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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!

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

Gear-up here!

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!

Tillamook Bags Are Tough

By | Adventure Touring, ATV, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Overland

GL Tillamook Dry Bags are built to withstand everything…

We have been making Tillamook Dry Bags for some years now and (after thousands of miles of testing) in our opinion we’ve managed to design the lightest and most practical dry bag for all terrain vehicles. Equipped with two big rubber handles, air purge valve and shoulder straps, Tillamook offers 48 liters of watertight volume for the best adventures. Also — check out our Rogue Bags (and our Beanies)!

Designed by riders for riders…

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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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Gearing-up a Husqvarna in Kentucky

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Husqvarna, Overland, Photos, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, trail bike

These excellent photos sent to GL from our friend Andy. He’s got it all on his Husqvarna 250! MoJavi Saddlebags, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Andy in Kentucky

Andy in Kentucky

Andy in Kentucky

“I’m super glad I brought all that, because about 70 miles in to the first day and the farthest point from our cabin we got a flat. Luckily I had a tube and tools in the MoJavi Saddlebags, a patch kit and pump in my Possibles Pouch. So I was able to swap the tube and we were on our way. The MoJavi Saddlebags were super secure even on some enduro type stepped ledges. They didn’t get in my way at all and held secure where I mounted them. Super convenient and stable. Thank you!” — Andy Janik, Sullivan Tool and Repair

Nice gear — thanks for going with Giant Loop!

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Rigs & Coffee Present: How to Use the GL Gas Bag

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, trail bike, travel, Video

Thanks so much to our friend Jacob at Rigs & Coffee for these excellent product demos

“The Possibles Pouch fits perfectly on the headrest as a medical bag using the Pronghorn Straps. The Zigzag Handlebar Bag fits on the Jeep passenger dash grab handle.”Jacob Feuerman, Rigs & Coffee

Your exploration of how GL products cross-over into overland much appreciated — thanks!

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GL a Perfect Fit on the Yamaha Ténéré 700

By | Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Overland, Tank Bags, travel, Yamaha

Thanks to Adventure Moto and Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV in Australia, we’ve been able to confirm fitment for virtually all of Giant Loop’s packing systems on the much anticipated Yamaha Ténéré 700

Fandango Tank Bag and Diablo Tank Bag are just the right size and proportions for a middleweight adventure bike. MotoTrekk Panniers and Siskiyou Panniers strap right onto factory luggage racks, and GL Pannier Mounts also fit with minimal modifications.

Our saddlebag options all suit this bike perfectly for the ultimate  set up — Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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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…

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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Diablo Tank Bags Reviewed at Road RUNNER

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

So cool that our friends at Road RUNNER include maps of featured rides in every issue! Better still, their maps fit perfectly in GL Diablo Tank Bag clear pockets…

Giant Loop's Diablo Tank Bag

“There are many types of luggage systems for different needs, but the tank bag is the tool of choice for immediate access to small gear. Giant Loop’s Diablo Tank Bag was designed with dual sport motorcycles and off-road usage in mind.” —  Road RUNNER

Our tank bags are popular with photographers, which is why we lined them with hook-and-loop accepting fabric. Check out this perfect customization to safely accommodate camera gear…

Go custom!

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Touring With a Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Indian, Overland, Reviews, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Check out this excellent video by Motogypsy of riding an Indian Scout Sixty in Ecuador with a Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag

“A solo motorcycle ride to Laguna Quilotoa, the Black Sheep Inn, rescued wildlife, rural Ecuadorian life in the Sierras, rescued female condor, la vaca loca from the vantage point of a modified Indian Scout Sixty.”Motogypsy

Go light. Go fast. Go far! 

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Unconventional But Effective on a KTM

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Photos, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Check out these amazing photos from a customer riding a KTM 500 EXC Six Days Edition with an unconventional, but effective Giant Loop luggage set up. He’s strapped two Tillamook Dry Bags to his luggage racks and running a Fandango Tank Bag on top as well…

“Hi, Giant Loop Team! Here are some pictures. Mostly India, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Egypt and all the way down to South Africa. I’m still on the road. You got a great product!” — Frank Neikes 

He’s put a lot of miles on this improvised set-up, and apparently loves it. Excellent Frank, thanks for the photos!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

Riding the Canadian Trans-Labrador Highway

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

We love this Adventure Rider series that follows a trek along the Trans-Labrador Highway north of Quebec. It covers everything you need to know to make the ride…

Riding the Trans-Labrador Highway with Giant Loop

“Match your luggage to your bike. When I rode the Trans Lab, I was on a small-capacity Yamaha WR250R and didn’t want the added weight of heavy panniers. For that reason I used Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddle Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Diablo Tank Bag and Possibles Pouch to haul all my clothes, camping gear, cooking kit, tools and other assorted gear.” — Zac Kurylyk

Riding the Trans-Labrador Highway with Giant Loop

So rad, Zac – thanks for including Giant Loop…

check out Zac’s entire series of Trans-Labrador articles here!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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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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!

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!

Running Over Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder With Truck

By | 4x4, Adventure Touring, ATV, FAQ, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Racer, Side By Side, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, SxS, Tech Tips, travel, UTV, Video

Today, we answer the question: Can you run over the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder with a truck without causing leaks or damage?

Can you do this with your plastic gas can? People ask if Giant Loop’s Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is tough, so we put the 5-gallon Gas Bag to the test by running over it repeatedly with a Nissan Titan half ton pick-up truck. Not only did it not pop or leak, it barely left a mark, even when the truck tire pushes it and makes it roll on the asphalt parking lot.