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Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

By | bike packing, Blog, BMW, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Check these super cool photos of how well a GL Diablo Tank Bag fits a BMW 310GS

Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

“I received my Diablo Pro Tank Bag today. I just wanted to show you how it looks on my BMW G310GS. I’m going to do the same with the Fandango Tank Bag on my BMW R1200GSA. Have a nice 4th weekend, be safe!” — Greg Jevyak

Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

Nice bike — thanks for the photos, Greg!

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Zigzag and Rogue Bags Keeping Gear Dry on a Polaris Razor

By | bike packing, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Polaris, Reviews, Riders, Side By Side, SxS, Tech Tips, Video

See if you can spot the Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Rogue Dry Bag under all the mud on the back of this Polaris RZR RS1!

“Traveling track to track. Driving a Polaris RS1 named RYzen. Almost got stuck in a deep mud hole!”Marcel Irnie

Great video Marcel — looks like fun!

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Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag Reviewed in ADV Moto Magazine

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Reviews, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Cheers to Dan at Adventure Motorcycle Magazine for reviewing the new GL Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag in the July/August issue… 

Buckin' Roll Tank Bag Reviewed in ADV Moto Magazine“The design I’ve been waiting for! If you’ve been searching for a not-so-big tank bag, give the Giant Loop Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag a look.” — Dan DiMaio

Great feedback, we feel the love — next gen Buckin’ Roll should double as a fanny pack for sure!

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MoJavi Saddlebags With Pronghorn Straps on a Suzuki DRZ400

By | bike packing, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tech Tips, trail bike, Video

Check out this excellent video from Dork In The Road showing how to install MoJavi Saddlebags on a Suzuki DRZ400 with a Tail Rack, Pronghorn Straps and GL Mounts

The Giant Loop Mojavi Saddlebags have been my go-to motorcycle luggage solution for carrying gear. They’re versatile, durable, and easy to install. In this video I’m using the Giant Loop mounts which are an inexpensive and versatile way to add mounting points to your dual sport or adventure bike. My hope is to quickly transition between the different types of riding I like to do: trails, forest exploring and road riding. I dig all of Giant Loop’s products, and these GL mounts are no exception. They’re super easy to install and make setups quick and easy.” — Dork in the Road

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Mojavi Saddlebags on a Honda NC750X

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Photos, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

GL customer Richard sent us these photos of Mojavi Saddlebags fitting perfectly with his Honda NC750X

Mojavi Saddlebags on a Honda NC750X

Mojavi Saddlebags on a Honda NC750X“I bought your Mojavi Saddlebags for my Honda NC750X, tried them today, very pleased with them, especially since I can flip up the pillion without loosening or moving the bags.” — Richard Smith, Arizona

Cool set-up — thanks for the email, Richard!

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The KTM 790 Adventure S with Great Basin Saddlebags

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Here’s how GL outfitted the KTM 790 Adventure S using the KTM Spacer Kit to make our horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebags fit perfectly… 

We also mounted a GL Fandango Pro Tank Bag with Pannier Pockets (tucked-in like they were made for this bike!) and a waterproof Possibles Pouches as externals to the Saddlebags. Then we added Rogue and Tillamook Dry Bags integrated with beaver tail compression straps. Ready to Go. Designed by riders for riders!!!

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Zigzag Handlebar Bag Reviewed at Sur-Ron

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Riders, Tech Tips

Ride lighter, faster and farther with GL Zigzag Handlebar Bag!

Zigzag Handlebar Bag Reviewed at Sur-Ron“The craftsman who made my seat, James Renazco of Renazco Racing turned me on to a fantastic storage solution for my bike. It’s called the Zigzag Handlebar Bag made by a company called Giant Loop. I cannot think of a better ‘glove box’ bag for my bike. It’s simple, convenient, well made and a great addition to my bike. The logo and silver accents on the front of the bag are reflective as well!”Mark Kitaoka, Sur-Ron

Great looking bike – thanks Mark!  

