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r1limited

I have used a Camelbak H.A.W.G that is about 15 years old.  The thing is not showing any signs of falling apart.  I have replaced the bladder (100 oz) once.  Stitching is intact, zippers work.  I cannot vouch for the newer more up to date models, but its been lasting fro a long time, holds, tire repair kit, tools, ammo, food and room for clothing aka thermal blanket etc.  I have stuffed three days of clothes, food , tools and water riding to race tracks and excursions, the thing holds a lot.

 

Two compartments plus the bladder it expands to hold a lot of stuff.  I am able to stuff my Thermal suit in it with room for tools and dry rations and 100oz filled


 

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Cruizin

I am a Backpack fanatic. I use Deuter packs for backpacking, but not on my motorcycles. Regular backpacks flop around too much at speed, they arent designed for street riding. 

 

I usually prefer Aerodynamic/low drag backpacks on my bikes. This is my favorite street backpack OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack  I forget that Im wearing it, so aerodynamic. 

 

But then again, I also use the hell out of my Kriega R25  . It has two chest straps which makes it really secure on dirt rides where Im jumping and riding over some rough terrain, but I also do use it on the street. 

 

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Good picture of the Kriega strap setup.

 

You cant go wrong with either of the packs I listed above. Spendy, but I like good tight gear that doesn't go loose or get uncomfortable. 

 

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Beemer

I didn't plan on using it much, mainly to carry camera equipment in on occasion and the couple times that I've used it, it worked fine. It's cheap, sturdy, doesn't move around at speed, wind doesn't catch it, it's roomy with lots of pockets, inner and outer with tie downs for hiking poles, etc. and it's water bladder compatible. I know it's far from the best backpack out there but that's one of the reasons I bought it >>> $24.

Let the scoffing begin! 😅

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Products-Quest-Backpack-Daypack-Asphalt/51036938

 

 

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r1limited

I tried my sons Ogio, felt like I was a teenage ninja mutant.  His was a hard case shell very uncomfortable. 

I do not notice any defelction with my Camelbak even on my R1, unless I am tucked and hitting a buck and change.  Now the bug out Oakly, yea that think is like a Semi truck in a wind storm

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cyow5

I love my Ogio Dainese; I commute with a laptop and notebook, and they fit perfectly. You can feel it create a little lift at high speeds because of the smooth shape, but the waist and sternum straps keep it secure. Crosswinds don't register at all, and it is nice knowing the hardshell will protect my laptop in more situations than a soft bag would. 

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7fold

I second the Kriega R25. It's only got 2 compartments (a main one with a divider for a bladder and a smaller outer pocket) with no real internal organization, though. That may or may not be a good thing depending on how or what you use it for. Even if you only put a few things in there like an extra shirt and a pair of shoes, you can cinch it down so nothing flaps all over while at speed. The harness though...that's what I feel like set the backpack apart from a lot of others - you really don't feel any weight or drag on your back with the way the harness supports the pack. Expensive, yes, but I really like mine. They have a few other sizes as well.

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shinyribs

This is what I use, but it's not for someone that needs to carry a laptop. I've never had anything get wet, but it's just not designed to carry something like that.  The reflectives on this thing are amazing. Always shocks me how much this thing lights up at night.  Two thin strips keeps it off your back for breathing. I've ridden in the woods all day in 90+ degree temps with it, and also travelled interstate for hours at a time. Very nice bag for the money IMO, but it's no Kreiga if hauling larger objects. Hydration bladder is very user friendly ( easy to wash and fill) and has  a lifetime warranty on the bladder itself. 

 

I usually carry my phone with aux battery, wallet, extra food and a rain suit in mine. Sometimes I carry extra gloves/socks and  a camera. The expandable netting has come in very handy if I find I need to shed a layer of clothing, found something while I was out that I want to bring home, something got wet that I don't want inside, carry something for a friend, etc...

