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Framing the Spirit of Our 9th Annual Ride

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Events, News, Overland, Photos, Riders, trail bike, travel

A couple of great photos by the amazing photographer Dave Schelske to kick off the occasion

“Woohooo! First time I’ve seen blue in the sky in almost 2 weeks. A great way to kick off the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride! A day early for the Rally and already have 222 miles in on some epic desert terrain.”Dave Schelske @advnorthwest

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

And thanks Dave, for riding with Giant Loop!

GL Mojavi Saddlebag Reviewed

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Check out this article from our friends at Dirt Bike Magazine!

“We tested the Giant Loop MoJavi system with a Possibles Pouch. This adds an additional 3.5 liters of volume. Both the MoJavi and Possibles mount up very simply, and the new Pronghorn Strap (uses stamped aluminum buckles, arrows line up for easy fastening, and the metal buckle is sheathed for scratch protection) is an improvement in mounting the luggage up. We stuffed them with a spare waterproof pullover; fit in tubes, tools, rags and spares; and can honestly say that we didn’t feel the luggage when we rode. Over months of testing we found the Giant Loop MoJavi to be super durable. They distribute the load nicely, and because we were carrying less of a body load, our long, tough off-road pulls were made easier. The zippers are super heavy duty and a bit tough to close, but beyond that, we consider this a big thumbs up for the dualsport/long-haul trail rider!”Dirt Bike Magazine

read the full review here…

Thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Great Basin and Tillamook Bags Reviewed

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike

Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag reviewed at Motorcycle Gear Hub — 5 out of 5 stars!

“The Great Basin Saddlebag is unrivaled. When all is said and done, it’s the universal fitment and versatility that puts Giant Loop’s flagship rockstar head and shoulders above the competition. You will benefit from putting this biomorphic saddlebag into your motorcycling life. And I speak from experience. Motorcycle Gear Hub’s seal of approval and most recommended! Buy the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag and grab either the Tillamook Dry Bag or the Rogue Dry Bag if you want to build an epic, quick-installing, rackless touring rig to live for weeks at a time on the road!”Motorcycle Gear Hub

read the entire review here

Thanks — we love Motorcycle Gear Hub!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

GL’s Packing System on The KTM 390 Adventure: Part 3

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

Test fitting the KTM 390 Adventure Part Three — “Weekend Plus!” 

We offer have many options depending on the length of the ride and how much gear riders require to be safe, comfortable and self-reliant… 

For this round, we outfitted the KTM 390 Adventure  for a weekend or longer ride: Coyote Saddlebags expanded with Possibles Pouch, Fandango Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards

Giant Loop designs our motorcycle soft luggage as a modular, customizable packing system – pieces can be added and subtracted as needed. Bags can be scaled up or down depending on bike type or riding requirements…

Watch “Test fitting KTM 390 Adventure” Part 1 and Part 2!

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KTM 390 Adventure Makes a Perfect Fit for Giant Loop Gear

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Enduro, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Local rider and good friend Kathy let GL use her brand new 2020 KTM 390 Adventure to model our gear. This bike is a great “bang for the buck” — super quiet and stealthy. And less than $8,000 out the door!

We ran through a few different combos — mixing and matching Great Basin Saddlebags, Coyote Saddlebags, MoJavi Saddlebags with our Fandango, Diablo and Buckin’ Roll Tank Bags, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Pannier Pockets, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch, Bushwackers Hand Guards and Lift Straps

Test fitting KTM 390 Adventure“Personally, my favorite combo because it’s well proportioned to the bike is Coyote (expands with Rogue and Possible Pouches), Diablo (expands with Pannier Pockets) – plus Zigzag and Possibles Pouches on crash bars if more storage is needed.”Harold Olaf Cecil, Founder of Giant Loop

Thanks Kathy!

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

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Paddling With a Possibles Pouch

By | Blog, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, paddlesports, Photos, Tech Tips

Imagine the possibilities of a GL Possibles Pouch! Seen here fishing from a paddle board on the Deschutes

“Fishing from my paddle board on the Deschutes just upstream from Bend – my favorite stretch to paddle, but it’s sort of just playing around because it’s really tough to control the board and the fly line!”GL founder and owner, Harold Olaf Cecil

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Zigzag and Klamath Bags on a 2019 KTM 690

By | bike packing, Blog, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Tech Tips, travel

GL customer Ron sent us some great feedback on our Klamath Tail Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag that he’s using to gear up his KTM

“Giant Loop is not just for adventure and enduros. I have had your Zigzag Handlebar Bag for over a year and it’s a must have for any bike. I recently added the Klamath Tail Bag with the Tail Rack. It’s a great setup and amazing quality at a great price it’s just the right amount of storage without being too large. The upgraded straps are fantastic. Thanks Giant good stuff!” — Ron Eiermann

Thanks for the feedback Ron — nice ride!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

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Giant Loop Tillamook Dry Bags

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Photos, SxS, Tech Tips, UTV

Great images from the UTV world! 

