Ogio Rig 9800 kit bag review£180.00

Big, tough rolling holdall

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At 6.35kg the Rig 9800 is far from svelte, but the 123l of storage, plus the sturdy construction based around the plastic ‘SLED’ backplate, means that it’s well placed to withstand boisterous baggage handlers.

The SLED system means the bag holds its form well, handy when packing, and also allows it to slip up steps and curbs relatively easily. The wide spaced wheels give ample stability and ground clearance is good too. This bulk does mean it takes up a fair bit of space when not in use, however.

The interior is cavernous and easy to organise:
The interior is cavernous and easy to organise:

The interior is cavernous and easy to organise

Numerous internal pockets and a divider mean well organised packing is easy, with the top section able to be partitioned off for a helmet. Exterior compression straps help when it’s not fully packed, but the stiff material means there’s a lot of space left inside when only partially full, as you can’t fully cinch it in.

The extendable handle has reasonable, if not brilliant, ergonomics. However, we’d like it to extend a touch further to prevent it catching your heels when pulling. Three grab handles make lugging the bag off baggage carousels straightforward enough.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Seb Stott

Technical writer, Tech hub, UK
Seb is a geeky technical writer for BikeRadar, as well as MBUK and What Mountain Bike magazines. Seb's background in experimental physics allows him to pick apart what's really going on with mountain bike components. Years of racing downhill, cross-country and enduro have honed a fast and aggressive riding style, so he can really put gear to the test on the trails, too.
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 192cm/6'3"
  • Weight: 85Kg/187 lbs
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 107cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep!
  • Current Bikes: Focus Sam 3.0, Kona Process 111, Specialized Enduro 29 Elite
  • Dream Bike: Mondraker Crafty with Boost 29" wheels, a 160mm fork and offset bushings for maximum slackness.
  • Beer of Choice: Buckfast ('Bucky' for short)
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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