Adventure Spec Magadan Panniers MK2
Renowned Adventure Motorcyclist and Long-Term Adventure-Spec associate Walter Colebatch has developed these bags to address his own needs. As such if you’re planning a transcontinental or RTW journey through remote areas on rugged terrain, they should fit the bill for you as well!
The external bag shell is made from ultra tough 1000D Cordura fabric outer and inner layers covering an abrasion and slash resistant inner core making the bags resistant to knife attack as well as tough abrasive scrapes and falls. The material choices have been made with long term servicing in mind, making it easy to make repairs or modifications with simple equipment readily available around the world.
A few years later input from desert expert and author of ‘The Adventure Motorcycling Handbook’ Chris Scott further refined the design focusing on the ability to field service the panniers whilst on extended journeys, and the Mk2 Panniers you see today were born.
The Magadans are designed to be easily mounted onto any rack system commonly used on large and mid-weight adventure bikes. The back of each bag is supported by a stiffened insert and the double Velcro saddle straps across the top distribute weight over the rear of the bike. Finally, vertical and horizontal mounting straps (not supplied) and stainless steel Double ‘D’ rings enable you to secure the bags to available anchor points. Whilst they can be used without a rack, we don’t advise it unless the bike is equipped with suitable exhaust heat protection and anchor points.
Waterproofing comes in the form of roll top dry bags inside each bag. These create a 100% waterproof environment making the Magadans suitable for river crossings, heavy downpours and jet washing.
The Magadans are built around a conservative style that helps rider, bike and luggage blend in. We are yet to find a bike that they don’t look good on!
- Volume: 35 liters each side
- Dry bag to separate wet and dry clothing
- Removable inner bag without unstrapping the pannier
- Large external pockets designed for easy access and securing water/oil/fuel containers
Availability: On back order – ETA 3-4 weeks