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GIANT LOOP, the best soft luggage solution.

Giant Loop makes the best soft luggage gear IMHO.
I have tested their Great Basin Saddlebag in Namibia earlier this year. 6500 km of some of the toughest desert tracks and the bags were a pleasure both in organizing my gear and while riding on the bike.
The bags keep the weight close and low and minimizes the effect the extra weight have on handling.

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YouTube - Moments in Namibia.m4v





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I concur. Superb piece of kit.





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Coyote

i've got the coyote and love it. I'm saying that because then people may buy them which will give GL more money and then they can focus on fixing the small niggle which is the fact that when the two dry zips come together they create a gap where water can get in. Does anyone have a fix that doesn't involve gaffer-tape?
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Problem already solved, Coyote now comes with a weather flap that generously covers the zipper.
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"Storm flap"

Yeah. I'm now less impressed with the old one
I'll get over it
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i've got the coyote and love it. I'm saying that because then people may buy them which will give GL more money and then they can focus on fixing the small niggle which is the fact that when the two dry zips come together they create a gap where water can get in. Does anyone have a fix that doesn't involve gaffer-tape?

The lower saddle bag sections look a lot smaller than you would get with say 2 separate Wolfman bags. How many litres/gallons capacity are the lower sections?

Can you get away without having a rack to keep it off the exhaust on a DR 650?

The zip issues aside would you still use it over separate side bags and a top duffle?

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Coyote

They say 30+ litres. Not sure the exact amount but the way the bag expands let's you pack more than you'd expect.

You don't need racks (a jubilee clip is provided that goes around the exhaust and keeps the bag off the can) and I use a small dry bag on top of it/just behind it but I wouldn't put them over other panniers - think lightweight!
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Coyote

Hi - has anyone found a picture of the Coyote Weather flap? it's not like I can take my Coyote back but perhaps some reverse-engineering is on the cards?

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Coyote seems the best option as its not quite so cumbersome. However, horses for courses I guess
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