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Alpinestars Charger Backpack
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Alpinestars Charger Backpack

Streamlined 20L lightweight backpack specifically designed for short trips and commuting.


  • Tough Tarpaulin and 600D polyester construction
  • Reflective stripes for maximum visibility at night
  • Chest strap for superior fitting
  • Compression straps to reduce pack size
  • Pack away waist strap with easy access change/key pocket
  • Hi-Vis waterproof cover
  • Large main pocket with padded laptop storage
  • The Alpinestars Charger has an Organizer pocket with MP3/Phone storage
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 915160 6107014-10-OS/1043-94003-40C Out of Stock
Black/Red 915161 6107014-13-OS/1043-94003-72I Out of Stock
Black/Fluo Yellow 915162 6107014-155-OS/1043-94003-60E Out of Stock


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Alpinestars Charger Backpack 4.7 5 14 14
Great Backpack for Commuting I purchased this backpack for short commute to work. It's got three pockets in the main compartment - one specifically for a laptop. The pack expands to fit larger items as well. It's got a great hi viz yellow rain cover, in case you get caught in the rain. I especially like the chest straps to keep the pack in place during my ride to and from work. The waist strap seems to be overkill though in my opinion. May 11, 2015
Scout trooper backpack This bag is what a Scout Trooper would use. Have had this bag for about a month now. Construction: Its durable and well made. Feels solid and the construction is top notch. Zips are strong and the materials are tough. Water: I've been in rain twice on my 30min commute to university. Neither time I used the raincover, bag was wet but insides were dry. Ergo: the rider harness system is a bit of a gimmick, I've got the bag on over my leather jacket putting it on the opposite way (I am left handed, I put left side on first, then right) without need for quick release strap. So many pockets! It's almost like combat webbing in backpack form! I need to get more stuff, just so I can use every pocket. Carrying: I've managed to carry a lot of stuff, including a full load of fruit and vege from the grocer. Not as big as I would like but there are alternatives if you want to carry armloads. Fits a 15" laptop without hassle or affecting ability to carry other stuff. Great bag, perfect for university of work commute. April 9, 2015
Good for what it is Quality one would expect from A*. Fit and finish is awesome. Very comfortable on the bike. I thought it was going to be bigger but that's on me. My only real complaint is with the "change/keys" pocket on the waist strap. It's real tiny. Can't even fit my name badge for work into it. Forget about a cell phone. Saw a lot of complaints about the zippers but I don't have any issues personally. March 30, 2015
Usually can't go wrong with astar I got this bag as a replacement of 2.5 year old deploy backpack. The charger is a decent daily commuter, but often I have a hard time to fit all the things I need in the day. On my overnight rides when I have to take more I break out the deploy. I really wish they still made those. I'm mostly writing this review because after 5 months of use, one of the zipper handles of the main compartment broke. The cross bar that hooks into the zipper is much thinner than even the other compartment zipper. I didn't expect to run into troubles so soon with an astar product. Also, I noticed from the beginning that the zipper of the smaller compartment is difficult to open/close with one hand; it gets caught at the corners. The coating/finish? on the red section of the red/black bag has been falling apart. A couple cool things I appreciated was the buckle on the shoulder strap making it easier to put on and take off as well as padding on the back allowing for airflow. January 8, 2015
Great for daily commuting! This is a great backpack for daily commuting and short trips! I just wish Astars would make a 35L model of this backpack with a little bit beefier straps for a 72 hour trip type of bag. November 17, 2014
Great small bag Great bag. I take it when I ride and I plan on buying something. But I also use it as an everyday bag. Fits my 15 inch laptop and cooling stand plus a bunch of other things in the small section. Looks like it would make a decent school bag because it has dividers to separate papers. Overall a good 1 day bag. Very comfortable to wear. Now I'm off for another that is bigger for longer trips. October 12, 2014
Top Notch Commuter Backpack Traded in the OGIO No Drag for this backpack and I don't regret it one bit. The Charger is exactly what I was looking for to fit my needs. If you are looking for a backpack that's geared towards commuting and school/work, this is for you. The quality is top notch and the 20L size is a lot bigger than you would think. Both of these factors translates into some incredible practicality points for this backpack. Another awesome feature is airflow. I've been wearing this for the last half of the summer (in 90° F - 101° F) and I barely sweat. To top it all off, the Black/Fluo Yellow color is awesome for Hi-Viz! Really pops and looks great! If there is one thing I had to gripe about, it would be the "easy access change/key pocket" in the waist strap. I find it too small/tight to fit anything in it. I don't even use it.. Other than that, no complaints about this backpack. Haven't had to use the waterproof cover yet but I'm confident it'll perform very well. Definitely recommend this backpack! September 23, 2014
comfort and function I needed a pack that would allow me to ride and accommodate my 17" laptop. this pack works, great. September 1, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Carlos C: I only have two hands Feb 20, 2015
Elizabeth Joan B: My son's request for his birthday gift. Jan 8, 2015
Andrew K: Seems like the best backpack for work commute. Need it for 17" laptop and other electronics. Also like the buckle feature on the over-the-shoulder strap. Didn't want anything too bulky either. Should be perfect. Oct 31, 2014
A D: Functional, stylish, comfortable, practical, not too big, right size Aug 26, 2014
Maria C: Hi vis version had both a laptop and a water proof cover. Aug 16, 2014