“Hey guys, I took some photos on our latest overland adventure. I put those Tillamook Bags to work. Hope you guys enjoy, Cheers!” — Cameron, on Instagram @camhootch

Tillamook Dry Bags are designed to be the lightest and most practical dry bag for all terrain vehicles. Tillamook offers 48 liters of watertight volume for every adventure.

Giant Loop — designed in Bend, Oregon. Ridden worldwide

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New Bushwackers Hand Guards!

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Deals, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Overland, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike

Get ready for fall! GL is introducing two new styles of Bushwackers Hand Guards — one with a topo map theme and the other with a pine forest motif…

Both designs feature our new 18″ Pronghorn Straps — 3″ longer than the previous version to accommodate a wider array of deflectors and handlebars.

We call them “hand savers” as they keep hands dry up to forearm while riding in rain. Keep controls cleaner, drier, warmer and more comfortable in dirt, mud, rain, snow and brush. The new straps fit virtually every bike and deflector combo on the market — are easier to install and remove and are better suited to off-road riding. They pack flat to stow until needed — mounted and removed in just a minute. Perfect for adventure touring, dual sporting, trail riding, off-road racing, snow biking and snowmobiling.

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

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GL “Go Light” Touring Kit in South Africa

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike

Great  photo from @rometaidla of a KTM Six Days in Johannesburg, South Africa rocking a GL Coyote Saddlebag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Fandango Tank Bag and Possibles Pouch

Go Light Touring Kit

KTM produces a special limited edition Six Days Bike every year in honor of the International Six Days Enduro Competition in which pro and amateur teams representing their countries race for six days in a row. Each year it’s hosted by a different country…

Perfect setup – thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Updates for Klamath Tail Rack Pack, Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag

By | Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Saddlebags, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike, Uncategorized, Video

2020 Updates for Klamath Tail Rack Pack, Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag

New this year, Giant Loop is including our 25-inch stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps as the quick adjusting, easy on and off rear anchor for the Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag and Klamath Tail Rack Pack. Included Fender Hooks provide almost universal fitment on a wide range of motorcycle makes and models – dirt bike, dual sport, adventure touring and even street bikes like scramblers and nakeds.

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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2020 Giant Loop Ride Rescheduled for September

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Blog, Dualsport, Events, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, News, Rally Raid Products, Riders, trail bike, travel, Video

Check out this cool video shot by our friend Cesar at the 2018 Giant Loop Ride. It’s an excellent look at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

“My perspective on the excellent Annual Giant Loop Ride, I took my Honda CB500X, Rally Raid equipped, This bike does so well on dirt roads. It is one of the underdogs of the multi-cylinder adventure world.”Cesar D’Agord

Join us this September for the 2020 Giant Loop Ride. It’s shaping up to be Oregon’s largest dualsport rally!

Check out the updated sign-up page here

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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

Pick up a copy and subscribe to RoadRUNNER!

click here for the entire review…

RIDE WITH GL IN SEPTEMBER!

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…

Tackling the Great Pacific Divide, Canada to Mexico

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, BMW, Dry Bags, Dualsport, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Overland, Panniers, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, travel, Video

Awesome video from Backcountry Adventure Motorsports!  These guys have their BMW F800GS and Honda Africa Twin with Round The World Panniers, Pannier Mounts, Fandango Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook Dry Bag and Rogue Dry Bag

“In August 2019 we did the Great Pacific Divide ride based off the maps from GPS Kevins Website. did the trip in just over twelve days, but could have taken more time. This was an amazing trip. These trip is broken down into episodes makes sure to check them out in order for the best story. Thanks for watching!”Backcountry Adventure Motorsports

Nice ride!

