“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.”
Siskiyou Panniers combine the convenience of top-loading hard panniers with the performance benefits of Giant Loop’s world-travelled soft luggage. Constructed with flexible, impact-resistant, and waterproof materials, Siskiyou Panniers deliver the ultimate lightweight, rugged, and compressible gear packing solution for on- and off-road motorcycle adventures. Choose the Siskiyou Panniers for multi-day rides when quick, top-loading gear access is a priority.
Gray and Orange colors are available exclusively from Giant Loop!
Motorcycle Gear Hub
Provides 70 liters (4,270 cubic inches) of packable volume (35 liters per side).
Included set of two seam-sealed waterproof inner liner Dry Pods™ keep gear dry and organized.
Top loading for easy access to 70 liters of storage, including mesh pockets under lids.
Waterproof: Made from rugged Bomb Shell™ materials with double reinforced ballistic nylon impact zones constructed to be completely waterproof, mudproof, snowproof, and dustproof when used with included Dry Pods™.
Multiple lash points to add a Rogue™ or Tillamook™ Dry Bag for expanded capacity (available separately).
Two large, bellowed pockets fit 2-liter fuel bottles.
Includes two Hot Springs Heat Shield™ kits for rackless mounting on compatible motorcycles.
The Siskiyou Panniers are designed to securely attach to most stock motorcycles equipped with both passenger footrest brackets and a rear rack and/or passenger grab bars, including many adventure touring bikes with no racks. Side luggage racks may be required for some motorcycle makes or models lacking sufficient support.
The panniers feature an adjustable width, and attach with a stable, secure, three-point mounting system. Mounting points attach to both sides and the rear of the motorcycle — webbing straps anchor the sides, and heavy-duty Velcro anchors to the rear. Upgrade the Velcro to our 18” Pronghorn Straps for quick and easy on/off. Optional additional mounting points are available on the wheel-side of the panniers for extra stability.
- BMW: Most GS models (note: GSA factory racks are too wide)
- Ducati: MultiStrada, Scrambler
- KTM: 690, 790, 950/990, 1090, 1190, 1290. For a rackless mount on KTM 790/1090/1190/1290 models, use Giant Loop’s Passenger Handle Removal Spacer Kit.
- Honda: Africa Twin, XR650L, CB500X (with side luggage racks)
- Kawasaki: KLR 650, Versys
- Suzuki: V-Strom, DR650 (with side luggage racks)
- Royal Enfield: Himalayan (with factory side luggage racks)
- Triumph: Tiger, Bonneville, Scrambler
- Yamaha: Super Tenere, Tenere 700
Specifications and Instructions
- Volume 70 liters (35 liters each side)
- Dimensions 16″ x 12″ x 6″
- Weight 10 lbs (with all included components)
- Maximum width 20” (with crossover adjustment; can be rack mounted without crossover)
- Materials Waterproof coated polyester tarpaulin, reinforced with ballistic nylon
- Details Reflective trim, drain grommets in exterior pockets, rugged fasteners (including Duraflex® buckles and stainless steel GL Mounts)
Download Siskiyou Panniers mounting and installation instructions PDF.
Upgrades and Accessories
Ian Turnbull –
I am using these with the Rally Raid soft luggage rack on a CB500X with Rally Raid Level 3 upgrade. They secure well and can be removed very easily for carrying into a hotel etc. They use quick release buckles to secure everything up once the bag zip is closed. These prevent straining the zip and it bursting open. The dry liners, combined with the fold of top cover, keep everything dry and dust free. These have been through rain, sleet, hail, snow, thunderstorms and a sand storm. It would be nice to have some Molle loops on the back faces to attach pouches and bottles. I will probably fit these myself.
