Initially I was very happy with the fender bag. It held everything needed for long rides. Great use of space a elastic dividers. But only after three all day rides the metal fender brackets cut through the nylon straps. The brackets are just to thin. I’m not disgruntled about the product just being honest.
It is a little heavier then i would like so may only put maps, paper etc in it , although yesterdays ride I did not notice it at all and had the factory tool kit in it. I mounted it to the front fender, just drilled holes and put some lock nuts/washers on the other side. I did not notch my fender but looks like there is enough material to hold the mount clip in place. Yes I would recommend it. As others have commented it does have two pockets so it will hold a lot of stuff. I would be more concerned and cautions about the weight.
Installed before 3 days of riding. Only carried 1 21” tube for now. Cut notches in the fender of my 2014 KTM 350 EXC-F and installed screws through the mounting clips, so don’t expect any movement, and didn’t see any in about 230 miles of riding in the Las Vegas Area. Some very rocky and rough roads in this area. So far no problems with mount clips cutting straps and just tucked excess strap under the buckles, no problem there.
Universal fit and decent size - has some limitations
Conforms well to the fender of choice. Mine is on the front fender of a KTM 500 EXC
Has two sections ... not sure what the point of the low section might be. I think I'd rather have an overall, single, bigger volume as opposed to a decent sized one and one for stamps and envelopes.
The holes drilled in the metal clamps is a nice touch.
Read somewhere that the upper section had a double zipper and this was a deciding feature. However, it is a single zipper design on both upper and lower sections. This limits orientation on the front fender, otherwise the zipper is captured against the number plate or not fully closed.
The upper section has stretch fabric to organize tools. Limited in that there is not enough pocket to hold a hex wrench set, for instance.
I realize and understand this is a fender bag and size-limited by design and, as it stands, it's a workable bag that I will definitely use. But with just minor changes, I feel it could be much more versatile.
Installed this on 10-8-18 on my rear fender. Went to the store about 1 mile away from home and the bag fell off the back, despite the straps being cinched down tight. when I notice the bag was gone from the fender I went back and the bag was nowhere to be found. I live in a busy area and a lot cars travel on the roads near me so someone found the bag. The clips have little screw holes and you better use them or else the bag will slide off the fender. I need this bag for a long distance trail ride so have to buy another one. I'll use some machine screws, lock washer, and a lock nut. **2009 Husqy TE450**
The bag itself is great. But the hooks are cheap thin metal with sharp edges which cut through the straps in a couple weeks of riding. Had a seamstress reinforce the broken straps and I tried to round the edges of the hooks but still cut through again. Hope to find a substitute at local hardware store. If you buy this file or sand the hooks so they don’t cut the straps.
The tube pack has one main compartment and that's it. I don't carry a tube (I run tubliss), but I carry misc small tools to keep the weight out of my camelback. It's a great pack.
This one has that same main compartment, which is great, but it also has a separate compartment with various holders, a zippered pouch, and a snap ring for keys which makes it even better. The holders will help keep the tools in place and prevent them from shifting which helps keep the straps tight holding the bag to the fender.
Slightly larger in L and W and can expand taller than the tube pack. This is definitely the one to get!