The Givi GRT703 can swallow almost anything

Published: 10 February 2017

Time tested: Four months/3000 miles

What’s good? This bag has proved essential on camping trips – its 40-litre capacity is perfect to hold all the gear I need for a weekend away. The roll-top means that all my gear stays dry – even in some pretty horrendous weather – and it houses my tent, roll-up sleeping matt, sleeping bag, lights and tool roll. Usefully, there’s a valve that allows excess air to be released, so you can squash the bag down if it isn’t fully loaded with kit.

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The GRT703 is held on with bungee straps that attach to the bike and there is a padded shoulder strap for when you’re off the bike. The pack also features a pair of straps that can be used to attach an additional 20-litre Givi GRT702 bag to expand capacity should it be needed.

What’s not? I can’t ignore the fact that it costs a lot for what it is; there are other alternatives available that do a similar job for significantly less. Also, the bag works well for me because I lay it across a set of panniers, but it doesn’t have a flat bottom so using it across a narrow bike may be awkward.

Contact: www.givi.co.uk

Quality: 4/5
Value: 3/5 

Price: £101.80

 

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