A compact low-profile 18L bag that attaches to the pillion seat or rear rack with its own straps.
Constructed from durable 600-denier Cordura with bonded waterproof backing.
What’s in the box?
1 x 18L Andy Strapz A Bagz with attached universal fitment system.
1 x Loopz Strap to ensure a perfect fit to your bike.
In response to requests from a few customers who thought that the 30-litre A Bag was just a bit too big for their needs, a half-size version was created. It seemed obvious to follow the naming example set by batteries and so the AA Bag was born, the little brother to the A Bag. The ends of both sized bags are exactly the same, only the length of the the body has been shortened.
Hand sewn from a single piece of durable fabric in our Melbourne-based factory, the latest-generation design achieves everything I set out to do with the A Bag, just more compact.
Designed with both you and the weather in mind, the bag attaches to your bike with the zippered compartments facing the rear. Not only does this make it easy to get in and out of, but it also means the bag has its back to the elements. All three compartments (1x main & 2x side pockets) are angled away from the weather and open so you can easily see and locate what’s inside. No more fishing around a black hole, eyes skyward, hoping to feel the item you are looking for.
A storm flap, with extra fabric at the edges, covers the body and main zipper and it does most of the heavy lifting in terms of weatherproofing. Beneath the storm flap is a stretch cargo net which allows you to quickly stow wet-weather gear or a liner, using the compression-style strap system. Two sets of D-rings means you have the choice of using the bag in compression mode if it’s chockers, or like an accessible soft top box if it’s not. The four internal nylon rods means the bag is self supporting and won’t sag if it’s not full.
I am often asked if the AA Bagz is waterproof. The short answer is no, but It is very water resistant. Waterproof bags are fiddly by nature. Plastic covers are useless; they flap, hinder access, fly away, wrap around hot exhausts and I’ve polished too much burnt nylon off my pipes over the years to include one in this design.
The best thing is to use dry bags inside your AA Bagz for an efficient and easy-to-live with bag because you might ride in the rain 10 times a year, but on the road you’ll be in and out of the bag 10 times a day.
The inside seams have been finished with cloth tape which, unlike plastic seam tapes used these days, won’t crack over time. It also ensures every seam is double stitched. On the outside, the seams are reinforced with Australian-made vinyl piping.
The webbing is also sourced locally and is heavily reinforced wherever it attaches to the bag. The rear-facing webbing has just received the SS update, too. Very technically, this means… Shiny Stuff. Two thin reflective tapes are woven through the webbing and, because it’s included into the weave, the Shiny Stuff is visible from all sorts of angles at night, and remains discreet during the day.
High-quality locally-sourced products and lots of thought has gone into the AA Bagz and it shows when you have a close look at the construction methods we use. These bags have done hundreds of thousands of kilometres in service over the last decade and the fitting system is reliable and proven. You’ll love it