Customer, Nate Hurley, Rides and Camps Giant Loop Through John Day On Honda CB500X
Nate Hurley decided to take a weekend motorcycle camping trip in a big loop around John Day; here are the results:
Nate Hurley decided to take a weekend motorcycle camping trip in a big loop around John Day; here are the results:
Introducing Giant Loop’s newest addition, Esbit Solid Fuel Cubes. This 12 pack of fire starters can help getting even damp sticks and twigs to burn in a flash in the Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove or a campfire. Or pair with the GL Cooking System’s multi-fuel Vargo Titanium Converter Stove, which burns denatured alcohol on one side and flips over to burn Esbit Solid Fuel Cubes, for the perfect motorcycle camping cooking set up. Esbit Solid Fuel Cubes are also a great addition to the adventure traveler’s emergency kit, providing a quick fire starter option if you need to light a campfire in challenging windy or damp conditions. However you choose to use your fuel cubes, know that you can have a dependable fire starter in almost any situation.
David Schelske took these a while back on a Washington backcountry camping trip (you probably recognize them), but we wanted to share these gems with everyone again, hopefully as some weekend inspiration. Thank you David for some amazing photos!
A happy customer, Brad Davis, sent us an update on his recent trip to Baja with his friend. They used the Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag and the Rubber Boa Straps on their trip across deserts and dunes. Here’s what he says:
“Our Baja trip was the best vacation I have ever taken. Just two guys on Honda XR650L’s riding from San Diego to Cabo and back. We did 2,200 miles over nine days. The Coyote Saddlebags functioned amazingly and were able to carry everything we needed to camp and live for the entire trip. The bags carry weight well and did not noticeably affect how the bike handled. The Rubber Boa Straps were extremely useful and were perfect for carrying a quart of oil or a bottle of tequila.
The trip got better and better every day. We spent one night in a palapa on the beach in San Felipe. We hit 95mph on the salt flats going to Scorpion Bay (the XR wouldn’t go any faster). We rode with the Dessert Assassins Rip to Cabo on a rough section of trail into La Paz. We partied with Playboy models in Cabo. We camped deep in the sand dunes outside of Guerrero Negro. We got lost trying cross the desert at night. And finally made it back to San Diego without any major issues and some great memories.
“Whether you ride a sleek sport bike, a big adventure touring motorcycle, a versatile dual sport, a commuter super moto or a lightweight dirt bike, you will appreciate the minimal performance impact offered by carrying gear with Giant Loop high performance adventure proof motorcycle soft luggage, packing systems and camping gear”
Beyond Boundaries, a fledgling webzine has featured Giant Loop Moto in its latest publication. The magazine is a subsidiary of Xtreme Adventure Reports, founded and owned by photographer and journalist, Fred M. Krijgsman. The company taps into Krijgsmans vast knowledge of the 4×4 Auto Industry, the 4×4 Aftermarket & Accessories Industry, the Off-Road Racing World, Cross Country Rally and Extreme Expeditions & Adventure/Challenge Events.
In this month’s edition Giant Loop is featured alongside a plethora of exciting backcountry/off road products incuding Solo Stove, comprable to our Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove, Flying Tents–an all-in-one tent that floats and doubles as a bivy, hammock or poncho, Klecker Knives and the Warn Moto Winch.
The Giant Loop Lift Strap securely attaches to the fork tubes and tail of dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles – as well as snow bikes! – providing a sturdy grab handle to help tug, pull or lift the motorcycle through those tough spots on the trail when you need a little boost over an obstacle or out of mud hole. Constructed of durable nylon webbing and a comfortable molded rubber handle, the Giant Loop Lift Strap also makes an excellent carry handle for motorcycle panniers and hard luggage. The Giant Loop Lift Strap and Giant Loop Tow Strap are must-haves for your adventure touring motorcycle safety kit: Simple tools that can make big problems much easier to manage.
We received some emails from one of our happy customers, Sebastian Mangino from Argentina, who is touring the deserts of South America, using the Klamath Tail Rack Pack and the MoJavi Saddlebag on his KTM 530 EXC. Thanks for the updates, Sebastian!
“Hola, cómo están, hacen unos días que estoy recorriendo el desierto de ” Encon” en la provincia de ” Mendoza” en Argentina ( huellas del Dakar) es un desierto de 2500 km de extensión, muy lindo, la giant loop sorportaron todo espinas enormes, agua y arena. Conforme siga el viaje le seguiré enviando fotos. Muy confiables sus productos.
