I’ve been thinking about my trip a lot this week, not surprising seeing as we leave on Monday, but with any motorcycle trip, carrying your stuff can be a challenge.
My very first moto specific luggage was the Icon Urban Tank Bag.
I liked it so much the Lovely Wife got one too, and for her going to school, it’s even better than it was for me. The Fact that it becomes a back back and can carry your helmet is awesome. The magnets are pretty strong so as long as you don’t load it up with really heavy stuff it stays put.
I stopped using it as much when I decided that I liked my aerostitch messenger bag better as an every day bag (which doesn’t mess with the prettiness of the bike).
However it’s earned it’s keep on all of my long trips (Portland, LA both times) It fits everything you might need easy quick access to and more. The map pouch on the top is a nice touch, even if it ends up being a little hard to really look at on the move! Though I am not sure if any map is easy to use on the move.