I agree.It always amazes me that tank bags, seat bags etc are not designed to be waterproof, with a separate (tedious) rain cover required. In this day and age, it shouldn't be that hard (albeit a bit more expensive - I'd pay).
I took a look at the BMW bag and only the roll top inner compartment is waterproof.I agree.
I like that our BMW Soft Bag 3 Small is waterproof.
There's little shock cords that hold the roll top open. I only close it when it looks like rain.I took a look at the BMW bag and only the roll top inner compartment is waterproof.
This is way too cumbersome for me to get stuff in and out like my spray bottle of Invisible glass and microfiber towel, a set of gloves, Covid mask, etc. The roll top was a deal breaker for me. To each his own.
I agree though, it's silly that the outer shell isn't waterproof. I'd pay more for that in a heartbeat
Thanks, I would like to see the SW Pro Rearbag as mounted on the R 1250 R. I mounted the SW Motech rear rack vs the BMW rack, and will also be getting the SW mounting plate. I have installed the Kenimoto Tail Bag,https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B085997KQJ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details, on the rear seat and am satisfied with that when doing only day trips.Thanks to this thread, I just ordered the SW Mo-Tech Pro Rearbag Tail Bag and should arrive either Monday or Tuesday. I'll post some pictures of the bag on and off the bike when it comes in.