Why Choose a Tank Vest over a Tank Bag?
Many tank bags attach to a metal gas tank by using a strong magnet. Others use a more permanent base that requires drilling into the bike's frame.
The tank vest's webbing and synthetic buckles attach to and detach from both metal and synthetic gas tanks in just a few seconds, with no modifications to the bike required. The tank vest installation instructions show just how easily and quickly the vest can be mounted to the fuel tank.
The tank vest distributes the payload weight and can be organized so that it doesn't interfere with the rider. Heavy items can be placed lower on the bike, allowing for a lower center of gravity and improved stability over other bags.
The tank vest allows the rider to create a variety of storage options, as its design will work with both ALICE and MOLLE-style pouches. A tank bag is limited to the style and compartments provided by the manufacturer.
The tank vest is based on not one but two layers of 1000 denier CORDURA nylon, a fabric with exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, resistance to tears, scuffs, and abrasions, inherent stain resistance, and decades of proven performance in many of the world's toughest environments.
Access to the Fuel Cap
The tank vest fits around the gas cap, so it remains on the bike while it is being refueled. Most tank bags need to be moved or removed while refueling.
Ease of Maintenance
The tank vest is made of 1000 denier CORDURA nylon, which is made with yarns that resist staining. Products made with this fabric can be generally be wiped clean with a damp cloth, may be hand washed, or may be washed in the machine using lukewarm water and then line dried. Bleach and fabric softeners are not recommended.
High Manufacturing Standards
All tank vests are manufactured from components made in the USA and are assembled in the USA. They are crafted to meet or exceed military specifications for tactical gear.