Lomo Crash Bar Bags Review

“The Lomo Crash Bar Bags are built for purpose. They’re small with enough storage to be incredibly handy, help redistribute your gear’s overall weight across the bike, are 100% waterproof, easy to use and fit and do the job they were made for perfectly.” 

Lomo Crash Bar Bags Review

Snapshot

  • Price: £39.95
  • Time tested: 4 months
  • Miles tested: 8,000
  • Testing conditions: USA and Canada
  • Functionality: 5/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Where to buy: amazon.co.uk

Features

Lomo produce a range of motorcycle pannier sizes (all of which we have tried, tested and reviewed). And these crash bar bags are the smallest of the bunch because they are specifically designed to be attached onto crash bars at the front of your motorcycle – so they need to be light and small.

Each bag is 6.5 litres (13 total capacity). When rolled down and closed the dimensions are 29cm height x 21.5cm width x 14.5cm depth.

The Lomo crash bar bags are made from waterproof PVC with welded seams and use a roll top closure system with a buckle either side.

The bags use webbing straps to tie them to your crash bars and have compression straps to reduce their size. 

Lomo Crash Bar Bags Review

What’s good?

When travelling on a motorcycle, you need to carry a lot of gear and weight distribution becomes very important. It’s too easy to just load all of your heavy items in panniers and a top box and forget about it. So having crash bar bags massively helps in redistributing that weight and evening it out.

Heavy and inexpensive items can be stashed up front, like spare parts, food, water bottles, tyre levers etc. We also put kit in there we regularly use, but don’t want to have to rummage through our panniers for and are happy to leave on the bike overnight like waterproofs, spare gloves, trainers/flip-flops and food.

These bags do the job they were made for perfectly. They’re lightweight, easy to fix on and use, are completely waterproof and provide handy storage and access. But they don’t have to be used up front, you could use them as rear panniers if you only need to carry a small amount of luggage like for example if you’re trail riding. Or they can be attached onto hard panniers for additional storage space.

What’s not?

There are no negatives for these bags. Well made, exceptional value for money and do their job perfectly.

More Lomo reviews

We have reviewed a number of Lomo bags and gear. You can find them in the Luggage reviews page here. 

READ MORE: Luggage Reviews

Round-up

The Lomo Crash Bar Bags are built for purpose, they’re small but with enough storage to be incredibly handy, help redistribute your gear’s overall weight across the bike, are 100% waterproof, easy to use and fit and do the job they were made for perfectly. They are a great addition to any adventure bike.

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