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Support Backcountry Discovery Routes

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, ATV, Blog, Deals, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, News

Giant Loop supports the nonprofit Backcountry Discovery Routes organization, which provides free GPS tracks for dual sport and adventure rides in some of the most beautiful parts of the USA…

Support Backcountry Discovery RoutesContributors who donate at the BRONZE SUPPORTER ($100) level receive a coupon code for 10% off Giant Loop gear. SILVER FRIEND ($250) supporters receive a 15% discount. And GOLD BENEFACTOR ($500) donors get 20% off. 

Please support this community effort, and enjoy a discount on Giant Loop gear for all of your adventures! 

Click here for details

Tour of Idaho with Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on KTM 500 EXC

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Riders, Saddlebags, Video

Jimmy Lewis jamming on a 1400 mile single track adventure with our Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag

“It’s not a race. There is no support and there are no spectators or cheering crowds – just you, your bike and your wits. The Tour of Idaho is a dirt bike adventure designed for soloists and small groups traveling alone and unsupported that begins in Southern Idaho and ends nine days and 1400 miles later in the Selkirk Mountains near the Canadian border. It is very likely one of the most committing and difficult long dirt bike rides in the United States.” – Jimmy Lewis

Giant Loop Bags on the Rally Raid CB500X

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Camping, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Events, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, News, Overland, Photos, Rally Raid Products, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, Video

Video from our friends at YouTube channel Blacolirio.  Featuring Giant Loop Bags on the Rally Raid CB500X Adventure Bike

“All part of our 11 day 3,000 mile CB500 Expo Ride to the Overland Expo 2016 near Flagstaff, AZ.”

Special guest appearance by Jenny Morgan and her comprehensive under the seat trail side tool selection!

MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on a Yamaha WR250R

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, free shipping, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, New Product, News, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel, Yamaha

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!

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

Garmin Presentation at Giant Loop Garage Night

By | Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Tech Tips

Do you have a Garmin inReach or inReach Mini and want to know more about it? Or are you interested in getting one in the future? Well you’re in luck!
Wednesday 7/ 17 from 6-8, a Garmin Rep will be joining us at our Garage Night at the Giant Loop shop to give a presentation on these two products and answering any questions you may have!
We’re located at 63025 O.B Riley Rd #6 Bend, OR 97701.
See you there!

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Tracker Packer for Spot Gen3

By | Blog, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, News

Have you seen our new Tracker Packers that work with the Spot Gen3! When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 let’s family and friends know you’re okay. The new tracker packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach and quickly accessible should an emergency arise. Grab one before your next adventure!

BUY COMBO AND SAVE! Tracker Packer + Garmin inReach Mini or SPOT Gen3 Combo

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New Giant Loop Neck Buffs

By | Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Video

🚨NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨
We now have Giant Loop neck buffs to keep you out of the elements! Grab one before they are gone!

🚨NEW PRODUCT ALERT 🚨 We now have Giant Loop neck buffs to keep you out of the elements! Grab one before they are gone!https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/giant-loop-bison-skull-daily-tube-by-blackstrap/.#golightgofastgofar #giantloop

Posted by Giant Loop on Friday, 21 June 2019

New Tail Racks!

By | Blog, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, News, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Get em while they’re hot! 🔥
Pre order the new tail rack to reserve one from the first production run! If you reserve your order you will receive free shipping and a FREE gift included!
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The tail rack bolts to the plastic rear fender creating solid anchor points for Giant Loop gear.
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/giant-loop-tail-rack/…

2018 Recap of Giant Loop’s Export Business

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Blog, Dealers, FAQ, News

2018 recap of Giant Loop’s export business. New importers in Netherlands, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, China (yes, we are shipping American-made products to China!), Norway, Belgium and Mongolia. Plus, the countries where we already had established importers: Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, India, Indonesia, Sweden, Laos, Poland, Italy, New Zealand, Colombia, Kenya, Japan, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia and Finland.

