Dowco Elite Series Fastrax Tail Bag

MC Tested

Dowco's riding employees designed its luggage, and it shows. This tail bag is one of the best we've tested. The main compartment is mildly rigid so it holds its shape whether empty or fully loaded, and the lid has multiple pockets, hooks, clips and pouches to hold anything you might bring along. An elasticized expansion panel bumps capacity to 25 liters when needed, and a waterproof cinch sack straps on top, large enough to hold a rain suit.

In use by various staffers for nearly a year, this tail bag has served us well for commuting, weekend rides and much longer tours when used in conjunction with the rest of the Fastrax luggage line. It's got all the attributes of a mountaineering pack, and even comes with straps so it can be worn as one.

The most appreciated feature is the mounting system. Adjustable nylon webbing, clips and D-rings hold the bag firmly in place. Once the straps are adjusted, the bag is locked on like an octopus, yet can be removed and reinstalled without futzing with strap tension.

It's been mounted to the tails of numerous bikes and fits all of them securely. The only issue we've encountered is the deterioration of the weather seal on the zippers, which has begun to tear and split at the stitching. That's no big deal because we use the included rain cover when it rains anyway.

Dowco Elite Series Fastrax Tail Bag
Price: $119.99

Contact: Dowco Power Sports
www.dowcopowersports.com

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
A practical way to add versatile cargo capacity to any bike.