Arkel has designed what might be the sleekest trunk bag available. A single glance shows how different it is: sleek, uncluttered and aerodynamic. The Tail Rider is fully insulated, has an immense opening, many internal pockets and a divider to keep the content from shifting around. Waterproof zippers keep a sudden rain outside, but for longer rides the Tail Rider has an integrated rain cover. That's sweet! A built-in expansion bellow will stretch for more carrying capacity when needed. Finally wrap it all with lots of safety features and the package is the best you can wish for short or long rides alike!
Handy for a set of miniature tools, several tubes, the raincover, car keys, wallet, phone, small camera, gatorade, with 5"x 8"x 3"H compartment free. The bag is elegantly unobtrusive on the rear rack of my Catrike Expedition, just above shoulder level. For people who ride casually, it's the perfect bag, but commuters would probably like something bigger and more versatile, or add panniers or another bag somewhere when needed.
Today, I returned 3 hardbacks and some CDs to the Library, then went to the gym. I had to hang the bagged books from a bungee cord, and my gym shoes wouldn't fit in the Tailrider (with D: All of the Above) either.
More attachment points would be very helpful, and hopefully they've addressed this in subsequent iterations...
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend