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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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RoadRUNNER Reviews GL’s MotoTrekk Panniers

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, News, Overland, Panniers, Reviews, Tank Bags, travel

Thank you RoadRUNNER Motorcycle, Touring, and Travel for reviewing our MotoTrekk Panniers in the July/August issue

RoadRUNNER Reviews GL’s MotoTrekk Panniers

“I’m very happy with the solution and highly recommend it to any adventure rider who goes off-road, but in fact it has a lot of value for road touring due to its low weight and narrow profile.” — Yuval Naveh

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click here for the entire review…

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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!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

GL in Collaboration With The Wilderness Collective

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Saddlebags, trail bike, Uncategorized, Video

Giant Loop started working with the Wilderness Collective last year, outfitting their fleet of bikes with our Coyote Saddlebags and Diablo Tank Bags. Wilderness Collective is a brand, guided trip, and media company all wrapped in one…

Check out their great videos on Vimeo and you’ll notice GL gear in almost every one! And these guys don’t just cruise around — there are a ton of crashes, water crossings, and fun times being had…

Cheers to Wilderness for trusting our gear and showing what Giant Loop is capable of!

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!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

Giant Loop in New KLIM Taurus Mountains Video

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel, Video

Internationally known filmmaker Tolga toured the Taurus Mountains in Turkey with Siskiyou Panniers and Great Basin Saddlebags

“From the rugged Taurus Mountains, to central deserts and towering cliffs, to northern forests, Turkey is an adventure riding paradise. We took an opportunity to explore the vast country, overcoming challenges that all adventure riders face at some point. Follow along as our small group immerses into the unique terrain rich with history, culture and new experiences.”Tolga Basol, tolga@ridemust.com

And he sent us these recent photos of his bike outfitted with a Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and the GL Fender/Number Plate Bag on KLIM’s KTM two-stroke trail bike…

Giant Loop in New Klim Taurus Mountains Video

Giant Loop in New Klim Taurus Mountains VideoThanks Tolga — great to see you riding with GL!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

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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

 Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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Round The World Panniers Reviewed

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, News, Panniers, Reviews, Video

Cool video from Backcountry Adventure Motorsports reviewing our Round The World Panniers and 10 Barrel Lager both from Bend, OR

“If you are looking for a set of quality soft panniers that are not only light weight, but have TONS of room, look no further. the Giant Loop Round the World Panniers are everything you need for those epic adventures.”Backcountry Adventure Motorsports

Great video — we love Gear & Beer..!

Carrying the Essentials for a Moto Dog’s Life on The Road

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Giant Loop Gear, Riders

Author Jess Stone wrote us with a fun story about how the Zigzag Handlebar Bag is perfect for dog food and treats…

“During a North to South America motorcycle trip a few years back when I was a brand-new and impressionable rider, Greg and I were waiting at the La Paz-to-Mazatlán ferry terminal when a bright yellow Vespa pulled up and parked next to our bikes. It was swollen to nearly double its proper size and there was hardly a yellow panel that wasn’t covered with canvas bags stacked upon rucksacks hanging from duffle bags.

The rider, who could barely be seen as he pulled up, was German and a ship upholsterer by trade and, as he explained, was traveling around the world and stopping at ports along the way when we he needed money to find jobs refurbishing yachts. After exchanging a few pleasantries, he excused himself to retrieve the gear off his scooter that he would need for the overnight ferry ride.

In a mind-bogglingly complex and yet seemingly well practiced and methodical process, he retrieved three bags, exchanged their contents, returned two of them and retrieved two more, and then exchange the contents again. This continued for a solid twenty minutes during which the rider must have cycled through his dozen or so bags at least twice while Greg and I sat transfixed.

‘I’m never carrying more than a tank bag, two panniers, and a duffle,’ I said in a whispered oath to Greg who, mouth agape, only nodded in reply. Fast forward several years and 50,000 miles on the odometer, and now our German Shepherd Moxie rides with me on my same 2013 G650GS. Initially, I was excited to pass my share of the camping gear over to Greg’s F700 but then the reality set in of having to carrying Moxie’s kibble, treats, raincoat, a few toys, a travel bedroll, and other almost-necessities.

More gear to carry without an available rear luggage rack, meant that I had to make sacrifices: ‘You could go without shampoo, a razor, and things like that,’ Greg suggested. Or else I’d have to break the tank bag-panniers-and-duffle-only oath that I’d made years before. ‘Ok, we’ll try some new luggage options,’ I conceded. ‘But I’ll die before my bike looks like that f-ing yellow Vespa!’

