X-Country Luggage, Luggage that works!
Ever since we started Nomad-ADV we've looked high and low for high quality and easy to use soft luggage. Luggage that will go the distance and which you'll love for it's simplicity. Alas, we couldn't find the design, nor the quality of workmanship or the user friendliness we were after, until now!
Most makes have too many straps and buckles, which are only there to compensate for a poor design. They take too much time to mount or unmount from the bike and are a hassle to get into with gloves. Some come with supposedly easy to use quick lock systems, which in the real world don't work all that well, wear out quickly, need to be perfectly clean to work and rattle. Quite a few have way too many fiddly external pockets too, all with zippers which won't last all that long in sand and mud, and yet we all like to have external pockets of some description. Ballistic nylon is needed for strength and abrasion resistance but all the luggage made from it either leaked right from the start or started doing it shortly after, when the thin waterproof membrane on the inside of the bags started to split. It was clear a complete re-think was needed! To make it even more complicated we also wanted something which is made in Europe, rather than China, which meant just about any well known brand was out of the question as they are virtually all, fully or partly, made in China these days.
Everyone we met said it wasn't possible to manufacture in Europe anymore. It would be too expensive. Well, they were wrong! Enter X-Country. High quality motorcycle luggage that can handle the dirt, the rain, the mud and the dust. Made from heavy duty PVC with a ballistic nylon outer shell for impact and abrasion resistance. Every seam is double hot welded and in the back and bottom of each bag you'll find extra protective cushions built in to protect your gear. The quality of workmanship is second to none, the materials top notch and the price more than reasonable for the quality offered. The choice is yours, buy a European quality product and support a family business, or go oriental.
Taiga Saddle Bags
The X-Country Taiga bags are big rugged soft panniers for the true Enduro traveller. Perfect for mounting to our own Nomad pannier frames via the universal Pack Plate (which also mounts to Touratech racks and many others). Easy to mount and unmount (it literally takes 10 seconds), easy to live with and devoid of unnecessary straps.
Instead of fiddly external pockets with hard to open zippers, you'll find an adjustable elastic mesh net to hold water bottles, gloves, rain gear or that can of soup you just bought at the shop. Mounts with two or four buckles (for the hardcore Enduro rider) and adjustable straps, each strap doubling as mounting and compression strap. At the end of a long day it literally takes 10 seconds to unmount both! Extra D-rings at the top and sides allow for strapping extra bags, or the tent, sleeping mattress etc to the Taiga. The back of the Taiga has an extra protective wear plate where it touches the frame.
Available in bright colours, for maximum visibility. They also have a 20 mm high visibility band around the bottom of the bag. The inside has the same colour as the outside so you can easily find your stuff.
Big, waterproof, dustproof, no zippers to get blocked and the unique elastic mesh on the sides for water bottles, raingear etc. Made and designed right here in Europe.
Size: Length 44cm, height 31cm, width 15cm
Holds between 20-30 litres per bag
Weight: 4 kg
The X-Country advantages at a glance: