Here is the challenge in packing for the upcoming Morocco moto trip: each of us needs to bring our own riding gear (helmet, boots, pants, etc), plus whatever casual clothing to get us through 8 days of riding and seeing the sites. We will be riding rented Husqvarna enduro bikes, with a support truck carrying gear for us, but only limited to what can fit in a 40 liter Ortlieb dry bag (so says the tour company). My solution is this Base Camp Duffle bag from The North Face (full disclosure: that’s an affiliate link, in case you decide you might want to buy one). This is the XL size. Fully stuffed, this bag will hold over 120 liters capacity, but when empty, it folds nice and flat. It has backpack straps to help me get all my shiz through the airport. Since my riding gear will be the bulkiest items I take with me, once I get there and have my riding gear on, this duffle and all my remaining items should fit no problem inside of a 40 liter bag. That’s my plan. I’m thinking I could have gone for the Large size which holds 90 liters, but erred on the side of gigantic. What would you do for a trip like this?

XL Basecamp Duffle from The North Face

9 Responses to Packing For Morocco Moto Trip

  1. mark says:

    I have a Dana Designs bag that I could crawl inside of with room to spare for just such occasions. Not that I take riding trips to Morocco, but you know what I mean.

  2. Moto says:

    Dana Designs makes great stuff too. Have a link to this particular bag you can share? I’m sure my buddies who are going on this trip are still sizing up their options, if you know what I mean.

  3. keith says:

    I have a North face bag that could be borrowed if needed, just bring it back with some Atlas Mountain dust on it.

  4. Libby Dowd says:

    Morocco…..a favorite of mine. Haven’t been in a long time. Have a great trip

  5. mark says:

    Dana Designs has been absorbed by Marmot, and the bag I have was apparently a casualty of the integration. That said, same offer stands that Keith made above–bring it back with some Atlas Mtns dust on it, and anyone who needs it is welcome to it for the duration of the trip.

  6. Moto says:

    Thanks for the comment, Libby. Hopefully we’ll all get some great photos to post, which will bring back some memories of Morocco for you. We’re all looking forward to it.

  7. Moto says:

    Thanks for the offer, Mark! I’m sure we’ll bring back some dust from the High Atlas, one way or the other.

  8. Jake says:

    TNF base camp duffel bags rock!! Use them on all my MC trips, through some torrential downpours gear has stayed nice and dry. Black Diamond Huey bags are killer as well. Skiing in AK is sweet, enjoy Morocco! Lets ride this summer

  9. Moto says:

    Jake, looking forward to riding with you and the new Tiger this summer. Keep it safe in AK.

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