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Why I Love Giant Loop

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Rider Jaume writes to us about our new Pronghorn Straps

Why I Love Giant Loop“When I’m traveling through mountains or across deserts I can’t take any risks, so I always trust Giant Loop to carry my gear. Light, reliable, resistant and well designed.  They have never let me down, which is why they are my constant travel companions. Best regards!” — Jaume von Arend, Fòrum Gastronòmic

Cool, Jaume — we love you too!

giant loop 32 inch pronghorn strapsHave you seen our new Pronghorn Straps?  Check them out here…

THE GIANT LOOP on a KTM 500 EXC

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He made it, around-the-world!!!

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

“After 139,870K through 51 different countries on 6 continents over three and a half years — yesterday I finally made it to Bluff, the end of my journey. I hadn’t planned on going there yesterday, but after seeing rain was forecast I decided to head to Invercargill and before I knew it — I was doing a wheelie on the beach. It seems appropriate because this is how my “Forrest Gump” type journey has been mostly, which is unplanned and taking it day by day. I never set out to ride around the world. After Oregon, I decided Alaska was a better ending point. And then, for whatever reasons I thought I’ll turn around and ride it back home to New Zealand. A big thanks to Harold Olaf Cecil at Giant Loop, Dave at Adventure-Spec, and MotoZ Tires who have supported me with gear. But especially, I would like to thank all of you who have either been following my journey on Facebook, opened your home to me or I’ve met in person. I’ve been humbled and grateful for all the kindness I’ve experienced along the way and it’s given me faith in humanity, which is one of the awesome things about traveling. So no matter what journey you have in mind, just go do it and experience the kindness out there waiting for you.” — Aaron Steinmann (photos by Burt Munro)

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

Words can not express how amazing it is to be a part of this… Thanks, Aaron

On to the next loop!!!

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags, Buckin’ Roll Bags are Essential

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tank Bags, Timbersled, trail bike

One rider showing us how she takes Giant Loop to the next level on a Timbersled Snow Bike

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags and Buckin Roll Bags are Essential“Whether I’m out on the snow or picking my way through high mountain single track, Giant Loop products have become an essential part of my adventures! Three things I can’t live with out: the Mojavi Saddlebag for those long multi-day adventures out on the trail, the Fuel Bag for keeping my machines going on those remote days when the only fuel you get is what you can pack with you, and the newly redesigned and totally awesome Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag for keeping the small essentials close at hand.  Giant Loop products let me take my adventures to the next level!” — Carrie Barton

Excellent photo — fresh tracks! Thanks for the email, Carrie…

Exploring California with RTW Panniers on a Himalayan

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dualsport, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Panniers, Reviews, Royal Enfield, Tank Bags, travel

Check out this post by Jamie Elvidge on ADV Pulse about taking out a Royal Enfield Himalayan with some Round The World Panniers for a ride in the Southern California desert as she searches for some amazing art…

Round The World Panniers on a Royal Enfield Himalayan

“They call it ‘The Last Free Place In America,’ but I’m pretty sure the last free place in America  — or the world for that matter — is the seat of whatever motorcycle you’re riding. Adventure is always on the house, and as it turns out, so is plenty of art.”Jamie Elvidge, ADV Pulse

Check out another review of our RTW Panniers here…

March Giant Loop Garage Night

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Giant Loop is pleased to be presenting the Central Oregon premier of the new North East Backcountry Discovery Route film for our March Giant Loop Garage Night at Pro Caliber Bend! Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm…

North East Backcountry Discovery Route film

From Ride BDR: “This epic 1,400-mile backcountry tour of the Northeast Region up to the Canadian border winds through 7 states and nearly a dozen state forests on dirt and gravel roads, challenging seasonal and Class IV roads, and twisty tarmac. Expect scenic views, endless forest roads under a canopy of trees, rocky expert-only sections and the highest elevations in the Northeast. Every state delivers a unique adventure riding experience unto itself.”

