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Old 03-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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So i just got my bike! i find myself needing a backpack to carry some extra stuff, mainly to ride to the gym. Mainly one that i can fit my running shoes/bball shoes in. So far i've like the alpinestars aero tech since it meets all of my needs but if theres anything else out there that does the job and at a cheaper cost lmk please.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=6513
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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any backpack will work...I used to use one a lot when I rode street regularly.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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any backpack will work...I used to use one a lot when I rode street regularly.
+1. I have a Tumi that I use when riding..
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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I guess I would at least suggest one that has a chest strap so you don't need to worry about the shoulder straps sliding down?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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I have a Hurley "semi-Hiking" backpack. chest straps are important too^
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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If you're wearing a riding jacket any backpack should do.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Chest straps definitely! I have a mesh one, found it at half price books for $7.00 holds shoes & shorts fine.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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I like the cummerbund straps more than the chest straps personally, seems to hold it in place better.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #9
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Any backpack would work fine.
This is the backpack I normally use to go to the gym and stuff, I have my 17in laptop in it and clothes and shoes.
http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=sh...25/pgid-729545
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This is what I use part of the time...


Mines even Kawi green... for visibility AND showing my "colors". It'll stuff into your tail/seat no matter how little space there is... so you'll always have it for last minute stops when you didn't think to bring a full bag. Beats the heck out of stuffing in your jacket. ONLY issue I've had is if I ride one handed and put my hand on my waiste... that shoulder strap may come down. It's been fine at above legal speeds, and almost daily use commuting.

The other bag I use is a fairly small Targus laptop bag... sized for a notebook/mini laptop. No shoulder strap, but small enough that it doesn't move around much either.
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Go to Ross or TJ Maxx. They got plenty, $30 or so. Chest strap and all kinds of bells and whistles.
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http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/A.../p/41279_00000

Chest strap, kidney strap, extra pockets. But it's the helmet pouch that makes this really worth the $60.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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i wear my gov issued assault pack. very heavy duty.. you can get them brand new on ebay for about 65. has mollys, hole for bladder, straps, and all kinds of extra youll prob never use lol
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i wear my gov issued assault pack. very heavy duty.. you can get them brand new on ebay for about 65. has mollys, hole for bladder, straps, and all kinds of extra youll prob never use lol
Always a good idea. Can add anything you want on the Molle.
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+1. I have a Tumi that I use when riding..
+1 i use my Ducati/Tumi when i need to carry guns on my way to the shooting range.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #16
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I wear an oakley pack pack when I ride. Very durable, especially when you go down and end up sliding on your back
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #17
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+1. I have a Tumi that I use when riding..
http://www.tumi.com/family/index.jsp...MIUS-ASCENDING

looked it up so far everything is $100+ and doesn't look "rider friendly". Unless im looking in the wrong section..


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I have a Hurley "semi-Hiking" backpack. chest straps are important too^
yea, definitely has to have chest straps.

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If you're wearing a riding jacket any backpack should do.
i am, but wouldn't want to take the chance of it sliding off my shoulder. Plus the helmet carrier is nice.

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Go to Ross or TJ Maxx. They got plenty, $30 or so. Chest strap and all kinds of bells and whistles.


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http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/A.../p/41279_00000

Chest strap, kidney strap, extra pockets. But it's the helmet pouch that makes this really worth the $60.
nice! but looks kinda small.. usually my trips to the gym would consists of bball shoes, running shoes, shorts, shirt, and towel (at the most). thats not counting when i interchange from my riding boots..

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i wear my gov issued assault pack. very heavy duty.. you can get them brand new on ebay for about 65. has mollys, hole for bladder, straps, and all kinds of extra youll prob never use lol
Where can i get one?!

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+1 i use my Ducati/Tumi when i need to carry guns on my way to the shooting range.
As far as i see, they are $100+. I might as well get a real riding backpack shouldn't i?
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http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/o...ach-5-backpack

this is my next buy probably
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #19
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I used an adidas pink bag similar to what chevy420 uses but mine wasnt rope as the straps. In time, my straps started fraying.

Myla brought up a very valid point--the straps sliding off while riding.

I now just use a normal backpack, eddie bauer brand, but my new problem is keeping the zippers from staying zipped. Not the actual line of the zipper, but the little handle pieces to stay together. It opens from the wind....
I got crafty n simply used paperclips n clipped the lil pieces together...like a lock.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #20
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My experience has been that any back pack will do, as long as it suits your other needs. Never use chest straps, never had a problem.
Zippers should have, and usually do, a wind flap.

IMHO, don't feel like you have to have something special/moto specific/expensive. Just get a decent back pack and it well be fine.
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