Originally Posted by Dert Gerl
While I don't think they look nearly as nice, it's soft bags for me for what I like to do. My bikes "rest" alot. This set up was for 9 days of mostly off road in baja with camping gear. I had more than enough space. SW quick release racks and wolfman bags.
I guess for me it's a weight thing too. Fully loaded, all my gear probably doesn't weigh a whole lot more than hard bags empty. Not including my tool bag.
I've had my leg stuck under my bags twice already in going through the thick sand on a big bike learning curve without a problem.
If I stayed mostly on pavement I'd go with the hard bags.
Dert Gerl, Do you have any rack for your saddlebags?