Traveling on a motorcycle is an exercise in traveling efficiently. Space for carrying gear is a precious resource and making good choices on items that you want versus items that you need can help you avoid turning your bike into some comically overloaded accident waiting to happen. Yet many luggage systems on the market only have a fixed volume of gear storage they provide, or the steps in storage volume are significant. Take a look at hard panniers for example. With a pair of 45 liter panniers, you either get 45 or 90 liters of storage – but what if the gear for your trip occupies 60 liters, and you don’t want 30 liters of stuff bouncing around in your panniers? Yeah, you could pack extra stuff you don’t need, but that’s extra weight, extra stuff you have to deal with, and you’re not solving the root problem here. Thankfully, Wolfman Luggage has the answer. Their luggage systems bring all of the versatility to motorcycle luggage so that you can pack exactly what you want, exactly where you want, to create a highly customized loadout for any adventure.
The Wolfman Luggage Base System is the most versatile motorcycle luggage system I’ve ever used. There are two bases which mount to your bike – one for big ADV bikes (B Base) and one for smaller dirt bikes (E Base). From these bases you have a platform where you can attach Wolfman’s three sizes of Rolie Bags, in the size, quantity, and configuration that you need to create the perfect luggage system for your next adventure. Small Rolies hold 6 liters, Medium hold 12 liters, and Large hold 20 liters of gear. Going fast and light for an overnight under the stars to recce a new spot? Slap on a couple of Medium bags to carry just the essentials. Loading up for a weeklong safari that’s going through a few states? Build your perfect loadout with multiple bags to support your adventure. The bases also provide plenty of points to attach other bags and gear, so you are not limited to just the Rolie bags. Once you get your head around the versatility of this system, the way that it can be employed to make your rides more enjoyable is endless.
As the name implies, Rolie bags are roll-top closure bags with square bases that are easy to affix to just about anything. Around the circumference of the bag you’ll find rows of holes that work similarly to a MOLLE system where you can weave a strap into the bag to secure it. Additionally, there are straps on the exterior of the bag for easy connection to a base, or any other place you want to secure the bag. Wolfman also makes a base that allows you to secure Rolie bags to the sides of your bike’s tank, if your bike doesn’t have crash bars – so the Rolie bags are truly a mount-it-anywhere bag. When it comes to packing a Rolie bag, using one of the matched Stuff-It Stuff Sacks is a must, as these genius stuff sacks are intentionally undersized to their corresponding Rolie bag, so no matter how much gear you cram into a Stuff-It, it will still go in or come out of a Rolie bag with ease.