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Soggy Adventure on a Honda CRF250L with Giant Loop Bags

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, FAQ, Fitment, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel, Video

Here’s a great video by our friends at Dork in the Road of a Honda CRF250L equipped with our Fender Bag, Fandango Tank Bag, Mojavi Saddlebag, Gas Bag and Pronghorn Strap

It’s raining, and I’m out riding!  My latest dual sport adventure is a soggy, rain-soaked trip into the woods to explore some logging roads in various states of upkeep.  My Honda CRF250L performs admirably on well-maintained roads, while hopping over downed trees, and exploring long-abandoned and completely overgrown tracks.  Only a dual sport motorcycle could possibly handle all the different types of terrain, fallen rocks, narrow spaces, and other obstacles I encountered on this rainy day logging road dual sport exploration adventure.” — Dork in the Road

The Dork in the Road channel is a GL favorite!

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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!

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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 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

Giant Loop’s Ultimate Adventure Touring Packing System in Annual BDR Holiday Auction Fundraiser

By | Adventure Touring, BMW, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, News, Panniers, travel

Backcountry Discovery Route Holiday AuctionBackcountry Discovery Route Holiday AuctionGiant Loop is proud to support the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization and its efforts. This year, we’ve contributed our Ultimate Adventure Touring Packing System to their annual Holiday Auction Fundraiser. Place your bid here!

Discover the joys of the “go light, go fast, go far” approach to packing with Giant Loop’s continent-crossing Round The World Panniers and updated quick-release locking GL Pannier Mounts (compatible with Touratech side luggage racks). Add a 100% waterproof double-ended Tillamook Dry Bag and the Fandango Pro Tank Bag, and you’re ready to tackle the most extreme adventure on your bucket list.

Round The World Panniers combine rack-mounted convenience with the benefits of soft luggage for long haul adventure motorcycle travelers. Waterproof, lightweight, super stable and built to take the punishment of off-road riding, the Round The World (RTW) Panniers deliver 90+ liters of packable volume and weigh just 13 pounds.

INCLUDES:
Round The World Panniers
Pannier Mounts (with or without GSA adapters) – compatible with Touratech racks, BMW GSA, etc.
Fandango Tank Bag
Tillamook Dry Bag

Backcountry Discovery Route Holiday Auction

Father and Son Adventure on Kawasaki KLR 650s

By | Adventure Touring, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Panniers, Tank Bags

Attached are a few jpgs of Ian’s travels. Your Siskiyou Panniers are in few. I also attached one jpg of the MotoTrekk Panniers on my bike, taken when I had joined Ian on his first 4 days. Wish I was still with him!

Best,
Dale
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Dale is the owner of Heliladder here in Bend, Oregon. His son Ian continues his journey south, and we may have other photos as his adventure unfolds! Also onboard: Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Fandango Tank Bag

Kiwis’ Annual Backcountry Discovery Routes Ride with Giant Loop on Suzuki DRZ400s

By | Adventure Touring, Dualsport, Enduro, FAQ, Fitment, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tech Tips, travel

Just got an email from our friend and colleague Keith Larkin, from White’s Power Sports in New Zealand and Australia. Every year, he and his buddies fly to the USA and take their stored Suzuki DRZ400s on a Backcountry Discovery Routes adventure:

“I am just back this week from riding the Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Routes, with the same crew and bikes as last year – all using Giant Loop. Man you make a fantastic product! We rode over to Houston and stored our bikes for the 2 East Coast BDR routes next year.”

Backcountry Discovery Routes with Giant Loop

Backcountry Discovery Routes with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag and Possibles Pouches

NEW Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag – Available for pre-order now, ships April 2020

By | Deals, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, FAQ, Fitment, New Product, Racer, Snow, Snow Bike, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Timbersled, trail bike
Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag is back! AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, SHIPPING APRIL 2020
Order now and you’ll be among the first to receive this sweet new waterproof  Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag – at a special pre-order price! USA MSRP $99 – pre-order price $79. Available in Gray or Black.
Our slim, trim minimalist Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag has been completely redesigned for 2020, featuring RF-welded waterproof construction, electronics pass-through, clear vinyl phone pocket — and designed to stay completely out of the way, with no buckles in knees or crotch, even when riding the most technical off-road terrain.
• Fits virtually any motorcycle
• Keeps all of the essentials handy and out of the way when sitting on seat front or standing on footpegs
• Mounts behind gas cap for easy fueling
• Waterproof clear top fits smart phone
• Power cable pass-through to charge electronics on bike
• Tank Bag unzips from harness
• Reflective bars for visibility
• No buckles in knees or crotch
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