These companies seek us out. Not too shabby for a tiny company from Bend, Oregon USA! Our friend Austin Vince once told us that “if you’re famous outside your own country, then you’re doing something right.”

Here’s to the next Decade of Adventure at Giant Loop!

GL Riders Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris) featured in UK’s BIKE Magazine

By | Adventure Touring, BMW, Camping, Dry Bags, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Overland, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tank Bags, travel
Two Wheeled Nomad in BIKE magazine

Two Wheeled Nomad in BIKE magazine

GL Riders Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris) traveled The Americas for four years on their motorcycles, the past year-plus with Giant Loop gear after they realized that lighter and simpler is truly better! Here’s their photo essay featured in BIKE (UK) magazine’s latest January 2019 issue.

Two Wheeled Nomad in BIKE magazine

Camping on Bonneville Salt Flats – photos by Jason Spafford, text by Lisa Morris (aka Two Wheeled Nomad)

Two Wheeled Nomad’s Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing System on Suzuki DR650 and BMW F800GS:

Great Basin Saddlebags – nearly 70 liters of waterproof, ultra tough, lightweight, stable storage, no luggage racks or mounts required

Possibles Pouches – external waterproof pockets for Saddlebags and engine guards

Tillamook Dry Bags – double-end access waterproof gear storage with integrated anchor strap system, backpack shoulder straps

Fandango Pro Tank Bag – waterproof, slim, trim, 8-liter bag with electronics pass-through, clear map pocket, quick fuel access

Lisa Spafford soak in the experience while Jason Spafford documents it on film

Lisa Spafford soak in the experience while Jason Spafford documents it on film

Giant Loop Riders the Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris)

Giant Loop Riders the Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris)

 

Giant Loop Self Distributes in Canada, Seeks Dealers

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Giant Loop Canada

Giant Loop Self Distributes in Canada

Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear Innovator Seeks Canadian Dealers

(BEND, OREGON USA) After nearly a decade of steady, incremental sales growth in Canada, Giant Loop has announced that the company will self-distribute in the Canadian powersports market. Giant Loop will service Canadian motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, side-by-side and ATV dealers directly from its warehouse and headquarters in Bend, Oregon USA. Currently, more than 20 Canadian dealers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario import Giant Loop products for their retail customers. In 2019, Giant Loop plans to target the Canadian powersports market by exhibiting at select motorcycle shows and events as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy intended to aggressively expand business in this key North American market.

“Since launching in 2008, we have viewed Giant Loop as an international business, and Canada has consistently been among our top export markets,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop’s owner and founder. “By working directly with Canadian dealers we can reduce the landed cost of our products there, helping to compensate for the currency exchange rate difference between our dollars, as well as for the taxes and international shipping expenses.”

Giant Loop invites Canadian dealers to contact them for a dealer application, special Canadian dealer pricing and other details to get set up as an authorized Giant Loop dealer. Contact Giant Loop sales at +1 458-206-9113.

Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, side-by-side, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from select powersports dealers in the USA and Canada, and via Tucker Rocky Distributing and Western Power Sports in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.

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4th Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale + Swap Meet

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Events, News, under $60

Join us for our annual customer appreciation event, when we blow out Giant Loop gear at RIDICULOUS prices – and celebrate with local friends including DrinkTanks, Kreft Moto, CascadeSnowbike and more to be confirmed! Blems, closeouts, seconds and more! 20% off all camping gear. Select in-store specials. And this year, we’re inviting friends to come and sell too. Got a bike for sell? Apparel, parts, trailer? You can join us by simply making a $20 suggested donation to the Kurt Caselli Foundation (contact us for details 458-206-9113).

4th Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale, Saturday, October 6, 9-Noon at the GL ADV Shop in Bend, Oregon.

4th Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale, Saturday, October 6, 9-Noon at the GL ADV Shop in Bend, Oregon.

