When you need a way to carry stuff on a motorcycle, there is nothing quicker or easier than strapping a tailpack to the back of your ride. The beauty of this type of luggage is that it comes in all shapes and sizes and can fit almost any type of bike. I have been using tailpacks for as long as I can remember and my go-to company has been Chase Harper. All of its packs are well designed, have a sturdy construction, are made in the good ole US and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
There are a couple of Chase Harper bags that are my mainstays. The Hideaway tailtrunk (#4200/$62.99) and the Super Deluxe Hideaway (#4250 /$88.99) bags are the easiest things to bring along because they’re designed to tuck away into their own built-in carry pouches. Although not luggage, another CH product that I don’t leave home without is the Chase Harper Dry Bag (#3636/$19.99). Whether it’s my camera equipment or my clean clothes, this bag never fails to keep things dry.
This leads me to the greatest addition to my mighty tailpack collection, the Chase Harper Super Sport tailtrunk (#4650/$122.99). Shown here, this bag is made up of one main compartment as well as separate side- and end-zippered compartments. It has the capability of swallowing a good amount of stuff while still leaving it accessible. Like the Hideaways, this pack mounts easily due to twin adjustable bungee cords that stash in their own compartment. Thanks to a shoulder strap, this bag also doubles as luggage when off the bike.
Since I’ve gotten the Super Sport tailtrunk, I’ve found myself using it a lot. It’s perfect for long weekend trips because it can carry everything I need, including my foul weather gear. Having it has changed the way I pack for bike trips and that’s a good thing. Now wherever I go, I’ve got junk in the trunk. AIM
–Joe Knezevic as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.