Recently,a scooter shop in Avon,MA had a clearance sale because it was about to close down. I took the opportunity to take a ride there to see what I could get for my scooter. In their sale announcement,they said that they had Formosa saddlebags for only $29. Online,they're currently $55 (as of Dec. 29,2011) but sell for up to $99. In the picture,they don't look durable but they are actually made of very good and sturdy material.The seat cover part is neoprene and the bags are made of a strong synthetic material. The velcro strip is quite wide and more than enough to keep the bags rolled up when they're not in use. I sewed a long strip of reflective tape on each bag for safety because they covered up the reflective tape that I had put on the scooter before I bought the bags.
Video review of Formosa Saddlebags - May 11,2012
Rather than repeating what has already been said on Modern Buddy,I took some pictures and made a video to quickly review the bags and then show you what you can carry in them.
|In the smaller bag (over the exhaust)|
|In the larger bag|
These saddlebags are made especially for scooters and the seat part stretches to fit most popular models. The most I've carried in these bags is 3 full (and heavy) bags of groceries. I could have put even more stuff in my backpack,put a bag on the hook in front,a bag on the helmet hook,and another one under the seat! Basically,these saddlebags can almost double the amount of stuff you can carry on your scooter. And,as an added plus,they don't look expensive so the chances of theft are lower than if I had fancy leather saddlebags.
(May 13,2012): I went to buy groceries and managed to carry all of this in the saddlebags:
|Approximately 3 full grocery bags of stuff can fit in the saddlebags|
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