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Turkana 8 Piece ADV Soft Luggage Set - HippoHips™ Hybrid PLATE

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Turkana's roll-top HippoHips™ is the only true hybrid adventure saddlebags able to be fitted as classic “over the seat“ or as quick fit/remove plate mounted motorcycle touring soft saddlebag luggage.

These roll-top 100% waterproof and dustproof motorbike panniers are favoured by serious riding pioneers, the RTW crowd, dual sport enduro moto-adventure guys and girls that have been around the block and know what gear is essential.

With a new design and stronger, tougher upgraded fabric, the HippoHips™ 8-piece soft panniers handle bugger ups on old dirt roads, scrapes and drops from adventure enduro-type travel.


Turkana's roll-top HippoHips™ is a uniquely designed hybrid hard-mount system. The dual-use can be used as classic strap - universal type "over the seat“ using the Classic-Strap-Set or on our injection-moulded, Nylon6 glass-filled plate mounted system. This product page features the PLATE MOUNT version. Straps can be purchases separately in the future should you wish to convert.

The HippoHips™ universal design will fit the majority of motorbikes soft saddlebag luggage and requires pannier frames on a motorcycle. They can be fitted with manufactures frames or after market frames.
 (Both sets sold separately)

HippoHips™ is an 8-piece luggage set with two additional removable waterproof and dustproof roll-top bags.

Bugger ups on old dirt roads, scrapes and drops will always be part of adventure enduro-type travel. HippoHips™ is designed for passionate riders going off the beaten path on remote backcountry trails, where each adventure demands gear that can handle a massive beating and adaptable to different motorcycles, the HippoHips™ soft panniers is a universal fit design allowing for fitment to most adventure enduro style motorcycles. 


Removable waterproof/dustproof inner bags.


Each side makes use of a roll-top removable inner bag which are water and dustproof with an IP67 rating. Leave the pannier bags on the bike and only take the inner bags to your tent or into a hotel. If fitted on the Hybrid plates remove the entire HippoHip™ saddlebag pannier.

It has a light colour on the inside to allow you to easier find contents when searching for your stuff on the inside of the bag.

Water might still come between the liner and the outer bag, but it will not penetrate the inner liner. If the worst happens and the liner is damaged it can be replaced without the need to replace the entire bag. When used with Turkana modular packing cubes it is easy to find what you are looking for as each cube has a different colour and makes packing the inner bag easy 

The HippoHips™ fits in with the Turkana philosophy of finding that balance between great quality, lifelong durable tough as nails soft luggage and importantly, value for money. Hopefully, we are doing less better.

Unique Cross-over seat and compression support.

Our load-carrying cross-over straps disperse weight evenly and compress the bags to allow access into tight places when riding those dual sport off-road trails.

The crossover straps ensure the total width of your bike is kept to a minimum and keeps the weight centred. The cross-over straps further assist with ensuring the outside of the bag does not droop and remains at the height level when initially fitted, eliminating the tendency to sway into the rear wheel of the motorcycle.

The HippoHip™ bags are made for enduro-adventure bike style riding and for the popular 1000cc+ Adv bikers, as it fits on most motorcycles and suits many different riding styles and preferences. True versatility.

The wide, over the seat support strap, connect with hook & loop to secure the bags to the motorcycle, yet it allows for a pillion to ride comfortably. Depending on your specific bike, this strap may also be installed underneath the seat.

HippoHips™ Hybrid PLATE Saddlebags set includes:

  • 2 x 30L Turkana HippoHips™ Outer Bags
  • 2 x Waterproof 30L Inners
  • 2 x Plastic Backbones (installed in bag)
  • 2 x Turkana BushBaby™ 3L Utility Bags
  • 2 x Turkana OxPacker™ 1.8L Bottle Bags
  • 2 x Compression Straps with quick connection buckles (50 + 70cm) to fit horizontally on and around each main HippoHips™ Bag
  • 2 x Nylon6 glass-filled Mounting Plates with hardware
  • Weight: 5.7 kg (12.7 lbs) complete set with plates
  • Main bags size:  14.5" w x 7.5" d x 13-17" h

    NOTE: Installation Instructions provided are common for both the Plate and Strap mount sets, and therefore list straps that are only included with the Strap mounting set but are unnecessary for installing with Plate set, and therefore are not included. 



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