I’ve been using Wolfman motorcycle luggage for about 10 years. Overall I think Wolfman luggage is quality stuff and I’ve been very pleased with it. That being said, I have the Wolfman Enduro tank bag on my DR-Z440w and have found it to be a little too small to carry all the stuff I want to carry on multi-day rides. I also own the the Wolfman Explorer Lite (like I said, I like Wolfman’s stuff) but at more than twice the size of the Enduro bag it is too large for the DRZ and is even a bit oversized for the larger XR650L.
I’ve heard good things about Giant Loop’s luggage and I saw that their Fandango Pro tank bag is larger than the Wolfman Enduro and smaller than the Explorer Lite, so it seemed it would be about the right size for my needs.
The other factor in my decision to try the Fandango is that it appears to be somewhat waterproof. My Wolfman luggage is made of ballistic fabric that is not waterproof. Wolfman sells a waterproof cover separately for those occasions when you want your stuff to be protected from wet weather. The Fandango bag is made of tarp, which I presume is waterproof but haven’t verified yet.
The Fandango bag is both wider and longer than the Enduro bag, though the difference isn’t huge. The Fandango is rated at eight liters of capacity while the Enduro can carry six liters of stuff, giving the Fandango 33% more storage capacity. That sounds like a lot but a six liter tank bag is pretty small so adding two liters doesn’t make the tank bag excessively large. In comparison, my Wolfman Explorer Lite has up to 16 liters of storage capacity.
In the following photos the Fandango bag is on the left and the Enduro is on the right. You can see the difference is size between the two bags and the different fabrics too.
I’m a map guy and one of the things I really don’t like about the Enduro is the small map pocket. You have to fold your map so small to get it to fit that it severely limits how much of the map you can display while riding. I find myself constantly stopping to refold the map to display the area I’m currently riding in. The design of the Fandango map pocket makes it nearly twice the width of the one on the Enduro. Much better.
The inside of the Wolfman Enduro has a single space for all your stuff. The Fandango has a nice, movable divider for those times when you want your stuff segmented.
Overall, the Fandango appears to be a quality piece of gear with a few advantages over the Wolfman Enduro bag. It fits just right on the IMS 4 gallon tank on my DR-Z440w.
March 2015 Update: Wolfman has come out with an 8 liter tank bag, the Blackhawk. I ordered one to use on my Honda XR650L – like I said, I like Wolfman products.
In summary, I’m pleased with my my Giant Loop Fandango bag and think it is a fine option for the type of riding I like to do.