German motorcycle accessory company Touratceh has released a range of waterproof bags that fit inside their range of luggage.
What surprises me is that Touratech tank, tail and saddle bags aren’t already waterproof.
Ok, I can see the advantage in having gear in an easy-to-remove waterproof bag so you can take it into your accommodation without having to remove your luggage.
But it seems an unnecessary expense. Why not just make the luggage waterproof from the start?
Some luggage such as tank bags come with a spacial waterproof cover, but they are. never quite secure enough.
Touratech’s inner bags cost $110.48 and are made by Ortlieb who produce quality gear for motorcycles and bicycles.
That’s about the same price as you would pay for waterproof bags from an outdoor store such as Kathmandu.
They say they fit their luggage, but it’s a standard size.
You can actually get different sized bags from outdoor stores.
Like those, these feature a roll top that you clamp with a nylon clip to keep them watertight.
In fact, they are so good, they even hold air and you have to push the air out first before rolling them up!
This can make it difficult to get your bag inside your luggage, so these Touratech bags come with a valve to release the air and squash them down to the smallest size.
They have a volume of up to 22 litres, depending on how much you want to roll the top down.
The say this allows the bag to fit every tank bag or rucksack they make, “without losing valuable storage space”.
Unlike some motorcycle clothing that loses its waterproof capabilities over time, these will remain 100% watertight for ever.