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NEW Tracker Packer™ Ruggedized Holsters Secure Garmin inReach Mini and SPOT Gen3 Emergency Beacon to User for Maximum Backcountry Safety

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Adventure gear innovator Giant Loop just released a major update of its Tracker Packer™ line of ruggedized holsters for GPS-enabled emergency beacons/communicators. Two new models, compatible with SPOT Gen3 and with Garmin inReach Mini, feature redundant anchor straps, quick-adjusting accessory arm bands, unobstructed view of and access to all controls and an included redundant tether adding yet another layer of security.

Tracker Packers enable backcountry adventurers who travel beyond cell phone range to stay safer during all of their outdoor adventures — motorcycling, snowmobiling, snow biking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, boating, skiing/snowboarding — with help the push of a button away. Following best safety practices, the Tracker Packer firmly attaches the emergency device to the user’s backpack shoulder strap, upper arm or lower leg, reducing the risk of the device separating from the user or not being within reach and in plain sight when need arises.

The Gear Institute recently wrote in a test review that “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?”

Featuring redundant closures, multiple connections, and tether points, the compact and lightweight 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 device’s SOS signal sending the GPS location to an international emergency response coordination center.

Tracker Packers for Garmin inReach Mini and SPOT Gen3 are not just for emergencies. When traveling beyond cell service, backcountry travelers can communicate via satellite text messages, sent and received directly from the Garmin inReach Mini. OK and other pre-programmed messaged can be sent from the SPOT Gen3.

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.

Tracker Packer features include a high-visibility tag imprinted with “SOS,” elastic antennae anchor (Garmin only), screen prints of the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s “Caselli 66” logo and Giant Loop’s GL logo, a redundant double hook-and-loop attachment system, a heavy duty hook-and-loop extension band for wearing on the upper arm or lower leg above the boot, grippy backing, foam padding to absorb shock and vibration and a redundant tether cord for additional security.

Constructed with military-specification components and materials, the Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach Mini and Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 are backed by Giant Loop’s limited lifetime warranty. USA MSRP is $39. The Tracker Packer is available bundled with the Garmin inReach Mini or SPOT Gen3 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 www.kurtcaselli.com.

Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer and adventure details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.

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

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

Big Agnes Roxy Ann Sleeping Bag


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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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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 great Basin Saddlebag on a multitude of motorcycles

Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag

By | bike packing, Blog, BMW, Camping, Ducati, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, travel, Yamaha

Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag

A trusted staple in the Giant Loop line up, the Great Basin Saddlebag is the largest in our “loop bag” collection.

We have outfitted an assortment of motorcycles with the Great Basin, and it’s currently on the backs of motorcycles around the globe. In the montage above you’ll find the Great Basin Saddlebag easily mounted on a the Honda CRF250L, Rally Raid CB500X, and Africa Twin, the KTM 1190 Adventure R, the Yamaha WR250, the KLR 650 retrofitted with a sidecar, the Suzuki tu250x, a Yamaha R6 and something random in Nepal….just to name a few.

This bag will carry all that you require for a serious expedition or comfortably carry your weekend provisions.

GBSB17-RT-O Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top Orange

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top Orange

 

 

What we love most about the Great Basin Saddlebag is it’s verstility. This bag, rides rackless, behind the rider where the passenger would sit. The “legs” of the bag affix to the passenger foot pegs or other solid mounting point in the same area and anchors at the rear of the bike via three straps on on an existing rear rack or integrated mounting point. The is bag is 68L in capacity and is sold with three waterproof dry pods which organize gear within the bag plus make it easy to haul things to your camp spot without removing the whole loop bag. A Hot Springs Heat Shield is also included with every bag to keep the Great Basin off the pipe.

The outer material is constructed of tough 22 oz. vinyl coated polyester reinforced with ballistic nylon and, like many of our bags the Great Basin has loops added to the sides of the bag that make it easy to add Possibles Pouches or just affix items with Pronghorn Straps. The “beavertail” cinch straps can be extend to allow for a Tillamook or Rogue Dry Bag if extra capacity is required.

