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Old 01-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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A* backpack?

Anyone ride with a moto-specific backpack? Just want to lug around my laptop and maybe a couple of files. Alpinestars has a nice one, but it's a bit spendy.

Other suggestions? Or is the A* stuff worth it (as it usually is)?
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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20 dollar Starter backpack from walmart, works great.
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I have a Tumi/Ducati backpack, top quality and design, it's been almost 3 years and still looks brand new!
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I have a Large Adidas backpack for $25 at Academy.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #9
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I've found most of the moto-specific ones to be too much money for what you actually get. You're paying a lot for the name in many cases. I have a nice Abercrombie and Fitch pack that I use, it has tons of pockets and is very secure but I want to say that it was like $125 - bought it because I had an A&F gift card and that was the absolute only thing in the store I could find to buy and since I had a gift card I had to buy something. Turned out to be a good purchase - I've had it for more than 10 years now.

Check out the tactical bags at Cheaper then Dirt. They have LOTS of cool bags from $30-$300. (I don't see the one online that I really liked in the catalog)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemL...spx?catid=6661


I thought this one was kinda cool, though the camo is ugly:
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icon squad 2 is what i have. best pack ive ever owned hands down.has a zipper pocket on the bottom for laptop. they went with buckles on the 4 point harness (i guess thats what you'd call it) infront. allows for more air to stay cool on chest as opposed to the zipper on the 1st squad. it also has reflective material all over it. you can see it a mile away.
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^ You really like the Icon pack?

We've had all kinds of Icon stuff, from jackets to gloves to helmets to armor and I hate to say it but it was all and fell completely apart within the first year. Sucks, too because I think some of their designs are absolutely badass, just have had VERY poor luck with their quality.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #13
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #14
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i have had no problems with any of my gear. ive got the timax jacket, timax orig. gloves, subhuman helmet, squad 2 pack (first one i had lasted 4 years with heavy abuse) and field armor boots. never had a problem with any off them. but then again its icon top of the line gear too.
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Get what you pay for ^^^
yeah, I stick to Vanson and Shoei pretty much nowadays - but I'm no snob, there's definitely some good stuff to be had cheaper.

Glad to hear your stuff is holding up derek, my brother and mine's stuff ALL fell apart, so it wasn't isolated - then again we stopped buying it after 5 failures - maybe 5 years ago - maybe they've got it figured out now.
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right on. i like shoei but man the price tags. havent ever checked out vanson but i hear they are good quality. im thinking about getting the new ben spies replica helmet. its an hjc.
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I ride with a Maxpedition Falcon II backpack. Fits my laptop well and it has a lot of other compartments. My fave features on it is the sternum strap and waist strap as it helps keep the backpack secure at triple digit speeds crouched over & the zipper pouches will stay closed.

Features
  • Includes modular attachment webbing all over to attach additonal MOLLE pouches and accessories
  • Padded, high-breathability shoulder straps with 1.25” webbing, ergonomic contours, and superb load carrying comfort
  • External sleeve for a 100 oz. water reservoir; a secondary bladder may be inserted into one of two large compartments
  • Contains five large, independent zippered spaces and two hidden compartments
  • Various other carry features for arranging items and gear
  • Non-slip, abrasion-resistant bottom
  • Capacity: 1520 cu. in. / 25 liters
  • Hydration: Up to 100oz Bladder NOT INCLUDED
  • Support: 1 inch Sternum Strap, 1.5 inch Waist Belt
  • Main Compartment: 18"(H) x 9.5"(W) x 4.75"(D)
  • Secondary Compartment: 16"(H) x 8"(W) x 3"(D)
  • Upper Front Pouch: 4"(H) x 7"(W) x 2.5"(D)
  • Lower Front Pouch: 10"(H) x 7"(W) x 2.5"(D)
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