When you’re on your bike and wearing a biking jacket and trousers, it can be difficult to store all of your important items. The fact is that, wherever you go, you’re likely to need to take our phone, battery packs, keys, wallets, and even a firearm. Consequently, we need someplace to put them.
Waist bags are one solution. But a good leg bag can hold much more and won’t make you look like you’ve just stepped out of the 80s. The choice these days is vast. And you can find the best motorcycle leg bag for your needs without having to spend a fortune.
So, let’s take a close look at some of the options out there…
- 1 Top 10 Best Motorcycle Leg Bags You Should Buy Reviews
- 1.1 1 Harley-Davidson Side Slinger 2-IN-1 Shoulder Bag/Leg Holster – Black 98223 – Best Large Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.2 2 Milwaukee Leather MP8885 Black Carry Leather Thigh Bag with Waist Belt – Best Leather Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.3 3 Motorcycle Rider Leg Bags Knight Waist Bag Fanny Pack Belt adjustable Universal
- 1.4 4 Le’aokuu Mens Genuine Leather Motorcycle Waist Pack Messenger Shoulder Drop Leg Bag – Most Stylish Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.5 5 Anjoy Drop Leg Bag Fanny Waist Thigh Packs Outdoor Motorcycle Costume Pouches – Most Versatile Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.6 6 Drop Leg Bag Fanny Waist Thigh Packs Outdoor Motorcycle Costume Pouches – Most Adjustable Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.7 7 SEALINF Canvas Waist Bag Fanny Pack Racing Drop Leg Bag Motorcycle Outdoor Bag – Best Affordable Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.8 8 Hebetag Drop Leg Bag Canvas Thigh Pouch – Best Motorcycle Leg Bag for Storage
- 1.9 9 Dainese Unisex-Adult Leg-Bag Black One – Best Round Motorcycle Leg Bag
- 1.10 10 Genda 2Archer Drop Leg bag Motorcycle Durable Canvas Multi-Pocket Support Max Waistline of 56 Inch – Best Retro Motorcycle Leg Bag for Big Riders
- 2 Best Motorcycle Leg Bag Buying Guide
- 3 Looking for more great motorbike accessories?
- 4 So what is the Best Motorcycle Leg Bag?
Top 10 Best Motorcycle Leg Bags You Should Buy Reviews
1 Harley-Davidson Side Slinger 2-IN-1 Shoulder Bag/Leg Holster – Black 98223 – Best Large Motorcycle Leg Bag
This is about as big as you’re likely to get. It measures a generous 12” x 10,” so there’s plenty of room inside to pack all those essentials.
The Harley-Davidson Side Slinger has lots of compartments. It has two large-sized exterior pouches. Both are well secured by zips and a strap and are also fully waterproof. On the inside, there are two more additional compartments for storing your keys, phones, or whatever else you happen to be carrying.
The bag is not big enough to store an iPad, but there is sufficient room to keep a handgun and spare clip.
It’s made from water-resistant nylon, and it has a wet-proof lining. It’s good enough to stand up to all but heavy rain. You should, however, note that this is not fully waterproof. If you need a fully waterproof bag, you need to look elsewhere.
High-quality and stylish…
The rest of the bag is well put together. It has high-quality zip and straps and looks like it’s built to last. Also, it undoubtedly looks cool. It comes in black color, with the Harley Davidson Logo on the front. It’s finished with chrome zippers and studs.
The bag’s neutral looks and versatility make this very much a unisex bag. It comes with straps that make it possible to wear on your waist, across your shoulder, as well as on your leg. This makes it great for wearing while off as well as while on the bike.
- Large size.
- Plenty of compartments.
- Not fully waterproof.
2 Milwaukee Leather MP8885 Black Carry Leather Thigh Bag with Waist Belt – Best Leather Motorcycle Leg Bag
This is a leather motorcycle leg bag. It measures 11” x 8,” so it is just a little smaller than the Harley bag we just reviewed. Nevertheless, it’s still a decent-sized bag for most riders’ everyday needs.
It’s mostly made from leather, though not exclusively so. The bindings and straps are made from cotton twill and nylon. It doesn’t, however, take away from the overall aesthetic of the bag. Plus, if you feel you’d prefer to change the strap out for an all-leather one, that’s possible too.
Comes with large pockets…
There are a couple of large pockets on the outside of the bag. Both have good quality zips. And both are covered by the beautiful hole and lace securing strap. The strap has a stub button to keep things in-place.
The Milwaukee Leather MP8885 motorcycle leg bag has a universal gun holster, with positional adjustment. It’s concealed and is big enough to carry a small pistol. Unfortunately, the holster could be bigger. For the average-sized handgun, it’s too much of a tight squeeze. This is undoubtedly a negative and something that’s going straight into our moans and niggles section.
