There are two pieces of wisdom that anyone who travels by motorcycle has learned. First, there's always something else you could take with you, so you can't afford to waste any space in your saddlebags. And two, the best way to make the most efficient use of every square inch is to keep things hyper-organized. Here's a simple-but-clever accessory that helps with both of those tasks. Frankly, we're kind of proud of this one.
The Lid Storage Organizer fits neatly inside the lid of top-loading saddlebags such as the original equipment aluminum panniers on the BMW R1200GS and other adventure-touring motorcycles, as well as aftermarket rectangular aluminum panniers made by Saddlemen and other brands. The lid organizer mounts with included Velcro and has several solid and mesh compartments that you can use to organize tools, personal electronics, a small camera, a flashlight, valuables or anything else you want to keep careful track of or keep easily accessible, instead of having it disappear into the bowels of a crowded saddlebag. The lid organizer's thin profile means it does not intrude into the main compartment of the saddlebag. What it does, instead, is turn the usually wasted space inside the lid of most aluminum panniers into a useful and highly organized space. And because it mounts with the included Velcro straps, the lid organizer is easy to remove or re-install any time you want.
This is an inexpensive way to stay organized when you're on the road for long trips and use every square inch of your precious storage space. If you've ever wasted valuable riding time fishing through a overloaded pannier to find the one small item you need, you'll instantly recognize the value of the Lid Storage Organizer.
Note: The organizer comes in pairs to fit both saddlebag lids but does not include the tools, panniers or pannier bags that are shown in the photos for illustration purposes.