Giant Loop Pannier Mount for Motorcycle Soft Luggage and Gear Wins Fifth Consecutive Powersports Business “NIFTY 50” Award

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, News, Panniers, Reviews
Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

PHOTO CAPTION: Team Giant Loop with 2018 Nifty 50 award. Right to left: Paul Robson (production manager), Brad Davis (designer/engineer), Trey Bracelin (shipping and receiving), Ryan Egusquiza (sales and customer service), Harold Olaf Cecil (owner and founder). 

(BEND, OREGON USA)  For the fifth consecutive year, expedition gear innovator Giant Loop has won a Powersports Business “Nifty 50” award for best new products. For 2018, it’s Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount, an ultralight, rugged, stable, quick-connect, quick-release, lockable solution for motorcycle soft luggage and equipment. Constructed of aluminum with a black powder coated finish, stainless steel hardware and a key lock mechanism, GL Pannier Mounts weigh just 3.6 lbs. per pair, including spare keys. In keeping with the company’s minimalist “go light, go fast, go far” design philosophy, GL Pannier Mounts feature just two moving parts, an anchor clasp and a lock, both of which are accessible without having to reach inside motorcycle luggage.

Although specifically designed for Giant Loop’s rack-mounted motorcycle soft luggage, Round The World Panniers and MotoTrekk Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts offer remarkably versatile solutions for attaching gear to motorcycle side luggage racks. Pre-drilled holes provide easy installation of RotoPax® gas cans, water cans and accessories, and strap slots enable virtually any other gear, tools or bags, to be secured to the GL Pannier Mounts with Giant Loop’s heavy-duty stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps.

GL Pannier Mounts are currently compatible with most side luggage rack designs featuring flat, vertical hoops constructed of 16-18mm round tubing. Examples include Givi Outback, Touratech pannier racks and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OE luggage racks (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options will be available soon. Sold as a set of two with four keys included, GL Pannier Mounts cost $299 USA MSRP (part number PNTM-18R) and $329 USA MSRP with the BMW R1200R GS Adventure adapters (part number PNMT-GSA).

Past “Nifty 50” award winners from Giant Loop include: Fandango Pro Tank Bag (2014), Tracker Packer emergency beacon holster (2015), Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder (2016) and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top (2017).

GIANT LOOP: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ADVENTURE, 2008-2018

Since 2008, Giant Loop has been a leading innovator inmotorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g. Timbersled), ATVs, UTVs, Side-By-Sides and overland 4x4s, as well as paddlesports, bicycling and outdoor recreation. Giant Loop’s new GL Pannier Mounts and entire product line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, select retailers in the USA and Canada and Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.

NEWS: Giant Loop Adds Western Power Sports to National Wholesale Distributor Sales Network

By | Dealers, News

Six WPS Warehouse Locations Service More Than 10,000 Dealers Across the USA

Giant Loop has added Western Power Sports as a wholesale distributor in the USA. Based in Boise, Idaho and founded in 1960, Western Power Sports (WPS) distributes more than 130,000 products, including offroad and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft parts and accessories, to over 10,000 dealers nationwide. WPS is among the fastest growing nation-wide delivery systems for powersports industry products, with regional warehouse locations in Idaho, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas.

Giant Loop presents its product line next week at the 2018 WPS National Sales Meeting in Boise, January 12-13. “Both companies rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Giant Loop and Western Power Sports share a passion for the outdoors and recreation across a spectrum of vehicle types and platforms, making them an excellent cultural fit,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner/founder, Giant Loop. “We look forward to opening this new chapter in Giant Loop’s growth and development as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a company in 2018.”

Founded in 2008 in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures award winning, expedition proven motorcycle saddlebags, panniers, dry bags and tank bags, snowmobile and snow bike tunnel bags, racing fuel bladders, holsters for personal emergency locator beacons and gear for extreme overland travel. From its origins in adventure motorcycle travel, Giant Loop has expanded into bicycle packing, snow sports, paddlesports, ATV/UTV and 4×4 markets.