Hello, how are you, this is one of the days I toured the Econ Desert in the Mendoza province of Argentina (crossing paths of the Dakar Rally Raid). It’s a very beautiful 1550 mile desert, and the Giant Loop packs [Klamath Trail Rack Pack and MoJavi Saddlebags] survived thorns huge, water and sand. As I follow the journey I will continue sending photos. Very reliable products.
“Good day, I commented that the Mojavi Saddlebag and Klamath Trail Rack Pack resisted stones, mud, water and sand, and had no problem. You make a very reliable product, thank you very much. The photos are from “Pampa de las Salinas” and “Desert of Lavalle” ”
You can now purchase the Fast Funnel Professional Disposable Fuel Funnel as part of the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder Kit to keep things clean and simple when fueling up between pit stops. The Fast Funnels are a new addition to our line, coming in a pack of three, disposable, folded, paper funnels. They work perfectly with our Fuel Safe Bladder which holds a gallon of gas in a small, pillowed pouch that can be easily stored after use while taking up minimal space. Now available as the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder Kit, which includes 2 sets of Giant Loop’s adventure proof 26″ Pronghorn Straps plus a 3-Pack of Fast Funnel Professional Disposable Fuel Funnels.
I just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks for designing and making such a great product. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and ride a KTM 1190 Adventure R. About a month ago I went on a 4 day ride using your Coyote Saddlebag – this bag is simply awesome. I followed the instructions I found on your website regarding moving the passenger handles and replacing them with a spacer and they worked perfectly. The bag sits so nice and tight on the bike, it did not move at all and felt really secure. I’ve always preferred soft luggage, but with other systems I felt that I was constantly checking to see if it was still on the bike and hadn’t come loose, with the giant loop coyote I didn’t have to worry about whether the gear was coming loose or worse – falling off completely. It didn’t rain whilst we were away but I have no doubts about the water tightness of this system.
I’ve attached a pic – its not the best pic but you’re a free to use if it you wish. This pic was taken on the west coast of the south island of New Zealand.
Thanks again for making such a quality product – I’ll definitely be recommending this to others and can’t wait to get out and use it again.
Thanks Brendan for the kind words, we’re thrilled you love the bags!
Check out the Coyote Saddlebags
Giant Loop’s new Footmans Loop Anchor Kit is a simple, affordable, universal way to add solid anchor points for webbing straps to motorcycles, snow bikes, snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs and 4x4s. Giant Loop’s Footmans Loop Anchor Kit is especially handy for creating lash points to secure our MoJavi Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag to late model KTM EXCs, Husqvarna FEs and other dual sport and dirt bikes that use an under fender support that prevents the fender hooks on our Saddlebags from from getting a good purchase on the fender edge.
Giant Loop’s Footmans Loop Anchor Kit includes 2 anodized black footmans loops, 4 flat washers, 4 locking nuts (8mm) and 4 aluminum M5x20mm button head bolts (3mm allen).
Giant Loop owner/founder, Harold Olaf Cecil, explains how to install the new Round The World Panniers, Giant Loop’s 90+ liter alternative to aluminum panniers and hard luggage for motorcycles. Designed for adventure touring and backcountry dual sport travel – as well as motorcycle touring and motorcycle commuting – these feature rich, ultra rugged, stable, lightweight soft panniers mount to virtually any motorcycle luggage rack with flat, vertical sides using the rack manufacturer’s hardware.
Mounting hardware is not included, so riders can choose the best option for their luggage rack system. Giant Loop offers the Touratech Mounting Pucks, which fit most racks constructed of 18mm tubing, as well as the Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kits, which fit racks with a variety of flat and round tubing in an array of sizes.
Round The World Panniers™ combine rack-mounted convenience with the benefits of soft luggage for long haul adventure motorcycle travelers. Waterproof, lightweight, super stable and built to take the punishment of off-road riding, the Round The World (RTW) Panniers deliver 90+ liters of packable volume and weigh just 13 pounds. Main compartment rolls closed, additional gear can be secured to outside of Panniers with compression wings, and two huge pockets (one roll-top, one open top with draw cord) provide quick access to essentials. Includes two waterproof inner liner Dry Pods.
Go light! Go fast! Go far!