This film is gonna be amazing — we look forward to seeing you there!

Buckin’ Roll Bags on a KTM 790

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Here’s a message from Jake at Carl’s Cycle in Idaho, representing Giant Loop at the BDR Movie Premier… 

Buckin' Roll Bags on a KTM 790“Attached is a photo of my KTM 790 with your Buckin’ Roll Bags on it for the BDR Movie Premier. We had 160 people in attendance and received lots of positive feedback on my Giant Loop setup. Thanks!” — Jake Hampton, Carl’s Cycle

Carl’s Cycle will be attending our Giant Loop Annual Ride in June – we look forward to seeing you there!

Round the World Panniers Reviewed

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Check out this recent review of our Round the World Panniers by Rob Dabney from ADV Pulse

RTW Panniers

“Lots of room for your gear with room to over stuff. Convenient pockets for quick access and staying organized. Fast to remove or mount with the quick-release pannier mounts installed. No mounting plate left behind on racks when bags are removed.”

Thanks Rob!

Have you signed up for the Giant Loop Annual Ride yet?

A Legendary GL Customer 

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Lawrence Hacking is not only a long time Giant Loop supporter, but he is also a riding legend! Lawrence was the first Canadian to finish the Dakar Rally in 2001. He’s a published author, and a couple years ago, raced the Baja Rally on a Honda Africa Twin… 

Check out this amazing photo of Giant Loop’s Mojavi Saddlebag and Possibles Pouch on a Honda CRF450x when Lawrence raced Rally Mongolia in 2014

Legendary GL Customer Lawrence HackingIt’s an honor Lawrence, thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

WIN FREE GIANT LOOP GEAR!

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Deals, Dirt bike, Events, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, News, trail bike, travel, Video

Our buddy Daniel at Dork in the Road is giving it away…

“As a thank you for all the support you all have shown me over the last 3 years and 9,000 subscribers on YouTube, I want to give something back to my community!  The folks at Giant Loop have offered to sponsor an awesome giveaway!  Enter to win a Giant Loop Gas Bag or Giant Loop Zig Zag Handlebar Bag.  I’ll also be awarding FIVE third place sticker packs featuring stickers from Dork in the Road and Giant Loop!  This is a great giveaway and I hope you’re all as excited to enter as I am to be setting it up for you!”Dork in the Road

For complete rules and details ago to Dork in the Road

Also, Daniel will be attending the Giant Loop Annual Ride this June in Oregon — see you there!

ROAD TRIP!

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Overland, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Congrats to Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia” on three amazing years on the road! Solo traveler, overland from Sydney to Paris riding her KTM 690 Enduro with Round The World Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Pannier Pockets

Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia”

Here’s to the next three years — cheers!

Touring New Zealand with Giant Loop

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Photos, Reviews, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

An exciting message from Giant Loop Ambassador Aaron Steinmann…

Giant Loop in New Zealand“Three and a half years, 134,000K and 50 countries later my bike finally got cleared by New Zealand customs and is back on home soil. Tomorrow I’ll head north from Auckland towards Cape Reinga and start a top to bottom of New Zealand which is how I started all this sillyness. A quick thanks to MotoZ for supporting me with another set of tires, and to Giant Loop who has always sent me whatever I might need of theirs anywhere in the world.” — Aaron Steinmann (February 1, 2020)

Go Light. Go Fast. Go Far!

Giant Loop Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel, Uncategorized

From Rocky Mountain ATV MC

Giant Loop’s Gas Bag Fuel-safe Bladder is an emergency fuel container that can reliably hold gas in a pinch and roll up into a fraction of its overall size when you’re not using it. Giant Loop constructs their Gas Bag in the U.S.A. with meticulous care and high quality materials so it will hold gas without leaking a drop and shrug off heavy abrasion and abuse.