 

They have a slightly larger version that holds 100oz ( XC100 model), but I don;t know if the pack is actually larger or just the bladder. 

 

 

 

 

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pma
22 hours ago, Cruizin said:

I am a Backpack fanatic. I use Deuter packs for backpacking, but not on my motorcycles. Regular backpacks flop around too much at speed, they arent designed for street riding. 

 

I usually prefer Aerodynamic/low drag backpacks on my bikes. This is my favorite street backpack OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack  I forget that Im wearing it, so aerodynamic. 

 

But then again, I also use the hell out of my Kriega R25  . It has two chest straps which makes it really secure on dirt rides where Im jumping and riding over some rough terrain, but I also do use it on the street. 

 

kriega_r25_backpack_750x750.jpg

Good picture of the Kriega strap setup.

 

You cant go wrong with either of the packs I listed above. Spendy, but I like good tight gear that doesn't go loose or get uncomfortable. 

 

Ditto on the R25. It holds a lot more than it looks like at first glance and absolutely doesn't shift around when riding. Even in the twisties.

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phanomenal07

I have the r20. I'm wondering if it's worth getting the r25

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JayMT07

I mainly use a Kriega r20. If I need to haul more gear I'll strap a Kriega US10 or US20 to the tail or a US10 to the r20. The pack and dry bags are very well made and I really like the various mounting combinations you can do. The r20 backpack is very comfortable and I forget it's there cause the weight isn't on your shoulders.  

 

My my wife has a r30 and loves it. 

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sorkyah
On 1/20/2019 at 1:42 PM, Kyuzo said:

Hi,

What back packs you guys like using?

Ive been using a Deuter Trans Alpine 30L ($130) that i also use moutain biking.

https://www.deuter.com/DE/en/bike/trans-alpine-30-3205217-grey-black.html

But I want to get a 40L+ stricktly for moto and a bit sturderier and dont want to break the bank (under $150?).

Thanks!

I use an Ogio Mach-5 no drag...
R1 is correct, it does feel a bit like a turtle shell, and it's water resistant, but not waterproof.

I daily carry with it is 17"Laptop and charger, mouse, 2 spiral notebooks, 2 spare mags, 2-18oz fuel bottles, a "low-light" visor, change of clothes, tire repair kit, and basic toolkit.
There is a velcro holder for a water bladder, a pocket for glasses, and one of the visor. there are also "shoe loops", that i use to hold the fuel bottles.
it's expandable and i can get a weeks worth of groceries into it. It gets heavy but it's got waist strap, chest strap, and the shoulder straps.  so the weight is manageable. 
 

also, if any of you want one. ive got my daily use one, and was gifted one.  so i have one for sale dm if interested

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Zephyr

I'm with @Beemer on this one.  I have the Ozark Trail that I turned into a day bag for my children and the odd hike/errand.  I use it as a combo bag for "diaper bag / swim bag" 4 days a week for over a year and it is showing no sign of wear.  I use the bottom "thermal" pouch for anything wet and it works great.  I bought a Source Tactical bladder to pair it with and it has never let me down.  I'd love to have a Kriega, but it's a hard sell when I also have a Shad 40 top case.

PS.  I got my (4'6 100lb 7yr old) son the Outdoor Odyssey since I was tired of buying a backpack every several months for school and he has only managed to pull the chest strap off playing tug of war with no other sign of wear/damage, so I am very pleased with the purchase.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-35L-Choteau-Hydration-Compatible-Day-Pack/36606594

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005QI8IOQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Products-Odyssey-Backpack-Daypack-Black/54807910

 

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michigan400

I use a Coleman backpack I got from Walmart many moons ago. Had a bladder in it (don't use it, beer makes it smell bad after a few times) that I took out and lost. Almost big enough to stuff my riding jacket in but not quite. I stuff the liner in there, my basic moto tool kit and usually a bottle of water or whatever grab from the store.

