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Old 07-14-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Need a new backpack

So do any of you guys have or know of a good motorcycle oriented backpack?

One of the features that I'm looking for in the backpack is a pouch or something to hold a helmet in. I have seen quite a few online, but I don't really know which one to get.

I'll mostly be using it for school, and occasionally for work.
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like i'll be sitting in class with it on, bishes love it. tell them youre a motorcycle racer
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i wear my helmet to school.

like i'll be sitting in class with it on, bishes love it. tell them youre a motorcycle racer
Nahh eff that! gets hot af in there! I've tried wearing it around just for for fun, and uhhh... yea I didn't have fun with it unless the air was rushing through! haha
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Check at your local moto shop , or cycle gear. Wild West Honda has a ton of inventory and they carry everything you can think of
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Ogio backpacks are highly recommended
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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I'm thinking about getting an Ogio No Drag Mach 3.
Well out of the Ogio line, that's the one that I really like. I like the Mach 5 as well, but I I don't feel like spending the extra money on it, although that extra shield bag on the Mach 5 is really nice.
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I recently bought a Mach5 and I've been using it a lot lately. I've actually never put my helmet in it, or used the helmet strap. But it's a badass backpack. Comfortable, and very aerodynamic. It feels like it's not even there. I have done "wind testing" on it, and it did very well when I was in a full tuck....
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I recently bought a Mach5 and I've been using it a lot lately. I've actually never put my helmet in it, or used the helmet strap. But it's a badass backpack. Comfortable, and very aerodynamic. It feels like it's not even there. I have done "wind testing" on it, and it did very well when I was in a full tuck....
That's the one that I'm looking at as well, but Revzilla is currently out of stock on them (might need to hit up Tony). It'll probably be the one that i most likely get. How's the space on the inside of it? I want to use it for school and one of my classes will requite 3 freaking books! Kinda mad about that! Anyways will it be able to carry a few good sized books? I image that my books won't be very thick individually.
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That's the one that I'm looking at as well, but Revzilla is currently out of stock on them (might need to hit up Tony). It'll probably be the one that i most likely get. How's the space on the inside of it? I want to use it for school and one of my classes will requite 3 freaking books! Kinda mad about that! Anyways will it be able to carry a few good sized books? I image that my books won't be very thick individually.
You should be good for a few books and a medium size laptop+ other stuff...Unlike all other backpacks the zipper is on the inside, facing your back. You may think nothing of it but I lost a set of keys and a few other things due to a zipper coming undone in the wind on a standard backpack There is also very soft padding on the back so you feel less of what is packed and more comfort...

Also, it has a custom slot to put an extra helmet shield in which is a really nice feature for when you ride day to night and need to swap shields...

FWIW I bought mine through RidersDiscount...
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You should be good for a few books and a medium size laptop+ other stuff...Unlike all other backpacks the zipper is on the inside, facing your back. You may think nothing of it but I lost a set of keys and a few other things due to a zipper coming undone in the wind on a standard backpack There is also very soft padding on the back so you feel less of what is packed and more comfort...

Also, it has a custom slot to put an extra helmet shield in which is a really nice feature for when you ride day to night and need to swap shields...

FWIW I bought mine through RidersDiscount...
That custom slot for the extra shield is what made me fall in love with the Mach 5 when I was looking at the RevZilla review. I really want to get this backpack.

RidersDiscount, CycleGear, MotorcycleSuperstore, MotorcycleGear... they're all sold out of the Mach 5! haha

Just my luck! Oh well, I still have a little over a month till classes start up again.
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I ride with a Dakine backpack. It's meant for mountain biking but its all the same . Two straps, one for your chest and one for you waist. Plenty of pockets. And outside straps to strap your helmet. MSRP was like $75
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:21 AM   #13
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Ive got one that I dont use if your interested, its a joe rocket. . Pm me with ur number and I'll send you a few pics
Has plenty of room, a spot for ur helmet etc
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So do any of you guys have or know of a good motorcycle oriented backpack?

One of the features that I'm looking for in the backpack is a pouch or something to hold a helmet in. I have seen quite a few online, but I don't really know which one to get.

I'll mostly be using it for school, and occasionally for work.
DO NOT get the ICON SQUAD II.

It is a total POS.

Aerostitch.com has some good options.
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Kriega R25 backpack. It is expensive but I love it.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/kriega-r25-backpack
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I've had a Shoei backpack for the last few years, not sure if they still make it. It's definitely good quality. It has a soft lining in it and a separate compartment for storing your visors. I've had it pretty loaded down before (five big bags of apples lol, don't ask) and it's held up great. I think I paid like $90 for it.
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This thread might help, old thread with same question
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ckpack+myla296
(hope it works, I used my own name to search so I don't know if it will go to the correct link!)
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Honestly if you're planning on carry 3 full sized text books on your back I would definitely go with the Ogio Mach series. I wouldn't recommend it though because personally I ride from SW Houston to HCC-Northeast campus (past UH main) and my back gets really sore after I make a commute on the HOV. (while I'm carrying one text book and my laptop)


Granted it's probably due to the fact that I use a lower Ogio motorcycle backpack but I think 3 books no matter what sort of backpack you decide to go with is going to be painful.
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DO NOT get the ICON SQUAD II.

It is a total POS.

Aerostitch.com has some good options.
What was wrong with the Squad II? I have one for if I ever need to carry more than my ACU pockets can carry on post, but I haven't actually got to use it yet.
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