Thanks to Dirt Rider Magazine‘s Seiji Ishii for the kind words regarding our 38-liter, waterproof Tillamook Dry Bag. His review published in Dirt Rider Magazine’s August 2016 issue confirms the strength, versatility and reliability of one of one of our most popular double-ended waterproof bags. Ishii points out that the Tillamook Dry Bag can be used in more situations than just the back of a motorcycle, including canoeing, kayaking, and rafting adventures (as well as snow mobiles, snow bikes, ATVs, UTVs and 4x4s!). The rolling closures at either end and the radio-frequency welded seams prevent water from entering and damaging contents – and our double-ended design provides easy access to gear from both ends without unstrapping the Dry Bag. “Think of it as a tube with a waterproof roll-top closure at both ends. This allows access to the contents from either side of the bag, on or off the bike. It also allows extreme adjustability to the volume of the bag.” Ishii used the Giant Loop Tillamook Dry Bag during a weeklong adventure motorcycle rally, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Crested Butte, Colorado. “The week of riding included trails that were so rough that metal chassis components were breaking on bikes, but the Giant Loop bag remained unscathed. The closures never hinted at opening and all seams and webbing remained unharmed. Rain, creek crossing, and puddles were plentiful, but there was zero water entry.”
Giant Loop offers this innovative double-ended waterproof dry bag design in three sizes: Rogue Dry Bag (17 liters), Tillamook Dry Bag (38 liters) and Columbia Dry Bag (70 liters). The Rogue Dry Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag are designed to integrate with the compression straps on Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag – or they can be used independently by strapping them to a tail rack or Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers. The Columbia Dry Bag features its own integrated anchor strap system (included with the Dry Bag, in addition to a convenient shoulder straps for off-bike carrying), an external wet/dry pocket and two carry handles. Because it meets airlines carry-on luggage size requirements, it also makes a super rugged, waterproof, versatile adventure travel bag. The Columbia integrates with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers and also makes a great companion for Giant Loop’s new rack-mounted Round The World Panniers.
In the same issue, Dirt Rider also featured Giant Loop’s Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder in its “Gear Bag” section. “Fuel your off-road passion with, what else, extra fuel. This bag-o-gas gives you one extra gallon,” Dirt Rider wrote. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder allows convenient fuel transport for motorcycles, snow bikes, snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs and 4x4s, by carrying a gallon of gas in a flexible package. The multi-layer bag is a “go light, go fast, go far” solution for carrying extra fuel on any occasion and rolls up when empty for easy storage.
Thanks to Giant Loop’s USA distributor Tucker Rocky for devoting a full page in the current issue of their Transmission dealer magazine to Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear for Motorcycles featured in Tucker Rocky’s Transmission Dealer Magazine. The “New and Exclusive” section of this month’s issue features a cross-section of Giant Loop’s core product line of motorcycle soft luggage and gear for dual sport motorcycles, including the Diablo Pro Tank Bag (oops! printed as ‘Pro Tank Bag’), Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Pronghorn Straps, Hot Springs Heat Shield exhaust shield, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag and MoJavi Saddlebag (oops! photo shown is our Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack, which is optional with the 2016 MoJavi Saddlebag). All these products are perfect for any dirt bike, dual sport, sport or adventure motorcycle, as well as snow bikes, snowmobiles and even ATVs and UTVs (the highlight of this issue of Tucker Rocky’s Transmission). Our products are durable and stable enough for many outdoor pursuits, so we encourage customers to use our bags and gear on all of these vehicles. If you’re using your Giant Loop product on something other than a motorbike, shoot us an email with a picture for future blog posts! Thanks again to Tucker Rocky’s Transmission magazine for the kind words and full page feature. Powersports dealers in the USA can order Giant Loop products directly from us, or simply add them to your next Tucker Rocky order.
All of these Giant Loop products are currently in stock and ready to ship!:
We’re fully stocked with everything you need to make your adventure worry free, safe, comfortable and fun. And if you’re in a hurry, our website offers a range of shipping options.
