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Enduristan Sandstorm 4H Enduro Tankbag



Sometimes products are so good I really think the manufacture should get some positive recognition. I've been researching bags for ages after realising my tank's too small for panniers. I looked at the Giant Loop and Wolfman offerings, but went with the Enduristan for the price and so far I'm really glad I did. I'm in no way affiliated to Enduristan!

The 4H is a 7lt tankbag and claimed to be fully waterproof. It's designed for slim enduro style motorcycles. It's packed full of features and the level of thought that has gone into the bag is really evident as soon as you take it out of the box. I'll outline a few of the standout features below.

It has a Velcro divider in the main compartment of the tank bag, this is excellent to keep things in order and it can be easily folded away when not in use. It also has a detachable pocket that could store all manner or bits and bobs. Inside the bag there are two smaller zip pockets, one integrated into the divider and the other on the panel wall for loose change or whatever. You can also remove it and stow away the cable ties and attach it to a shoulder strap (sold separately) to carry you valuables in if you're leaving the bike.

I haven't had a change to mount it yet but it looks pretty straight forward and it has quick release so you don't have a headache every time you refuel. Given the streamline dimensions of the bag, the map pocket (which is also removable) is fairly large. There are also two entries for USB cables so you can recharge electronics stored inside the bag. Along both sides are two Velcro netted pockets which can also store small things in them.

I'll report back in a few months time and see how it shapes up after a few thousand miles around South America!

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I brought one of these a few weeks back to replace my Wolfman Enduro tankbag that i took on my last trip, I have since lost the mounting harness for it and wanted to go with something with a waterproof outer rather than having to rely a inner drybag.

I haven't had a chance to try it out either but am quite impressed with the build quality so far, the side webbing is a nice feature, as is the covered holes for cables to run through.

I too will report back once I have properly tested it.
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Definitely.

I think it will fit nicely on the Tornado too, where as panniers and many other tankbags do not because it has a very funny shaped tank and the plastic fins on the sides can't take any load.
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Sometimes products are so good I really think the manufacture should get some positive recognition. I've been researching bags for ages after realising my tank's too small for panniers. I looked at the Giant Loop and Wolfman offerings, but went with the Enduristan for the price and so far I'm really glad I did. I'm in no way affiliated to Enduristan!

The 4H is a 7lt tankbag and claimed to be fully waterproof. It's designed for slim enduro style motorcycles. It's packed full of features and the level of thought that has gone into the bag is really evident as soon as you take it out of the box. I'll outline a few of the standout features below.

It has a Velcro divider in the main compartment of the tank bag, this is excellent to keep things in order and it can be easily folded away when not in use. It also has a detachable pocket that could store all manner or bits and bobs. Inside the bag there are two smaller zip pockets, one integrated into the divider and the other on the panel wall for loose change or whatever. You can also remove it and stow away the cable ties and attach it to a shoulder strap (sold separately) to carry you valuables in if you're leaving the bike.

I haven't had a change to mount it yet but it looks pretty straight forward and it has quick release so you don't have a headache every time you refuel. Given the streamline dimensions of the bag, the map pocket (which is also removable) is fairly large. There are also two entries for USB cables so you can recharge electronics stored inside the bag. Along both sides are two Velcro netted pockets which can also store small things in them.

I'll report back in a few months time and see how it shapes up after a few thousand miles around South America!

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How does it fasten on? Looked at other pics but can't seem to see how. Do you think it will fasten on the 23ltr Acerbis tank on my XT600E?

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Well it sounds like nobody has actually fitted it to a bike yet...
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Lonerider, I think it would fasten on most bikes, but I see that your tank is very narrow. I'm not sure if the forward strap would reach around your steering column - not without some problem solving anyway.

At the front of the bag there is a harness which would go around your steering column. These can be undone quickly with quick releases. To secure it at the back it comes with two female attachments hooked up to heavy duty zip ties.

These you attach to the frame somewhere between the tank and the pegs. You then use the male attachments which are on the end of stretchy "ROK" straps to secure it. I can post some pictures tomorrow if you'd like me to.
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Lonerider, I think it would fasten on most bikes, but I see that your tank is very narrow. I'm not sure if the forward strap would reach around your steering column - not without some problem solving anyway.

At the front of the bag there is a harness which would go around your steering column. These can be undone quickly with quick releases. To secure it at the back it comes with two female attachments hooked up to heavy duty zip ties.

These you attach to the frame somewhere between the tank and the pegs. You then use the male attachments which are on the end of stretchy "ROK" straps to secure it. I can post some pictures tomorrow if you'd like me to.
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Thanks

It looks good and yeah I think you are right about the strap to go around the head, might need a bit of doctoring to go round

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Tested the bag 1 week in French, italian and Swiss Alps. As pic shows, I've got a Safari tank which is high and got a giant cover With drain hose. Still worked ok as it's soft enough to flex.

But didn't work great when riding as stomach touched when riding aggressive (as much as deared With T63/K60) on the road and restricted when standing.

But found work-around for this, took the rear straps through the handle (for carrying) which pushed the rear of the bag a bit down making it just low enough that it wasn't a problem any more. Now works great

Had heavy rain for couple of days but inside stayed totally dry. Easy to take on/off. Really like the divider and the inside pocket under the cover, my Garmin Montana fit perfectly there.

Also love the map pocket, really convenient ripping it off when we had breaks/food to look at the map and plan. And maps stayed dry.

All in all very happy

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I got myself the Enduristan 3S and it fits on the bike ok. The only problem I have is that if I set if forward on the tank it catches on the Montana and if I set too far to the rear to compensate it gets in the way a bit when riding on the pegs



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BMW F700GS Enduristan sandstorm

My BMW F700GS With enduristan sandstorm 4H, happy camper.......
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I got myself the Enduristan 3S and it fits on the bike ok. The only problem I have is that if I set if forward on the tank it catches on the Montana and if I set too far to the rear to compensate it gets in the way a bit when riding on the pegs

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I also have the Enduristan Sandstorm 3S. It's a great design but is not holding up terribly well to wear. I've done two five week trips with it mounted and in that time two of the adjustment straps have parted company with the body, and there's quite dramatic wear around the top.
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I also have the Enduristan Sandstorm 3S. It's a great design but is not holding up terribly well to wear. I've done two five week trips with it mounted and in that time two of the adjustment straps have parted company with the body, and there's quite dramatic wear around the top.
Get them told and send it back Tim, thats not very good

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I got an Enduristan Sport (I think that is the name), been using for approx 40kkm without problems, it's still watertight.

One of the my complains seams to have been fixed with the new version; the front straps are too long on the older models.

But the divider (if it's not possible to move it) in the new bag will make it difficult to carry a camera bag.

Otherwise it looks like the have improved the bag.
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