Enduristan Monsoon Saddle Bags
Soft Luggage Panniers
30-60 Litre adjustable volume per bag
Total Weight: 3.0kg
Water Proof (not let in a drop yet!)
3 Protective Layerings
No Rear Rack required
Easy to remove and load
Potential vulnerability to slash and stash thieving (frequent occurrence in some of the third world countries we are travelling through)
Not lockable (must remove and take with you when visiting insecure areas)
On Sam’s bike we have the superbly constructed Enduristan Monsoon Saddle Bag soft luggage system. Having never travelled with soft luggage panniers before other than roll tops we were unsure how it would work with our style of travelling but so far the Monsoon Saddle bags have proved to be absolutely perfect! As the carrier of our camping equipment and food it is important for our panniers to remain watertight and easily accessible/transportable. With the roll top design the Enduristan panniers have worked a treat, snugly fitting varying amount of bits and bobs we use daily and remaining 100% waterproof despite enduring weeks of horrendous weather.
What is particularly awesome about the Enduristan Monsoon Saddle bags is their construction and usability. They are neatly shaped by a tough but light weight impact plastic running from the front to the back of the panniers. Not only does this provide additional protection from stones flicking up but it also gives the panniers a decent yet flexible shape to help you organise your gear inside as opposed to a floppy like bag. As well as this you also have separators on the inside and rather cleverly they have a bright red lining making it pip squeak to spot your bits and bobs you’ve packed no matter the light conditions!
They have so far endured a couple months of constant usage which has included some heavy riding, severe sand and rain storms and the odd brush with the chaotic traffic in and around Egypt. Due to their cordura material and awesome design they have remained unscathed, waterproof and shapely.
The unique design requires no rear rack although we have ours seated over our Adventure Spec Rack for the KTM 690 which pulls the panniers a bit further back and enables us to then rokstrap additional luggage on top. If you are to use no frames and have a rather toasty exhaust we would recommended purchasing a heat shield just to keep it lifted off and prevent damage! Fortunately for us our new KTM Basel Quest 690 bike kit has moved the exhaust into a position where this is not required!
They are held on with adjustable velcro and ROKstraps making them reasonably quick and easy to clip on and take off. With rubberised handles they are very comfortable to carry around too!
Overall they are a superb design and are proving to be rock solid! At such an affordable price they exceed in quality and well considered construction, particularly when in comparison to leading competition such as the Giant Loop. It is very evident they have been designed by a well seasoned motorcycle travel enthusiast who is incredibly helpful and friendly in every way if you have any enquiries.
As an addition, both Sam and I have the Enduristan Tornado Roll top bags and the Sandstorm 2S tank bags which again are just supremely fantastic quality and are surviving a good deal of use and abuse! A top quality brand! Check out their website for a full list of their products: Enduristan: Wherever you ride
We will upload some videos and pictures whilst we are going along! If you have any questions in the meantime though don’t hesitate to pop us a message! If we do delay in responding it’s only because we’re in the middle of no where with no wifi so hang in there with us or alternatively contact Enduristan direct – they’ve been really superb with helping and advising us! :D