The Mounts are designed for the webbing anchor strap to pull in a straight line, not at an angle. In our laboratory tests of the linear pull strength of our Mounts, the metal will actually bend before the strap pulls through when the force is in a straight line. The root problem may be that the Great Basin Saddlebag doesn’t mount in the correct position on your bikes, so the webbing anchor strap is pulled at angle. If you never want the strap to come out of the Mount even when it’s pulled at angle, then use metal tri-glide buckles to lock the strap into the Mount.

We and our customer have ridden many thousands of miles with our Saddlebags mounted without the GL Mounts. They are intended to be a convenience – they are not necessary components. If they are causing you problems instead of solving problems, you might consider simply anchoring the straps to the frame/subframe as we have done for year before we started making the GL Mounts.

I hope I’ve answered your questions and addressed your concerns. Please share this information with your riding friends and help us help riders avoid problems that are easily solved. And please follow up with Adventure Moto – and give them your business.

Go light, go fast, go far,
Team GL

NEW! GL Pannier Mounts for Motorcycle Soft Luggage

By | Blog, BMW, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, New Product, Panniers, Suzuki, Tech Tips, Triumph, Video, Yamaha

GL Pannier Mounts for Motorcycle Soft Luggage – now available for pre-order, shipping September 25!

Giant Loop's GL Pannier Mount for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Introducing GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage! Designed in Bend, Oregon by Giant Loop, these ultra light, ultra tough quick release, quick mount, lockable powder coated aluminum plates secure Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, MotoTrekk Panniers, RotoPax gas cans and other gear to most side luggage racks with flat, vertical hoops constructed with 18mm round tubing. Examples: Touratech and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OEM luggage rack (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options available soon.

WEIGHS JUST 3.6 lbs. Sold as a set of two, with two keys included. Order now!

Giant Loop Deals: Discounts on Seconds + Closeouts

By | Deals, Giant Loop Gear, Saddlebags, Uncategorized

Deals for Riders (limited to stock on hand) – click link to purchase unless otherwise noted:

20% off 2017 Fandango Pro Tank Bag in White – new condition with cosmetic blemishes – only three left, call 458-206-9113 to order
30% off 2016 Diablo Pro Tank Bag in Yellow only – only two left, call 458-206-9113 to order
All components included.
Happy Labor Day!

Giant Loop: Your Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 Experts in the USA

By | Honda, Rally Raid Products
GIANT LOOP IS YOUR RALLY RAID HONDA CB500 EXPERT IN THE USA!
 
Rally Raid Products kits, parts and accessories for the Honda CB 500 (and other makes/models) are now available from Giant Loop on a special order basis only. USA pricing is UK MSRP, plus a service charge of 20% (shipping cost additional). Payment is required at the time of ordering. Call 888-358-8347 or email us to order.
 
After multiple customer requests, Giant Loop is pleased to announce that we can now special order any of the Rally Raid kits, parts and accessories – and help coordinate bike builds. We do not stock these parts – each is a special order. Let us apply our extensive experience and knowledge to your Rally Raid Honda CB500 build. Go light. Go fast. Go far.
 
 

Open House, Saturday, May 6: Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

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Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New, Expanded Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

Fun Hogs + Explorers Open House, Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6

Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New, Expanded Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

Fun Hogs + Explorers Open House, Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6

Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop will open a new, expanded retail showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop, at its Bend base of operations, located at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97703. The GL Adventure Shop offers a community hub for explorers and fun hogs, with meticulously curated ultralight camping, gear and tools as well as the full Giant Loop product line on display and available for test fitting and purchase. All fun hogs and explorers are invited to an Open House on Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6 in Bend. Beverages, snacks, prizes and smiles will be served.

In recent years, Giant Loop has expanded its product design and development scope to focus on expedition quality gear for extreme conditions outdoor pursuits, such as snowmobiling, snow biking, paddlesports, ultralight camping, backcountry and adventure travel. “Go light. Go fast. Go far.” is GL’s motto and company philosophy. Giant Loop’s product design, prototyping and testing, as well as shipping, receiving, warehouse operations, sales and marketing are based at the Bend location. Since the company’s 2008 start in a downtown Bend office space, it has grown into a total of three, 1300-sq-ft commercial work bays its current location.

Four times the size of the current warehouse showroom, the GL ADV Shop takes its design cues from abandoned homestead cabins in the high desert of eastern Oregon, using reclaimed pallet wood and branding iron accents as the backdrop. Displays feature paddlesports, camping, snow sports, ATV/UTV/4×4, as well as fully equipped dualsport and adventure motorcycles. Bend native Gary Cecil’s 1964 Honda CB77 Superhawk is a center piece — the motorcycle Giant Loop’s owner Harold Olaf Cecil first rode with his dad as a passenger at age 3, cementing a lifelong passion for travel and exploration on two wheels.

Founded in Bend in 2008, Giant Loop has built a reputation in off-road motorcycling as the go-to brand for hardcore adventure. Cycle World Magazine wrote in November 2015 that “The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found is from Giant Loop…. There are cheaper solutions to carrying stuff, but these American-made pieces have been over mountains and across deserts with no issues.”

Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from powersports dealers across the USA via Tucker Rocky Distributing, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For inspiration, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com. Or call 888-358-8347.

