Tried & Tested

The best motoring prod­ucts, put through their paces by the evo team DIRTSACK FROGMAN TAIL BAG `3,850 dirtsack.in

Evo India - - MOTOR SPORT -

Search­ing for a lug­gage bag for our long term Tiger was prov­ing to be quite the chal­lenge. De­spite the epic over­land ca­pac­ity, lug­gage fit­ment is limited to Tri­umph pan­niers. Need­less to say, they cost quite a lot and are a pain to fit and take out. Soft sad­dle bags dont fit due to the wide pil­lion grab rails and high-mounted ex­haust.

En­ter the Dirtsack Frogman, an all-weather tail bag that can swal­low stuff of any size upto 50 litres. In per­spec­tive, Tri­umph's Ex­pe­di­tion alu­minium tail box holds 42 litres. The set con­sists of a 50-litre ca­pac­ity dry bag, a har­ness that holds the bag and fits on the rear seat or rear rack of most mo­tor­cy­cles thanks to the four strap har­ness­ing sys­tem and four durable straps that are made of avi­a­tion grade Ny­lon web­bings, the same grade your seat­belts are made of.

The bag is made of highly vis­i­ble yel­low PVC that gets welded seams. The bag sits in the har­ness and is held down by adjustable straps and snap-fit buck­les. The bag it­self latches to the side of the har­ness via two snap-fit buck­les. Dirtsack guar­an­tees the bag to be wa­ter­proof pro­vided you roll the top seams thrice be­fore latch­ing it to the sides. The bag is dust proof and weath­er­proof to an ex­tent that you can leave your clothes in­side the bag and they will still be clean and dry at the end of the trip. Once mounted prop­erly, the bag does not move an inch. The har­ness also gets a han­dle on top of the straps that al­lows you to carry it as a duf­fel bag. It has a wa­ter­proof pocket on the side to store the straps and small valu­ables and gets high vis­i­bil­ity re­flec­tive tapes on three sides. All this at a price of `3,850 make the Dirtsack Frogman quite a good investment.

Ben­jamin Gracias

(@BenGra­cias)

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