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Great Basin and Tillamook Bags Reviewed at McGearHub

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, travel, Video

Our buddy Roy at Motorcycle Gear Hub made this cool video about GL Great Basin Saddlebags and Tillamook Dry Bag

Here’s the epic horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebag, serving as a motorcycle luggage solution. Without doubt, I only have good words for your products, your company and your team. Having collaborated and continuing to collaborate with so-many brands, I can readily see who are serious about their products and who aren’t. Many thanks as usual. Stay safe!” — Roy Lopez

Thanks for the great review, Roy —  Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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GL Ambassador Danell Lynn Article in OutdoorX4

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Overland, Panniers, Reviews, Riders, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel, Triumph

Keep an eye out for this beautiful adventure travel article by Guinness World Record holder and Giant Loop Ambassador Danell Lynn in Issue 36 of OutdoorX4. Written and photographed by Danell, “Colonial Mexico” recounts her travels on her trusty Triumph Bonneville “Amelia”… 

Danell rides with Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag and Rogue Dry Bag on this journey, keeping it a little lighter these days than her world record setting ride of all 50 states in a single year — “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country” — she is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.

“Giant Loop was my first and only bag choice as the ride began its planning. I am so pleased with it. The ease of use, and complete dryness of my gear through downpours, will keep me coming back to Giant Loop.” — Danell Lynn

We are proud to play a role in Danell’s incredible travels. She puts GL products to a degree of testing that would take most riders many years to equal. Her spirit matches our mission as a brand and company. Cheers, Danell!

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O2Riders Rally Kits

By | Adventure Touring, Dirt bike, Enduro, Events, Husqvarna, KTM, New Product, News, Riders, Tech Tips

GL friend Alberto Mancuso of the company O2Riders based in Spain sold his first rally kit to a USA customer!

O2RidersAlberto’s primary business has been motorcycle tours of North Africa and Europe, but as the global pandemic put travel plans on hold, he accelerated product development and manufacturing. 

O2Riders is now offering these beautiful Spanish-made rally kits for KTM and Husqvarna enduro and adventure models. Bluetooth roadbook controls and other trick bits in the works. Currently, the website is in Spanish and Italian. English version coming soon

Buena suerte Alberto!

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Garage Night Bend Spotlights the New Yamaha Ténéré 700

By | Adventure Touring, Beta, Blog, Events, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Reviews, Riders, Tech Tips, travel, Yamaha

Please join us next Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm Pacific (U.S.A.) for a special edition of Garage Night Bend – a YouTube Live conversation with David Darcy of Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV and Steve Smith from Adventure Moto

Yamaha’s much anticipated new Ténéré 700 has finally arrived in North America. Although we’re just seeing the first production of the Ténéré 700 here in North America, our friends Dave and Steve in Australia have spent more than a year riding and testing this bike!

Log on to YouTube using a Gmail account and submit questions to participate in the discussion and get their firsthand insights.

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Insta360 Cam Covers GL MoJavi, Buckin’ Roll and Zigzag Bags

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Check out this Bend, OR dirt bike chase with Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebags, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Shot with the Insta360, our dude Ryan chasing Instacam distributor Peter on a single track trail. We love how the MoJavi Saddlebag on Peter’s KTM 500 EXC never shifts, bounces or gets in the way. On Ryan’s Suzuki RMZ 450, the Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag is also equally stable…

With Giant Loop gear, riders can pack less weight in their backpack and more on the bike for better endurance, comfort and reduced fatigue. Like it’s not even there!

Designed by riders for riders. Go light. Go fast. Go far! 

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GL on a KTM 790 Adventure R in Oregon Backcountry

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

When the pros need gear that holds up on the trail, they turn to GL! Here are some excellent photos from Bend Motorcycle Adventures tour operator Jon Beaver’s KTM 790 Adventure R in Oregon Backcountry

Fandango Tank Bag

Coyote Saddlebags

Possibles Pouch

Be sure to check out Bend Motorcycle Adventures website and Jon Beaver’s podcast

Thanks for the great photos Jon! 

