My ancient BMW bag finally disintegrated, so I need a bag for an upcoming tour - 2500 miles thru the Mojave Desert. It has pockets and zippered panels. And a very solid magnetic base. I used the provided strap as a safety, but it was not necessary. It has map pocket and a phone/GPS pocket and on any tour I highly recommend both. I used my iPhone with Maps App and that worked pretty good. But for one thing. If you have your phone in the pocket in the Mojave, it may overheat - never saw that before. It can get hot down there. The water bladder sack (bladder not in included) is really nice. I'd rigged bottles to my fairing before because I live in the High Desert - but this is great. Easy to take a sip or a drink with no hassle, on the move. This bag holds all the basics. Everything you need for a short, or for me, a long one. Easily holds what you need.