Klamath Tail Rack Pack (zipperless lid, like a tank bag for the bag of the motorcycle – optional top case for MoJavi Saddlebag), Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack (hardware included for hard mounting to dirt bike fender or tail rack OR straps onto tail rack OR us it as an unmounted camera bag or tool bag that fits a 21″ front inner tube), Fender Bag that actually stays on the front dirt bike fender and holds a spare tube or tools)
Essentials for motorcycle adventure: Bushwackers Hand Gaurds (cold, wet, muddy hand and controls protection), Vinyl Protective Film (prevents scratches and scuffs on painted surfaces and plastics under soft luggage), First Aid Kits, Survival Kits, Carhartt Lost For A Reason Tool Roll, Tracker Packer + SPOT Gen3
Giant Loop Snow: Revelstoke Tunnel Bag (snow bike, snow mobile), Torngat Tunnel Bag (snowmobile), Kootenay Pocket (tool and camera case) – most comprehensive gear package available for snow bikes (Timbersled, MotoTrax)
Thank you Road Runner Motorcycle Touring and Travel Magazine for including Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag in Ken Freund’s story about his journey in completing the first Trans-Amazonian Challenge by MotoDiscovery and Motolombia. “The first Tans-Amazonian Challenge joint venture tour by MotoDiscovery and Motolombia is a daunting undertaking for participants and guides alike. A huge loop of northern South America is planned, more than 8,700 miles in 45 days, through eight countries.” Freund biked through Ecudor, Peru, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuala with our Fandango Pro Tank Bag, as pictured in white, courtesy of our Colombian partner, Motolombia. The trusty tank bag withstood gravel and dirt roads, bridges, rocks and mountains without strain or damage to the bag itself or Freund’s Kawasaki KLR 650. The weather-proof Fandango Pro resisted all rain and splashing, keeping contents dry and secure while quietly resting on the gas tank. It comes complete with an easy-access zipper to the fuel tank, making refueling a non-issue in any location. Thanks again to Ken Freund and his team for trusting Giant Loop throughout their grand challenge.
Giant Loop customer Joel, recently took an amazing Italian adventure….on his scooter.
See his account below, and how he’s retrofitted the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebags to suit his ride.
We have been on the road for 2 months and 3000 km, with all the clothes for two people stashed in the three dry pods. Although we have not been riding in the rain (much), the bag has seen a lot of rain this spring and so far no leaks when it is properly closed.
The “motorcycle” is a little unconventional: a scooter. This made it a bit difficult to fit the bag on, as the usual exposed parts in a real motorcycle are all covered with plastic on a standard scooter. However, inside of the plastic the frame is not all that different. I had to create a couple of stainless-steel cable loops to extend the passenger foot peg frame inside the plastic so that they could be accessible.
In addition, the standard scooter has a filler cap beneath the seat, so it was pretty important that I be able to get the bag off quickly when we fill up (every 200-250 km or so).
Most scooters have a bit of a plastic frame behind the seat which is used to attach a top box, and on the Honda this is where I was able to hang on the straps for attachment. Overall, it takes me about a minute to loosen them and flop the bag down for gas tank access, which is not bad at all.
Since I had to buy the stainless cable to make the loops, I also used it to make a security cable to hold the bag in place when we are parked. I put a small padlock on the end to keep it in place.
So far, no one has tried to get into it as far as I can tell, or pull it off the scooter. I strapped a Possibles Pouch on the outside to hold a water bottle and my sunglasses case, and it is working great. We have been on the road for 2 months and 3000 km, with all the clothes for two people stashed in the three dry pods. Although we have not been riding in the rain (much), the bag has seen a lot of rain this spring and so far no leaks when it is properly closed.
Thank you Joel!
How have you fit your Giant Loop Gear to your ride of choice? We’d love to hear from you.
The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust fits Honda CB500F, Honda CB500R and Honda CB500X models, delivering a 1.1 HP gain, a 3.7 lb weight savings and only a slight increase of 1.5 dB in noise versus the large, heavy stock exhaust on the Honda CB500. It also eliminates the stock flared exhaust shield, which can be in the way of riding boots. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust features a unique precision formed, 6-facet profile and an aerospace derived multi-composite ‘Claw Contoured’’ outlet. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust also features a tempered/fused sleeve seam with compression coined ends and a GP-style double spring mount for easy “slip-on” installation. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust is available in Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber and Titanium models.
Ride with confidence knowing that Scorpion Exhausts offers a Customer Damage Guarantee: crash and damage the Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust, and they will offer a 50% discount on a replacement.
• Available in Brushed Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber and Titanium
• Stainless mid-pipe
• Precision formed 6-facet profile
• Tempered/fused sleeve seam
• GP-style “slip on” double spring mount
WE HAVE JUST TWO OF THESE LIMITED EDITION YELLOW MOJAVI SADDLEBAGS LEFT! $199 (includes Hot Springs Heat Shield) + $16 USA shipping.
