The hard cases on my motorcycle are plenty enough for deterring thieves but I travel with soft bags as well for camping supplies.
With a soft bag on my passenger seat a “slash and grab” is pretty easy. Even if it doesn’t happen, the anxiety associated with the possibility is enough to ruin an afternoon where I leave my belongings unattended on my motorcycle.
I use a steel mesh bag (PacSafe makes them) to put my soft bag in and secure it to my motorcycle.
I keep my most valuable things (electronics) in my tank bag. Whenever I am out of sight or reach of my motorcycle I carry that with me. I specifically bought a tank bag that doubles as a backpack for this reason.
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