Alpinestars Roving Backpack
Worth the price.
I couldn't bring myself to buy a $150-$200 backpack, so opted for the Roving backpack. I like the fact that it has the side, mesh pouches on the outside of the bag which are perfect for water bottles or anything else you need quick access to. The fit and finish seems to be on par with what I would accept for a bag in this price range. I've only had the bag for a few weeks, but so far I'm happy with my purchase.
May 26, 2015
Great backpack for everyday use!!
This backpack is very comfortable and very light weight. The material has a somewhat plastic-y feel which I was not expecting but should keep things dry if caught off guard in the rain without the waterproof cover. It is also thin enough that the bottom does not sag if it's not stuffed full any of my other backpacks have in the past. The chest strap is adjustable but also features a nice elastic section which keeps it comfortable when you're actuve. The shoulder straps are also shaped in a way that prevents them from rubbing your neck or helmet while riding. Overall I have to say that this was a very well thought out design, and has proven to be one of my favorite backpacks. For size reference: height 6'4" Medium build (225lbs)
May 11, 2015
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
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
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