Soon, reluctantly, I allowed a tank pannier bag to be hung from either side of my front plastics. But, the real coup de grace are the Zigzag Handlebar Bags, which we’ve rechristened as Moxie’s Pockets, that fasten to either side of Moxie’s K9 Moto Cockpit motorcycle dog carrier.

You might use yours for carrying sunglasses, Chapstick, and a few other useful sundries, but our Moxie’s Pockets are strictly for carrying dog treats, kibble, and a fetch stick – the essentials for a moto dog’s life on the road.” — Jess Stone

Author Jess Stone, her husband Greg, and their German Shepherd Moxie travel throughout Mexico and Central America from their home in Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Follow their travel adventures on 2 Wheels + 4 Paws on YouTube or at ruffontheroad.com

Check out the latest episode from and you especially won’t want to miss the Moxie’s Pockets view of Greg and Moxie’s ugly bridge crash at 09:47!

Thanks Jess!

Round The World Panniers with Pannier Mounts

By | Blog, BMW, Camping, Dirt bike, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Panniers, Tech Tips

Here’s a couple of photos our friend Bob sent us doing a test run with GL Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts

RTW panniers with GSA pannier mounts

“I would think people are planning and gearing up for when the “all clear” whistle blows, or at least things open up a bit. I sure am. When I’m not sewing masks for friends I’m modifying my camping gear. I’ve gotten good at Whoopi slings. I did a (socially isolated) dry run the other day to play with and test new gear.” — Bob Simon

Round The World Panniers

Great work — thanks for the photos Bob!

Our Fuel Bag Reviewed

By | 4x4, Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Reviews, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

We’re very proud of this product

The Gas Bag

“Space is always a concern when traveling off-road, and the distance between filling stations can be enormous. The Gas Bag allows off-roaders to roll up the empty container and minimize storage when they are empty. They are a very tough ballistic nylon and can be easily moved from the truck and strapped to an ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike, snow bike or snowmobile using the daisy-chain webbing. With sizes of 1, 2, 3 or 5 gal., you can match a Gas Bag to your needs.” — Perry Mack, 4WDrive Magazine

GL Gas Bag

Thanks, Perry — always fantastic to get a great review!

FREE SHIPPING on every order in the U.S. during the month of April

The Expander Adventure Tent

By | Blog, Camping, Deals, Events, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Reviews

Thanks to all for giving us miles of smiles! By now, you may have gotten the joke. Our EXPANDER Tent prank for April Fool’s Day generated an outpouring of shares and comments – and it was posted on many media sites, including Cycle News, ADV Pulse, Adventure Motorcycle Magazine, Expedition Portal, Adventure Rider and other online media outlets. Please keep it going by sharing it with a straight face!

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!

If you didn’t get the joke – or the juicy “Easter Egg” on the shopping cart check out our page for the EXPANDER, we’re going to leave it up during April. Click the link, read some of the hilarious reviews – and write one of your own – then go to the “shopping cart” to claim your reward…

Why I Love Giant Loop

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Photos, Reviews, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

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…

March Giant Loop Garage Night

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, News, Racer, Reviews, Riders, trail bike, travel, Video

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

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dealers, Dirt bike, Events, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Photos, Reviews, Saddlebags, trail bike, travel, Video

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!

A Legendary GL Customer 

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Enduro, Events, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, News, Photos, Racer, Riders, Saddlebags, trail bike, travel

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!

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, ATV, Blog, Camping, Dualsport, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Photos, Racer, Riders, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

Our friend and local customer, Kevin sends us these excellent photos of riding his KTM 450 SX in the Oregon Cascades with Giant Loop’s Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, 2-gallon Gas Bag and Diablo Tank Bag… 

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop BagsOregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags“A few shots from the field.” — Kevin Hopper

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag and other Snow branded products are 20% off during February!

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

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!

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride coming in June to Eastern Oregon

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Blog, Camping, Deals, Dirt bike, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Photos, Riders, trail bike, travel

Registration is now open for The 9th ANNUAL GAINT LOOP RIDE! JUNE 5-7, 2020…

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride, June 5-7Join us for the 2020 Giant Loop Ride, an adventure motorcycle rally weekend in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, based out of beautiful Crystal Crane Hot Springs.

SPACE IS LIMITED. YOUR REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT!

Also, check into RIDE ADVENTURES “BEST WEEK IN OREGON” PACKAGE: Fly into Central Oregon, jump on a sweet rental bike, enjoy a guided, truck supported adventure tour of Oregon that includes joining us at the 2020 GL Ride!

For details about Bend-based RIDE Adventures “Best Week In Oregon” package click here

We’re really looking forward to this, it’s gonna be exciting — see you there!

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!

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!