A detailed guide showcasing a selection of the very best hard motorcycle panniers for adventure bikes available today.
Everything you need to know about motorcycle luggage in one packed guide for adventure riders, tourers and RTW travellers.
A packed 15,000-mile review of the Magadan Panniers
“The Kriega R30 backpack is an easy-to-use, tough, long-lasting and waterproof bag. It’s all-day comfy and exceptionally well-designed making it perfect for everyday use, touring or long-distance adventures. It’s a premium rucksack and they last forever.” Snapshot Price: £189.00 Mileage tested: 30,000 Time tested: 6 years Testing conditions: UK and Europe Function: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Ease of use: 5/5 … Read more
“The Kriega R3 Waist Pack is a handy, extremely well-designed motorcycling accessory. You’ve got high-quality materials, fully waterproof inner and an all-day comfy design.” Snapshot Price: £75.00 Mileage tested: 10,000 Time tested: 5 years Testing conditions: Worldwide Function: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Ease of use: 5/5 Value for money: 5/5 Where to buy: sportsbikeshop.com Features The Kriega R3 waistpack has one … Read more
“The Kriega US-30 tail bag is extremely durable, 100% waterproof, easy to use, can be fixed to any bike, is versatile, tough and hard-wearing. It’s perfect for touring or long-distance round-the-world adventures and it won’t let you down.” Snapshot Price: £145.00 Mileage tested: 100,000 Time tested: 9 years Testing conditions: Worldwide Function: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Ease of use: … Read more
“The Lomo Adventure Panniers have proven extremely durable, 100% waterproof, are easy to use with a simple roll top closure are the perfect size for what we need and are versatile enough to be used as crash bar bags, panniers or on hard boxes.” Snapshot Price: £39.00 Mileage tested: 3,000 Time tested: 6 months Testing conditions: … Read more
“The Lomo motorcycle panniers are brilliant. They’re incredibly hard to fault, extremely well priced, durable, waterproof, easy to put on and take off your bike and big enough to go on a round-the-world adventure.” Snapshot Price: £51.25 Mileage tested: 3,000 Time tested: 6 months Testing conditions: Southeast Asia Function: 5/5 Durability: 5/5 Ease of use: 5/5 Value … Read more
Here’s 6 of the best soft luggage and pannier options for adventure bikes on the market today.
This bag is the perfect companion for any adventure bike rider. It’s lightweight, durable, waterproof, dustproof and only costs £11.50! LOMO 20L Review Snapshot Price: £11.50 Time tested: one year Durability: 5⁄5 Ease of use: 5⁄5 Value for money: 5⁄5 Where to buy: amazon.co.uk/lomo Features Lomo has designed this bag specifically for motorcycles but it can be used … Read more
Waterproof, dustproof, simple design, easy to use and durable. It’s the perfect rucksack for travelling. LOMO 30L Review Snapshot Price: £29.99 Time tested: one year at time of writing Durability: 5⁄5 Ease of use: 5⁄5 Value for money: 5⁄5 Where to buy: amazon.co.uk/lomo Features The rucksack uses a rolltop closure which is fastened by two clips on either … Read more
This bag has been exposed to the elements every-day, non-stop for three months while strapped to our motorcycle. It’s been through everything from snow storms to torrential rain, sandy tracks and blazing sun and has proven incredibly tough and 100% waterproof. LOMO 40L REVIEW Snapshot Price: £25.99 Time tested: 3 months at time of writing … Read more
If you use soft luggage on your motorcycle and want to keep it secure then this is the best (and only) option on the market. Read on for our PacSafe Review. PacSafe Review Snapshot Price: £60 – £72.00 Time tested: 4 months +Testing conditions: RTW ride Durability: 5 Ease of use: 3 Value for money: 3 … Read more
Hard vs soft luggage is one of motorcycling’s greatest unanswered questions. Check out the pros and cons to each.
The SW Motech Trax Adventure top box is a robust case that securely protects our most important equipment while travelling from potential theft and the elements. SW MOTECH TRAX ADV TOP BOX REVIEW Snapshot Price: £332Time tested: 2 yearsTesting conditions: RTW rideBike tested on: 2009 Yamaha XT660 RDurability: 5Ease of use: 5Value for money: 5Best … Read more
Packing for a motorcycle adventure is brilliant fun, but a headache to get right. Check out our packing guide first.