The Recon tank bag from Rapid Transit is an extremely versatile, mid-sized bag that is packed with features. With a 19 liter capacity in a streamlined form, you'll have plenty of room to pack your essentials on top of the tank without feeling like you're sitting behind a suitcase. This mid-sized storage capacity is combined with a great set of features to make the Recon tank bag a great option for nearly any rider.
The main compartment of the Recon has enough room for a change of clothes, a camera, and any other small miscellaneous items you may need on your ride. It even has a pocket for a water bladder (sold separately) with holes that allow you to route the hose through an external access slot for easy use. There are also a variety of small pockets inside and out that provide both easy access and a way to stay organized. External pockets include a cellphone/mp3 player pocket and a map pocket - both of which have clear viewing windows.
While it may not be a top choice for the hardcore adventure rider, it does feature a 100D Nylon construction that is both wind and water resistant. There is also a standard rain cover that hides away in its own zippered pouch for times when the weather really takes a turn for the worse. The waterproofing extends to the access ports for the hydration bladder hose and headphone cords with waterproof gates on each. Great features can be found from top to bottom, and the bottom features scratchguard rubberized contact fabric so you don't have to worry about your tank getting scratched up while you ride. The bottom also has connections for a set of included straps that allow you to quickly convert the tank bag to a backpack.
It's not always easy to find a bag that combines plentiful storage, form, and function, but the Recon does a great job of it. If you are looking for a great tank bag for your daily commute or weekend rides you can pick the Rapid Transit Recon tank bag up from Riders Discount by sending Nathan a PM or calling him at 866.931.6644 ext. 809 to order. Just let us know if you want the magnetic or strap mount and we’ll get you taken care of. You can also send an email to FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM with Rapid Transit Recon in the subject line and we’ll get back to you right away.
The externally access ports for both the hydration hose and headphones are gated to keep the elements out.