American Kargo Trooper Backpack
awesome back pack
This back pack is awesome!!!! I recently was riding with the icon squad 3.0 bag and although it was great, it was just to small for a daily commuter like myself. I needed a ton of storage space to be able to put gym clothes, packed lunch, my laptop to take anywhere with me and have plenty of other space left for what ever else . This bag was just what i needed. Check out my full you tube review if any one is interested to see what it looks like on with a riding jacket and helmet at Beansy Moto Reviews!!!!
May 19, 2016
Overview of the backpack
Despite my grading the backpack did good. Picture shows the backpack after going down at 80mph. As you can see not much left of it. Before the crash I got the pack as a replacement of my previous pack Oakley Kitchen Sink (much better product IMO) I had the bag for a little over a year and used it daily. I took it adv. trips camping (side pocket worked great storing a small knife and AX to split wood) and everyday commute/work bag. With anyone whose on the bigger side like me (6,1 @230lb) with a bigger chest forget about using front chest straps as those are too small and non adj. After a year of use bottom zipper that holds the net to carry your helmet started to fall apart and open during riding as well as the zipper that hold the laptop. What I did like about the bag are the overall materials used to make up the bag (minus the zippers). Now that I am in the market yet for another backpack I am on the fence between the Oakley or this since both are close in price..
May 12, 2016
Great for long rides
This bag has plenty of storage way more than I had expected. The strap system is amazing. Honesltly can't even tell that I'm wearing it when riding.
May 3, 2016
Bag was just what I needed. I travel from home to work and the gym so this bag allowed me to carry my scrubs plus gym clothes along with a spare change of shoes. Pack has lots of space and easy to access. Felt as tho some of the straps had to much adjustment capabilities so time using it I spent little bit getting it to sit right on me. Super comfortable. Seems pretty durable but only been using it for a couple of months. Only Negative I would have about this is that there is no spot for a spare shield. Riding to work I use a tinted one but when I leave work it is dark so I have to change out. Great visibility from the reflective straps.
April 5, 2016
Awesome Riding Backpack
Awesome backpack, a little expensive but very nice. Comfortable while riding or walking in to work, great for commuting.
April 5, 2016
Great looking but bulky and tall
I thought this would be a great all around bag but it turned out to be more of a nuisance. The main purpose for the bag was commuting. The bag is 22" tall and end up sitting on the back seat but it changes as I move around on the seat. For myself, I found this to be annoying. The only pocket i ever used was for the laptop which opens from the bottom. I found this somewhat odd and a bit unnerving even though it does have an extra fastener. The shoulder straps are a bit wider than most and always seemed to apply some pressure to my neck. I used this bag on only one non-commute ride and found it to be a bit cumbersome for longer rides.
I used this bag for about 3 months until replacing it with the AK Commuter bag. This one sits much more comfortably, is only 19" tall and the laptop loads from the top in its own pocket.
I'll be selling my Trooper and just using the commuter.
March 29, 2016
It looks like a huge bag that can fit a lot, but really I have to smash everything I can into it, and then have to use the laptop compartment to store anything else. The entire back pack is pretty much all padding, zippers, and ring hooks. The material of the backpack seems very nice and thick, which makes it seem very durable, but just overall a very bulky backpack. The zipper closure is also odd, I have to tie them together so they don't unzip due to all the things I try to fit. I do like how the backpack clips in the front, and the reflective material on my back, but I thought there was also reflective material in the front which there is not. I also could barely fit my binder for school in the main compartment which I was really disappointed with. I would only recommend this backpack if you like really bulky backpacks that can really only accommodate your laptop and a maybe a bag lunch, smaller items like pens, and a pencil sharpener. If you feel like taking off your jacket and throwing it in this backpack then half of your backpack space is gone.
February 8, 2016
The price for the bag is a bit expensive(ended up just over $300), especially purchasing to Australia. The reflectorised parts of the bag are neat and definitely stand out at night. The bag is comfortable, easy to put on with your jacket but it quite heavy even when its empty. The storage of the main compartment isn't actually that big, it only just fits my motorbike jacket in there. The laptop compartment is useful are provides a fair amount of protection as well. There is plenty of room to put other smaller items through the bag. Revzilla had awesome delivery though.
January 27, 2016