Loaded up for a weekend off-road camping trip with the Giant Loop Great Basin bag, Ortlieb medium duffle and CycoActive BarPak. Not pictured: The Camelbak M.U.L.E. on my back. :)
Checking out Aerostich tank panniers.
Checking out Aerostich tank panniers. Something smaller, higher, and more forward would be ideal.
Checking out Aerostich tank panniers. I think they would get in the way of my knees.
Camelbak M.U.L.E. hydration pack with 100 oz of water, first aid kit, a couple energy bars, fire starter, goggles, and hat. Spot Messenger velcroed to the shoulder strap. H/t Greg Hilchey for that one.
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Orlieb medium duffle. Capacity of 40 liters. Carries (left to right) Big Agnes Large Insulated AirCore sleeping pad, Kermit chair (I know--a complete indulgence!), 15-year-old Walrus Arch-Rival tent, and tent poles.
CycoActive BarPak, Zumo, Fujifilm F100fd, iPhone.
One of my 38-litre Metal Mule panniers filled with the packing peanuts that had been in the Great Basin, along with another maybe 8-litres still in the yellow bag, plus the (2) 2-litre bottle holders gives about a 50-litre capacity--just like Giant Loop says.
Here are all four removable inserts, with a pair of my size 8 gloves for scale.
Another view of a pod.
There are two of these "pods," (also made of water-proof material) one each in the side bits of the bag that hang down low. Good for heavy stuff like tools. Also removable, which is handy.
The waterproof yellow stuff sacks are shaped to fit the space, and (obviously) removable.
To the left of the "tail bag" section you can see one of the two holders for 2-litre bottles.
The interior. Here stuffed with packing peanuts. The center
"tail bag" section could have held more.
Shown without the Ortlieb bag.
Access to some stuff in the bag is somewhat hampered by the straps, but properly stowed you could put stuff you need on the road in this section.
Tucking the ends of the straps under. Too bad Rok-Straps couldn't be used somehow.
Close up of strap routing. Not sure this will be the final word on this.
Rear view with the Ortlieb bag on the TT rack.
From in front.
Closer view of the gas cap access. The right strap loosens in about one second. Not an issue.
A slot behind the reflective patch to capture the tail of the strap. Nice touch.
Sturdy aluminum and steel strap clasps. Here the rear strap holds the Ortlieb dry bag.
Right side front lower fastening, attached to Metal Mule rack.
Drapes over the seat. Depending on where you place it, plenty of room for gas cap access.
Great Basin & medium Ortlieb drybag. Shown with Metal Mule rack still in place. I'll probably take it off for long trips with the Great Basin.