American Kargo Trooper Backpack
I purchased the Hi-Viz version of the backpack to make sure people can see me at night. It fits almost everything I need (I am a law student and the books are huge) but for the average person this bag is perfect for everyday rides, etc. I highly recommend this bag.
January 19, 2015
Pretty heavy backpack and a little smaller than I was hoping but great quality and lots of pockets. Fits snugly and does not move in the wind at speed.
January 19, 2015
A superior backpack
I bought this backpack (High viz green) a few weeks ago and it is as advertised. It feels like your not even riding with a backpack because of how its strapped to your body. The durability is definitely A+. I low sided my bike this weekend doing 40. I was coming around a curve where this gravel truck had just passed through and hit some gravel that dumped off the back of the truck and went sliding like I was on ice. I skid on my back for about 15 feet or so and this backpack held up with out a scratch outside some dirt. Keep in mind I'm new to the biking world so I don't quite know whats the best stuff out there but this backpack is worth every dime for sure.
January 17, 2015
Last backpack you'll ever buy
This bag is tough thick skinned and great. I spilled on the first day it cleans up easily. the laptop holder is great and there is so many features that you don't expect but then you open the bag and wonder why other bags don't have it. worth every penny
January 12, 2015
Better than I could have hoped for.
I got the high-vis version to replace my vest as a military rider when I need to carry things with me. This bag is BIG. Will easily hold my clothes and toiletries for a weekend trip. The grey portion you see in the picture is reflective material but I haven't ridden enough to see if that will hold up over time. The straps are comfortable and can be adjusted to fit. I'm very excited about this bag and the many trips that I have taken and will take it on.
November 11, 2014
I am a new rider and safety was my highest priority when searching for gear. Without a doubt, this bag is one of the best investments I've made.
This bag has proven to be the perfect all-day commuter bag. I prefer the backpack vs tank bag to free-up my hands. The things I was looking for in a bag were safety, storage, and all around functionality. I'm more of a function over fashion rider.
I am 5'5" and 125lbs woman so wasn't sure how big this bag would be. I don't even notice the weight. The bag sits on my shoulders and straps to my chest perfectly. I only notice the weight when I have to take it off. It feel very sturdy when I'm riding.
The other bonus for me is that it is very very bright. I have the Hi-Viz. I want to thank American Kargo for making the reflective area a large surface area. It is really eye-catching when I ride at night in Los Angeles city freeways.
Storage wise, it has ample room. I could actually use more room but that's just my tendency to carry everything. This bag fits my chromebook, cables, paperwork, leather jacket, jeans, toiletries, and shoes. I also use the water bladders. The hooks and additions to the chest portion of the backpack work great to keep the drinking spout in-place.
If you're on the fence, get off and get it. You won't regret it.
November 4, 2014
Premium, functional and visually appealing
I ordered this bag after a collision involving me and a car; I became obsessed with visibility and led me to purchase this. I dont usually pay this much for bags but I made an exception for the premium quality, functionality, style and justified it after the crash for the reflectivity! This bag has enormous reflective areas all over whereas most bags have some small piping- or if you're lucky, a logo. the harness is not entirely straightforward but works well and makes the heaviest loads feel light. This product makes me feel seen as well as draws positive comments on its style from those in my social circles. It is water resistant; I dont ride in heavy rain EVER but I suspect it would hold up pretty well unless you're riding in the ocean ;) Great functionality, amazing build quality and one thing that surprised me is its a bit smaller than I was expecting; I was happy about that as I didnt want a massive backpack but its a bit more compact than I first thought. Can still fit a fair amount in it, though. I use it for the trek in to and from work all the time and would recommend this pack to anyone who the features and style appeal to; amazing product.
September 7, 2014
This is an awesome bag great quality
This bag is great fits a lot of stuff and looks awesome.
August 18, 2014