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American Kargo Trooper Backpack
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American Kargo Trooper Back Pack

The American Kargo Trooper was designed for, well, anything and everything you can imagine. It's big. It's tough. It's perfect. Of course, it includes interior and exterior pockets, tie-downs, the expected fittings and adjustments, a special laptop / tablet pocket, and is hydration compatible. Not to mention a place for first aid, a place for goggles, and the ability to secure your helmet to the back. You're going to quit before the Trooper even gets close.

The butterfly harness is the quintessential element in American Kargo’s approach to comfort and stability in our rider-centric product line. Incorporating multiple fit and fitting adjustments and increased surface area, the straps are designed to work around your equipment and the way you move. Your chest, arms, shoulders and core were carefully considered. The butterfly harness creates the functionality you need for the riding experience you want.


  • Goggle pocket
  • PVC backed 600D fabric
  • Double needle seam construction
  • D-Ring tie downs
  • Storage for tools
  • Internal mesh pockets
  • TSA Lock-compatible side compartment
  • Hydration compatible (sold separately)
  • Exterior helmet storage sling
  • Exterior storage straps with quick-release buckles
  • Oversized zipper pulls
  • Holds up to a 15" laptop in the padded storage compartment
  • Audio wire routing loops on either shoulder strap
  • 4-way adjustable butterfly harness
  • Retroflect reflective panels
  • 22" H x 14" W x 10" D
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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
Best investment 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
Fits like a glove The fit on this thing is great. Everything is really easy to adjust and totally "set it and forget it." Doesn't shift a bit when riding and still allows airflow on hotter days. Build quality seems great, without loose strings hanging off or irregular stitching. Large capacity with external clips to allow for wrapping up your jacket and cinching it down to the back. All panels are PVC-lined, so it should handle rain well, but an extra rain cover is available from the manufacturer's site. July 18, 2014
American Kargo got it right! In my search for a daily commuter/every day backpack I ran into this gem! I originally had my eyes on an icon military spec II but I heard horror stories about the stitching and build quality. I am an ironworker so I tend to be hard on my backpacks. Needless to say this pack can take IT! The fitment on my shoulders was spot on. It has a very natural, secure feeling to the harness system, with no belly obstruction so you can still tuck down on your tank. The double stitching is done properly! This backpack in every essence is quality! Yeah I know 180 seems to be on the high side but it will be the last backpack you 'have' to buy. As for the style what can I say, it's beautiful and an absolute bonus if you ask me! Bottom line if you're thinking about it, DO IT! You will not be disappointed. Cons: Hydration pack/ packs sold separately. July 17, 2014
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American Kargo Trooper Backpack
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
DANNY L: For commuting, and getting an actual riding backpack. Makes a big difference, i barely notice it. i was using a rush 24 which is an awesome backpack but hurt my back when riding for a long time. Nov 22, 2014
scott y: I needed a solid commuter backpack that would get me to the airport and then hold my helmet through security etc. It is the best backpack I've owned. Oct 6, 2014
STEVE ""SUMORYDR"" A: I have searched for months and months for the perfect pack and finally found it. Sure it is a bit pricey but THIS is the perfect pack for me. I chose this particular pack because of many different features; water resistance, large inner area, the "Y" opening, the 2 different pockets for hydration, the helmet netting, large zipper pulls, etc.. But, most of all, I chose this because of the sternum support and the quick/easy buckles on the front. Quick on, quick off, and lots of adjustability. Sep 26, 2014
Vinton K: The Color Sep 17, 2014
David F: Like the variety of pockets Sep 4, 2014
Bryan M: Currently in the military, Was looking for a hi-vis bag to fit assortment of clothes and boots. Aug 9, 2014
Nicholas R asked: Does this product have any manufacturer warranty? Jun 28, 2014
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A S: I just checked, They have a limited lifetime warranty. Aug 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello, it is not possible to load a 17 laptop at all ?
Please, said yes ;-)
Sep 9, 2014
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Anthony G: To help you get an idea, my laptop is 10.5" wide by 16.5" long by 1.25" thick and it will not zip closed. The laptop sleeve itself is only accessible from the bottom of the pack (you need to flip the backpack upside down to put your laptop into the pack). So essentially, it would be sticking out the bottom of the pack by an inch if you were riding around and there is no way it would stay in place. You can fit my laptop into the main compartment with ease, but it will not fit in the laptop sleeve. Sep 9, 2014
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Manuel G: No a 17 inch laptop won't fit. Sep 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: it says water hydration pack sold separately but it doesnt say just what size pack fits the bag...1.5 l, 2.0l , 3.0l ??help please... Aug 23, 2014
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Jordan P: Their site says 2.0L I do believe. Sep 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the internal capacity of the trooper in litres? Aug 6, 2014
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Eric L: Sorry man but this is an American made product so sizing in liter volume is not readily available I just looked. But if it's any help here are the measurements and I'm sure there's some kind of math equation you can come up with to get what you need.
Dimensions: 22" H x 14" W x 10" D
IMO it has plenty of room for me, I haul around quite a bit of stuff with me. Also in a pinch instead of stuffing you're riding jacket or hoodie for those cold nights in the back of your backpack you can strap it down with the straps instead and still save your space.
Hope that helps, good luck.
Aug 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Waterproof? Jul 6, 2014
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Eric L: Damn near waterproof on its own, but "proof" no. They do offer a waterproof cover for it sold separately. Aug 6, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black 954004 35170329 In Stock: Ships next business day
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Hi-Viz Yellow 954006 35170331 In Stock: Ships next business day