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MotoPOCKETS: More room for my stuff!

Posted By Jocelin Snow #210823, Thursday, May 28, 2020

What will today's adventure be?

From one day to the next, I am never exactly sure where my motorcycle adventures will take me. Somedays, I am deep in the mountains with my R 1250 GS Adventure exploring a new country, and others I am riding my R 1200 GS Rallye on my obstacle course in my back yard. Just in the last few months I have had numerous thrilling adventures. Riding along with the GS Trophy in New Zealand on BMW’s F 850 GS was certainly one of the highlights.

Wherever in the world I am riding and whichever bike it may be, one thing is for sure, you will not catch me without my MotoPOCKETS, guaranteed.

Although I find all of the MotoPOCKET Adventure pockets useful, I do have my favorites. When it comes to my handlebar bag, I'm like a child with a blankie, as that bag goes with me on every ride. The easy-on, easy-off Velcro straps that attach the bag to my handlebars are slick compared to other brand bar bags which made me feel like I was trying to put socks on a rooster.

I tend to be one of those people who has to put things away where they belong. If I don't, I may end up looking for it for hours, or maybe days. My water-resistant MotoPOCKETS handlebar bag ($61.95) allows me to safely store my phone, keys, Chapstick, gas card and other random items that I’ll need to find easily and when I need them. The double zipper is easy to use when I'm frantically reaching for something while at a stop, and the fabric topped lip helps keep items intact when I am moving even without having fully closed the zipper.

Rumor has it that I am short, but even so, the handlebar bag does not restrict my view of the GPS or dash. Like me, you may realize a MotoPOCKETS handlebar bag to be one of those accessories you didn't know you needed, but once you have one, you just can't ride without it.

The MotoPOCKETS expandable pannier bags ($149.95) are another of my favorite pieces of gear. When I first saw them I remember thinking, "Why would anyone need more storage than the aluminum pannier boxes?" Then I strapped a bag on top of each of my panniers and headed out on a ten-day ride and soon realized these bags are not only handy but necessary.

Inside my panniers I have the zipped liners which are convenient when I am carrying my belongings into a hotel or to the campsite but they can be a bit of a hassle if I need to access an item quickly. The MotoPOCKETS pannier bags simply attach with Velcro on top of the panniers and provide a quick and easy way to grab-n-go.

"What do I carry in the bags" you ask?

Well, in the left bag I store my first aid kit, spare gloves and a light tool bag. The right bag stores my Handpresso portable espresso machine and snacks. With all of that, I still have plenty of room for treasures I may find along my adventures and have peace of mind the padding in the bags will help them travel safely to wherever I end up next.

MotoPOCKETS offers storage solutions for almost any motorcycle. In addition to the handlebar and pannier bags I use, they also sell windshield bags, tank bags and phone cases. All of their products are made in the U.S. using premium materials. For more information or to purchase, visit adventurepockets.com.

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