The Amphibious Motobag has been a big improvement over my previous soft bags. I love the large size of them and the waterproof design. The air release valve is also a nice feature as you close the bag. They seem very well built and should last a long time. They mounted very easily to my Yamaha Super Tenere that has aftermarket luggage racks, which are needed for supporting the bags (IMHO). I think they are well worth the price for a large/waterproof soft bag setup and would buy them again.
There are some things that I think could make for some improvements though.
I would have liked to see some small attachment straps for securing the d-rings of the bags to my rack system. It does come with some long ones, but they allow the bags to flop around too much for my tastes. I ended up using 6" double sided velcro straps to do the job.
I also wish there was a way to have the bags keep a uniform shape when empty. They just look a little to "Frumpy" on the bike when they are not loaded with gear. I might try to design an inner stiffener system that won't take up too much room.
I am not sure why they put a velcro strip along the entire opening of the bag. I have seen many waterproof bags with just the stiffened opening edges held together and just rolled up three times to create the waterproof seal. I do not think the velcro aides in helping to keeping water out. It is not that much of a problem, but something that I do not think is needed.
Reviewed by: Brian Hanrahan from Red Hook, NY .