 

 

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alexlj92

I grabbed a Velomacchi 40 L on sale that I have used on the bike for over a year now. I pack light when I travel/backpack as well and drug it all over Europe this past summer. Holds up extremely well in the rain and the material is the best I have used. Has a side pocket for keys or wallet and my carry pistol. The locking mechanism makes it feel like there isn't a bag on your back and more like a turtle shell. Pretty Pricey though if it isn't on sale. Probably still pricey when its on sale.

 

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WWW.REVZILLA.COM

Live the low fatigue and center-of-gravity life with the ergonomic Velomacchi 40L Roll-Top.

 

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Cinimod

I've used this Thule daily for about 5 years now. I've hauled everything in it - my 17 inch laptop, books, car parts, a circular saw - I even strapped a motorcycle tire for my old R6 to the back of it once. It has held up beautifully, and still looks new other than very slight fraying on one of the straps. It's expensive, but I'd recommend it without hesitation. 

 

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Buy Thule TCBP-417 Crossover 32 L Backpack, Black: Backpacks - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases

 

 

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motomeek

R25 seems golden if you don't need a waterproof pack. Got my wife the R30 cus she does commute in the rain sometimes. 

On the rare occasions I ride into work, I just use my Incase backpack since it holds my laptop the best. 

 

If I'm out on a ride, I actually use a leg bag. Got it for $10. 

Holds phone, battery pack, wallet, ear plugs, a fruit bar, house keys. 

It's nice if you don't want to use the pockets in your jeans or jacket, but it you wanted to bring some water... it probably wouldn't be comfortable. 

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If you wanted something still slim, but also could hold a bladder, a camelpak would do. 

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208MT07
On 1/21/2019 at 8:12 AM, Beemer said:

I didn't plan on using it much, mainly to carry camera equipment in on occasion and the couple times that I've used it, it worked fine. It's cheap, sturdy, doesn't move around at speed, wind doesn't catch it, it's roomy with lots of pockets, inner and outer with tie downs for hiking poles, etc. and it's water bladder compatible. I know it's far from the best backpack out there but that's one of the reasons I bought it >>> $24.

Let the scoffing begin! <img src=">

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Products-Quest-Backpack-Daypack-Asphalt/51036938

 

 

I'm glad I'm not the only one rocking a Walmart backpack 😂 though mine is a standard Eastport one lol

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Andreas

I use my Osprey Nebula 34l every day for everything! I've taken it on 2 multi country backpacking trips, week-long motorcycle tours as well as every day to class for almost 2 years. Still looks just about new. Only complaint is it has way too many straps that like the flutter in the wind and it isn't 100% water proof but that's a fair trade for other functionality.

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Benh972

The red backpack is mine that I use all the time, but when I lose it I sometimes borrow the turtle pack from my son.

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phanomenal07
On 1/24/2019 at 6:04 PM, alexlj92 said:

I grabbed a Velomacchi 40 L on sale that I have used on the bike for over a year now. I pack light when I travel/backpack as well and drug it all over Europe this past summer. Holds up extremely well in the rain and the material is the best I have used. Has a side pocket for keys or wallet and my carry pistol. The locking mechanism makes it feel like there isn't a bag on your back and more like a turtle shell. Pretty Pricey though if it isn't on sale. Probably still pricey when its on sale.

 

velomacchi40_l_roll_top_backpack.jpg
WWW.REVZILLA.COM

Live the low fatigue and center-of-gravity life with the ergonomic Velomacchi 40L Roll-Top.

 

Damn you I can't stop adding and removing it from my cart now

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alexlj92
14 hours ago, phanomenal07 said:

Damn you I can't stop adding and removing it from my cart now

Velomacchi has great customer service as well. I bought it from Rev-zilla, but when one of the magnets inside the roll top started to come a little bit loose after some heavy use, I contacted velomacchi directly and they sent me a new one with a packing label to send the old one back. I am happy with it for sure. Kind of have to buy it and then forget about what you paid though given the price.

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