The bag is water-resistant but not completely waterproof. However, it’s still likely to perform well in heavy rain. It’s also likely to fare better in poor conditions than the Harley Davidson bag.
The distinctive styling is more likely to appeal to women than men. However, it’s not exclusively so. And there are still plenty of guys who will find this kind of style attractive.
- Two large external compartments.
- Universal gun holster.
- Small gun holster.
3 Motorcycle Rider Leg Bags Knight Waist Bag Fanny Pack Belt adjustable Universal
This bag is big. It measures 32cms x 28 cms. The internal pocket size is generous enough to fit an iPad pro. However, the two outer pockets are altogether less generous, although big enough to fit your phone keys and a few odds and ends.
Unlike the previous motorcycle leg bag, it has no special pouch holder to keep your firearm. There’s plenty of room, but keeping it loose at the bottom of the bag is far from ideal. If you want to carry a gun, we think it’s most probably the wrong choice.
Affordable and still of high-quality…
This is an affordable bag that gives plenty of quality, relative to its low price tag. The stitching seams and zips are all well put together. The zips are not YKK but are nevertheless good quality.
The leg bag is made from canvas. It’s hard-wearing and should last a long time. The only downside is that it’s not waterproof. It’s OK for a light rain shower but not much else.
Not for large waste sizes or small body frames…
The bag will fit anyone up to a waist size of around 42”. Anything much above this, and you’re going to run out of the strap. Since the straps are integrated, this is an important consideration. Also worth taking into account is that because it’s so large, it’s also not suitable for people with smaller body frames.
One final feature is that it has reflective strips and piping to increase your visibility at night. It’s probably not going to make much of a difference. But as far as safety is concerned, every little helps.
- Generous sized main compartment.
- Reflective piping and strips.
- Small front pockets.
4 Le’aokuu Mens Genuine Leather Motorcycle Waist Pack Messenger Shoulder Drop Leg Bag – Most Stylish Motorcycle Leg Bag
It is one of the smallest motorcycle leg bags on our list. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in looks and quality. There’s no doubt that the Le’aokuu Mens Genuine Leather bag packs plenty of punch.
It measures just 8.6” x 5.9”. There are a total of four compartments. And, despite its size, there’s still ample room to fit in your phone, keys, snacks, and essentials. You could fit in a smaller pistol, but there’s no dedicated holster.
Stylish and with a variety of models…
When it comes to style, this motorcycle leg bag gets full marks. It looks superb and will look cool, whether being worn by a man or a woman. Additionally, the choice of style and colors is frankly superb.
To be precise, there are no less than 27 different options. All of them are made from the same quality leather. All of them are well-finished with beautiful stitching, eyelets, and stud fasteners.
Like all leather bags, it’s also likely to look better with age…
Both straps, for the leg and waist, are made from nylon and fitted with matching hardware. This depends on which style and color of the bag you choose. The cool thing is that if you need smaller or larger straps, you can buy them separately. You could even fit leather ones if that’s your thing.
One of the disadvantages of leather is that it’s not fully waterproof. You can expect the same kind of water resistance that you get from a nylon or canvas alternative.
- Good value.
- Cool looks.
- It comes in an excellent choice of styles and colors.
- Straps are detachable.
- It’s quite small.
- Not waterproof.
5 Anjoy Drop Leg Bag Fanny Waist Thigh Packs Outdoor Motorcycle Costume Pouches – Most Versatile Motorcycle Leg Bag
This is a nice-sized bag. It’s not as big as the large Knight bag but not as small as the Le’aokuu bag. Measuring 11.4” x 7,” it sits perfectly in the middle.
Although it’s not big enough for an iPad, there’s still enough room for a large smartphone, power bank, camera, and an assortment of other essentials. It has three zipped pockets and with just a single pocket on the outside.
Fits most body sizes…
It would be better if it had a smaller internal pocket for keys and loose change. However, the outside pocket can still be utilized for the job if needed.
The bag will fit anyone with a waist size between 31” to 47” and a thigh size of 20” to 27”. That makes it suitable for a large proportion of both men and women. Though frankly, we think that the styling is likely to appeal more to women than to men. That’s despite it being marketed as a men’s bag!
High-quality canvas and polyester construction…
It’s made from the good quality cotton canvas on the outside and has a 100% polyester lining. It’s water and weather resistant but not completely waterproof. It should withstand a heavy shower, though.
Considering its low price point, this is a well-made bag. It uses some decent materials and also comes in a choice of three colors. It’s a sound budget option.
- Quality materials.
- Good adjustability.
- Excellent value.
- No small inner compartment.
