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Motorcycle Luggage: Oxford Handysack Helmet Backpack

Motorcycle Luggage: Oxford Handysack Helmet Backpack

Oxford Handysack Foldup Helmet BackpackFive or six years ago, my dear friend from Wales brought Kenny and I each a nifty little motorcycle luggage bag. It’s called the Oxford Handysack. It looks like a pretty standard foldaway nylon bag, but the front pocket offers a really useful option. It opens out into a pocket that accommodates a full face helmet.

So how is it?

Me likey!  It isn’t the fanciest bag in the world but it’s cheap, small and does a great job of giving you one less thing to carry and keeping your hands free. When you get to where you’re going, zip it up into itself and you’re done. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Oxford Handysack Helmet Backpack

Oxford Handysack Motorcycle Helmet Backpack

Details:

  • Zips into itself, folding up into an approximately 6in. x 6in. square.
  • Made of 600D polyester
  • Zip out helmet pocket!
  • Big enough to accommodate a sleeping bag in the main compartment
  • Fits easily into airplane overhead bin when full
  • Has backpack straps
Bargain Motorcycle Top Box Luggage at Sears and JC Whitney

Bargain Motorcycle Top Box Luggage at Sears and JC Whitney

About a month ago, I read a post on ADV about Sears carrying a Givi-style luggage box. Givi’s boxes are terrific but coupled with their separately purchased mounting plates, they’re pricey.

We currently have the E460 mounted on Kenny’s GS. I believe the price tag on it last year was around $200 + $75 or so for the mounting plate. Though I love the top box and it’s dry, lockable storage capacity, I think that’s a lot of dough. With that in mind, I passed the Sears link along hoping that someone I knew would be able to make good use of it.

Well, we got a bite. My friend Bill ordered the large box for his WeeStrom. It came in at the whopping price of $55 for the box and included the mounting plate.

Sears Givi Knockoff Top Box Sears Givi Knockoff Luggage Givi e460 and Sears Top Box

Though there is no mention of branding on the website, the top box that came from Sears had JC Whitney part numbers and packing materials.  The Sears box is identical to the ones currently listed on the JC Whitney website, but sells for less money.

Sometimes in life you get what you pay for. Sometimes though, you get a kickass bargain. Unfortunately you don’t know which side of the coin you’re on until you bite the bullet and buy something. I’ve ordered the medium size box from Sears. Pricetag: $32.49

Two snaps up, a twist and a kiss for the internet. The JC Whitney site currently has about 90 reviews listed on this trunk. Maybe they can help you determine if it’s a good deal for you too.

Have you had any experience with the JC Whitney/Sears trunk? Tell us about it!

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