Enduristan Tornado 2 Dry Bag Review
These days there’s a large variety of dry bag styles and types available from several manufacturers. A smaller and less visible brand you don’t hear a lot about is Enduristan*. They have a slightly different design philosophy in that everything they make is 100% waterproof and favors “less is more” Euro-style patterns.
Enduristan recently reworked their Tornado line (now Tornado 2) of dry bag duffles to include several notable improvements. As I write this I’ve been touring North America for the last couple of months with a medium and large bag set as my main luggage.
Last year, on a similar trip, I carried the original Tornado designs, so I’m now familiar with both generations for comparison purposes. At first I didn’t see any reason for design changes. The bags were lightweight, durable and got the job done.
Although I didn’t experience failures, there were occasional reports of the original material puncturing, or the stitching of the cargo loops coming loose with heavy use. But when the new Tornado 2 bags arrived, it was immediately clear that the Enduristan had addressed those issues.
The Tornado 2 dry bags are now made from a novel heavy-duty material that’s unique to the dry bag industry. It’s REALLY tough, and the rubberized surface has a “grippy” pattern that doesn’t slide around as easily as all other bags I’ve used.
The newly designed Tornado 2's also differ in that they have red-colored liners that help the user differentiate the contents from the bag; a waterproof card holder that can be used to identify the bag’s owner; and an internal zippered pouch (with mesh pockets) that’s especially handy for securing travel documents and other important papers.
Long gone are the dangerous bungees we once used to tie down luggage. These days it’s all about ROK Straps ROKStraps.com, and Enduristan includes two heavy-duty stitched cargo loops on each bag designed for ROK Strapping them directly to the bike’s rear rack, or to other Enduristan dry bags.
Each bag also comes with four compression straps to ensure tight bundles. So far I’ve dragged the Tornado 2's through 7,500 miles of scorching sun, weeks of torrential rain, daily removals and remounts, and constant shuffling of their contents—and they’re not showing any signs of wear or fatigue whatsoever.
After a couple of years and over 25,000 miles of traveling with various Enduristan products, I’m definitely a fan. We realize that purchase decisions can be a little overwhelming with so many brands to choose from, each with their own high quality variations.
But the bottom line is that these days they’re almost all worthy products that’ll give you years of service. With that said, be sure to include Enduristan’s offerings in your decision-making process, they may have unique design characteristics that are just what you’re looking for.
Tornado 2 dry bags are available in S, M, L and XL - Available @ Allroadmoto : HERE
|▲ New material won't slide around||▼ Only available in black|
|▲ Minimalist design|
|▲ 100% waterproof|