There will be times when you need to travel in a car or van or even, by train or air and need to carry your gear with you; you might be heading to a trackday in the van, you may be heading off on a riding holiday in a faraway land or you may simply be going to collect a new bike to ride it home.
But whatever the reason for the trip, you are travelling with your riding gear but not wearing it.
As we have seen in the past when we looked at helmet bags, looking after your kit and keeping it safe is vitally important. It will be no good to you if it has become damaged in transit and could leave you stranded in this case.
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So you need to transport it properly. This selection of kit bags will help you to do that, keeping all your gear well organised and in one handy location that you can look after so that it can look after you.
1. BikeIt Kit Bag
This bag from BikeIt is massive u2013 a huge 128 litres of storage capacity within its rectangular
It’s made in heavyweight nylon and is available in four colours, including this camouflage, orange, blue and green.
May not be waterproof
2. MotoGP Pro Monster
This officially-licensed MotoGP-branded holdall may not have the biggest capacity but it is still
It is designed to house a helmet and clothing and has a couple of handy extra compartments as well as the main one and a shoulder strap in case you are feeling strong. It also has a really handy roll-out change mat to stand on, in case the ground is grubby.
Roll-out change mat
Designed for helmet and kit
90 litres may not be enough
3. Bonz MX
Another large bag remarkably similar to the BikeIt version, with a 120-litre capacity and made
Basic but functional
Unknown longevity and durability
4. Alpinestars Goanna Duffel Bag
This traditional sports-style holdall from Alpinestars has a large main compartment to house a
At the other end, there is a flat pocket that is ideal for documentation while there are deep straps to cope with heavy contents. There are also end-straps for lifting in case the 128-litre capacity ends up full.
Comes from great name
Separate boot section
5. Ogio Rig 9800
Itu2019s not cheap (like, really not cheap) but it gets great reviews online and seems to be a
The entire framework is also padded and backed with a structural base and twin wheels as well as an extending handle for ease of transport. It splits in two and has a top access pocket with two grab handles on the lid.
Great reviews online
Rigid base with rolling wheels
Padded exterior and helmet section
6. Ou2019Neal TX8000 Bag
This 130-litre bag from motocross and enduro expert Ou2019Neal is a straightforward design but
It has twin carry straps and a single handle as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. It also has plastic skids on the bottom for protection.
Simple but effective design
Separate boot sections
Handles and should straps
Could become cumbersome when loaded
7. Roller Holdall
This sturdy-looking roll bag comes in a range of sizes and capacities and this, the largest, is
The bag splits in two hinged compartment and though not specifically designed for motorcyclists, could offer a good option for smaller amounts of kit.
Wheels, extending handle and base skids
Split main sections
Capacity may be too small for some
8. Alpinestars Komodo
Another bag from Alpinestars, this time a wheeled example with an enormous 150-litre capacity to
It comes with a removable roll-out change mat and a separate waterproof boot bag to keep wet and dry clothing apart.
Wheels to help transport