I added the Travel Trunk to carry my rain suit (always a requirement in Florida) and a few other things for that reason. Still I wanted additional storage, a way to hold my GPS enabled phone, wallet and documents for example. While there is some gear out that that is designed for scooters, there is not that much really designed for a maxi-scooter in mind. Sure, we can can buy saddlebags and such for our bikes...but a lot of it is hit and miss and often we end up having to modify and adjust just due to the nature of our bikes. Sometimes a scooter just looks stupid with the saddlebags as well.
|Placed on my refrigerator fully packed|
The magnets are strong enough to hold a full bag in place without slipping and come off the metal easily enough, allowing you to take the bag off the tank keeping your valuables with you. Or, with a simple twist you can remove the pouch and just take that with you.
The pouch measures 6 inches high by 8.5 inches wide and is roughly 2 inches deep. The map pocket is 8.4 inches high by 8.25 inches wide. It normally retails for about $69 US dollars but the good people at Viking Bags have them for $19 US. In the interest of fairness they sent me the bag in return for the review (see here for more detail on that).
The zipper is your standard type zipper.
So for so good. I was tempted to stick the back under a running faucet to see if it was waterproof, but thought that be a little much.
Overall I thought it was a good option and well worth the price that Viking Bags is charging. Only one minor issue. I could not use the bag. No matter how I tried to manipulate it (including tying a string between the eye holes and hanging it tightly to the handlebars) I just could not make the bag fit on my scooter. My initial idea of attaching it to the "hump" might work...but I am still thinking about that part of it. So the search continues but I will say this. I would buy this product - and considering I'm a cheap SOB - that is high praise indeed.