6 Drop Leg Bag Fanny Waist Thigh Packs Outdoor Motorcycle Costume Pouches – Most Adjustable Motorcycle Leg Bag
This is about the average-sized motorcycle leg bag. Though, as it turns out, it has a lot more adjustability than most. Although it measures just 11.81” x 7.08,” it can still fit someone with a 50” waist and on a 35” thigh.
That should cover pretty much everyone.
Several large pockets…
It has three pockets on the outside and a further two on the inside. The pockets on the outside all have zip closures. They’re not particularly large but are great for keeping items that you readily need to carry.
The main inside pocket is generously-sized and is big enough to fit an iPad or similarly sized tablet. There is also plenty of extra room to keep power banks, chargers, and other smaller devices. You could even fit in a large water bottle or a Bible if that’s your thing.
Made from canvas, with a neutral design…
It’s made from canvas and comes in a choice of three colors. The design is about as neutral as can be. We, therefore, think you’ll agree that this bag will be loved by both men and women.
The only negatives are that the straps are integrated, so they can’t be removed. Plus, it’s not fully waterproof. A common feature with and moan about canvas bags.
Despite these couple of shortcomings, when considering how inexpensive it is, this is a great option for the more budget-conscious biker.
- Generous main internal pocket.
- Five compartments.
- Fits bikers with larger waists and thighs.
- Good value.
- The straps are integrated.
7 SEALINF Canvas Waist Bag Fanny Pack Racing Drop Leg Bag Motorcycle Outdoor Bag – Best Affordable Motorcycle Leg Bag
This is the most affordable motorcycle leg bag on our list. It’s also one of the largest.
Thankfully, a low price point, in this case, doesn’t mean low quality. The bag is made from canvas that’s noticeably thicker than a lot of other similar bags. The stitching and the quality of the zips are also of a high standard.
Great choice of colors…
It’s a good quality bag that also comes in a choice of seven colors. There are four solid and three camouflage options. If you’re into fishing and hunting, as well as biking, this will double-up nicely.
It measures 12.6” x 9” and features a large inside compartment. It’s large enough to fit in an iPad, a large bottle of water, or a bottle of whiskey if you prefer!
The outside has two zipped pockets, and two very small Velcro fastened pockets. We like the inclusion of the two smaller Velcro fastened pockets. But we would think twice before putting anything valuable in them. Keys, wallets, and phones are better suited to go on the inside of the bag or in the zipped pockets.
Suitable for men and women…
The styling makes it suitable for men and women. It will look great worn by people with larger or smaller frames. However, be warned that anyone with a waist much over 44” will find that they will run out of strap. Because the strap is integrated, sadly, there will be no way of swapping it out.
- Good selection of different sized compartments.
- Good value.
- Not waterproof.
8 Hebetag Drop Leg Bag Canvas Thigh Pouch – Best Motorcycle Leg Bag for Storage
Although the Hebetag Drop Leg Bag is one of the smallest bags on our list, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in design and quality. One of it’s best features is how well thought out the compartments are.
Starting with the outside of the bag, we love the inclusion of a dedicated sunglasses or glasses pouch. It has a Velcro seal and can be accessed easily. Whether you are on your bike or out and about, having a place to store your glasses can be a real problem. This little pouch solves all of that and gives you a place to store your glasses safely, quickly, and without fear of them getting scratched.
There is another zipped compartment for small items that also allow for equally quick access. Then there is a larger compartment with a zip fastener and a folded Velcro sealed flap. It’s the perfect place for keeping your wallet, phone, and keys.
The bag only measures 11.4” x 5.9”. However, it’s still big enough to fit an iPad mini in the internal compartment. That’s not bad for a small bag.
Come rain, come shine…
It’s made for canvas and comes in 12 different colors. It’s well made, but like all canvas bags, it isn’t waterproof. If you ride your bike in light rain, you’ll be OK for a little while but don’t rely upon it for keeping the rain out for too long.
- Sunglasses pouch.
- Good quality.
- It will suit bikers with smaller frames.
- Small main compartment.
9 Dainese Unisex-Adult Leg-Bag Black One – Best Round Motorcycle Leg Bag
The Dainese Unisex-Adult Leg-Bag is a bit of an outlier. Its shape and design are very different from any of the other bags in our review. We have the feeling that the style is something you’re either going to love or hate.
Starting with the size, it’s not particularly large. It measures just 20cms x 15 cms. If you have a lot to carry, this won’t be the best motorcycle leg bag for you.
It’s almost oval-shaped and also distinguishes itself by having no outside pockets. It makes the design sleeker, but you lose out on the convenience of getting faster access to your stuff.
Many from high-quality materials…
The inside has two compartments. One of the compartments has a zip fastener, and the other is an open pocket. Unfortunately, there are no smaller and easily accessible pockets, which could be a deal-breaker for some of you.
