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Alpinestars Roving Backpack

The Alpinestar Roving Backpack is a medium capacity backpack aerodynamically optimized for reduced drag while riding, A rugged accessory you can take anywhere, the Roving's innovative A-Stream back panel features air channels and 3D mesh for superior airflow and comfort, while interior organizer pockets keep your personal belongings safe and secure.


  • Poly-fabric outer main construction is PU coated for additional strength and durability and water resistance
  • Alpinestars innovative A-Stream anatomical back panel incorporates air channels plus 8mm padded 3D airmesh
  • Constructed using a low profile, sport styled design for improved aerodynamic performance
  • 18-liter capacity interior with internal laptop sleeve, plus organizer pockets
  • Anatomical, adjustable shoulder straps feature 3D mesh and padding
  • Customizable chest connection system plus removable waist belt adjuster
  • Built-in jacket carrier and exterior mesh side pockets
  • Silicone-printed reflective details and easy-locate red zipper tabs
  • Raincover with reflective detailing
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Alpinestars Roving Backpack 4.5 5 37 37
Great bag, thought it was a bit bigger I wear this bag about 90% of the time I ride because of my commute to school and work. I love everything about the look, as well as how it fits. My only wish is that there was a little more give with the space. I realize it is only an 18-liter bag but for longer trips it feels like I need to really play with how I arrange things. Amazing comfort in the shoulder straps, and the lumbar/chest straps offer great support when riding with all those textbooks.. Nice product. March 23, 2015
Love the bag, but it fell apart I love this bag. But the first one I bought had seams, at the straps, that were just falling apart after 6 months. A* replaced it for me, and after about 7 months, the zipper separates. So, unfortunately, I can't recommend it. March 1, 2015
Looks good and functional Laptop cargo area is great. Really like the waist clip and chest clip when riding. Does not bother when riding. Great vending on back. February 23, 2015
Great backpack Used it this past weekend. It was awesome. fits snug on my back with no discomfort. Great size for medium sized backpack. I thought I wanted a small bag but I happy with this one. It's roomy inside with the red interior it is true I can find things much easier. February 23, 2015
Practical for everyday use... This was a great purchase for the price. It fits great with and without my jacket on. It's carrying capacity is just right for me...laptop, books, etc. and I like the simple compartment features. Not to mention it matches my bike perfectly! January 19, 2015
Nice backpack I go through backpacks quickly as I use them daily on my commute. Wasn't too thrilled about the waterproof windbreaker type material but after the first time getting caught in rain I realized it's essential. The backpack doesn't have tons of room but overall I'm really happy with the purchase. December 22, 2014
Ripped It definitely look nice. That's why I got it. But it only lasted 3 months. It ripped around the zipper. I don't even use it that often, and I don't carry heavy stuff. My other backpack that cost $20 last longer than this. November 22, 2014
Not the best but worth the money I was previously using a hydration pack and removed the bladder for more room. It got old and tattered after a couple seasons so I decided to try this one out after reading the reviews. Its a nice backpack but it isn't better than the Fox to me. The material is the waterproof windbreaker type so its stiff and a bit odd. Storage is limited with just basic pockets inside so really everything just gets tossed in. My other packs have fleece lined side pockets for clear glasses or sunglasses but this one has two spots for what seems like water bottles. I dont really understand that but maybe I'm missing something. Overall its a good bag and I'll use it until its worn out but I probably would have liked something else if I did it over again. October 1, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
patrick l: I like alpinestars gear. Have been wearing it for 20 years Mar 25, 2015
Rey B: Looks like a good school bag and has nice features for the price. Feb 8, 2015
B A: i need a backpack for commuting and alpine stars is a well known company Sep 9, 2014
Daniel R: i need pack for riding and love the brand and heard good things about this backpack Aug 29, 2014
Guillermo E: 100% recommended excellent product Aug 27, 2014
Julio L: Im gonna use this for school. Aug 22, 2014
Dustin M: I expect quality when I buy Alpinestars, and I needed a a bag that was waterproof. Aug 9, 2014
Andrew H: Needed a backpack that I could strap things to the bottom of, and this had the extra straps on the bottom for me to keep a spare hoodie or pillow or something on longer rides. Aug 7, 2014
Steven P: This is a great backpack with no frills attached that is just big enough for my daily needs (laptop, books, etc.). I was tired of big bulky bags that had way more than I needed, and this fit the bill. Jul 28, 2014
kendrick c: Its a good bag overall. Apr 21, 2014
Ying T: nice and affordable Mar 16, 2014
Allen R asked: Reflective material? Hi, does this bag got some reflective material? On the web picture, it has some 4 silver patches, not sure if they are reflective for night riding?

