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GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG

PRODUCT REVIEW – GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG

Tank bags are so useful, but in a dirt bike and adventure bike setting they can get in the way. Not so, with Giant Loop's cool wee Fandango tank bag...

GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG

RRP: $260.00 / £230

Contact: www.giantloop.com

 

I’ve had this tank bag since 2018 but it’s taken a biblically wet weekender in Wales to really establish what an excellent piece if kit it really is.

What is it?

It’s a small tank bag, capacity is 8 litres. It comes with a single strap at the front that you loop around your headstock and two straps at the rear that you’ll loop around the frame rails that then dive back inside the base of the bag to be tethered by plastic buckles. There’s a clear top sleeve, a moveable divider in the main compartment, a waterproof ‘dry pod’ inner bag, a mesh outer pocket. Oh yes, and you can zip the bag on and off the base, for refuels or just to take the bag with you (there’s a carrying handle).

GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
Not too small, and definitely not too big
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
Clear top – ideal for phone placement
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
You can move the divider to wherever you need. Cable entry comes through the front, guarded by a double flap
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
The Fandango bag and zip didn't let a drop in, but if that ever happened the handy dry pod inner bag would ensure your valuable kit still stays protected

Does it work?

Hell yes. Top feature is that it’s small enough that it doesn’t get in the way when you’re riding stood up, off-road. When you need to get forward, over the front, you can.

Next, I dig the way this thing fits. The way the rear straps feed back into the base and secure there makes the bag super tidy and there are no external buckles to snag on or wear paint away. It sits snug and it stays snug.

The 8 litre capacity is really handy too. In Wales it stored two pairs of light gloves (or one winter-weight pair), a pair of goggles, two Go Pros plus brackets, plus charger plus the usual wallet, phone and other assorted small items.

Despite all the rain, not one droplet got inside the bag and even if it had the inner bag gave a second no-way-passed barrier. No, everything was dry. Moisture (mist) did get under the outer clear top sleeve but it was an easy job just to wipe clean every now and again using a tissue.

I also like the concealed (weatherproofed) cable access at the front of the bag, so I could neatly run charging cables from the 12v outlet on the Ténéré’s dash to battery and phone chargers inside the tank bag.

Rated?

There’s nothing I’d change, so maybe this is a solid 10? It’s rugged, well thought out and looks durable enough to last for years. And it’s just so damn handy. You can find UK stock at the likes of Adventure Spec and Rally Raid Products.

GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
The straps are long enough for any bike, after securing them on the internal buckles I went OCD and cable tied the tails neatly
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
I've had valaubles fly out the back of map pockets before. Not with the Fandango, there's a wide Velcro band and then the popper to keep it secure
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
Neat mesh pocket for those quick stash moments such as at toll booths etc
GIANT LOOP FANDANGO TANK BAG
Another neat mesh pocket, inside the lid

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