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Turkana Gear HippoHips 20L and 30L Saddlebags Hybrid Panniers Adventure Side view MOLLE PALS
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Turkana HippoHips™ Hybrid Saddlebags Set

Turkana's roll-top HippoHips™ are the only true hybrid adventure soft luggage saddlebags able to be fitted as classic “over the seat“ mount or as a quick-fit & release plate mount. (Both mounting sets sold separately).

These roll-top 100% waterproof and dustproof motorbike soft luggage panniers are favoured by serious riding pioneers, long distance riders, dual sport enduro moto-adventure guys and girls that have been around the block and know what gear is essential.

The new design and stronger, tougher upgraded fabric ensures the HippoHips™ soft panniers handle bugger ups, scrapes and drops from adventure enduro-type travel.

Disclaimer:  Products might vary in colour, material and construction from time to time.

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USD$394.47

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Turkana HippoHips™ Hybrid Saddlebags

Turkana's roll-top hybrid HippoHips™ is a uniquely designed hybrid soft luggage system, that can be used as classic universal type "over the seat“ using the Classic over the seat strap set or on our injection-moulded, Nylon6 glass-filled plate mounted system (Both mounting sets sold separately).

The HippoHips™ Hybrid universal design will fit the majority of adventure, touring or enduro style motorbikes, The soft saddlebag panniers require pannier frames on the motorcycle and fitment can be on both manufacturer pannier frames or aftermarket pannier frames.
 

HippoHips™ Hybrid is designed for passionate riders going off the beaten path on remote backcountry trails, where each adventure demands gear that can handle a massive beating and adaptable to different motorcycles.

A closer look at HippoHips™ Hybrid universal fit motorcycle saddlebag

Removable waterproof/dustproof inner bags.

Removeable Inner Liner Bag for Hippo Hips

Each saddlebag includes a roll-top removable inner liner bag, allowing you to conveniently leave the pannier bags on the bike and only take the inner bags to your tent or hotel room.

Rated IP67, the inner liner bags are waterproof and dustproof. Water may still come between the inner bag and the saddlebag, but it will not penetrate the inner bag. If the worst happens and the inner bag is damaged it can be easily replaced without the need to replace the entire saddlebag.

For convenience, the removable inner bags are also bright in colour, making it easier to find what you're looking for when searching through your stuff in the bag and when used in combination with the Turkana modular packing cubes, each cube has a different colour making packing the inner bag simple.

Mounting Support Options

HippoHips Plate Mount Kit

Turkana Plate Mounted support

The Turkana HippoHips™ soft luggage adventure motorcycle mounting plate offers a quick release mount for your HippoHips™ baggage setup.

This unrivaled system offers a versatile, and universal fit to the majority of adventure motorcycles, designed with adjustable slots for easy configurability and fitment to most standard aftermarket and OEM motorcycle pannier racks of different shapes and sizes.

Lightweight, nearly unbreakable, making this the ideal adventure travel soft luggage mounting solution for adventure riders.

The glass-filled reinforced nylon 6 material, together with the ribbed design, gives these plates optimal strength where they need it most. But what sets these plates apart is their ingenious ribbed design, which not only saves on unnecessary weight but also grants the plate additional flexibility without compromising strength.

Read more about the Turkana Soft Luggage Mounting Plate here.

HippoHips Over The Seat Strap Kit

Unique cross-over the seat and compression support.

When purchased with the Hippohips Hybrid Classic Strap Mount Kit, the load-carrying cross-over straps disperse weight evenly and compress the bags to the motorcycle to allow access into tight places when riding those dual sport off-road trails.

These load-carrying cross-over straps redefine weight and load distribution. Keeping the total width of your bike to a minimum, with compression, these straps maintain centralised weight, preventing sagging on the outside and eliminating swaying into the rear wheel.

The HippoHip™ bags are made for enduro-adventure bike style riding and for the popular 1000cc+ Adv bikers, as it fits on most motorcycles and suits many different riding styles and preferences. True versatility.