Giant Loop products are sold in its GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, via dealers across the USA and internationally at dealers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Giant Loop is also distributed in the USA by Tucker Rocky.

About Western Power Sports.

NEW! Fastway by Pro Moto Billet All Weather Shields

By | Blog, Dealers, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, News, Snowmobile

Fastway by Pro Moto Billet All Weather Shields

Giant Loop collaborated with Pro Moto Billet on these Fastway private labeled All Weather Shields, a branded version of our Bushwacker Handguards.  Combinethe hand guards with rigid guards/deflectors and heated grips for the ultimate protection against the elements. Ride safer and longer with warm, dry and clean hands and controls. Essential gear for motorcycles, snow bikes and snowmobiles.

Pro Moto Billet is based in the Boise, ID, and we have enjoyed a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration with them for many years.

Interesting in branding our products with your logo? With minimum order quantities, many of Giant Loop products have custom logos and graphics applied.
Contact us for details: 458-206-9113

 

  Fastway All Weather Shields

New Winter 2017-2018 Giant Loop Snow Bike and Snowmobile Gear Collection

By | Arctic Cat, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Timbersled, Uncategorized, Yamaha

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017

WEBPAGE:
https://giantloopmoto.com/product-category/giant-loop-snow/

New Winter 2017-2018 Giant Loop Snow Bike and Snowmobile Gear Collection

Expedition Quality Packing Systems and Equipment for Extreme Conditions, Designed in Bend, Oregon

Timbersled snow bike with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Timbersled snow bike with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Snowmobile with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

Snowmobile with Giant Loop Snow waterproof tunnel bag and gear

(BEND, OREGON USA) For the winter 2017-2018 season, Giant Loop expands its adventure proof packing systems and gear solutions for snow bikes — including Timbersled, Camso, Yeti, MotoTrax and other conversions — and for snow mobiles, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, professionals and guides. The Giant Loop Snow collection features a range of seven new products plus extreme winter-tested favorites.

New Possibles Pouch
For snow bikes and snow mobiles, Giant Loop’s new waterproof, snow proof, roll-top Possibles Pouch offers 3.5 liters of storage, rugged RF-welded construction, multiple lash points for a variety of anchor points and includes a pair of webbing anchor and compression straps. Perfect for snow bike and snowmobile tunnels, lashes to other gear or stows inside a backpack for waterproof storage. USA MSRP $50.

New GL Fender Bag / Number Plate Bag
Giant Loop added its super tough Rubber Boa Straps to its waterproof/snowproof Possibles Pouch to make the ultimate Fender Bag and Number Plate Bag for snow bikes. Straps on, stays on. Compatible with virtually all dirt bike plastic fenders and number plates. USA MSRP $65.

New Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach SE + Explorer
Every backcountry traveler should consider carrying a satellite-enabled tracker and emergency beacon when adventure calls beyond cell phone range. Giant Loop’s ruggedized Tracker Packer holster enables users to wear the Garmin inReach SE and Explorer two-way satellite communicators securely attached to a backpack strap, keeping the emergency beacon within reach for the user or visible and accessible for first on the scene assistance. Also available: Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 and Tracker Packer for Delorme inReach SE/Explorer. USA MSRP $50.

New GL Lift Strap
Heavy-duty webbing lift strap with steel tri-glide fasteners attaches to snow bike fork tubes, snowmobile bumpers and just about anywhere else a sure grip is required to help pull a riding buddy out of a tight spot, assist with loading, etc. Features custom Giant Loop molded rubber handle for lifting comfort. USA MSRP $15.

New Pronghorn Straps XL
Extra beefy 1-inch-wide Pronghorn Straps XL feature stamped aluminum fasteners and a strong connection created by tension that makes these color coded tan 22-inch and blue 32-inch long an essential part of every backcountry traveler’s kit. Pronghorn Straps have towed snow mobiles, splinted wounds, secured skis/snowboards and helped in countless other ways. Also available in ¾-inch-wide models in gray 15-, orange 20- and red 25-inch color coded lengths. USA MSRP $40 for pair of XL 32-inch; $38 for pair of XL 22”.

