The Ride Marshal tail bag from Invictus Touring Gears is a little too large for my liking. Maybe it would have been perfect for me back when I started motorcycle touring eight years ago. Back then I carried everything I could and then some more. But now I have learned to travel light. To give you an idea, I spent two weeks riding my Impulse in the North East with just a Viaterra Raptor office tail bag. The bag actually has compression straps to hold a laptop and rings to slot in pens.
Sourabh Sathe from Invictus Touring Gears sent me a Ride Marshal tail bag to try out. By now I should have posted a review of the product on my blog. But COVID-19 has wrecked all my riding plans. I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to tour with all these ever changing restrictions coming up in different places every other day. So for now I’m roaming around Goa with the tail bag strapped to my BMW G310 GS looking like a Swiggy delivery boy.
While this tail bag has a huge carrying volume, the thing that I really like about it is the liquid carrying space outside the bag. There is a slot for a 5 litre can at the back and I managed to squeeze two 1.5 litre bottles in the front pouches.
Note that I said “liquid” and not “petrol”. That’s because when I refer to liquid, it may mean petrol or alcohol, with a very high chance of it being the latter. That’s the only problem I have with the Raptor tail bag. After squeezing my life’s needs into it there isn’t any space left for alcohol. And if you have been following me on social media, you will know that the kind of alcohol I like to drink isn’t available in a wine shop anywhere outside Goa. So I need to carry my stuff along with me every time I tour.
Just for this one reason, I might actually start using the Ride Marshal tail bag more. 🙂