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ADV NewsEnduristan Monsoon EVO: New Rugged, Quick-Release Saddlebags

Enduristan Monsoon EVO: New Rugged, Quick-Release Saddlebags

Hybrid soft bags utilize a hard mounting surface with no external backing plate.

Published on 12.14.2021

Enduristan recently released an innovative new luggage system, called the Monsoon Evo panniers, to replace their Monsoon 3 bags in the lineup. These hard-mounted, quick-release soft bags don’t require external backing plates, which helps streamline the design and reduce overall weight.

Engineered for the harsh conditions of adventure riding, the Enduristan Monsoon Evo Panniers offer a combination of low weight, 100% waterproof protection (without the use of a heavy separate dry bag), modular expansion, and a robust mounting mechanism.

Enduristan Monsoon EVO soft panniers

The Monsoon Evo’s unique mounting system features top cam-buckle straps and lower hard brackets that snap into place on standard 18” tube-style pannier racks. The lower mounting brackets are stoutly built with fiber-reinforced composite material and include redundant hooks that can be relied upon in a situation where the mounting system has been damaged in a fall. Safety pins secure the mounts in place and there’s no use of any heavy backing plates.

Enduristan Monsoon EVO soft panniers

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The bags themselves are made with a rugged, abrasion-resistant, three-layer fabric, and utilize a hard TPU plastic protector around the bottom edge. A roll-top closure ensures the Monsoon Evo bags keep out dust and water, while offering quick access to your personal items. The bags can also be removed quickly from the racks, while a soft-grip ergonomic handle makes transporting them into a hotel or tent more convenient.

The Monsoon Evo is offered in two sizes: small (24 liters) and large (34 liters). At only 5.6 pounds (2.55 kg) for the small, and 6.1 pounds (2.75 kg) for the large size, the Monsoon Evo bags are lightweight, yet offer ample storage for longer adventures. And if more space is needed, the Monsoons can be easily expanded with external mounting points for auxiliary bags and fuel bottles.

Enduristan Monsoon EVO soft panniers

Security on adventure rides is another important feature considered by Enduristan, and the Monsoon Evo panniers can be locked to the motorcycle by replacing the safety pins with a padlock. The contents of the soft panniers can be secured as well using a Steel Core strap around the outside. 

Pricing for the new Monsoon EVO luggage system is $419.99 for the Small 24-liter bags and $449.99 for the Large 34-liter bags. 

Monsoon Evo Features

  • No additional mounting plate required
  • Fully water, dust, mud and snow proof
  • No inner bag required
  • Red inner lining for high visibility
  • Fits 18mm diameter racks
  • Extremely strong mounting brackets with safety pins
  • Easy fastening, quick removal
  • Can be used on the right and left side of the motorcycle
  • TPU Bottom edge protection
  • 4 compression straps
  • 4 interfaces to attach Bottle/Can Holsters
  • 2 interfaces to attach Fender Bags S or L
  • 2 rows of cargo loops to attach additional gear
  • Deluxe shoulder strap separately available
  • Ergonomic soft-grip handles
  • Lockable to the frame with a padlock (for example ABUS 85/30HB65, not included)
  • Lockable with security strap (for example Steelcore 4.5’, not included)

Monsoon Evo Specs (Small)
Volume: 24 Liters
Width: 40 cm
Height: 40 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Weight: 5.6 pounds (2.55 kg)

Monsoon Evo Specs (Large)
Volume: 34 Liters
Width: 40 cm
Height: 40 cm
Depth: 21 cm
Weight: 6.1 pounds (2.75 kg)

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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