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I decided that the size of the tankbag pocket was too small for a decent map especially if you're picking one up locally as you have to have the size they've got. My solution was to use an Ortlieb A3 document pocket (100% waterproof) and tie it onto the top of my tankbag. You can fold it around the map and make it a good fit as it's really soft rubber like material. It's perfect for a good ringbound atlas. I've used this solution for a few years and it works.

Checking their website they don't seem to do the A3 doc case now but they've got this...

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I like the look of that, would be better if the map companies made a decent map that fits but hey I guess I am just wishing..
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I like the look of that, would be better if the map companies made a decent map that fits but hey I guess I am just wishing..
My point exactly, except I reckon the luggage manufacturers should be taking this into account when designing tankbags. I mean, whats the point of advertising a tankbag as having an A4 size map pocket but producing the thing with a zip so short that you can't get an A4 map into it!

All tankbags (that I've looked at) have zips that go around 3 sides of the main compartment so you can get your gear in. Why not do the same with the map pocket so it can actually fit an A4 map book?

What would also be really useful is a wraparound zip so the map pocket expands just slightly in the same way as the expanding main compartment, as seen on many tankbags. This would allow it to take a 1-inch thick atlas or maybe (for those on a budget, including me) just a car type satnav or mobile phone without it pressing on the touchscreen/buttons.

Anyone from a luggage manufacturer listening??? Thought not
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A4 too big.

The trouble with an A4 sized tank bag is full lock turns sound the horn. Motorcycle maps should be A5 sized, as should their tank bags.

Both Hemmas Motorcylce Atalas (Australia, NewZealand) are small, ring bound (so they open to any page flat) .. and fit 'Andy Strapz' tank bag (small) well. And I don't sound the horn on full lock turns with that set up.
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The trouble with an A4 sized tank bag is full lock turns sound the horn. Motorcycle maps should be A5 sized, as should their tank bags.

Both Hemmas Motorcylce Atalas (Australia, NewZealand) are small, ring bound (so they open to any page flat) .. and fit 'Andy Strapz' tank bag (small) well. And I don't sound the horn on full lock turns with that set up.
Yup got one of those back home (Aus) and it is great. Maybe I should write to them, suggest a Europe edition ???
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The trouble with an A4 sized tank bag is full lock turns sound the horn. Motorcycle maps should be A5 sized, as should their tank bags.
That's a problem I've never had!
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