 

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top with Rogue Dry Bag

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top with Rogue Dry Bag

 

 

 

Possibles Pouch

Great Basin Zippered Saddlebag with Possibles Pouch external pocket

While Supplies last all black and white Great Basin Zippered Saddlebags ON SALE for 30% off!

 

Doubletake Adventure Mirrors

NEW! Doubletake Mirrors

By | bike packing, Blog, New Product

Doubletake Adventure, Enduro and Trail Mirrors.

New at Giant Loop Moto, Doubletake Mirror Kits.

Doubletake Mirrors were borne from necessity. The company’s owner recognized a need for a mirror  that would work as well as an OEM mirror to actually see the road behind you, a mirror that would be indestructible–giving way during a crash so as not to damage itself or the bike, and a mirror that folds out of the way completely so that when you’re offroad you don’t have to worry about it.

Here at Giant Loop we chose these mirrors because they’re the best thing we’ve found that is super-light and durable which fits well with how we like to travel.

Adventure or Enduro?

If you plan to fold the mirror down a large percentage of the time, the Enduro is right for you. The long size means the head of the mirror tucks away right behind the headlight. If the mirror will remain extended much of the time, get the Adventure- the more compact design is more stable at highway speeds.

Doubletake Mirrors are sold in sets:

Adventure Mirrors

  • 2 triangular shaped mirrors
  • 2, 6″ RAM Mounts attachment arms
  • 2, ball stud adapters (regular or BMW )
Doubletake Adventure Mirrors

Doubletake Adventure Mirror

 

Enduro Mirrors

  • 2 round shaped mirrors
  • 2, 3″ RAM Mounts attachment arms
  • 2, ball stud adapters (regular or BMW )
Doubletake Enduro Mirrors

Doubletake Enduro Mirror

 

If you’re looking for something smaller  the Doubletake Trail Mirror is a super-light, off-road option. This mirror can also be used for mountain or road bicycles.

Doubletake trail Mirror on motorcycle

Doubletake Trail Mirror

 

Click here to see just how tough these mirrors are!

Giant Loop Pronghorn Strap Review in ADV Moto Magazine

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews

Giant Loop Pronghorn Strap Review in ADV Moto Magazine

 

 

The Giant Loop Pronghorn Straps are featured in a review in the latest issue of ADV Moto Magazine.

ADV Moto Pronghorn Strap Review

ADV Moto Pronghorn Strap Review (shown here with a Columbia Dry Bag)

“Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps offer an alternative [strap] solution: stretchy, water/weatherproof, almost indestructible belts. They come in five sizes, and they’re handy for reliably lashing down all
kinds of items.”

Giant Loop carries Pronghorn Straps in 5 different lengths and 2 widths. Constructed of stretchy polyurethane and extra durable fasteners, they instill complete confidence with the solid purchase they have on your gear. The smaller width straps fit perfectly through the daisy chain loops on a variety of our products including Possibles Pouches, Siskiyou Panniers and Mojave Saddlebags. The large sizes are great for the Revelstoke Tunnel Bags and other waterproof dry bags in our line. These straps are something should live in your tank bag for emergency gear storage or replacement straps.

Bike Packing with the Revelstoke Tunnel Bag

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear

Earlier this summer we met Denis, a bike packer from Quebec. Denis was on his way north from San Fransisco to the Arctic on a bicycle. When he approached our booth at the Bend Outside Games we noticed his precarious set up.

bike packing set up

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We decided Denis would benefit from a Revelstoke Tunnel Bag to help his packing system become, well, at least a little more streamlined.

He was able to fit most of things on his back rack into the Giant Loop 24L dry bag, making packing easier and riding safer, plus the rugged construction of the tunnel bag will withstand being outside day in and day out.

We wish him all the best on his voyage north and if you see him on the road say hello!