Alpinestars Tech Aero Backpack
Zippers are complete garbage and fall apart after 2 years
I bought this two years ago to use for my college bag and for riding. It was great for awhile and really enjoyed alot of the features. After about a year I started to notice on the turns some tension on the zippers and over time they failed. I ended up sewing both sides up to the corners and just zipped straight across. Everything else is great and wish that was something they would fix
May 24, 2016
Bought this bag about 2 months ago and it's kind of falling apart. Inside there is a laptop sleeve with a Velcro strap and the square of material that has the Velcro is falling apart. The stitching has come off of 3 of the 4 sides. I might expect this kind of wear after a few years of constant use but I haven't even used that pouch. There are also some mesh pouches where the mesh is coming apart at the seams and again I haven't really used those pouches. The stitching is coming out of the seams at the base of the pack now too. Overall, great size and design, I loved the way it looked. Horrible quality. I'm a daily rider and I need a pack that can do the daily ride. After 2 months, spending $180 this bag is a huge disappointment. I've never purchased any Alpinestars products before and if this is the quality I get I'm going to be looking past this brand for any other products. Now I have to get back to shopping for a new pack.
March 15, 2016
Worse than the last generation
I bought my first in 2012 primarily due to the quick release buckle. That pack was ok but the zipper blew out after 3 years. Just bought a new one and it does NOT have the quick release buckle. Also, the zipper pulls are small so they have rubber attachments to make grabbing them easier, except one of them one missing and they look like they would come off real easily. Too much money for poor quality bag. Took it back to local store.
March 9, 2016
Great backpack with plenty of space
Best bag i ever bought, will recommend this to all my friends
December 8, 2015
Really disappointed with the redesign
To start off I'm a huge Alpinestars fan boy. I have used my generation 1 Tech Aero backpack 4 years and it has been wonderful. It has over 50,000 miles and its just now starting to have problems. I couldn't be more happy with a backpack. So this year Alpinestars decided to redesign the tech aero. They remove the front ID pocket and the overall finish is just not what it used to be. I bought this backpack in hopes of replacing my old, worn out gen1 and within one week I took it back because it didn't live up to the Alpinestars name. It's cheaply made and I feel they removed a lot of functionality out of it. overall I'm very disappointed. I'll always be an Alpinestars fanboy but guys you really need to step up the game. Please bring back the front ID pocket and the other stuff that was taken away
November 29, 2015
No issues so far
The reason I got this backpack was because when I'm in my tucked position, the backpack does not push against my helmet behind my neck. All the other backpacks that I have tried kept pushing on my helmet and was super uncomfortable.
The only thing I don't like about this is the small front pocket at the top, I tend to use that the most for small things, and it's small.... I wish there was perhaps another pocket? But this is minimal complaint.
I haven't had any issues of where the helmet straps fell off, though I do think about it every time I use it to strap my helmet. I use this backpack for when I have class.
This backpack has done me well. You can unzip the back and it will hold a lot of things when you need it. :) One thing about this is that when you un buckle the hip straps, they start banging on everything if it's not buckled in, otherwise, I still like it very much!
November 11, 2015
Overall a great pack
This is a well-made, easy to wear pack. The only drawback is that there is only one main compartment, and I need 2 compartments to separate textbooks and smaller items like snacks and pens/pencils. Otherwise, it's light and very workable.
September 22, 2015
Great bag, lite and comfortable. I would recommend this bag highly.
September 21, 2015