Manjit K: I watched Revzilla's youtube videos and am convinced that this backpack is the one for me. It's very stylish and a great commuter backpack. Jul 25, 2014
Scott C: Size and all good reviews Jun 14, 2014
Paul N: i needed a small backpack and i like the quality of alpinestars May 8, 2014
Reza E: Need backpack for moderate use that marches my Alpinestars jacket. Apr 20, 2014
daniel l: neon green Mar 12, 2014
Allen C: Needed a backpack for school & work. This one said it all, with the laptop carrier all the way to straps that unstrap themselves to get around my thick gear. A very versatile backpack indeed. I always forget that I have it on while riding. Dec 23, 2013
teague f asked: Why doesn't Anthony show the water proof cover it's supposed to come with? Oct 17, 2013
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Cicely J: It just got posted on the competitor's YouTube channel yesterday FYI Jan 8, 2014
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Andrew K asked: I have 17" laptop. What are the dimensions of the laptop slot? If you use it to carry your laptop, do you have sufficient space after it is in there? Oct 31, 2014
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Marcelo F: A 17" laptop will not fit properly. I think the largest laptop that can be carried is about 14" or 15". Actually I have tried storing a 15" one and it fit very tightly. Nov 3, 2014
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Alexander Z: It can be done, but it is a very tight fit! If you're going to carry around your laptop in this bag daily or somewhat daily. then I suggest a different bag. Nov 2, 2014
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Marcelo F: A 17" laptop will not fit. I think the lagest laptop that can be carried is about 14" or 15" . Actually iI have tried with a 15" and it fit very tightly. Nov 3, 2014
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JASON S: I have 16" laptop and it fits easily. With my laptop in the pocket, there is plenty of space for more gear. Nov 3, 2014
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P N: I don't think a 17" laptop will fit. My 15.4" fits perfectly and I see no room for anything bigger. Nov 2, 2014
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Ravi A: Not sure about the exact dimensions but the bag will not fit a 17" laptop. Nov 3, 2014
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Gabriel D: Yes, there seems to be sufficient space there for a large laptop. Nov 3, 2014
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TRAVIS V asked: Is the waist strap removable? Sep 26, 2014
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Gabriel D: No, not on mine. The bag is great but my feedback is that zippers are tough to open sometimes given they are inside the water-proof sleeves that follow the bag openings. Another thing I noticed is that the straps are starting to show signs of wear and tear. Bag is very practical though, tons of pockets, compartments, looks great, I like it just not perfect. Hope this helps. Sep 26, 2014
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Marcelo F: No, it is not. I had the same concern as you, since I didn`t like the waist strap and I found it was no necesary. So I ended cuting it with scissors. Sep 26, 2014
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Lee P: No waist strap isn't removable. I just have mine done up as small as it will go and i don't even notice it between myself and the bag. Sep 27, 2014
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Cinthia W: The waist strap is not readily removable, unless you want to use scissors. Sep 26, 2014
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JASON S: It can be tucked away in discreet pockets - completely concealed! Sep 26, 2014
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Jake B: No its not removable but u can snap it behind your back Sep 26, 2014
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Jeffrey H: Nope. Sep 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: I work in a mining environment and my boots have a met guard And are rather large and difficult to ride in. Would a larger 10in pair of boots fit inside this pack? Dec 12, 2014
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JASON S: Probably - but with nothing else. The interior of the pack has light weight mesh pockets and pen holders - it is more like a brief case than a ruck sac. Sounds like you need some more rugged. Dec 12, 2014
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Nathan S: Highly doubt it, this is a fairly small backpack big enough for a laptop and a few textbooks, it barely held enough clothes and an extra pair of shoes for a weekend trip Dec 12, 2014
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Steven M: If that were the only thing you want to fit in the main compartment, I think they would fit. Otherwise I would get something larger. Dec 12, 2014
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chad y: Yes Dec 12, 2014
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Yaron F: hey man, how's goiing?

I'll tell you what. this is the most comfturble backpack that i ever roud with.
The streps are holiding great and there is no movment of the bag at all.
It not so big tho...
Your boots might fit in there but I'm not sure....

I'm riding a Kawasaki Z800R 2014.

Hope I helped a bit...
Dec 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hey, was wondering if you could fit a motorcycle helmet inside this backpack? I see it doesn't have a helmet carrier. Thanks for the quick response ! Jun 13, 2014
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Charlie R: Not really. That's one issue I have been having when taking my bike around town. I lock my helmet to my bike or take it with me. The backpack is perfect for taking clothes and a lunch to and from work. Jun 13, 2014
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P N: Sorry for the late reply. My helmet does not fit in this backup. For the record my helmet is Shoei RF-1100 XL. Jun 30, 2014
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Nathan S: Not really, this backpack is really small. I was barely able to fit my shoes and a change of clothes in it Jun 13, 2014
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Paul N: Not a full face Jun 13, 2014
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