With the wide over-the-seat support strap, secured by hook & loop fasteners, the bags secured to your motorcycle without sacrificing a comfortable pillion ride. Depending on your bike's specifications, this strap can also be installed beneath the seat.

Read more about the Hippohips Hybrid Classic Strap Mount Kit here.

Molle

M.O.L.L.E.

It is important that your saddlebags can be configured for different trips or adventures. What better system to use than what Chuck Norris and the military are used to? M.O.L.L.E. is perfect for this application, making it possible to add and use different pouches fitted with PALS to add more storage space to the saddlebags and allowing you to configure the system to your needs for the trip ahead.

Impact Protection all round

Turkana gear motorcycle soft luggage impact protection for adventure offroad trips

The HippoHips™ offers additional impact protection all around. The front is padded and double-layered to protect gear.

For additional protection, there is a Hdpe/high-density polyethylene impact protection plate. The plate is inserted at the back on the inside of the panniers to ensure it remains flush and close to the frames. Drops, spills, muddy and rocky rutted goat tracks, deep water crossing, tree branches the combination of the wear and tear fabrics, and protection plate will be able to protect your gear. 

The outer layer is made from durable fabrics, namely Rhinocote™. The fabrics offer a high tear, wear and abrasion resistance and can take enormous abuse associated with adventure type travel. The outer shell is water-resistant with double stitched seams which makes this luggage perfect for gritty offroad use and last for many years.

Turkana gear motorcycle soft luggage impact protection for adventure offroad trips

Field Repairable

Field repairable saddlebags mean that most damages should be repairable by anybody with a sewing needle in most places around the world. No need for welding or special tools is required as the case may be to fix hard panniers.

We know the HippoHips™ might be dragged to hell and back and that riders may have to make repairs now and then, as accidents are part of enduro-adventure riding. So, you do not have to throw your bags away due to cuts or tears. Just replace or repair what is needed.

HippoHips Set

HippoHips™ Hybrid Saddlebags set includes:

  • 2 x Turkana HippoHips™ Outer Bags
  • 2 x Waterproof Inner Bags
  • 2 x Turkana BushBaby™ Cannister Pocket
  • 2 x Turkana OxPacker™ Bottle Pocket
  • 4 x Compression Straps (60 cm) to fit OxPacker™ and BushBaby™ pockets

WHY DO WE BELIEVE IN SOFT LUGGAGE?

Turkanagear HippoHips 30L each motorcycle soft luggage waterproof dustproof inner dry bags1.jpg

Simply - they work!

The beauty of it lies in the simplicity of its design. It is one of the many reasons why so many seasoned experienced overlanders, adventure travellers and hardcore adv-enduro riders choose a lightweight design as preferred motorcycle luggage over aluminium panniers.

The lightweight total weights are kind to motorcycle subframes and pannier racks. Many riders still prefer and love this age old keep it simple stupid philosophy for soft motorbike baggage.

Weight on a motorcycle will always be a ball-and-chain and we believe having lightweight gear is the key for when riding off-road, enduro and adventure motorcycles. Lightweight can still be bulletproof and HippoHips™ is a testament to that.

When we updated the design of these saddlebags, we stuck to the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy. HippoHips™ are easy to fit and remove, using a few straps to tie down the bags to pannier frames and the bike, or quick release using our Turkana plate mount.

It is not a problem for weekend riders or commuters to leave the panniers on the bike as the waterproof/dustproof inner bags are removable and can be used to carry gear to a campsite or into a hotel.

Product Features

  • Dual-Layer System
  • Rhinocote™
  • 100% Waterproof Dustproof inner bags
  • HDPE backbone hard impact plates
  • Roll-top closure
  • M.O.L.L.E system - attach and configure more accessory pouches
  • Adjustable carry straps and as a shoulder or backpack bag
  • Field repairable
  • Universal fit to most motorcycle racks
  • Stowaway document pocket
  • Carry handles.

Product Specs

  • Width: 20 cm
  • Length: 35 cm
  • Height unrolled: 63 cm
  • Height rolled 3 times: 43 cm
  • Weight: 4kg
  • Capacity: 2 x 30L (60L total) or 2 x 20L (40L total)