Five of the best… motorcycle tailbags

Five of the best... motorcycle tailbags

SBS Choice

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

Despite being available for less than a year, Kriega’s US-30 Drypack is already impressing Sportsbikeshop customers, who give it a 4.93-star average from its first 14 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 Kriega build quality.  

QBag Tail Bag 3

Sportsbikeshop customers are impressed by a high-end quality that belies the sub-£25 price. Reviewers love the fact you can lock the zips together for extra security, and have awarded it a 4.66-star average from the first 77 reviews. The five-litre bag is most suited to commuting, stowing smaller items such as locks and lunchboxes. Reviewers say the lack of carrying handle isn’t ideal, but still highly rate it for value for money.

The MotoGP tailbag is popular among Sportsbikeshop customers, who praise it for its capacity and build quality. Reviewers are impressed with the reasonable price, which includes bungee fastening cords, a carry strap and a waterproof cover, and have given it a 4.63-star average from the first 57 reviews. They say the two extra external pockets are incredibly useful, and that a helmet comfortably fits inside for easy carrying.

QBag Dakar Rearbag

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 4.66 stars from the first 88 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.

Oxford Lifetime T40R Tailpack

Reviewers love the Oxford’s T40R effortless transformation from tailbag to large-capacity backpack, giving it an average of 4.83 stars from the first 12 reviews. Customers say the tailbag is easy to fit and remove, providing a great alternative to a top box. They also point out the excellent Oxford build quality, and love its 40-litre capacity.