We travel to discover ourselves, unravel the mysteries of life, and look for simplicity in the most complicated of situations.
We travel for soul searching. Amidst the chaos of regular life, an escape into a new world becomes a way of redeeming our lost selves.
We should all keep travelling because to travel is to be in a constant state of growth, unlike home which is about being rooted and forming a foundation.
And what better than the perfect road trip on a Harley Davidson? Having the breeze pierce your skin, staring at the sky, shivering in the cold and sweating in the heat, tasting the air and exploring faraway lands–what more could one ask for?
Bike trips are awesome–the most amazing and the most rigorous, yet the most rewarding of them all! Giving up on the luxury, thriving on the thrill, and being on the run, always.
It is essential that we keep everything handy while we travel. So when you pack your necessities for your next exciting getaway, why not have the most stylish and durable saddlebag as your companion?
Here are the top saddlebag choices that we’ve laid down for you which will hopefully enrich and ease your travel experience.
Burly Brand Voyager Waxed Canvas Saddle Bag
Made up of waxed UV treated cotton canvas, this bag is the perfect combination of sturdiness and style.
While the canvas provides a rugged look that only looks classier with time, the bag is also lined with enough metal and plastic to maintain its shape.
It has the perfect design for the philanderers and the wanderers. The neat shape is also supplemented by leather straps on the bag that cover the plastic speed buckles in the front and maintain the good seal as well.
The highlight of this bag is the velcro hinge it has, along with the flaps that help keep the bag handy while preventing any stuff from falling over especially during rides in hilly, sloping terrains.
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Also, canvas is ideal for drizzly and humid weather and will prevent any mild moisture entry. Want to attach this to your Harley while you ride? The bags are provided with rubber orifices in the back to fix a metal bracket along with a pin lock device which will not compromise on the aesthetics and will fit snugly into the bike.
Spacious and sturdy, with superfluous pockets, this bag is ideal for long weekend trips. If you want to convert this into your sling bag, there are these beautiful shiny metal hinges provided on each side, and a strap is additionally provided.
La Rosa Canvas Solo Bag With Fuel Bottle For Harley Sportster
Utility plus style is what this bag offers.
A pitch black bag fitted with chocolate brown leather straps is the perfect color combination.
It attracts attention and is elegant. The flamboyant leather finish makes this bag one of the most desirable items on our list. Handy and durable, this bag is provided with an additional fuel bottle compartment with a capacity of 30 oz.
With dimensions of 14″ W x 6″ H (front) x 10 1/2″ H (rear), this bag is not too bulky like the typical saddlebags, and yet it helps pack all your essential belongings without having additional heavy baggage to carry.
Made 24 ounces thick of military grade canvas, this bag is ideal for all weather conditions–sunshine, rain, or hail.
With grey hue and a cool, laid-back exterior, these bags are provided for vintage bikes which have special racks for placement of bags.
Made up of wet canvas, these bags consist of huge velcro strips, along with three clasps to hold them in place, which keeps your belongings secure.
The brackets for the placement of this bag are placed on the back of the bag, but you have to buy them separately. They are sturdy, break-proof, and hold the bag in place and are also provided with a quick lock system.
These bags are just the perfect size and can store a considerable amount of stuff, and the bonus is that they have waterproof liners for storage, thus earning high points regarding safety. The bags protect your belongings from dirt, UV rays, water, and shock. Both the bags are sold separately.
La Rosa Canvas Solo Bag For Harley Rigid / Softail
If you’re looking for something much handier, this is the bag for you!
Resting on your rear, it is classy, portable, and enhances the tough biker look.
This bag is handmade in the USA and will suit your athletic frame. Fitted with shiny leather straps and backing, it will bring out the vagabond in you.
This bag, 24 ounces thick, will survive the stormy, rough weather as it is made with military grade, waterproof canvas. So if you do not want to add on to the bulk and are travelling solo, this bag is perfect for you!
The best part is, this bag works well both for men and women riders because of its beautiful unisexual design. It also has a shock absorbing property that will make sure everything inside stays safe and damage-free.
Though the maintenance might turn out to be a little tricky, it is worth the risk.
Planning a long trip? This bag is perfect for you!
Fitting all your belongings into these sturdy, drop-proof dual bags is an easy task. This bag is huge enough to fit in all that you desire to carry along.
Just install this bag onto your Harley, rev it, speed up and cruise through the rain. This wear-proof, damage-proof bag will not disappoint, and all your belongings will be safe. No bumps, no scratches, while easy access to all your stuff–that is the dream, right?
And if you’re travelling with a companion, this reasonably priced bag will fit in both your belongings. Beautifully crafted and easy to install, you can now hit the road without a worry about where to put your stuff. Keep riding for days and show it off to your biker buddies.
What did we love?
Easy zipping along with a catchy exterior and convenient attachment apparatus make this a desirable item on our list. The price is highly reasonable considering the qualities of this bag. And you get two bags for a decent price! These bags are guaranteed to be long-lasting and safe.
The army print is eye catching and adds to the USP of the product. Although it is easily soiled, it is easy to wash and maintain as well. Numerous pockets and compartments help enhance the efficiency of this product.
The bag will not drop, dislocate, or bend no matter how high the speed is. The bag is highly flexible so you can squeeze in a considerable amount of stuff in the bag without worrying about the distortion of the bag.
Going for a desert exploration? Or a beach getaway? Or a cross country voyage? Take these dual saddlebags along, and it will be a piece of cake for you!
These bags fit snugly into the rear of the bike, and the foam lining will protect your belongings from heat generated by the bike exhaust and extremely torrid weather.
In fact, there are special heat protection panels on the bottom and sides for enhancing this property of the bags. The bags also have shock absorbing properties and will not let any material get dislocated or broken.
None of your stuff will get damaged, as the perfectly framed foam lining will give the bag its perfect shape and protect your belongings too. The bags themselves are scratchproof. You will not struggle with opening or closing the bags, as they are provided with big cargo compartments with easy to open handles. There are separate areas for storage of multiple items, thus making this the perfect all-purpose, all-utility bag.
What did we love?
We found that the saddlebags are provided with strong high-quality metallic zippers, so you’ll never struggle with unzipping them ever. Also, the bags will attach quickly to your bike with their adjustable rubber straps and quick release buckles. And the best part is they are waterproof! Take them for a spin in the rain, storms, cold terrain, snow–anywhere!
They are sturdy suitcases with an extra attachment feature. The foam lining acts as a shock absorber and helps keep the bag’s contents in place. Even food items can be stored, and there’s a guarantee they won’t be spoiled. If you want to carry cameras, makeup, laptops, or even light musical equipment, this is for you!
Crafted exclusively for the thrifty and those who travel light, the black and grey hues complement each other and bring out a contrast that is very attractive to the eye. The numerous pockets and compartments provide space and make this bag highly multipurpose and versatile.
What did we love?
The bags have a thick exterior and a soft, smooth finish which is pleasant to touch and carry. The bags are wear-proof, scratch-proof and fade-proof; hence, they are durable and sturdy. The simplicity and monochrome color combination makes theses bags the perfect carrier for your belongings.
Available in brown, green and blue, the color combinations are highly versatile and are a fit with everything.
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This bag is approximately 12″ tall, 11″ wide, and 3 1/2″ deep which makes it ideal for short day trips and parties. The bag has lesser depth, but the style and chic look compensates for it. Cellphones can be easily stored in this bag. The buckles in the front along with the metallic finish are perfect for a rocker-chick look.
Now that you have a comprehensive idea about which bags to opt for when you are going on a ride, we advise you not to wait anymore. Pack your bags–the world is calling.