Five of the best… motorcycle tailbags

Five of the best... motorcycle tailbags

SBS Choice
 ADAM PIGOTT

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…

The RiDE Recommended Kriega is a hit with Sportsbikeshop customers, collecting an impressive average of 4.96 stars from the first 91 reviews. Reviewers say it’s easy to fit and remove using the included straps, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. The higher price tag is justified by fantastic build quality, built-in waterproof liner and the ability to attach smaller Kriega DryBags to it.

QBag Tail Bag 3

£21.99
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 4.69-star average from the first 64 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.

MotoGP Tail Bag / Helmet Holdall

£31.70
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 48 reviews. They say the two extra external pockets are incredibly useful, and that a helmet comfortably fits inside for easy carrying.

Givi XS313 Xstream Expandable Tail Bag

If you’re looking for something sleeker, Sportsbikeshop customers recommend this Givi offering. Holding 20 litres, the XS313 is perfect for everyday use, and receives an average of 4.67 stars from the first 27 reviews.  Reviewers say fitting it to the bike is a bit fiddly, but that it looks great once it’s on. Customers like that it also comes with a shoulder strap and a hi-vis rain cover, which is built in to a rear pocket.    

Oxford Lifetime T40R Tailpack

£94.48
Reviewers love the Oxford’s T40R effortless transformation from tailbag to large-capacity backpack, giving it an average of 4.90 stars from the first 10 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.