While most motorcycle jackets include an accessible reach pocket for your essentials, many riders prefer to use a leg bag to hold their keys, wallet and phone.
These bags are often waterproof, easy to use with gloved hands and designed with quick access in mind.
Best Motorcycle Leg Bag Reviews
Let’s look at our top options.
Held Leg Bag
This 1-litre bag uses the same fastening mechanism as Oxford’s, with one strap for your waist and another for your leg.
It feels comfortable, has a good level of adjustment and sits correctly off the hip at a complete stop.
This bag is listed as water-resistant and includes a fully waterproof inner pocket. This is a nice touch for UK riders.
Held has opted for a tapered cut, with the widest point at the top.
It looks right with full leathers and a sports bike, leaving little material to create wind resistance.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Will fit most
- Water-resistant with a waterproof pouch
- Not the cheapest option on our list
Oxford Leg Bag
Oxford’s 1-litre bag fits by placing one strap around your waist and another around your leg. The bag sits in between, anchored to both straps.
This setup is comfortable, highly adjustable and puts the bag in the correct position when you come to a complete stop and put your feet down.
The construction feels tough, but the marketing blurb doesn’t mention waterproofing. Safe to say, these are not intended for all-weather use.
Though it’s a one-litre bag, its cut makes it feel slightly bulkier.
A solid bag that should fit most riders.
- Comfortable, adjustable fit
- Motorcycle specific (and it shows)
- Not waterproof
Givi Easy-T Leg Bag
Considering this bag only uses one strap around the thigh, it’s surprisingly comfortable and stays in place pretty well.
Bags anchored at two points will always perform better in this respect, but Givi has made a comfortable, affordable leg bag with a slim profile.
The size in litres is not listed on this one, and it feels smaller than its competition.
There’s no waterproofing here, but the 600D polyester construction means it should last a long time.
It’s also slim enough that you could wear it under your waterproofs. Perfect if you just want to take your phone, wallet and keys.
- Slim cut
- Reflective panels
- Trusted Italian bike gear
- Not waterproof
Q Bag Thigh Bag
This lightweight and discreet thigh bag has been designed for sports bike riders who don’t want to mess around with panniers, top boxes or backpacks. As a day bag to fit your phone, wallet and keys, it’s just right.
A document pocket is included for your license and registration (or passport when motorcycle touring).
Though tough and durable, this bag isn’t waterproof.
At the price, it’s a great little bag and an excellent place to start if you haven’t used one of these bags before.
One thing to mention: unless you’ve been religious about leg day at the gym, this might slip down when you’re walking. I found it better to take it off and sling it over my shoulder when off the bike.
- Simple, quality design for easy access
- Not waterproof
Huntvp Tactical Leg Bag
Though this isn’t sold as a motorcycle-specific kit, it’s ideal for commuters who don’t care too much about bulkiness.
It’s a little square and less aerodynamic than some specialist motorcycle gear.
But ample space, 900D polyester and a fully waterproof inner liner mean it performs very well as an alternative to a backpack or panniers.
Both the waist and leg straps are comfortable and adjustable, and the mesh backing on the bag means it’ll stay cool during the brief UK summer.
- Quality at this price point
- Waterproof inner liner
- Bulkier and less aerodynamic than some motorcycle-specific options
Though the bags with a single thigh strap on our list perform pretty well – if you’re after a bag that will stay up while you’re walking around, get one with a waist strap.
The sizes on our list range from the Huntvp (biggest) down to the Q Bag (smallest).
If you’re after something just for grabbing your wallet or phone quickly, go for one of the smaller options.
This will be important for most UK riders, so choosing an option with a water-resistant outer and a fully waterproof inner makes the most sense.
Some people wear a leg bag under their waterproof trousers, so slimmer options like the Givi or Q Bag might work best.
Comfort and Fit
This is a tricky one.
Bags with waist straps might feel slightly more intrusive when riding, but at least they stay up when you’re off the bike walking around.
The thigh strap only variety is typically so light and unobtrusive while riding that you barely notice you’re wearing them.
Once walking around, though, they slip down and are better taken off.
A leg bag is a nice option if you want to ride with only the essentials or you want your license, wallet and keys within easy reach in the riding position.
Either way, they’re an inexpensive piece of equipment that lots of commuters will find handy.