Alpinestars Tech Aero Backpack
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
Nice look but not the quality i expected from AStars
I commute daily approximately 70 miles on a cruiser or rocket. i purchased this pack three months ago and im now force to look for a new pack. Backpack looks good but has degraded quickly with moderate use. I like the size of the pack for carrying work stuff back and forth but helmet bag broke with in a weeks worth of use. about a month after that, belly strap broke leaving only one side attached. One of the chest straps came off not too long after that (nearly impossible to put back on). overall horrible quality in my opinion and I would not recommend to any of my friends. I'm very let down by this Alpine Stars pack.
September 7, 2015
Not what i hoped for
this bag has a lot of good but even with the bad, first off this bag has great storage, love the H20 part big plus the shoulder straps are SUPER comfortable, also the labeled pockets are nice. now the bad, the helmet tap ripped off and i dropped my helmet in the middle of a cross walk and scratch it up and a lot of the seems are fraying but it dose great on your back a 100+ on track days. but the wife likes if because it is small bug can pack a lot or "Girl" gear in it
August 31, 2015
Bag is great for what it is
I have been looking for a great bag to hold my riding jacket, pants and helmet for when I arrive at a destination such as a friend's house or restaurant (non-formal). Most bags do not have a good place to hold a helmet. In addition most bags are not large enough to hold a jacket and overpant. As was the case with this bag. Although it functions well if I head to the gym and just need a simple change of clothes and can leave things in a locker it does not do well to stuff all my riding gear into it. I believe I need something along the lines of a 40L or larger bag. Aside from my personal needs the bag seems to perform well for those that only require storage for smaller items like a small laptop, simple change of clothes, space for a water reservoir and other unique storage spaces. I would have liked some other color choices too.
August 11, 2015
I really like the bag.
allot of space with all the pockets you need
water pouch laptop tablet cords bits and bobs mesh zipper
expandable gusset for a heavier load and the exterior features
rain cover helmet carrier and glasses microfiber lined all work an came as described
although the bag feels great on and distributes weight evenly I wish the strap and upper portion of the bag near the shoulders was a bit more integrated for the speed hump on my jacket it sits right on top of it blocking the air flow but other than that great bag
August 10, 2015
Alpinestars Tech Aero 2015
This is a fantastic backpack if you are a sport bike rider. It's not overly huge but not small either. It hugs you really well and you almost forget it's there. The pack breathes well on your back but yet doesn't allow the backpack to act as a parachute (so to speak) You never feel it tug on you. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality backpack. It's a touch on the expensive side, but hey, it's Alpinestars. :)
July 27, 2015