With less than 18 days left for the ride of My Life and lot of things yet to be done (purchased), I was really getting worried if I will be able to get everything done before time. The couple of weeks (read weekends) which I have are the only days that I have FOR ME to get the left things done. The weekdays and part of the next weekend is already allotted to something else 🙁 .
Ok, so among the things that were yet to be purchased, one of the most important things was the Saddle-bag. I decided to get it done today anyhow and so, after lunch, I headed to the Cramster outlet which is in Cunningham road, here in Bangalore.
I wanted to purchase the Stallion saddle-bag instead of Colt because of the more space it provided but I was not sure if it would fit bikes with up-swept exhaust (mine being one). On asking the seller, it was confirmed that the Stallion won’t fit my bike and hence, Cramster Colt it was.
The price has slightly increased from the previous version and now it costs Rs.2,300/- instead of Rs.2,100/-. Made the payment and headed for my bike to see how it looks in it’s place. It was a perfect fit and I must say that the Cramster guys have designed this bag keeping a lot of things in mind. For a perfect fit, the Colt has strips at the right places and also, what I felt is, the bag will sit perfect when fully loaded.
Speaking about the space it provides, it seemed enough for me if you don’t want to carry a lot of stuff with you. The bag also has side pockets which can be used to carry water bottles. One more thing I liked in it was, on both sides, it has straps on the covers which will be definitely useful in carrying my Tripod :).
There’s nothing new to talk about the material, it very much looks pretty ruf-n-tuf and is water-resistant.