Motorcycle Backrest Bag Ideal for Weekend Trips

The Weekender luggage is just the right size

Motorcycle luggage is not what it used to be! Now there are purpose-built backrest bags for just about any excursion we take on our motorcycles, andthe Iron Rider Weekender bag by Dowco is one were excited about right now. Whether were taking an overnight trip or a long weekend on our bike, the Weekender will manage our storage needs.
new motorcycle backrest bag ideal for weekend trips
The Dowco Weekender motorcycle backrest bag measures 7 x 9 x 13.5 inches.

The bag comes with an integrated sissy bar mounting system that can mount on your luggage rack or on your back seat, so you, as the rider, can lean against it as a backrest. The Weekender features a thermoformed EVA armored large main compartment, with large external pockets on the front and sides of the bag, along with soft-lined pockets for delicate items like sunglasses. The Weekenders carrying capacity is 29 liters, plenty of room to carry just what you need for an overnight or weekend trip on your motorcycle.

Equipped with integrated straps that convert the bag to a backpack for easy carrying from your bike to your hotel, the Weekender also includes a reinforced carrying handle, water resistant zippers, a rain cover, and internal laptop sleeve.
The Weekender is finished with reflective piping for added nighttime visibility and safety, abrasion resistant non-slip material on the bottom of the bag. There are also external D-rings for added carrying capacity, a chrome Iron Rider medallion, and the unique stylings of the Iron Rider line, which we’ve featured here on WRN.
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The Weekender bag is ideally sized for overnight trips when your large luggage is just too big.

Iron Rider Weekender is constructed from rugged 1680 Denier polyester and features a two-year limited warranty. The Dowco Iron Rider Weekender Bag retails for $195.99. To learn more and to order online visit

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2 thoughts on Motorcycle Backrest Bag Ideal for Weekend Trips

  1. Great idea! I do wish they would put pounds not liters on capacity.

    1. Since most motorcycle aftermarket manufacturers sell worldwide, the metric system is more widely used, therefore a more universal standard of measurement. In this case, 29 liters equals 7.7 gallons. And actually you bring up a good point to further expand upon. The measurement of 29 liters when listed for saddlebags and other storage compartments does not refer to how much the bag can hold in weight, rather it refers to volume it can hold. So in this case, the accurate conversion is to gallons as a reference to volume. The way I translate this in my head is, I picture seven gallons of milk, and try to envision them if the plastic jugs were all cut apart to make one big jug. That’s how much stuff I could fit in the bag.

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