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Five of the best... motorcycle tailbags

4 May 2020
Updated: 2 Mar 2022 Got space where a pillion would be sat? Then you could always put some luggage there. Here are five great options…

Tailbags come in all shapes and sizes, and fix easily onto your pillion seat leaving them completely out of your way.

Our top five guide has been put together using customer reviews from the Sportsbikeshop website. These are their favourites…

Kriega Drypack Tail Bag - US-30

Our price: £169.00

Customer rating:

5 (66)

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As you might expect from a premium brand, Kriega’s US-30 Drypack has impressed Sportsbikeshop customers, who give it a 4.96-star average from its first 47 reviews. Reviewers say this waterproof tailbag is great for everyday use and is also big enough to use on weekends away. They say it’s easy to attach to a bike using the supplied straps, and that it’s of the usual high-quality Kriega finish.

Oxford Lifetime T40R Tailpack - Black

Reviewers love the Oxford’s T40R effortless transformation from tailbag to large-capacity backpack, giving it an average of 4.9 stars from the first 21 reviews. Customers say the tailbag is easy to fit and remove, providing a great alternative to a hard topbox. They also point out the excellent Oxford build quality, and love its 40-litre capacity.

QBag Dakar Rearbag - Black

QBag products are popular for their high build quality and low price tag, something Sportsbikeshop customers praise the Dakar bag for too, leaving it with an average of 4.7 stars from the first 117 reviews. They say its five-litre capacity is big enough for commuting, and that it’s easily attached and detached from the bike. Customers do say they’d like to see a waterproof cover included with it, though.

Held Iconic Evo Medium Expandable Rear Bag - Black

Our price: £66.95

Customer rating:

4.9 (42)

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Sportsbikeshop customers have so far been impressed by this Held tailbag, which expands from 6-15 litres, awarding it 4.8 stars from the first 32 reviews. Customers have been impressed by the easy fitment of the item across a wide range of motorcycles, as well as how secure it feels once attached. The bag features internal pockets for smaller items, which customers have found useful. Customers use this bag for short trips away, and as daily luggage.

Kriega Drypack Tail Bag - US-10

Our price: £99.00

Customer rating:

4.9 (52)

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Kriega have a stellar reputation for making high-quality motorcycle luggage, and with 4.9 stars from the first 30 reviews, this 10-litre tailbag continues the tradition. Customers are happy with the fit and security of the item, as well as how easily it can be removed from the bike if needed. Like many Kriega products the US-10 can be used in conjunction with other Kriega items to increase the carrying capacity. Of the customers who have used the tailbag in the rain, they’ve all been impressed by the waterproofing.