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Waterproof bags

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by bulby, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Hi folks,

    So I got myself a bungee cargo net from eBay for around $10. Not too sure how much it would stretch when I bought it. Long story short, I found that I'm probably stretching it to the max to fit in my 40L hiking backpack, but I'm guessing a 30L bag would fit just about right. It fits my helmet (full face) and gloves quite nicely though, if this means anything.

    I've been looking at and reading about a number of waterproof 30L backpacks / rucksacks / duffle bags / dry bags / whatchamacallit. Still can't decide which brand to get and where from, so I thought I'd throw the question out here and see what you guys think :)

    Does anyone here have any experience with the bag + cargo net combo? And do you guys have any recommendations / suggestions?

    I'm planning to stuff the bag with my helmet & gloves when I'm away from the bike and the usual stuffs: mobile, wallet, etc. Oh, and a change of clothes for when I get to work. I'll probably try to squeeze in a visor too if I can do so without damaging it.

    P.S. I do plan to do some light touring further down the track when I have more experience. (Helmet and gloves won't go in there when I'm touring, obviously).

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  3. I've been using THIS since I got the bike through rain, hail and shine without any issues.

    Pretty much fits all my daily stuff (rain pants, gloves, lunch, wallet, phone, spare t-shirt, socks etc) and more. Can be used as a causal travel bag, cabin luggage as well when travelling so money well spent. :D
  4. ^^^ Winrar! Well... almost. It says water resistant, but not sure how water resistant. Rain here in Melbourne can be pretty nasty sometimes.

    The crumpler won't fit a helmet, I don't think? :-k

    I guess I can always get a few small-ish dry bags to work with the Joe Rocket backpack.
  5. Why do you need to fit a helmet in? Just carry it around (if you dont have a helmet lock that is) - looks cool as well. I just lock my helmet at shopping centers and at work, I take it in. But I've seen a bag at PS Dandenong & Yamaha Seaford where there is lid like thing that allows you to latch your helmet to the bag. Check PS City - they might have that as well. If like it, then do a online search & buy it.
  6. Carying the helmet around is what I'll be doing for now. Just thought it'd be more convenient to stuff it in a bag. Makes life a little easier. (I'm lazy) :p

    But yeah. I don't really mind carrying the helmet around that much anyhow. I'll keep looking and see what I can find and let you guys know whatever I end up with =]