I am gearing up for a trip and need a little more space then the little side bags provide. Anyone have any luck with a tail bag or similar set up to carry camping gear?
agreed. I normally don't take the seat bag but I wanted to bring my laptop this trip and it fit nicely in there along with a pouch of chargers, extra face shield and a few small odds and ends. I can fit all my clothes in one side case, and the other has tools, extra liners (heated and cooling), extra gloves, rain gear and spray polish and chain lube. It's snug but everything I needed for a week long tour fit in both side cases. of course I was hotel'ing and not camping, but these old bones want a soft bed and a hot shower every night.Be sure you aren't taking too much stuff. Most people do. I prefer packing a different way rather than adding another bag. Check out:
Scroll down to the pdf of the super packing system. Everything fits nicely across the seat and on top of the hard bags. Very secure and accessible.