Reviews of Arkel TailRider Trunk Bag Red

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StarStarStarStarStar Best Trunk bag

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Best trunk bag I've owned to date.

Cons

Price, they are not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

StarStarStarStarStar Great commuter bag

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Well constructed
Attaches securely
Very roomy

Cons

Expensive

Other Thoughts

I use the bag as my lunchbox for my daily work commute. The roads for my 6 mile commute are pretty bumpy. My old lunchbox, secured with bungee cords, would slip off of the rack. The 4 point velcro straps on the TailRider secure it tightly to my rear rack. I am able to carry my lunch and a few other necessities easily. The price is a little steep, but, in my estimation, well worth it. I believe this bag will last me a very long time. I highly recommend it.

StarStarStarStarStar Arkel TailRider Trunk Bag

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Extremely well made. It was just as advertised. I did this video on the bag and what I was using if for. Feel free to use it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si7Rx4hK1ZQ

Cons

NONE

Other Thoughts

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si7Rx4hK1ZQ

StarStarStarStarStar It works for me

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Stream line shape helps you clear it when swinging a leg over the bike. Two good sized outer pockets with rain resistant zipper with built in rain fly. I rode in rain for a few hours and it kept my phone and other gear dry. The inside has pouches on the side which is convenient but the divider has only two positions which is really not a serious problem at all. Very easy to remove and install onto the rack. The only issue I have is the loop for the tail lamp points a little towards the ground which reduces the distance of being visible so to compensate close the flap at a angle that points up a little, works fine.

Cons

Wish it had a pump holder on the inside but not a deal breaker.

Other Thoughts

Perfect for day rides were you have no services available, carrying a few extras is a big plus, for me it beats carrying a small back pack. I ride from early morning when it is very cool to hot conditions, so I use the extra space for clothing but you have to make choice selection of what you carry...it works for me.

StarStarStarStarStar Very good bag

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

The integrated rain sleeve is an excellent feature. Reflective stripes and the zippers are very well done. Good loop to connect a rear light. The bag is lightweight and insulating. Super high quality craftsmanship.

Cons

The only downside of this bag is its capacity. The side pockets are small and the main compartment, while expandable, is not very deep. It will hold a full size helmet with a few other small things.

Other Thoughts

This is an excellent bag for commuting. I might take it touring

StarStarStarStarStar Just what I wanted and needed

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

I use this on my road bicycle for Ragbrai to carry a raincoat, tools, TP, and some shoes. The bag is durable and well thought out. It is easy to put on and take off of the bike. The zippers are my favorite part of this bag. The zippers never bind and are very watertight. I had a roll of toilet paper in the bag during a down pour and everything was dry.

Cons

The top is supposed to expand out to fit more items. The top does do this, but I question on the amount of space you gain. The cost is high.

StarStarStarStarStar well-built and versatile

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Sturdy, well-constructed, low-profile, versatile for storage and mounting.

Cons

Having opening at back bottom (where velcro connects) sometimes is not ideal but, that' because I chose to mount it that way for access (but at speed, I fear something may fly out)

Other Thoughts

Haven't tested how good it insulates - if that works well, I will be very happy.

StarStarStarStarStar Great Bag!

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Ownership: one year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Can store quite a bit, I have used it for a couple of overnight rides, one was a 3 day 1000k ride around lake Ontario. Very easy to layer my clothing, made easy by the way the top opens up! Plus it will expand easily if needed. The rain cover does work very well too, I've used it on the final rainy 50 miles of a 200k brevet and nothing got wet!

The velcro/straps makes is easy to install, secure and remove. Lots of reflective material.

Cons

Zero!!!!!

StarStarStarStarStar Great trunk bag

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Expands to accommodate larger loads with no extra zippers.
Built-in rain cover that is easy to deploy.
Handy outside pockets.
Handy inside mesh pockets.
Dual zipper main compartment top works well.
Insulated main compartment.

Cons

Kinda pricy, but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts

I use it on my every weekday commuter bike. It's held up well.

StarStarStarStarStar Great versatile bag. Exceptional quality as are all Arkel products.

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Ownership: several months

StarStarStarStarStar Arkel Tailrider Trunk

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Nice shape & well-constructed. Attaches well.
Just getting into Arkel products recently so it's a step up in quality from the "basic" trunk bags we've been using.

Cons

None yet.

Other Thoughts

The uneven profile appears to cut volume some, but not certain that will be a detriment (or not).

StarStarStarStarStar superior quality - not made in China! great design

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

perfect design

Cons

none

Other Thoughts

avid rider for 50 years...I have 3 MTB and 3 roadies.

StarStarStarStarStar Well made.

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Very well built using quality materials.

Other Thoughts

Served me well on a supported multiday ride. You hardly know it's behind you as you ride.
I will be looking at other Arkel bags, if I ever get panniers.

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