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Arkel has designed the sleekest trunk bag around. The Tail Rider is fully insulated, has an immense opening, many internal pockets and a divider to keep the contents in place. Waterproof zippers keep rain out and for a longer rides there is an integrated rain cover. A built-in expansion bellow will stretch for more carrying capacity when needed. Easily attaches to a rear rack with reflective velcro straps.
A customer from Sacramento, CA on 12/25/06
This is a well-made, quality product. I like that it has a low, sloping profile, unlike most tall and boxy bags. I may regret that some day, if I have too much stuff, but for now AI am digging it.
Arkel Tail RiderRating:
A customer from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 12/25/06
Good size for Van supported rides to hold wet weather gear, and lunch. The Velcro straps that suit ANY rack are the clincher to buy it.
A great bag.Rating:
A customer from Norfolk, VA on 6/11/09
I really like this bag. It's big enough to hold my tools, a small pump, spare tubes and wallet and cell phone and still has room to spare. It has sealed zippers and a bright yellow rain hood hidden in the front. It really looks a lot nice than the square Transit bag that I used before. Really cool.
Awesome trunk bag - VERSATILE!Rating:
pugetmarco on 8/2/09
My #1 go-to bag for day rides and commuting. Easy on-off mounting to a rack is a plus. Holds a change of clothes for work (except the shoes which stay at work!), iPod, wallet, along with my lunch. Lots of space for day rides, like a couple of extra water bottles, any food I don't want to pack in my jersey, sunscreen, camera etc. And adjustable top straps allow one to expand/contract the pack to cinch down the load.
Anonymous on 8/3/09
Wonderful and versatile product. Sturdy, yet light. Lots of places to put things with easy access zippers on both sides of the bag. The Velcro attachments give you a variety of ways to attach this to your rack.
Best travel Bag!Rating:
A customer from Illinois on 1/12/10
I purchased this for my Dad. He LOVED it!! He said it was exactly what he had been looking for. It has plenty of room, but is still compact. It is easy on and off the rack for on the go travel. Very durable and well constructed. We would absolutly recommend this bag!!
A customer from Felton, Ca. on 3/31/10
Due to it's odd shape this bag just doesn't hold much. The side pockets are micro the the main compartment is just too small. It is well made.
Ideal for quick overnight or as a kid's first bag!Rating:
Eric Bright on 5/10/10
Quality construction and a sleek look. Especially like the weatherized sealed zippers.
I bought this bag for my 12 year-old daughter since she was interested in some personal baggage space while I was interested in limiting the weight she might otherwise load herself down with. Perfect! She can carry a jacket, some snacks, a book, and a few other items.
A customer from CT, USA on 6/29/10
Like the other Arkel bags I own this bag is well made and very useful. I can fit in it a a liter of water, sandwiches, shorts, a camera, and other needed items such as a bike lock and a big tube of sunscreen lotion. The bag really expands or pulls tight. It mounts easily to my Old Man Mountain rack. I think I will have it for many years.
Great bag for randonneur ultracycling!Rating:
A customer from Victoria, B.C., Canada on 1/19/11
Purchased the Arkel Tail Rider to mount on my custom-built BERG bike. I've used it on 30,000 km. of brevets and other long rides last year, including 3 back-to-back 1000 km. (620 miles) brevets on Vancouver Island. I was able to pack everything I needed for the 2 1/2 days of each of these brevets. The whole top flips up easily to access the many compartments inside the bag. A combination handle and external compression straps permit bulky items like jackets/sweaters to be stored on top of the bag. Excellent back-up by Arkel if a defect occurs. As mentioned in another review, the reflective straps which hold the bag on the rear rack make it easy to attach or remove from the rack. The reflective straps are a nice safety factor. This is also a very stable bag during fast and bumpy descents.
Works like it shouldRating:
Anonymous on 8/3/11
Plenty of room, low profile. This is a quality product.
Hilda K. Yates is the primary userRating:
Archer Yates on 9/7/11
I love it. It is just the right size.The water proof top is an important feature. The side pockets are handy. The shape is nice. However, I really like the compression strap on top for securing a rain jacket. If the straps were a bit closer both would secure the jacket as it is it seems to work just fine. We got the red because it would be more visible .
Great Rear Bag....Rating:
A customer from Astoria, OR on 10/4/11
I am using it now on a Pacific Coast and it is excellent. It fits the rack well and hold all of my rain gear. The waterproof cover keeps everything dry.
Phyllis A Stone on 7/9/12
I love this bag and the ease with which it mounts. Also, a very sturdy mount on the rack. I used this bag for the first time while on vacation in Acadia National Park. I loved having it behind me, and found it roomy and convenient with the moveable separator inside. Perfect for carrying a bag of ice back to the campground! Very minor complaints: bag was just a tad longer than my rack so I was afraid my rear bike light wouldn't show. The other minor problem was that the reflective tape on the back was so near the top of the flap that you had to really pull hard to get it from the top of the bag to the back. I would suggest putting that reflective tape on the BOTTOM of the rear flap.