With its innovative hybrid design, this versatile luggage system can be used in two different ways, making it perfect for all kinds of journeys.
Firstly, it can be used as a classic universal type "over-the-seat” saddlebag that will fit the majority of motorcycles with some sort of pannier frame. Using the HippoHips™ together with the Classic Strap set they are easy to fit over the seat and strapped to your pannier frames. In this mode the bags are designed to stay on your bike during the length of your trip. After riding all day on dirt roads or in rain the saddlebags often become very dirty. At your destination you simply take out your waterproof innerbags and carry them to your tent or hotelroom.
Secondly you can use the Hybrid HippoHips as a plate mounted set when used with Turkana's glass reinforced Nylon 6 mounting plates. This gives you quick-release funtionality but keeping the benefits from the classic mounted set. It is still light weight and you can still take out your innerbags when the outerbags are dirty. But when you have to park for the night in a dodgy alley or have to push you bike through a narrow doorway, they can be removed quickly. It can also be used a stand alone bag for easily filtering through heavy traffic, making it ideal for commuting and short excursions.
Turkana mounting platforms are currently unavailable. Expected delivery month is August. Until then, the bags can of course be used with the Classic Strap set.
Designed for rugged terrain and extreme conditions, the Turkana Gear Hybrid Hippohips boasts a range of impressive features, including:
So if you're looking for a versatile, durable, and practical piece of luggage that can adapt to all your travel needs, look no further than the Turkana Gear Hybrid Hippohips!
Disclaimer: Please note that Turkana products might vary in colour, material and construction from time to time.
A set of Turkana Hybrid HippoHips include:
Classic Strap set:
PlateMounted Strap set:
Gopher™ dry bags:
OxPacker™ Water bottle holder roll top:
BushBaby™ roll top canister pockets: