Alpinestars Charger Backpack
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
Stylish, practical and feature packed backpack
This motorcycle specific backpack features 2 compartments for holding your laptop, tablet, and other commuting essentials. It's just the right size for carrying small packages, documents and personal electronics. It's water resistant, which means, if it's a light rain, while riding, the contents will stay dry. The smaller front compartment features a waterproof zipper while the larger compartment's zipper is covered by a flap. The backpack's padding and air flow around your back is excellent: comfortable and never feels hot. The quick release buckle on the left shoulder strap is very clever design idea. When fully loaded, the backpack's dual straps; across the waist and across the chest, keep the backpack from sliding around. Highly recommended if you're looking for a backpack that's not too big and not too small and perfect for commuting.
September 1, 2014
Great Day Backpack
I purchased the hi-rez version and was pleasantly surprised when it came with a hi-rez cover that you can add to it at night. When I first purchased it I was slightly disappointed that it didn't have more hi-rez parts but when I found the cover it more than made up for it.
August 6, 2014
meets my needs
small but spacious. i was nervous i wouldnt be able to fit everything i needed inside it but i was surprised. great product
June 1, 2014
Great for Sport Bike Riders!
This backpack is out of my typical price range, but knowing A*s quality, RevZilla, and the fact that I was fed up with my pack flapping in the wind at high speeds, I took the plunge. And I couldn't be happier.
I'm a daily rider and have about a 45 minute highway commute to work every morning. I also live in Florida, so a little water resistance was awesome (compared to my old jansport). I got my first use out of it today and it was great. I pretty much forgot I even had it on til I got to work. I love the laptop sleeve, since that's the main thing I carry with me to and from work. Good size, I'm able to fit my dress shoes and whatever else I need to get me through the day.
March 26, 2014
A great multi purpose backpack
I've been riding with regular book bags for awhile now and always hate how they tend to slide off my shoulders while riding. I finally broke down and purchased the Alpinestars Charger backpack and couldn't be happier! It fits amazingly, looks great, it's small in size but still can be used for a 1 to 2 day trip, and can be used for travel, work, or school. Living up here in the Northwest, it rains a lot so the waterproof cover comes in handy.
February 23, 2014