Now through July 31, purchase Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer and SPOT Gen3 combo, and SPOT emergency communication systems is offering a 50% off, mail-in rebate on their SPOT Gen3 device with the registration of their basic subscription service. New activation only, register through the SPOT website for complete details.
With SPOT, you can communicate with family, friends, work or emergency services from virtually anywhere in the world. Whether you’re sending for help or simply letting your friends and family know you are OK, you’ll never be limited by cellular reach again, whether you choose to get lost or need to be found.
Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer is a ruggedized holtser designed specifically for SPOT Gen3, enabling riders to secure the emergency beacon to a backpack strap, around an arm or other location (best practice is to keep the SPOT on the rider, not the bike). Working in conjunction with 4-time Baja 1000 winner Quinn Cody and the Kurt Caselli Foundation, Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen 3 to help keep off-road racers safer. Giant Loop donates a portion of all sales of the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 to the KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION! Stay safer in the backcountry during all of your outdoor adventures; motorcycling, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, boating with help the push of a button away. The super rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the SPOT Gen3 device to your pack’s shoulder strap, handlebars, fork tube, arm or many other locations.
NOTE: Wearing the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 on your body with the unit in a horiztonal position is the best practice.
Available separately or packaged as a combo with the SPOT Gen3 for the same price as the device alone, this simple system represents peace of mind for you and the people who care about you!
Overview video of most of Giant Loop’s entire product line for 2016. Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear on display in our vendor stand at the BMW MOA Riders of Oregon’s Chief Joseph Rally last weekend.
Prep for your next adventure today! https://giantloopmoto.com/product-categories/
NEW! In stock for summer 2016, the limited edition Siskiyou Panniers in Orange.
Named for the rugged mountain range in Southern Oregon/Northern California these panniers offer all the features of our standard Siskiyou panniers, including a rugged, rackless (some motorcycles will require side luggage racks), lightweight design, flexible internal framesheet that conforms to an array of racks and motorcycle makes/models. The cross-over wings create a luggage platform for Dry Bags and gear. Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat.
These shiny new bags round out our latest line of limited edition products in orange including the Round the World Panniers (in stock), Kiger Tank Bags (in stock) and MoJavi Saddlebags (coming soon!), so you can color match our Panniers with a Kiger, Fandango or Diablo Tank Bag.
Available for shipping now. For more information and specs visit the Siskiyou Panniers product page.
Here’s our in-stock Giant Loop products report for Monday, June 13, 2016 (note: this is for GL branded products only, camping gear and other third party items are not included but are in stock – it also does not include some new items, such as the GL Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap):
BNR2 – Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag
BWH – Bushwackers Hand Guards
CDB15 – Columbia Dry Bag
CSB14-B Coyote Saddlebag – black
CSB14-G Coyote Saddlebag – gray
CSB14-O Coyote Saddlebag – orange
CSB14-W Coyote Saddlebag – white
CSB14-Y Coyote Saddlebag – yellow
DTBP16-B Diablo Pro Tank Bag – black
DTBP16-G Diablo Pro Tank Bag – gray
DTBP16-O Diablo Pro Tank Bag – orange
DTBP16-W Diablo Pro Tank Bag – white
DTBP16-Y Diablo Pro Tank Bag – yellow
FDBG Fender Bag
FSB16 Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder
FTB14-B Fandango Standard Tank Bag – black only
FTBP16-B Fandango Pro Tank Bag – black
FTBP16-G Fandango Pro Tank Bag – gray
FTBP16-O Fandango Pro Tank Bag – orange
FTBP16-W Fandango Pro Tank Bag – white
FTBP16-Y Fandango Pro Tank Bag – yellow
FTH14 Kiger/Fandango/Diablo Tank Bag Harness
GBSB14-B Great Basin Saddlebag – black
GBSB14-G Great Basin Saddlebag – gray
GBSB14-O Great Basin Saddlebag – orange
GBSB14-W Great Basin Saddlebag – white
GBSB14-Y Great Basin Saddlebag – yellow
GLM15 Giant Loop Mounts
GRK Gear Repair Kit
HSHS3 Hot Springs Heat Shield
HSHSG Hot Springs Grande Heat Shield
KRP15 Klamath Tail Rack Pack
KTB15 Kiger Tank Bag (black/gray + LTD Orange/Black)
KTMSP KTM 1190 Passenger Handle Removal Spacer Kit
LDP14 Labrador Dry Pods
MSB16 MoJavi Saddlebag – black + LTD Edition Blue
OEP15 Ochcoo Enduro Tail Rack Pack
PHS-20 20″ Pronghorn Straps
