I have long considered buying one of these but held off because I used a tail bag to haul my stuff when I travelled on long trips. I now trailer when I travel and needed some extra storage other than my saddle bags. This thing was just right to put the small things in that sometimes got lost in my saddlebags. I like the looks, one of the reasons I bought it was that it matches the studs on my seat, saddlebags and backrest. I did not use the straps provided as I could not get them to hold the bag securely. I used back zip ties to hold it securely onto the sissy bar, worked great. This is a very good option for someone looking for a little extra storage on their bike!!!