The bag is made of nylon. It’s well made, with high-quality zips, and is finished around the corners with reflective piping. It’s not waterproof. But it’s likely to hold the water at-bay longer than any of the canvas bags we’ve reviewed. Be warned, though, that in heavy rain, the water will get in.
Expensive for what it is…
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, and don’t mind the lack of external pockets, then this isn’t a bad option. However, one of the biggest negatives for us is the price. It’s competing in the same price range as real leather bags, which we feel probably offer better value.
- Good quality.
- Reflective piping.
- High quality zips.
- No external pockets or compartments.
10 Genda 2Archer Drop Leg bag Motorcycle Durable Canvas Multi-Pocket Support Max Waistline of 56 Inch – Best Retro Motorcycle Leg Bag for Big Riders
This is a smallish and retro-looking bag.
It measures 11.4” x 7” and comes in a choice of four colors. It’s made from canvas, so just be careful if you’re out riding on a rainy day. Be warned that it won’t be too long until the rain gets in!
Plenty of compartments…
This is a good-sized and versatile bag. On the outside, there are two compartments. Both compartments have zip fasteners. The rear compartment has the extra security of being covered by a large-press stud flap. The inside will fit an iPad mini.
One of its biggest strengths is the size of the straps. There’s no doubt that these are very, very long. They’re so long that the Genda 2Archer Drop Leg bag is suitable for anyone with a waist up to 56” and a thigh up to 34.”
Perfect for big dudes…
The size of the straps makes it perfect for larger bikers. What’s more, is that it also makes it possible to wear higher up your leg and closer to your waist. This is something you’re not able to do with most bags.
Its design makes it just as useful for wearing off the bike as well as on. It’s perfect for those camping trips or just for going out shopping or walking the dog.
Built to last…
We think it’s well-made, and the manufacturer seems to think so too. It offers a six-month six warranty on all its motorcycle leg bags. This is something that you won’t find with many other brands.
- Suitable for larger sized bikers.
- Versatile use.
- Well made.
- Six months manufacturer’s warranty.
- Zippers could be better.
Best Motorcycle Leg Bag Buying Guide
Size isn’t everything. Larger bags are great for fitting in lots of gear. But they are distinctly more uncomfortable if you wear them over long periods. However, if you need a larger motorcycle leg bag, maybe for some extended touring, you can’t go wrong with the bag from…
For more regular and prolonged wear, you might want to try something smaller. The…
…is under 9” tall but still has plenty of room for phones, wallets, or most things you’re likely to carry. If you don’t need to carry an iPad around with you everywhere, it’s ideal.
We’d recommend going for the smallest bag you think you can get away with. It will be more comfortable in the long-run, and you’ll most probably be thankful that you made that decision down the line.
The three most common choices of material are cotton/canvas, leather, and nylon.
Cotton/canvas bags are generally the most affordable. However, this doesn’t mean low quality. The…
…is a good example of a well-made bag that also happens to be the most affordable on our list. The only downsides with canvas are that it tends to wear more easily, and it’s not as waterproof as the other two materials.
If you want something stronger and more weatherproof, we suggest you buy either the nylon…
Both will offer around the same level of waterproofing. However, the leather bag is likely to be more durable and look better over time.
All of the bags have two straps. One is to fix around the waist and the other around the thigh. Most have their straps integrated into the bag. This means you have to check carefully about sizes as some might be either too big or too small.
If you’re larger and want a larger bag, check out the…
If you want something versatile, we suggest the…
This is because the strap is completely detachable, so you can fit your own if you prefer. We don’t know why more bags aren’t made like this. It makes a lot of sense to us.
All the bags, except for the Dainese Unisex-Adult Leg-Bag, have external compartments. We think it’s a feature worth having, though Dainese disagrees. In their defense, they do, however, have three internal compartments; whereas, most bags just have one large space on the inside.
Having zippable compartments and ones with a flap over the larger one is ideal for security. This is why we like bags like the…
We also like this bag because it has a dedicated sunglasses pouch at the top.
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Back to motorcycle leg bags…
So what is the Best Motorcycle Leg Bag?
So, there you have it. A great selection of motorcycle leg bags suit most biker’s needs and, without doubt, pockets. Motorcycle leg bags are a great alternative to the much smaller and less practical waist-bags. Plus, and very importantly, they’re a thousand percent more stylish too.
Although the best motorbike leg bag isn’t all about style, our favorite from our review is the…
This bag just happens to also be the best looking of the ten we’ve featured.
This bag is a good size. It’s neither too big nor too small. It also looks super cool and is likely to wear well and keep on getting better with age. Like all of us, really! And finally, the ability to be able to switch out the straps is a real clincher for us.
Enjoy your rides.