PHS-26 26″ Pronghorn Straps
PNN16 Pannier Pockets
PSP Possibles Pouch
QL36 36″ QuickLoop Security Cable
QL84 84″ QuickLoop Security Cable
RBS Rubber Boa Straps
RTW16 Round The World Panniers (black + LTD Orange)
S-KYP14 Kootenay Pocket
S-RTL14 Revelstoke Tunnel Bag
S-TTL14 Torngat Tunnel Bag
SPN16 Siskiyou Panniers (black + LTD Orange)
TDB Tillamook Dry Bag
TDP16 Tank Bag Dry Pod
TKP15 Tracker Packer (+ SPOT Gen3)
TSS15 Travel Shoulder Strap
VPF Vinyl Protective Film
ZHB Zigzag Handlebar Bag
Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap: A Multi-Functional High Strength Webbing Strap With Integrated Cover for Power Sports
Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop has introduced a new multi-functional, high strength webbing strap with an integrated cover for power sports, the Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap. This tool that can help get motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes and ATVs out of a sticky situation, and with a couple of Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps, the Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap doubles as a quick deploying, super strong ridge line for pitching the new GL Shelter Tarp 100.
The Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap is constructed in the USA from Giant Loop’s ultra-durable custom woven Cordura Ballistic webbing, which the company uses as the anchor straps on its line of adventure proof motorcycle saddlebags and panniers because it is extremely strong, highly abrasion resistant and does not stretch when it gets wet. The 1-in. wide webbing folds up into a compact package using the integrated cover made of the same “truckers tarp” (22 oz. vinyl coated polyester) the company uses to construct its dual sport and adventure touring motorcycle soft luggage.
The Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap measures 177-in. long (14-ft. 9-in.), with 6-in. loops sewn into each end. Packed dimensions are 10-in. by 2-in. by 2-in. It weighs just 5.4 oz. Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects, the Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap is available in random assorted colors (black webbing with black, gray, white, yellow or orange cover). USA MSRP is $29.
About Giant Loop
Based in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems. From its Bend showroom and website, Giant Loop is also a retailer of products that complete its “go light, go fast, go far” approach to packing for adventure. Giant Loop products are distributed to power sports dealers throughout the USA by Tucker Rocky and are available from international distributors, as well as select flagship dealers (listed on website). Giant Loop is a rider-owned company. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.
Giant Loop GL Camping System
(BEND, OR) Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop has introduced the GL Camping System, a collection of ultralight, compact, multi-functional, high performance, high value camping gear to help motorcycle travelers reduce the weight and bulk of their camping equipment. In keeping with the company’s “go light, go fast, go far” approach to dual sport and adventure touring motorcycling, Giant Loop drew upon its staff members’ passion for outdoor pursuits such as backpacking, rafting, mountaineering and backcountry skiing to assemble the GL Shelter System, GL Cooking System and other essentials.
GL Shelter System consists of the following:
Shelter Tarp 100, a 10’ x 10’ tarp that packs into its own integrated stuff sack, measuring 10” x 5” and weighing 20 oz. Made in USA, the Shelter Tarp 100 can be quickly deployed to create an alternative to a tent or to supplement a tent with covered space that can be configured in a multitude of ways, such as standing height protection from pouring rain or scorching sun while repairing a flat tire. It can also be pitched over a picnic table or used to create a group camping shelter. MSRP is $106.
Sleeping Sheath (aka bivy or sleeping bag cover) provides ultralight weather, dew and dirt protection to your sleeping bag, as well as boosting its warmth. Weighing just 9 oz. with a packed size of 8″ x 4″, the Sleeping Sheath features a zero seam tub floor, which means no seam sealing and no moisture entry from the floor. The top fabric is highly water repellent yet breathable, with an articulated hood that zips from hip-to-hip on either side, with a full no-see-um bug net hood. Draw cord stuff sack included. Made in USA. MSRP is $149.
Tyvek® Ground Sheet is waterproof and extremely durable, creating a minimalist “floor” for our GL Shelter System, protecting the Giant Loop Sleeping Sheath from dirt, sticks and rocks. With proper care, one Tyvek ground cloth will last for a multi-month and multi-thousand mile adventure. Pre-wash your Tyvek in a washing machine to soften and reduce rustling sounds while sleeping. MSRP is $12.