New 2-Gallon, 3-Gallon, 5-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder
Giant Loop’s new 2-gallon, 3-gallon and 5-gallong Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders conveniently transport hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container. Rolls up or packs flat when empty, the Gas Bags weigh a fraction of other fuel container. Also available in a 1-gallon version, Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders provide a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses. Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Oregon. NOTE: 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. Available exclusively from Giant Loop consumer-direct. USA MSRP coming soon.

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag for Snow Bikes and Snowmobiles
Compact, lightweight and super rugged, the waterproof/snowproof Revelstoke Tunnel Bag secures 24 liters of backcountry essentials and emergency supplies to the snow bike or snow mobile tunnel, taking the weight out of a backpack and eliminating excuses for venturing into winter wilds without emergency and survival kits packed on sled or snow bike. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.

Torngat Tunnel Bag for Snowmobiles
Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides, wrote in Off-Piste magazine, “. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.” The roll-top Torngat Tunnel Bag offers backcountry travelers, professionals and guides 37 liters of waterproof/snowproof, rugged, stable, compressible/expandable, gear storage for snowmobile tunnels. Features include an external mesh zippered pocket, gear divider and sleeves inside, heavy-duty D-ring lash points, daisy chain anchors with reflective trim, integrated compression and anchor straps. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.

Giant Loop’s motorcycle experience transitions seamlessly to snow bikes, with many designs from the Giant Loop Moto line crossing over to winter including Bushwackers Hand Guards, GL Mounts, Rubber Boa Straps, Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap, GL Sleeping Sheath, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, MoJavi Saddlebag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and others.

Giant Loop’s Snow line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, and online at www.giantloopsnow.com. Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from select powersports dealers in the USA and Canada, and via Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/giant-loop-snow/ or www.giantloopsnow.com.

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Motolao - The Grey Elephant 5 Day Tour

Giant Loop Welcomes Motolao as an International Distributor

By | Dealers, Honda, Kawasaki, News, Riders, Saddlebags, travel

Giant Loop Welcomes Motolao as an International Distributor

Motolao offers 1-14 day adventures on motorcycles and 4x4s in Laos. Their tours are offered to all abilities of rider with at least some dirt experience.

The terrain these tours go though is spectacular. It will make you start dreaming about your next international moto vacation. Winter is coming, after all.

Don’t see a video? Click here to be directed to Motolao’s You Tube Channel.

When they’re not guiding tours, the Motolao staff are putting Giant Loop gear through the paces, as muddy jungle tracks and river crossings are a regular occurrence on their personal rides.

Giant Loop gear getting tested hard in Laos

Jim, of Motolao puts the Giant Loop great Basin Saddlebag through the paces in on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

 

Local transportation in Laos. Need more capacity? Motolao guide, Chris piggy-backs a Mojavi Saddle bag on a Coyote Saddlebag.

Local transportation in Laos. Need more capacity? Motolao guide, James piggy-backs a Mojavi Saddle bag on a Coyote Saddlebag.

We’re always excited to see our gear being used hard on the harshest of rides. We’re stoked to have Motolao on board to put it to test not just on their personal rides but in a rental setting where it is being used on multi-day trips over and over.

www.motolao.com

The New Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top Featured in Upshift Magazine

By | Blog, Camping, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Saddlebags

The new Great Basin Roll Top was featured in the most recent version of UpShift magazine. If you haven’t checked it out this new adventure moto e-zine take a look and subscribe! Stunning photography, cohesive gear reviews and interesting world travel stories.

Thanks, Upshift for the great review.

Our new roll top version of the tried and true Great Basin is getting a ton of positive feedback. The bag is now easier to pack without wrestling zippers and is even more weathertight than ever. Each bag comes equipped with three seam-welded saddlebag dry pods, equipped with air purge valves for ease of packing.

