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The Advantages of Soft Luggage

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, BMW, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Reviews, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Eric from Ride Adventures presents a balanced perspective on the relative advantages of soft luggage, using the Great Basin Saddlebag as his example on his Honda Africa Twin

“Hey ADV Riders, today we’re doing a review on soft vs hard luggage systems on a few of our adventure motorcycles. We break it down to 9 categories; protection, weight, waterproofness, durability, ease of access, ease of installation, versatility, safety, and compatibility. Two solid competitors but only one winner. Watch to find out which wins our vote!”Eric Lange, Ride Adventures

Cool video Eric!

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From Our Friends at HeliLadder

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Panniers, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

A great father-son adventure. Both riding Kawasaki KLR 650s with Giant Loop gear

“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…   

Nice Ride!

Thanks Dale — we love you guys…  

Go light. Go fast. Go far! 

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Siskiyou Panniers Reviewed on Motorcycle Gear Hub

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Panniers, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Roy from Motorcycle Gear Hub wrote an awesome review of our Siskiyou Panniers that shows how functional the panniers are for a big cruiser…

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!

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!

BMW G650 Sertao Equipped with Fandango and Great Basin

By | Blog, BMW, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Two great photos sent to us from a rider using a BMW G650 Sertao with Fandango Tank Bag and Great Basin Saddlebags

Giant Loop Rules!“Giant Loop Rules! Keep up the great work. Just saw GL stocked at Nevada Adventure Rentals in Reno, NV. Great shop help promote!” — Tom Vasconcellos

Giant Loop Rules!Nice photos, looks fun out there – thanks Tom!

Free standard USA shipping on all orders during COVID-19 stay-at-home…

THE GIANT LOOP on a KTM 500 EXC

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, travel

He made it, around-the-world!!!

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

“After 139,870K through 51 different countries on 6 continents over three and a half years — yesterday I finally made it to Bluff, the end of my journey. I hadn’t planned on going there yesterday, but after seeing rain was forecast I decided to head to Invercargill and before I knew it — I was doing a wheelie on the beach. It seems appropriate because this is how my “Forrest Gump” type journey has been mostly, which is unplanned and taking it day by day. I never set out to ride around the world. After Oregon, I decided Alaska was a better ending point. And then, for whatever reasons I thought I’ll turn around and ride it back home to New Zealand. A big thanks to Harold Olaf Cecil at Giant Loop, Dave at Adventure-Spec, and MotoZ Tires who have supported me with gear. But especially, I would like to thank all of you who have either been following my journey on Facebook, opened your home to me or I’ve met in person. I’ve been humbled and grateful for all the kindness I’ve experienced along the way and it’s given me faith in humanity, which is one of the awesome things about traveling. So no matter what journey you have in mind, just go do it and experience the kindness out there waiting for you.” — Aaron Steinmann (photos by Burt Munro)

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

Words can not express how amazing it is to be a part of this… Thanks, Aaron

On to the next loop!!!

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags, Buckin’ Roll Bags are Essential

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tank Bags, Timbersled, trail bike

One rider showing us how she takes Giant Loop to the next level on a Timbersled Snow Bike

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags and Buckin Roll Bags are Essential“Whether I’m out on the snow or picking my way through high mountain single track, Giant Loop products have become an essential part of my adventures! Three things I can’t live with out: the Mojavi Saddlebag for those long multi-day adventures out on the trail, the Fuel Bag for keeping my machines going on those remote days when the only fuel you get is what you can pack with you, and the newly redesigned and totally awesome Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag for keeping the small essentials close at hand.  Giant Loop products let me take my adventures to the next level!” — Carrie Barton

Excellent photo — fresh tracks! Thanks for the email, Carrie…

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!

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

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!

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

Siskiyou Panniers Reviewed

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Panniers, Photos, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, travel

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.

click here for McG’s Siskiyou Panniers review

Siskiyou Panniers

“I’ve pretty much been blown away by the quality and functionality of the Siskiyou panniers. And the article certainly reflects that.

Siskiyou Panniers

“On another note, I really look forward to also reviewing the Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag! Many thanks and best regards.”  — Roy Lopez, Motorcycle Gear Hub

Thanks for the kind words, Roy — we hope to hear more from you soon!

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!

Riding in The Cycle World TREK with Mojavi Saddlebags

By | Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Photos, Racer, Reviews, Saddlebags, trail bike, travel, Uncategorized

Our customer David writes us about riding in The Cycle World TREK using Mojavi Saddlebags

Riding in The Cycle World TREK with Mojavi Saddlebags“Here is a picture of my 2005 CRF450X prepped for The Cycle World TREK hosted by The Bonnier Motorcycle Group. The Mojavi Saddlebags kept the gear off of my back and on the bike like a world champion. This made me less fatigued and able to ride further. Thanks for a terrific product!” — David Alari

Nice ride David!

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!

Oregon Motorcycle Racing With Zigzags and Bushwackers 

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, 4x4, Adventure Touring, Blog, Dirt bike, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Photos, Racer, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, trail bike

Oregon racer Andrew Hutchins won his class in the 2019 Oregon Motorcycle Racing Association off-road series using a Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Lift Straps, and Bushwackers Hand Guards 

Oregon Motorcycle Racing With Zigzags and Bushwackers 

“Thanks for all your support in 2019! I was able to win the championship in my class with the help from you guys. Looking forward to working with you guys this year.” — Andrew Hutchins 

Congratulations Andrew, we’re looking forward to working with you too! Have you signed up for the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride yet?

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

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!

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

An email from Konflict Team ambassador Seth Spain’s recent Baja trip on his KTM 1290 Adventure R with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Good Afternoon!

My name is Seth, I am part of the ambassador program with Konflict Motorsports. First off I want to thank you for providing us with the luggage, I have used mine to the extreme and am very pleased with it. On my last trip to Baja I did 2500 miles over 10 days. Attached are a few images from my trip.

Thanks, Seth Spain

Nice photos Seth, thanks!

Baja on a Kawaski KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Email from a customer who’s exploring Baja California with our Siskiyou Panniers

Baja on a Kawaski KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

“Wanted to pass on a picture from a little day ride yesterday in the foothills of the mountains West of Muleje. Great dirt road riding with lots of greenery due to all the recent rains. A great trip so far. Siskiyou Panniers have been working perfectly and I’m impressed by the simple design and ample space. Thanks for the set up!” – Best, Ian Neubauer

Thanks for writing, Ian!

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!