These are rough and tough and designed for use and abuse. I have taken them touring in the UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
I purchased the Siskiyou panniers for my CB500X about 6 weeks ago and have since completed a 7 day 2400km tour of southern BC. Despite the forest fires and smoke we ran into several periods of rain on the trip and the bags performed flawlessly. No water nor dust entry. Easily attached to the Rally Raid side racks with the supplied straps. There was no requirement to use the supplied exhaust shields as there is no interference. Perhaps the best feature is the interior dry bags which made loading and unloading the bike and entry into the motels easy. These are extremely well made bags and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase.
I have a 2019 Honda CB500X. The angle of the exhaust pipe is upward and I needed a set of bags that would stay clear of the tailpipe exhaust. After some research I bought the Giant Loop Siskiyou bags. They fit perfectly, and have good clearance away from the tailpipe. They are very well made, and were easy to mount, fit is tight against the racks without any sagging or bouncing around when riding rougher roads. I like the way the bags over lap the seat with Velcro for the right adjustment on the bike. I haven’t had the opportunity to pack up for a camping, road trip, but I’m sure the Siskiyou bags are going to work out great for many rides to come.
I’ve used these bags both rackless and with a small side rack to hold a smaller bag underneath. I can’t say enough good things about them. Soft bags are like having pillows on either side of the bag to soften those unexpected landings, and the bags hold up to the abuse, trust me. They are made of extremely durable materials and have a very handy pocket on the front for quick access items. The easy access pocket easily swallows a Nalgene bottle and the pocket doesn’t take away from the cubic space of the main compartment. On the underside of the lid to the main compartment there is a zippered mesh pocket for flat items like a beanie, bandanna, maps, etc. which is great for more quick access items. The most important thing for me is the access to the main compartment. You access the bag from the longer/wider side of the bag making it very convenient for access to the bag vs. other brands where you access through the small end of the bag which makes access to items difficult and more likely have to unpack and repack the whole bag to get to something deeper than the middle of the bag. They hold the weight lower than other bags on the market due to the orientation of the bag which leads to better handling of the bike and cleaner lines with the bike aesthetically. That is 70 liters of space, below the seat, so if you added a 30 liter top bag you have 100 liters, cleaner and lower than anyone else on the market. I also like the fact that you can run them with and without the waterproof pods to minimize the fumbling when getting in and out of the bag, but if you need them, they are available and make it handy when transferring items to tent or hotel room. They are fully adjustable to fit a wide variety and size of bikes for a custom fit. Last but not least they are the perfect size to hold a 30 pack of beer in original packaging in one side!
I can’t think of a better bag for long distance travel on a bike whether camping or hoteling.
Bike Guy –
I purchased the Siskiyou bags for my T7. My bike is equipped with the ADV Spec side plates as I’m not into pannier racks. I was looking for a top loading bag system with reasonable capacity. Many of the features are already posted above but what I noticed is the well thought out design and QUALITY of the material and WORKMANSHIP pertaining to the assembly and stitching. Also some notables are the wide Velcro supportive flaps instead of two 1 1/2” straps, that at times, let some bags sag along the top support area. I’m not a fan of square saddle bags so appreciate the upswept bottom which blends into T7 exhaust angle. For me it’s the main features, materials, and also the small details of motorcycle products that I will spend my money on
Scott Brown –
What a great saddlebag. Good size, extremely durable and work perfect on my R1200GS without racks. Been through a wet weekend in the Ouachita Mountain and recently a week in New Mexico as the monsoons were starting. (Thank goodness, the fires needed the rain badly). Rain, hail, dirt, sand,and mud. Contents stayed dry and clean the whole trip. The bags washed up easily, however the tops, mine are the gray ones, have become blotchy with dark smudgey colorations. Is there some way to clean them or do I just need to continue too add to the patina.😊 Great product. Thanks
I started with the Giant Basin Bag on a DRZ, DR650 and KTM500, but I have since upgraded to the Tenere 700 and the Siskiyou Bags. These bags are very easy to mount and load. The materials and construction are top notch and a good choice for multiday rides and traveling fairly light. I even brought a small chair and fishing gear on a Baja ride with these bags so its not like I left gear at home…..