Great Basin Saddlebag in Upshift Magazine

“The Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top has proven to be a fully dependable means of securely hauling gear during even the most adventurous outings. The materials, design and functionality provide confidence that vital gear will arrive undamaged, no matter the conditions, successfully fulfilling the company’s mantra: “go light, go fast, go far.”

The July issue of UpShift also features a great piece on local guide company High Desert Adventures and some choice shots of riding around Prineville and Bend.

Riding Millican OHV Area with High Desert Adventures

Riding Millican OHV Area with High Desert Adventures

Central Oregon off road with High Desert Adventures

Central Oregon off road with High Desert Adventures

Open House, Saturday, May 6: Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

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Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New, Expanded Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

Fun Hogs + Explorers Open House, Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6

Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New, Expanded Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop

Fun Hogs + Explorers Open House, Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6

Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop will open a new, expanded retail showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop, at its Bend base of operations, located at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97703. The GL Adventure Shop offers a community hub for explorers and fun hogs, with meticulously curated ultralight camping, gear and tools as well as the full Giant Loop product line on display and available for test fitting and purchase. All fun hogs and explorers are invited to an Open House on Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6 in Bend. Beverages, snacks, prizes and smiles will be served.

In recent years, Giant Loop has expanded its product design and development scope to focus on expedition quality gear for extreme conditions outdoor pursuits, such as snowmobiling, snow biking, paddlesports, ultralight camping, backcountry and adventure travel. “Go light. Go fast. Go far.” is GL’s motto and company philosophy. Giant Loop’s product design, prototyping and testing, as well as shipping, receiving, warehouse operations, sales and marketing are based at the Bend location. Since the company’s 2008 start in a downtown Bend office space, it has grown into a total of three, 1300-sq-ft commercial work bays its current location.

Four times the size of the current warehouse showroom, the GL ADV Shop takes its design cues from abandoned homestead cabins in the high desert of eastern Oregon, using reclaimed pallet wood and branding iron accents as the backdrop. Displays feature paddlesports, camping, snow sports, ATV/UTV/4×4, as well as fully equipped dualsport and adventure motorcycles. Bend native Gary Cecil’s 1964 Honda CB77 Superhawk is a center piece — the motorcycle Giant Loop’s owner Harold Olaf Cecil first rode with his dad as a passenger at age 3, cementing a lifelong passion for travel and exploration on two wheels.

Founded in Bend in 2008, Giant Loop has built a reputation in off-road motorcycling as the go-to brand for hardcore adventure. Cycle World Magazine wrote in November 2015 that “The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found is from Giant Loop…. There are cheaper solutions to carrying stuff, but these American-made pieces have been over mountains and across deserts with no issues.”

Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from powersports dealers across the USA via Tucker Rocky Distributing, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For inspiration, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com. Or call 888-358-8347.

Giant Loop Rider: Lauren Trantham’s Ride My Road – Operation Keanu

By | Blog, Dry Bags, Ducati, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Video

Giant Loop Rider: Lauren Trantham’s Ride My Road – Operation Keanu

Check out Giant Loop Rider Lauren Trantham’s latest project! Go girl! Keanu Reeves better accept that invitation. Support this excellent work benefitting domestic survivors of domestic sex trafficking at Ride My Road.

Last year, Lauren Trantham rode 10k miles on her Ducati Monster – equipped with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag – across America raising $55k for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Now she has been invited to an Anti Sex Trafficking Gala in Phoenix, Arizona on April 29, 2017 and she needs a date. #operationkeanu

Lauren Trantham of Ride My Road on her Ducati Monster equipped with Giant Loop's Rogue Dry Bag, Pronghorn Straps, Coyote Saddlebag and Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Lauren Trantham of Ride My Road on her Ducati Monster equipped with Giant Loop’s Rogue Dry Bag, Pronghorn Straps, Coyote Saddlebag and Fandango Pro Tank Bag.