When thinking of motorcycle luggage, most riders picture saddlebags first. And why not? Throw-over packs have been around since the days of the Pony Express, and we all know motorcycles and horses are a lot alike, especially when it comes to cargo room. Unlike the simple leather sacks of yore, however, modern cargo carriers now come in every conceivable size, shape and material, from nylon to plastic to leather. If you're looking for versatility, the bags will provide the flexibility you desire. Within that group, the most functional choices are the synthetic textile luggage we've chosen here. These malleable saddlebags also fit a wider variety of bikes, and are easier on your wallet than other options, like leather or hard bags.