Waterproof: Sorting Fact from Fiction + Giant Loop’s Proven Design Approach

By | Blog, Dry Bags, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Uncategorized

Waterproof: Sorting Fact from Fiction + Giant Loop’s Proven Design Approach

Giant Loop recently received this question on a popular adventure motorcycle forum:

“I would like a clarification regarding the Coyote Saddlebag. The old style with the zipper closure was not 100% waterproof because of the zipper (at least this is my understand from what i have read). The new roll top style, is it 100% waterproof? In case I skip the dry pods in the one with the roll top closure will the containing things remain dry? I understand the dry pods are used for sorting and storing purposes, but i am really seeking a waterproof solution.”

Let me clarify – and please feel free to share this info! First, to answer your specific questions:

This icon is Giant Loop's guarantee that a product is 100% waterproof under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

This icon is Giant Loop’s assurance that a product is 100% waterproof under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

The Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag are sewn products, constructed with military-spec thread and waterproof material reinforced with ballistic nylon. Their outer shells are HIGHLY water resistant, and to make them truly 100% waterproof they include a set of 3 RF-welded Saddlebag Dry Pods with air purge valves. The Coyote Saddlebag Roll Top and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top outer shells are even more highly water resistant, because they are constructed with fewer seams. The Dry Pods are lightweight and don’t take up much space, so we would recommend storing them inside the Saddlebag even if you’re riding in dry conditions and don’t need them – then you’ll have them for deep water crossings, storms, etc. They can also be filled with ice and used as beverage coolers at camp, they’re handy shopping bags to carry food to camp, etc.

Now, there are multiple design approaches to achieve waterproofing in textile products, so  please allow me to geek out a bit here. I want to answer not only your question but also share some information motorcycle riders should understand about Giant Loop — and other gear and apparel.

Before I started Giant Loop in 2008, I used to be a gear reviewer for a national adventure travel magazine, so I despise inaccurate and exaggerated marketing claims. And I do crazy things like taking all of Giant Loop’s products to the city swimming pool to test them myself in a controlled environment. GL’s product designer is a through-hiker and international motorcycle traveler who has lived for months at a time in the outdoors, so he knows his game.

Sewn products made by any manufacturer are not 100% waterproof because needle holes can allow moisture to penetrate the seams. Riders who get water inside their luggage usually neglect to take bags off their bikes when they leave them parked in a heavy rain, allowing water to pool and slowly seep through a seam. In normal riding conditions water doesn’t usually collect and pool.

And there’s really no such thing as a 100% waterproof zipper except for the kind used on scuba dry suits – they are too costly and fragile to be a practical solution for motorcycling. On our zippered bags, the zipper itself is virtually never the point of entry for water unless the zippers aren’t closed or the storm flap isn’t rolled down over the zipper.

Our design philosophy is to build super rugged, tough, highly water resistant outer shells and protect the more fragile RF-welded (no needle holes, fabrics bonded together using heat) and seam-sealed (needle holes covered with waterproof tape) waterproofing components inside this shell.

So while a crash or cactus spine may poke a hole in the outer shell, all of the gear inside the Dry Pods included with our packing systems remains organized and well protected inside.

Because the outer shells on Giant Loop’s adventure proof gear are so highly water resistant, keeping contents dry inside can even be as simple as using a zip-lock or trash bag. Instead, Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Coyote Saddlebag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Siskiyou Panniers and Round The World Panniers all include RF-welded or seam sealed waterproof inner liner Dry Pods.

And we offer many 100% waterproof RF-welded products as part of Giant Loop’s modular, customizable, adventure proof packing system: Columbia Dry Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Torngat Tunnel Bag, Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, Possibles Pouch, GL Fender Bag — and the new MotoTrekk Panniers.

There’s also a lack of objective standards and transparency around claims of “waterproof.” Waterproof spans a range in practical reality, which is why there’s actually an international set of standards and ratings for waterproofing: the IP Code.

Submersible standards (IPX7 and higher) are critical for boating, diving, snorkeling, etc. Our RF-welded (no needle holes from sewing) are submersible waterproof – I use them for rafting and paddleboarding. These Giant Loop products do not require inner liner Dry Pods to provide 100% waterproof protection.

But since motorcycles themselves are not submersible vehicles, sewn products achieve a level of waterproofing equivalent to spraying the products with high pressure water jets from all directions (IPX6). Water may penetrate the outer shell in extreme conditions, but the inner liner Dry Pods keep contents dry inside.

When Giant Loop labels a product as waterproof, that means a product is 100% waterproof (IPX6 or better) under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

When shopping for waterproof motorcycle soft luggage, waterproof apparel, etc., pay attention to construction details, so you can understand what a manufacturer is labeling waterproof, what degree of waterproofing is adequate for your application and how the waterproofing is achieved.

Thanks for riding with Giant Loop – and please keep the questions, comments, reviews, pics and videos coming our way!

NEW 2017 MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT: BikeMaster Tire and Tube Flat Repair Kit for Tube Type and Tubeless Tires

By | Blog, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, New Product, stocking stuffers, under $60

NEW 2017 MOTORCYCLE PRODUCT: BikeMaster Tire and Tube Flat Repair Kit for Tube Type and Tubeless Tires

At a minimum, motorcyclists should carry the tools and supplies needed to fix a flat tire. The Bikemaster Tire and Tube Flat Repair Kit conveniently bundles into a compact kit all of the supplies and tools required to repair inner tubes and tubeless tires, making it is a must have for backcountry and adventure travel, on and off the beaten path. MSRP $46.96 + shipping.
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/bikemaster-tire-and-tube-flat-repair-kit/
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