Top Sissy Bar And Travel Bags For Motorcyclists

Our roundup of must-have moto luggage comes in all shapes and sizes.

Heading out for a ride? One of these versatile sissy bar or travel bags can give you that extra storage space you’re looking for on your bike.
Heading out for a ride? One of these versatile sissy bar or travel bags can give you that extra storage space you’re looking for on your bike.Kuryakyn

Packing along an extra layer is always a smart idea for any ride, so make sure you have enough space to stash your necessary gear. For outings on your bike, you’ll want to keep your back free of unnecessary weight and your bag securely stashed to your sissy bar, backrest, or saddle, so it’s the last thing you have to worry about while on the road.

These bags not only offer plenty of storage to meet your needs, but they’re also easy on the eyes and feature simple mounting methods so you’ll be on your way in no time. Whether you’re looking for a more mobile option like a backpack or duffel-style bag or something that provides maximum storage space, there’s something here to do the trick.

Kuryakyn Momentum Series Travel Luggage

Kuryakyn Momentum Series Travel Luggage
Full-featured bags you won’t want to travel without.Amazon

Kuryakyn's Momentum luggage series features two great sissy bar-mounted bags to make cruises of all lengths much more enjoyable. The Deadbeat and Freeloader bags are both constructed of UV-rated 1,200-denier textile material and come with removable rain covers so you're dialed when the wet stuff hits. An external adjustable bungee storage system allows for quick packing of a coat, blanket roll, or anything else you'll need for the trip. Convenient side zip pockets with MOLLE attachments and low-profile carrying handles gives these pieces of moto luggage maximum usability.

The Deadbeat bag is the smaller of the two, but both it and the Freeloader provide the same level of user-friendliness and protection from the elements. Best part is you can quickly mount either of these bags to your sissy bar or backrest before hitting the road.

Nomad USA Revival Series Large Bag

Nomad USA Revival Series Large Bag
Classic style with multiple levels of expanded storage space.Amazon

This super-organized piece of motorcycle luggage from Nomad features bulletproof Viking leather construction, and adapts quickly and easily to most styles of backrests. The bag has been reinforced to ensure it maintains its shape even when empty. The Revival bag can also be locked with a padlock of your choice to secure your goods even when you don't have eyes on the bike.

Three external pockets will let your OCD tendencies go wild when packing up to hit the road. The main 2,608ci storage pocket is large enough to fit a stack of extra clothing or anything else you need on the way. After you reach your destination, the Nomad pack can be lifted right off the backrest and converted into a shoulder bag or backpack for ease of carry.

Saddlemen Tactical Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag

Saddlemen Tactical Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag
Moto luggage that’s built to move.Amazon

For those only needing a duffel-type bag, Saddlemen's Tactical Deluxe bag has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end motorcycle travel companion. It features a UV-rated, weather-resistant 1,200-denier chassis, multiple heavy-duty D-rings for additional mounting or attaching options, and even includes a rain cover for protection from the elements.

The Tactical Deluxe bag looks full even when it isn’t thanks to a sturdy design that helps retain shape and adds durability. A wide zippered center opening offers easy access for loading larger items, and end pockets expand out to give you even more room to keep gear organized. An internal organizer and zippered mesh pockets also help keep your stuff in place, and integrated MOLLE modular attachment points allow for further organization. A removable shoulder strap and carry handle make transporting the bag off the bike a cinch.

Seibertron Motorbike Backpack Motorcycle Bag

Seibertron Motorbike Backpack Motorcycle Bag
A versatile tactical-inspired travel backpack.Amazon

For the guy or gal on the go, Seibertron's Motorbike bag is a perfect choice for riding or hiking, or whatever it is you feel like doing after the bike's parked. The 900-denier waterproof material can withstand long days under the blistering sun or damp surroundings. The backpack offers a great deal of storage room, pockets, and MOLLE attachments to further keep your goods where you want them. You can even stuff a hydration bladder in there.

The 37-liter pack measures 19 inches (height) x 11 inches (width) x 11 inches (depth), and includes waist and chest belts that serve double duty as they can securely attach the bag to your bike’s sissy bar. Extra utility luggage straps are also available from Seibertron for alternative mounting options. The backpack is available in black and khaki color options.

Dowco Willie & Max Sissy Bar Bag

Dowco Willie & Max Sissy Bar Bag
The pouch that really packs a punch.Amazon

A phone, a snack, a multitool—sometimes, just a little extra storage space for your basic gear is all you need. The Willie & Max sissy bar bag will perfectly quench that thirst, as it isn't too huge or overbearing, but it will hold its own providing riders with increased storage capacity as well as offering killer good looks for your rig.

Willie & Max’s Black Jack luggage lineup is designed and constructed of synthetic leather right here in the USA. The sleek, streamlined appearance of the pieces is what has made the line so appealing to motorcyclists all over. The universal design has an attached carry handle and quick-release buckles to make them perform as good as they look.

Biltwell EXFIL-80 Bag

Biltwell EXFIL-80 Bag
With smart functionality and an easy-to-love form, it’s a moto-camper’s dream.Amazon

A rucksack, a tail bag, a sissy bar bag—the robust EXFIL-80 from Biltwell seems to have covered all the bases. It will easily swallow everything you need to travel on your motorcycle for days, and the large external tool compartment (which zips off) sports padding on the exterior so you can lean against it on the bike without trashing your back. The EXFIL-80 is made of 1,680 ballistic polyester that's UV-treated and water resistant, but when you need full protection, there's an attached waterproof sleeve hidden under a zipper. Three horizontal and one vertical mounting strap mean you have options when looking to secure this unit to your two-wheeler, and additional D-rings and MOLLE straps serve as extra attachment points. The roll-top closure means easy loading and it cinches down with hook-and-loop material and side release buckles. You can get it in black or green.