Available in 1, 2, 3 and 5 gallon capacities…

NOTE: EZ Pour Spout is not an approved fuel handling device as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies. 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. BY PURCHASING PRODUCT AND FILLING IT WITH FUEL YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED HERE ON THIS PAGE.

KTM with Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Saddlebags, Snow Bike, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Great photo from rider Dave Sorensen…

LaB2V with Giant Loop“Hey guys. I live in CRR and work in Bend. I finally made it by your showroom to watch the tire change demo and check out your gear as I was prepping for the LaB2V ride Thanksgiving weekend. Picked up the Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch during your sale as it looked like the lightest and most durable set up for the event and suited my riding style the best. I was not disappointed! 

I lost my rear light assembly and license plate in a deep road lake I charged through on day one as I attempted to get back on course, pouch and rack stayed solid as I would have expected. 

I saw a lot of people with GL products over the two day ride, obviously it speaks well of your products in the moto community. 

Thankfully I didn’t have to change a flat and had probably one of the best rides of my life thus far! Unusual weather, wet soil and good company made for some epic conditions. Glad I picked up some of your gear to keep the weight off my body and secure. Perhaps we’ll cross paths on the central Oregon trails in the future. Until then keep braaping in whatever environment you find yourselves. Thanks for the great products.”

Cheers, Dave Sorensen

Sweet photo Dave. I remember talking to you about this years LaB2V as I used to live down there. I can’t believe the weather this year, deep snow is like a once every 10 year event. I was actually riding down there mid-december and all that snow made for perfect dirt, just like in Central Oregon. I’m sure we will cross paths out on the trails soon enough, right now I’m trying to ride every weekend. Thanks for the email!

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

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An email from Konflict Team ambassador Seth Spain’s recent Baja trip on his KTM 1290 Adventure R with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Good Afternoon!

My name is Seth, I am part of the ambassador program with Konflict Motorsports. First off I want to thank you for providing us with the luggage, I have used mine to the extreme and am very pleased with it. On my last trip to Baja I did 2500 miles over 10 days. Attached are a few images from my trip.

Thanks, Seth Spain

Nice photos Seth, thanks!

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag on a BMW G310GS

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, BMW, Camping, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Panniers, Photos, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel, Uncategorized

Recent message from a customer who’s out there getting it done on his BMW G310GS with Revelstoke Tunnel Bags

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag on a BMW G310GS

“I have included a pic of my 2019 BMW G310 with the Giant Loop product. As you can see I am a big fan of Giant LoopRevelstoke Tunnel Bag, Rouge Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch, Zigzag Bag on my crash bar. Next will be a Coyote Saddle Bag for multiple day adventures. These small displacement adventure bikes can’t take the added weight of hard boxes and pannier racks. Giant Loop has the answer. I will be buying more Giant Loop products for my adventures next year as well. Thanks!” – Brent Lundevall

Right on Brent!

MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on a Yamaha WR250R

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Recent email from a customer who pairs our MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag with his Yamaha WR250R

MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on a Yamaha WR250R

“I’ve been using your Coyote Bag since buying this WR-R in 2010 and also have the Great Basin (both old style before the roll-top). I still use them often. I got the MoJavi Saddlebags yesterday and took them for a quick ride around home. I like ‘em.” – David Haynes

Thanks David!

MoJavi Bags on the Tour of Idaho

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Reviews, trail bike, travel

For the most grueling challenges, riders like Jeff Jensen turn to Giant Loop… 

Jeff successfully completed the “Tour of Idaho” solo!

“This year I used MoJavi Bags for a short trip in Southeast Oregon and then for a few additional days in the North Rim country before my full ten days of the TOI.”

“A navigation error put me on the old abandoned trail down an avalanche path. I spent over seven hours getting myself out of that and then resumed the tour, still having 75 miles to go.”

“The final Challenge Point on the tour – Sundance Lookout.”

Congrats Jeff on finishing the legendary Tour of Idaho

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

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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!