Motorcycle Lovers, Check Out Pack Animal’s Kickstarter

Pack Animal, based in Seattle, WA, recently announced their debut Kickstarter. Pack Animal creates saddlebags for motorcycles using timeless materials that look great on any bike.

The Saddlebags are made with waxed canvas and leather. The bags attach using halter snaps that click onto d-rings on the bike mounting kit. The same halter snaps make for a seamless transition from saddlebag to messenger bag with our shoulder strap. The entire backside of the bag is shielded by a thick piece of leather that rests against the side of the bike and protects the bag and its contents as you rack up miles.

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The Tool Roll is a small bag to store equipment and gear in case you need a tune-up. When rolled out completely, the tool roll is 22″ wide and 11.5″ tall. It has a flap to cover your combination wrenches and allen keys, a flat storage pocket that works great for receipts, zip ties, fuses etc., an additional flap covering a utility pocket that fits larger wrenches or pliers, and a large zippered pocket perfect for sockets, screwdrivers, bolts, and any other odds and ends you need to carry with you.

Check out their Kickstarter for discount prices on awesome gear for your bike.

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  1. This is a tough one. On the one hand, these bags look fantastic. On the other, there are so many tried and true options on the market for less money. It’s really difficult to justify the risk, even though I like the look.

    • Very true – it’s a market niche that has a lot of long term players in it. While I have nothing against many of the established saddlebags that are out there, I’m not necessarily ‘sold’ on their look and style – they all seem to gravitate toward one style. And, that is what intrigues me most about these is their breakaway from what I’d term as “harley-esque” styles that seem to dominate the marketplace.

      • I agree with you- the Harley look is so dead it’s painful… Still, there are a number of manufacturers who create some interesting looks (not the standard black with rivets and tassels) at a price point that is significantly more within reach of many consumers: Light tan bags with smooth finishes to dark brown earthy looks. These can all be found with only a cursory google search. As another option, for the price Pack Animal is asking you could pick up used actual saddle bags and re-purpose them for your steel horse… which would make a much stronger impression and overall be a better look.

        Regardless, I think it also needs to be said that there is a good argument to be made for synthetic materials with regard to saddle bags. While this is beyond the intended scope of this website, Wolfman and other companies produce fantastic, long lasting products which do not fall into the Harley look (rather a more Adventure style) and are a good deal less expensive.

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