Mar 11, 2015
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Chuck L: Yes, the 4 patched you see are retro-reflective. That means they reflect light back towards the source. Those are the only pieces with reflective material though. The rest of the bag is very dark at night. Mar 11, 2015
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Samantha V: It is reflective material. I don't know how well it works because I have never seen anyone else with this backpack. Mar 11, 2015
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james b: Yes mate it does. As you see in the photo the four patches on the front of bag are reflective. Hope this helps. Mar 11, 2015
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jesus a: Hi my name is Jesus and I bought this back pack while ago, and yes those patches are reflective Mar 12, 2015
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Laroux W: Yes, they are reflective! Mar 12, 2015
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Jose D asked: if I would put two full size text books, school supplies ,basic rain coat and pants would that stretch the bag to its full capacity or would there still be in case extra things can still be stored? Kinda want to use this bag for school but i don't want to be caught in the rain. Jan 19, 2015
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James G: Hi Jose, This is a pretty small bag, I don't think you will fit all that you are describing. I can barely pack my gym clothes, along with a pair of sneakers inside. It is a nice bag, but overpriced in my opinion. Good luck.
Feb 3, 2015
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Tyler S: This baby is TINY. You would not even be able to fit what's listed above in there. while I love this bag, it is a struggle to even put my riding jacket in there on a hot day. Feb 3, 2015
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Andrew H: That will pretty much max it out, it won't be TOO much for it, but you won't be adding much else besides a laptop maybe. Feb 3, 2015
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Morgan B: Jose, that would definitely reach the maximum of this pack. You might be better off with the Krieg 20 Feb 3, 2015
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Lindsay A asked: Is the inside fairly large? I'm looking at this bag for my boyfriend who would be using it to ride to work and would need to carry his construction boots in. Aug 21, 2014
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Jeremy D: Hey could fit his boots in there but probably not anything else unless he can ball up a t-shirt Aug 21, 2014
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Brian B: construction boots may be tough - i can fit a 15" laptop in mine - a small lunch and sneakers - but hightop boots or sneakers would be close to impossible.

If he's just putting boots in there - they may fit - this is a small pack though - Kriega and Ogio offer bigger volume bags you may want to consider.
Aug 21, 2014
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james b: Hey Lindsay,
The bag is large enough to fit construction boots. Having said that though you wouldn't be able to fit much else once the boots are in.
Hope this help
Aug 23, 2014
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Israel T: its more of a back pack for school you can fit a lap top and some books. it does have good padding and very light weight material is pretty good too. Aug 21, 2014
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Arun U asked: How big is the Laptop pouch on this bag? I have a 17 inch gaming laptop. Will it fit? Aug 7, 2014
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Samantha V: Honestly I don't think it will fit. From inside the laptop sleeve to the top of the bag is about 17". The width of the bag goes from about 11.5" to a little over 10" at the very top. You could possibly get it to fit if you really tried, but it would be a struggle getting the bag to zip closed. Aug 9, 2014
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Samantha V: I will have to measure the backpack. I use a smaller laptop and it fits fine. It is 17in diagonal? I will get back to you when I measure it Aug 7, 2014
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Arun U: Hi Samantha,

the exact dimentions of the laptop taken from manufacturer site is 16.46” (L) x 10.61” (W) x 1.54” (H) Aug 9, 2014
Brian H: I have a 13 Inch MacBook Pro and there is a lot of room left when that is in there. I am pretty sure a 17 in laptop would fit. Aug 7, 2014
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Brian B: i had a clunky dell 15.4" for work - this fit without a lot of room to spare in it. Aug 21, 2014
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Evan F asked: How water resistant is the bag? If I'm carrying a laptop any water could be bad news. I see in the video is has a rain fly, but if it starts to rain am I going it need to pull over and out it on, or is the bag water resistant anyway? Jul 14, 2014
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james b: Mate I'm yet to ride in the rain, but I would say your would need to pull over and cover with rain fly. The material itself is waterproof but I think you would have a problem with zip, water could seep through.
Hope this helps
Jul 16, 2014
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Yendis B: I have yet to ride with it in the rain. However, the texture of the bag feels as though you would be fine for a short period of time. The bag is solid, I like it alot. Jul 15, 2014
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Jeff V: The cover helps a lot... I actually used in at Disneyworld and cover held up real well. Stop and put on the cover, it'll keep your stuff dry. Aug 11, 2014
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Hugh N H: I am sorry, but I purchased this for someone else and have had no experience with it. Good luck with your laptop! Jul 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: is one of the shoulder straps detachable so putting the pack on over a jacket is not as difficult? Nov 12, 2013
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Kevin C: It's not detachable but it can be loosened up quite a bit. I have an Alpinestars Atem jacket and I just adjust one should strap all the way out to put the bag on and then sinch it up after I put it on. Nov 12, 2013
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jamieson h: No the straps are attached. That's one of two negatives to this bag. Other is it needs to be a little bit bigger. Other than that it's a great bag I wear to work all the time Nov 12, 2013
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Maxx L: No, but you can easily adjust the straps to make them large enough to easily put over a jacket. Nov 12, 2013
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A shopper asked: In the previous question you stated it does not have the option to carry a helmet? but in the product info it says "built in helmet and jacket carrier? which is correct? thank you Oct 1, 2013
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JEFFREY G: Its not really designed for a helmet. You could use one of the straps to hook it through a helmet but it seems like it is designed for a jacket. The helmet would dangle from the bottom if you chose to attach it to the back. Oct 1, 2013
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Yendis B: At the bottom of the bag it has straps to connect other items. You could roll and attach a jacket no problem, but not a helmet. Oct 2, 2013
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A shopper asked: is the helmet carrier just that dongle thing or does it have a cover? Mar 24, 2013
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PandaSlapCat: The helmet just dangles, the pack is just under being big enough to carry a full-size helmet inside. Jun 1, 2013
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RevZilla: The "dongle thingy" keeps the rain cover in place. It does not have the option to carry your helmet. Mar 27, 2013
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