These saddle bags deliver 52-liters of waterproof storage, and install or detach from the bike in under a minute. And all that functionality comes at a great price, with the quality one should expect from product made in Germany.
The easy-to-load bags feature a waterproof roll-top closure that keeps your gear dry and clean no matter what's happening outside. And in a pinch—although you won't be able to get the requisite two full rolls on the roll-top to ensure full waterproofness—they'll each comfortably accommodate a full-sized grocery bag. The design works with most bike designs, although those with higher pipes might want to check out the Speedbags, which offer slightly less volume (46 liters) but loads of extra clearance.
The main thick Velcro positioning straps are designed for a passenger to be able to sit on top of comfortably, without the need for a rack or stays—although they'll always help. Large 3M reflectors ensure safety in the dark and rain and we've got very little to complain about with these bags, except they've been hard to keep in stock.
*Note: Since we started carrying these bags in 2015 Touratech has since taken over the license to produce Ortlieb Moto Bags. All bags now come with the double-triangle Touratech logo, as show in the first photo, and the last few photos. Otherwise the bags' construction and details remain 100% the same as ever, built in the same German factory as the original bags.