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…
“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
“When you only get one pannier, it better be a good one. Find out what comes in the kit when you order a Round the World Pannier and Pannier Mount from Giant Loop. Giant Loop sells these in pairs if your bike takes two! The RTW Pannier is a universal fit for any and all motorcycles, I just happen to have gotten one for my Indian FTR 1200 S.” — Wes Fleming, Motorcycle Test Kitchen
“When it comes to soft luggage, there are many options on the market, with a wide range of prices and features. Having returned from a weeklong trip with hard panniers and struggling with packing issues, I went looking for a set of soft luggage with more room than my current hard bags. I also wanted something with compartmented storage options that are easy to get on and off the bike. Enter the Giant Loop Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts.”
“These bags are heavy duty and the construction quality is on point. Once the bags were mounted to the GL Pannier Mounts, it only took a couple of minor adjustments to the mounting brackets and they locked up perfectly to the pannier racks already installed on my Africa Twin.”
“To remove the bags, it’s a simple one-handed operation and all it takes is a pull of the lever on the top of the mount, and they lift right off with the handle built into the luggage. The total weight of both bags and mounts comes in at 15 pounds, about five pounds less than my current hard panniers, which don’t have a quick-release mount.” — Aaron Demo, ADV Motorcycle
Great video update in Colorado from our friends Juan and Jenny heading west on a month-long Trans America Trail journey using Coyote Saddlebags, Diablo Tank Bag, Siskiyou Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Pannier Pockets on their Rally Raid Honda CB500X‘s…
“A few more Colorado passes before Utah.” — Juan Browne
Check out more videos from Juan on YouTube at the Blancolirio channel…
“In the photo that appears at the bottom, the closest thing that can be passed in a vehicle to the Panama Canal.” — Roberto Garcia
Stay safe Roberto — thanks for the photos! Go light. Go fast. Go far!
Great video. Big thanks to Backcountry Adventure Motorsports — we love you guys! Tune in and subscribe to their YouTube channel for more…
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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“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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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
Great info — thanks!
“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, email@example.com
Thanks Tolga — great to see you riding with GL!
“My son left Oregon last September and traveled though the SW, into Baja, and then throughout Mexico. He started the trip off with a very well-used pair of Siskiyou Panniers, and their no-frills durability matched the KLR. I was able to break away and join him on the last couple days of his journey. My ’06 KLR is outfitted with the Mototrekk Panniers, Rogue Dry Bag, Diablo Tank Bag, and the Zigzag Handlebar Bag. As a designer and manufacturer of aviation tooling and support equipment, I can really appreciate your quality gear. It is well made, highly functional, and very durable. Thanks for providing great gear for those of us traveling the lonely backroads!” — Dale Neubauer, HeliLadder of Blue Moon Designs
Dale also owns this classic bike that he has traveled all over the USA on…
Thanks Dale — we love you guys…
“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..!
“The Siskiyou Panniers from Giant Loop are the sort of panniers that you can wholeheartedly trust to ride for weeks on end through all forms of terrains, weather conditions and riding distances. In their raw essence, the Siskiyou Panniers are de-facto rigid panniers without the inconveniences of rigid panniers. Truly, the Siskiyou Panniers are as close as one can get to rigid panniers without having to worry about breaking them in an off, installing absurd racking mounts that require a degree in mechanical engineering or hearing annoying vibrations any time your suspension is at work.Top overall quality, heavy duty, immense storage capacity, epic reliability, utilitarian in nature and supreme functionality for both off-road and on-road/street riders; that’s the Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers in a nutshell. Add their Burt Reynolds‘ virile allure and you’ve got a recipe for a set of panniers that genuinely merit their purchasing with no second thoughts. Motorcycle Gear Hub’s seal of approval and most recommended!” — Roy Lopez
So cool to see they fit your sweet V-twin so well — thanks Roy!
“Thanks for all your help, love the Round The World Panniers!” — Aaron Henry
Good looking bike, thanks for the photo Aaron!
“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
Great work — thanks for the photos Bob!
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…
“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
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
“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!
Great first impressions from Roy at Motorcycle Gear Hub…
“GL — Shooting you a quick email as I published an article on my website with my first impressions of the Siskiyou Panniers after having inspected them and gone through their features. I’ll be publishing a more detailed review after extensive testing and taking them touring.
“I’ve pretty much been blown away by the quality and functionality of the Siskiyou panniers. And the article certainly reflects that.
Thanks for the kind words, Roy — we hope to hear more from you soon!
“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.”
Our friend Wes Fleming writes for BMW Owners News Magazine and does a podcast for them as well. His review of our Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts will be in the April issue — featuring his Indian FTR 1200 S!
photo credits: motochiba.com
This is an unusual bike with a single-sided rack available from Indian. Our Pannier Mount fits perfectly and the big Round The World Pannier gives Wes enough room for his laptop and camera gear.
An exciting message from Giant Loop Ambassador Aaron Steinmann…
“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!
“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 Loop. Revelstoke 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!
Giant 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.