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How To Pack Light on Motorcycle Trips

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel, Video

Another informative video from Backcountry Adventure Motorsports that includes Giant Loop Round The World Panniers with quick release mounts, Fandango Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook and Rogue Dry Bags and Diablo Tank Bag

“Every time I go on one of my adventures I always pack stuff I simply do not use. This is a list of necessities to still be comfortable but really drop weight off the bike.“Backcountry Adventure Motorsports

Make sure to tune in to their YouTube channel for more

Great info — thanks!

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Cycle News Honda CRF450L Project Bike Full-on With GL Gear

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, News, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

GL’s Gas Bag, MoJavi Saddlebags, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Pronghorn Straps on Cycle News project Honda CRF450L build — a trail worthy dual sport…

Cycle News Honda CRF450L Project Bike Decked Out with Giant Loop“Thank you guys again for providing the great Giant Loop products for our Honda CRF450L story.  The MoJavi Saddlebags, Fender Rack, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag, Pronghorn Straps and Gas Bag are all really great products!  The story is in this week’s Cycle News. Thanks! — Sean Finley, Digital Throttle

Right on Sean, perfect setup on that bike!

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Classic GL Colombia Bag on a Baja Surf Adventure

By | Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Photos, Tech Tips, travel

Our surfer buddy Mike sent us this great vista shot from one of his Baja adventures with an old-school GL Colombia Bag strapped to his roof rack…

GL Colombia Bag on a Baja Surf Adventure“I use the Colombia Bag on all my Baja trips – keeps my wetsuits dry and clean on the roof on the way down. On the way home, wet, dirty, stinky wetsuits are bagged up until we get home for a proper cleaning. Thing is bulletproof.” — Mike Honsburger

So rad — thanks Mike!

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Zigzag Bag, Tail Rack, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike

Our friend Andy sent us an email detailing how he uses Giant Loop gear to make the magic happen…

Handlebar Bag ,Tail Rack , Possibilities Pouch and Prong Straps“I’ve been using the Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch with the Pronghorn Straps. The Tail Rack holds the Possibles Pouch super secure with the Pronghorn Straps. I threw all my tools in there so I always have them on the bike and did some really rocky rides and hill climbs and I was never worried I’d lose the tools. It was great! Not having to worry about my gear being secure is so nice. It gives me the confidence to rip harder sections and never worry. The Zigzag Handlebar Bag is great for holding my phone and snacks and charger. Not having to take my backpack off to get to essentials is great!” — Andy Janik

Good one Andy — thanks!

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GL Gas Bag on a SXR-1100 Jet Ski

By | Blog, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Tech Tips

Check out this great use for the Giant Loop Gas Bag

 “Hi Giant loop, I received my Gas Bag and am very happy, thank you. Here’s a photo of how I use it. The Gas Bag sits in the tray of my SXR 1100 Jet Ski and allows me the range to get to our favorite watering hole out on the California delta. I burn 8 gallons of premix with the round trip and the ski holds 5 gallons only. Great product for sure.” — Scott Young

Awesome, Scott — thanks!

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Round The World Panniers Featured in BMW Owners Magazine

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Indian, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Our friend Wes Fleming who writes for BMW Owners News Magazine does a great podcast as well. His review of our Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts  is featured in the April 2020 issue, Member Tested Product Reviews section. Plus there’s a new product mention in the News section for the Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag

Round The World Panniers Featured in BMW Owners News MagazineWes rides a sweet Indian FTR 1200 S with a single-sided rack. Our Pannier Mount fits perfectly and the big Round The World Pannier gives him enough room for all his gear

Round The World Panniers Featured in BMW Owners News Magazine

Thanks Wes!