Aluminum Tarp Pole provides super strong aluminum support for the Shelter Tarp 100. The 45″ ultralight aluminum pole weighs just 3 oz. and folds into a 15″-long package. We recommend purchasing two poles to maximize shelter pitching options and configurations. MSRP is $14 each.
Aluminum Stake Set includes eight stakes, six 6″ and two 8″ stakes, weighing in at a featherweight 2.5 oz. Use shorter 6″ stakes around the perimeter of the Giant Loop Shelter Tarp 100 and the two longer 8″ Easton aluminum stakes should be used on the two main guy lines, providing additional anchoring power to secure Shelter Tarp. MSRP is $15.99.
Nite Ize Reflective Rope Pack comes in 50′ length, and is perfect for guy lines, hanging bear bags — and then being able to see where it is when you’re done. Made of sturdy nylon with a special reflective strip woven into it that reflects brightly when light shines onto it, increasing night time safety. Also handy for zipper pulls and pull loops for the Aluminum Stake Set. MSRP is $11.99.
GL Cooking System consists of the following:
Vargo Titanium Converter Stove weighs just 1.6 oz. and features a folding stand that allows for compact packing and use as a standalone camping stove. Or, convert the titanium Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove into a complete multi-fuel stove by combining it with the Vargo Converter Stove. Its easy “drop-in” design turns the Hexagon into an effective windscreen while providing the ideal distance between stove and cookware for optimal cooking efficiency. Unlike other stoves, the Converter Stove will cook faster and won’t leave soot on the bottom of your pots. Burns alcohol, fuel tabs or fuel gels. Simply flip the stove over to switch between alcohol and fuel tab/gel burning modes. Alcohol fuel capacity is 2 oz., which provides burn time for approximately one meal. De-natured alcohol is inexpensive and easy to source at hardware stores or automotive stores (gas drying product). MSRP is $39.95.
Vargo Titanium Hexagon Wood Stove uses easy-to-find, sticks and bits of wood — renewable fuel that can be found at campsites instead of carried on a motorcycle. Combined with the titanium Vargo Converter Stove, the Hexagon provides a windscreen and super stable cooking platform for a complete multi-fuel cooking system. This ultralight titanium camping stove weighs just 4.1 oz. and packs flat. MSRP is $59.95.
Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter makes an excellent companion for igniting the alcohol to start the Vargo Titanium Converter Stove, plus it delivers a dependable spark in the most adverse conditions – even after getting doused with water – making it the perfect choice for other fire lighting needs. Weighs 0.3 oz. MSRP is $19.95.
Alcohol Fuel Bottle transports enough clean burning denatured alcohol to cook several meals. Flip top for quick, easy stove filling. Leak proof to prevent spills. Ounce gradations on bottle for accurate fueling of titanium Vargo Converter Stove for camping. Weighs 1 oz. MSRP is $2.50.
Vargo Titanium Ti-Boiler Cooking Pot + Pan triples cooking capability and efficiency. The Ti-lite 900 ml titanium Mug pairs with a titanium 400 ml lid-pan to create a double boiler system that allows two items to be cooked at once to save time and fuel. The lid-pan is uniquely designed to nest on top of the mug to utilize the captured heat from the mug to cook food slowly preventing burning. Weighs just 6.6 oz. MSRP is $69.95.
Vargo Titanium Knife, Fork & Spoon ULV features a small, narrow design to make them lighter and more compact than standard camp cutlery. The matte finish pure titanium is biocompatible and will never corrode. Each piece weighs less than 0.5 ounces (14 grams). Mini carabiner included. MSRP is $24.95.
Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask features a patented integrated silicone funnel that is always right where you need it. Simply flip it up for easy filling, then fold it down to sip comfortably. The Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask holds 8 oz. of your favorite drink while imparting no taste, odor, or chemicals meaning you and your single malt stay pure. The funnel also functions as a perfect spout to pour your alcohol back into its original container. Weighs just 3.7 oz. MSRP is $74.95 (custom engraving is available for an additional $25).
FeatherLite™ First Aid Kit 2.0 contains an assortment of first aid supplies needed to treat a variety of minor injuries. The outer case is constructed of durable, lightweight nylon cloth that is bright red to make it easy to locate. A detailed First Aid Kit Owner’s Guide is also included with basic first aid instructions. Measures 8.25″ x 4.75″ x 2″ and weighs 8 oz. MSRP is $17.99.
