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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…

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Tracker Packer Sales Donated to Kurt Caselli Foundation This Month

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

Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer holsters in collaboration with the Kurt Caselli Foundation as part of its mission to improve the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry…

During September, we’re donating 100% of gross sales revenue for the Tracker Packer holsters to the Foundation to support its safety tools, training, scholarship and other key programs.

The safest way to carry and use a GPS-enabled emergency beacon is to secure the device to the user. In motorcycle accidents, bike and rider often separate. The rugged Tracker Packer holster ensures the device stays with the rider and is plainly visible to first-on-the-scene…

With the ability to check in, send messages via satellite and to summon SOS emergency rescue, devices like the SPOT Gen3 and Garmin inReach have become indispensible kit for every adventure beyond cell phone range.

CHECK OUT THE TRACKER PACKERS — AND SUPPORT THE KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION!

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!

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September 2020 Specials

By | bike packing, Blog, Deals, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Tech Tips, Video

Giant Loop is offering some great deals this month. Fall is just around the corner — begin your next adventure here!

Bison Skull Daily Tube by BlackStrap FREE with qualifying purchase!

Bison Skull Goggle Case by Tailgate Industries FREE with qualifying purchase!

Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 and Garmin inReach Mini – 100% donated to KC Foundation during September!

Possibles Pouch 20% off pre-orders for new First Aid version!

And be sure to check out our Motorcycle Soft Luggage Kits for Dirt, Dual Sport, Enduro and Adventure Touring

Giant Loop products are designed in Bend, Oregon and ridden worldwid. Stay safe — Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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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!

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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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ADV Rider Review: A Tale of Two Tank Bags

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

Up in New Brunswick, Canada, Adventure Rider Zac makes a good comparison of Diablo and Buckin’ Roll Tank Bags…

“Tank Bags are some of the most useful pieces of kit you can add to a motorcycle, offering streamlined cargo capacity that’s quickly accessible. Over the past year, I’ve run two Giant Loop Tank Bags. Before I left for Labrador last year, Giant Loop sent me a Diablo Tank Bag, and this spring, they sent me the updated Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag. They’re similar, but they’re designed for slightly different roles.” Zac Kurylyk

read the entire review here…

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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!

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Our New First Aid Possibles Pouch

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Tech Tips, Video

Giant Loop’s new First Aid Possibles Pouch provides 3.5 liters of 100% waterproof storage of all of your crucial field and trail-side medical supplies…

This super rugged roll-top pocket integrates with GL saddlebags, panniers and dry bags to create external, easy access pockets, and it securely straps onto tail racks, engine guards, roll cages, raft frames and more. Essential kit for every outdoor adventure!

First Aid Possible PouchDesigned by riders for riders…

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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.

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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.

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MTK Reviews Round the World Panniers

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Indian, Panniers, Reviews, Tech Tips

Our friend Wes who writes for BMW Owners News Magazine makes great videos and does an excellent podcast as well. Here he unboxes GL’s Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts

“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

Thanks Wes!

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Round the World Panniers and Pannier Mounts Reviewed

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

Check out this review of GL Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts written by Aaron Demo for ADV Motorcycle 

“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

read the entire review here…

Thanks Aaron!

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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!

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Prepping for The Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, travel, Video, Yamaha

From Living Off The Slab, gearing up a Yamaha WR250R with Coyote Saddlebags, Gas Bag and Possibles Pouch

 

“I have been getting my little WR250R ready to hit the road and in 4 days we are doing just that. Myself and 4 friends are riding down to Damascus, VA where we will will ride the MABDR (Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route) from South to North. The trip will take us 14 days and will cover about 2400 miles.”Living Off The Slab

Thanks for choosing Giant Loop for your adventure — have a fantastic trip!

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Fandango Tank Bag on a 1290 KTM Super Adventure

By | bike packing, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

Check out this Fandango Tank Bag on a 1290 KTM Super Adventure. A perfect fit — and the grey matches so well!!

“I received my Fandango Tank Bag this morning. Can’t thank you enough for getting it to me asap. A few years ago my son had purchased the Siskiyou Panniers and the Fandango Tank Bag and he recommended your gear 100%. Looking forward to getting a lot of use out of the Tank Bag and I’m sure I’ll be purchasing from y’all in the future. Peace.” — Randall Johnson

Nice, great looking bike — thanks for the photo Randall!

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The World’s Best Saddlebag!

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Check out this photo taken by GL customer Doigy at the Kenya-Tanzania border on the shore of Lake Natron with Mt. Shompole in the background. The rear wheel of the bike is in Kenya, front wheel is in Tanzania!