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The Ultimate Loop on a KTM 500 EXC-F

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Rider Aaron Steinmann spent three years biking around the world with GL gear on a KTM 500 EXC-F. One of our favorite websites Enduro 21 posted a great article about Aaron’s amazing journey…

“Pack light and keep it narrow to get through doorways. Doing a trip like this on a smaller bike means you have to think a bit more about the gear you are going to carry. I used the Giant Loop Coyote Saddleag to carry my gear in and one Tillamook Dry Bag. The Coyote Saddlebag has three dry bags inside. One had my tools, tubes, filters etc. Another had my cooking equipment and the third my minimal amount of clothing. In the top bag I had my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, shoes and a few other things. I have two pouches also made by Giant Loop attached to the Coyote Saddlebag and they are a perfect size to fit the Motorex one-litre oil bottles. I also kept a few tools in there so I could tighten my chain or the odd bolt if it came loose without having to dig into my main bag.”Enduro 21

read the entire article here

For more about Aaron’s fantastic adventure go to his Instagram page at @braaping_kiwi

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Diablo Tank Bags Reviewed at Road RUNNER

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

So cool that our friends at Road RUNNER include maps of featured rides in every issue! Better still, their maps fit perfectly in GL Diablo Tank Bag clear pockets…

Giant Loop's Diablo Tank Bag

“There are many types of luggage systems for different needs, but the tank bag is the tool of choice for immediate access to small gear. Giant Loop’s Diablo Tank Bag was designed with dual sport motorcycles and off-road usage in mind.” —  Road RUNNER

Our tank bags are popular with photographers, which is why we lined them with hook-and-loop accepting fabric. Check out this perfect customization to safely accommodate camera gear…

Go custom!

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GL Gas Bag is King of the Hill

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Tech Tips, travel, Video

How to carry extra fuel? Thanks to Adventure Rider for this great review of the Giant Loop Gas Bag

https://advrider.com

“The absolute king of the hill for carrying extra fuel and also having a small pack size when you don’t need it is, the Giant Loop Gas Bag, available in 1, 2, 3 and 5-gallon sizes. As the Giant Loop Gas Bag is soft set up, besides not being prone to cracking like the solid version from vibration it is also extremely durable and can take an amazing amount of impact if you do fall on it in a crash.”@RTWPAUL, Adventure Rider

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From Our Friends at HeliLadder

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Panniers, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

A great father-son adventure. Both riding Kawasaki KLR 650s with Giant Loop gear

“My son left Oregon last September and traveled though the SW, into Baja, and then throughout Mexico. He started the trip off with a very well-used pair of Siskiyou Panniers, and their no-frills durability matched the KLR. I was able to break away and join him on the last couple days of his journey. My ’06 KLR is outfitted with the Mototrekk Panniers, Rogue Dry Bag, Diablo Tank Bag, and the Zigzag Handlebar Bag. As a designer and manufacturer of aviation tooling and support equipment, I can really appreciate your quality gear. It is well made, highly functional, and very durable. Thanks for providing great gear for those of us traveling the lonely backroads!” — Dale Neubauer, HeliLadder of Blue Moon Designs

Dale also owns this classic bike that he has traveled all over the USA on…   

Nice Ride!

Thanks Dale — we love you guys…  

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Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag Reviewed by ThumperTalk

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Our thanks to ThumperTalk for talking about our Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag

photo by ThumperTalk

“Nice bag and really lives up to the demons of rougher riding without getting in your way or flopping around. Enthusiasm is very high for riding right now and it seems like it’s being rediscovered. I hope all is well with you and yours. All the best!” — Bryan G. Bosch, ThumperTalk.com

Congratulations on 20 great years Bryan — we look forward to more TT!

Many Possibilities With a Possibles Pouch

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Riders, Tech Tips

Riders can store a complete tire repair kit in a Giant Loop Possibles Pouch

At a minimum, riders should carry the tools and supplies needed to repair a flat tire. Our Waterproof Possibles Pouch straps onto Giant Loop Saddlebags, Tail Racks, stock engine guards and just about any other stable attachment point. This video focuses on dirt bikes and dual sports with tube tires, but a compact air compressor and tubeless plug kit are also a great fit…

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