FeatherLite™ Survival Kit 1.0 contains an assortment of essential supplies for emergencies, including button compass, emergency blanket, emergency poncho , JetScream™ Micro Whistle, 4″ See-Me™ Light Stick, StarFlash® Micro Mirror, survival toweland waterproof matches. Contents are stored inside a lightweight, compact orange pouch for convenient storage, measuring 7” x 6.5” x 1.5” and weighing 8 oz. MSRP is $15.99.
Rounding out the GL Camping System are the collapsible ultralight Joey Chair (MSRP $79.99), the Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED light (MSRP $24.99)secures to helmet visor or hat, the Princeton Tec BYTE LED Headlamp (MSRP $22.99) offers ultracompact lighting, Tenacious Tape™ Repair Patches (MSRP $2.95) to make durable field repairs on fabric and the Zipper Care zipper cleaner and lubricant (MSRP $4.95) keeps zippers sliding smoothly.
The Giant Loop Camping System is available exclusively from Giant Loop’s Bend showroom and online at www.giantloopmoto.com.
About Giant Loop
Based in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems. From its Bend showroom and website, Giant Loop is also a retailer of products that complete its “go light, go fast, go far” approach to packing for adventure. Giant Loop products are distributed to powersports dealers throughout the USA by Tucker Rocky and are available from international distributors, as well as select flagship dealers (listed on website). Giant Loop is a rider-owned company. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
From our photographer friend David Schelske: “Testing out the new ride, double checking my setup and getting ready for a week long trip to the Alvord.” David’s on his 2016 KTM 500 EXC camping in Oregon with the Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag and Possibles Pouches.
Did some camping this weekend, and the GL Camping System gear is awesome! Here are some essentials for every motorcycle traveler: compact, lightweight, long-burning, hands free lights – Princeton Tec Byte LED Headlamp, Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light!Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light
Thank you Team Giant Loop and Powersports Business for the 2016 Nifty 50 best new powersports products award for the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder. And congratulations to our manufacturing collaborator Fuel Safe – without their assistance and expertise this product never would have made it off the drawing board! The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is proudly made in USA and backed by our limited lifetime warranty.
Bend, OR-based, adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop’s new Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladder conveniently transports 1 gallon of hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container that rolls up or packs flat when empty, weighing less than 12 ounces. Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders are compatible with motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g., Timbersled, Moto Trax), ATVs, UTVs and 4x4s, providing a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses.
The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder was recently awarded the Powersports Business “Nifty 50” for being among the best new products for 2016: http://powersportsbusiness.com/columns/2016/02/15/2016-powersports-business-nifty-50-winners/
Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Redmond, Oregon.
NOTE: The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off road and closed course competition racing events. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is not a portable or long-term fuel storage container as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies.
About Giant Loop
Based in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems. From its Bend showroom and website, Giant Loop is also a retailer of products that complete its “go light, go fast, go far” approach to packing for adventure. Giant Loop products are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
Video overview of Giant Loop’s Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack. Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack straps to virtually any rack. Bolts onto dirt bike rear plastic fender or tail rack. And it’s not coming off! Or use the Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack unmounted as the ultimate goggle bag (fits 2 pair), tools, tubes, gloves and gear bag and throw it into your saddlebag. A DSLR camera or GoPro camera and accessories also fit great. Less is truly more – on many rides this is all you need. Take the weight off your body and put it on the bike. Go light! Go fast! Go Far!
Video overview of Giant Loop’s Klamath Tail Rack Pack. Like a tank bag for the rear of bike, the low-profile Klamath Tail Rack Pack keeps gear organized and easily accessible, securing to virtually any motorcycle tail rack. The 4-liter soft luggage case features a zipper-less nested clamshell design inspired by classic motorcycle rally racing packs. Includes waterproof inner liner Dry Pod. Made in USA and constructed with military-spec materials, the Klamath Tail Rack Pack is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Video overview of Giant loop’s Vinyl Protective Film. Vinyl Protective Film takes the abuse – NOT your painted and plastic surfaces. Protect bodywork and plastics from scuffing or marks under Giant Loop’s saddlebags and tank bags. Even a single ride can buff the shine off your gloss coat. Take a few minutes now to keep your bike looking like new.