Alpinestars Lite Backpack
Great for the price
The bag has a surprising amount of storage. Great for small commuting. I barely noticed it even at interstate speeds.
May 24, 2016
Good bag, light and low profile.
Happy with this bag, it's compact but has a good amount of room inside. Zippers seal tight and the chest strap is height adjustable, and the waist is removable which is awesome!. Ive done highway and twisty riding and forgot I even had a bag on. The only thing I noticed was at full tuck (chin to tank) the back of my helmet (AGV Corsa) would hit the top of the bag. Not a big deal, at the time had the waist strap removed and the arms straps pretty tight. Simply loosened the arm straps, and added the waist, problem gone!
May 23, 2016
Nice, comfortable bag. Feels very well built. Not the biggest but good size for running to work and around town.
August 10, 2015
Great commuter/daily bag
I use this everyday for my commute to work. Laptop sleeve is great. Snuggly fits my Mac Pro and is well padded. Next "paper" sleeve (as I like to call it) is good for small thin items. Folders and papers really (hence the name).
Main space is good and a decent size. I can fit a laptop charger and all my gym clothes and shoes in just fine. Mesh zip pocket is a bit shallow though. With the bag so full, it gets in the way a bit. Would be better if they made it a bit deeper and offset to the outside soft-lined pocket. Currently all I have in the outer pocket are my sunglasses and that is even a stretch when the bag is full.
Have yet to use this long enough to test durability. Only worry are the zippers. They don't feel as sturdy as my old backpack. (North Face Recon daypack)
Styling I love. Sleek minimalist design. Color is nice and subtle.
June 1, 2015
Strap was not stitched on securely
After about 3 weeks of constant use the left strap ripped off from the top. The bag was not being abused in any way. I was putting the bag on and I went to clip the strap in and it ripped off and I had to ride 20 miles to work with one strap.
June 1, 2015
simple but awsome product
the Alpinestars Lite Backpack is an awesome backpack for simple use, it looks great and feels good on your back! the storage in this badboy is better than you expect, easily fit a pc or a mac in the separet compartmen for that king of use! just overall a awesome product, no more searching this is perfect for anyone!!
Thank you Alpinestars, for making my dreams come true!
May 3, 2015
Nice looking, but poorly constructed.
I had only used this backpack 5-6 times during my commute to work when the top of the left strap tore off while I was removing it after getting off the bike. At that point the bag contained my laptop (not heavy), my clothes, and unfortunately a soda which proceeded to explode all over everything else I had in the backpack when it fell to the ground. Not a good way to start out the workweek.
My basic feeling is that this is a nice looking backpack, but it is not built very well. I am just glad it didn't fall apart while I was actually riding. I have to question why something so simple as taking the backpack off would be enough stress to cause the strap to finally tear loose.
If you only plan to carry lightweight items in the backpack, don't want to spend a ton of money on a better-built product, and want something that looks nice, this might be OK for you, but honestly I was expecting MUCH higher quality from Alpinestars given my experience with their other products.
I would definitely steer away any of my friends or fellow riders from buying this backpack. It seems like it's built for looks, not durability.
April 27, 2015
Would be a nice bag, but poorly made.
Bag lasted about 4 rides before the strap broke when I was putting it on. Not worth the price.
April 5, 2015