Saddlebags have been around for a long time, and over the years the cost has come down and the quality has improved beyond any of the products we had to use in the good old days. Now that we all seem to have an expanding sense of adventure, we are riding farther into the great unknown than ever before, so we need to carry more stuff and a good set of saddlebags are an excellent way to get the job done. Whether you ride a cruiser, sportbike, or dual sport, we can always find a reason to bring extra riding gear, equipment, provisions, tools, or whatever we need to make our trips that much better. Dual sport and streetbike saddlebags are generally made from soft materials, like formed heavy-denier nylon, while cruiser riders tend to prefer leather or hard plastic. Whichever you prefer, make sure to find a set that fits your needs and budget.