GL customer Doigy on the Kenya-Tanzania border“I use your products on a regular basis and cannot fault them. In particular your Coyote Saddlebag is an awesome product. It fits on every motorbike I have ever tried it on. It has never come loose, ever, and 95% of my riding is rough off-road stuff. I’ve fallen off plenty of times and have yet to damage the saddlebag. This bag is clearly designed by bikers, for bikers. I’ve been riding motorbikes for 45 years and had numerous types and makes of luggage, and none have ever been able to take the punishment like what I have given the Coyote. None. And despite the thousands of kilometers of off road punishment, the bag still looks like new. Amazing! Well done to all of you at Giant Loop, makers of the world’s best saddlebag! Warmest Regards from Kenya, East Africa.” — Doigy

Amazing photo — thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

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Pannier Pockets and Diablo Tank Bag on a Honda CB500X

By | bike packing, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Another GL customer writes in to ADVRider.com with some kind words about our Pannier Pockets perfectly fitting the back of a Honda CB500X

“I want to report how neatly these Giant Loop Pannier Pockets fit in the rear of a Honda CB500X, especially under the Rally Raid rear rack and solo mounts. The Pannier Pockets are supposed to go somewhere up front, either stand alone or tied into the Giant Loop tank bag system. But IMHO they fit perfectly in the rear of the CB500X, under the Rally Raid solo mounts. For me, one pannier pocket carries a water bottle and some snacks, and the other one has tools. That leaves the Diablo Tank Bag relatively empty so you don’t have to stuff it every time you ride. This setup is perfect to have permanently installed for day trips.” — sbtw08

Thanks for the great post — Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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Coyote and Diablo Bags on a on KTM 950 Super Enduro

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

A couple good ones from customer SpeedyR who rides a KTM 950 Super Enduro

“Just finished a big chunk of the Kentucky Adventure Tour with a couple of friends. Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag worked great as usual. First time using the Diablo on the 950 and was impressed with the volume, ease of getting things in and out, and zippers. Need to get another base so I can use it on my (new to me) 500 and probably a MoJavi Saddlebag. Rode some of the ‘hard’ sections, and the western side of the trails this year. Two thumbs up!” — SpeedyR

Thanks Speedy — nice ride!

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Mojave Saddlebag and Possibles Pouch on a KTM 690 Enduro R

By | bike packing, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Straps, Tech Tips

Mojave Saddlebags and Possibles Pouch are a perfect fit on a 2018 KTM 690 Enduro RA customer from ADV Rider sent us this email…

“A shout out to Giant Loop for A+++++ support on every aspect of product from pre-sales questions, price, shipping, and coming up with storage ideas. I love the Mojave Saddlebags to hold everything I need for a ride. Small and lightweight enough not to interfere with the the bike’s riding characteristics. I thought the rear gas fill on the KTM 690 Enduro R would be a hassle. But it takes no more than a minute extra to shift the Mojave forward. I currently carry a few fuel bottles strapped down with Pronghorn Straps. The Mojave Bags are nice and snug. Also keeps center of gravity low. I waiting for the GL Rogue Dry Bag for longer trips. Should fit on top of the Mojave.” — GF-kam

Check out GL’s vendor thread on Adventure Rider here. It’s a great place for riders to see fit examples, other riders on epic adventures, news, updates and new product announcements from Giant Loop…

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Possibles Pouch on a KTM 500 EXC

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Tech Tips, trail bike

A customer posted this over at ADVRider.com showing how he pulls double duty with a Possibles Pouch on the back of his KTM and a GL Quickloop Security Cable on the back of his van…

KTM 500 EXC

“Sometimes it isn’t the big ticket items that get the job done. I happened to luck out and found that I had an orange Giant Loop Quickloop Security Cable in the back of my shop! I didn’t need anything high security, just something to keep the grabbing hands off, and this cable fit the bill perfectly! The van has to pull double duty as a work van, but it is super convenient as a motovan. Some guys need the huge trailer or RV to camp in, but i subscribe to ‘less is more’. I guess it would be the same principle as Giant Loop’s: Go light, go fast, go far.” — Whodatschrome

Nice setup — looks like the perfect place to camp!

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Coyote Saddlebags, Diablo Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets and Zigzag on a KTM 790 Adventure

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

Here’s an excellent photo of a KTM 790 Adventure outfitted with Coyote Saddlebag, a Diablo Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

“Thanks again for the great customer service. Sharing a photo of my 790 Adventure with a lot of Giant Loop goodies on board. Great products GL team!” — Jesse Leatherman

Great setup — thanks for the photo, Jesse!

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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.

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The Zigzag Handlebar Bag is Solid

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Tech Tips, travel

Radical photo sent to us from our buddy Steven, of the Zigzag Handlebar Bag in full effect!

“Hey guys, writing to say hello! Check in, and point to a post I made on InstaGram today. Yep, rain can be fun too. Didn’t worry about pockets much. Kept everything in the Zigzag Handlebar Bag!” — Steven Levine

Check out Steven’s InstaGram page here…

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Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

By | bike packing, Blog, BMW, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Check these super cool photos of how well a GL Diablo Tank Bag fits a BMW 310GS

Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

“I received my Diablo Pro Tank Bag today. I just wanted to show you how it looks on my BMW G310GS. I’m going to do the same with the Fandango Tank Bag on my BMW R1200GSA. Have a nice 4th weekend, be safe!” — Greg Jevyak

Diablo Tank Bag on the BMW 310GS

Nice bike — thanks for the photos, Greg!

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