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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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American Kargo Trooper Backpack 4.7 5 14 14
Great for commute and versatility I use this bag for work and night classes. i am able to pack my textbook, note book, water, lunch and snacks with still room for a few more things. the only real thing i do not like is the helmet net.. it feels a little odd even at its smallest setting( i have a L icon airmada) my helmet still shifts but i rarely us it, im debating cutting it out and using the pocket for a first aid kit. the side pockets have extra pockets so that's a bonus, i can fit a few small tools and my emergency knife, visor cleaner and kickstand puck all in the zippered pocket and the flap. now as a adventure bag it does get a little heavy and shifts with a bladder in it, there is no hook or strap to hold the top of the bladder in place.. so unfortunately it doesn't work for me in that department February 27, 2015
Best backpack in the market If you are looking for a Hi-viz backpack and you are in need for a lot of space for your clothes and a computer, this is the bag. Im a daily commuter and i pack my daily change of clothes here. And that's including my boots sometimes ( im in the military). You can easily pack for a weekend. Thebag even has a pocket for a weapon. Highly recommended. February 16, 2015
Good Pack For Trips, Not For Commuting. Hey Guys, I picked up this pack a few months ago and I feel like it has finally broken in enough to write a review. Overall I am quite pleased with the design of the backpack, as well as the quality of construction and materials used. There is plenty of room for your stuff throughout several pockets, and the main compartment is plenty large enough. One of the issues that I have with the backpack is how heavy and bulky it is on its very own. I wanted to use this for daily commuting but I am finding that it is just too big for that purpose. Even when I am only carrying a second visor and a water bottle it feels like I have 10 pounds of gear on my back. However, I will say that this pack really starts to shine when you have loaded it completely full of gear. It feels very comfortable once you are carrying 15-30+ pounds due to the weight being evenly distributed accross my chest & shoulders via the nice Butterfly Harness they have developed. In fact I find it to get more comfortable and solid with the more weight/volume it carries. At high speeds this backpack feels 100% solid and I have not had any issues with it shifting around on me. In general I think this pack is pretty great, and I do not consider it a bad purchase at all. I will definitely be using this for longer trips or for when I need to haul a lot of cargo somewhere, but I would absolutely like to find something smaller for my daily. February 8, 2015
Not Bad - Not Great Backpack has lots of storage and the helmet net is pretty cool. However, in-and-of-itself, the backpack is reeeeeeally heavy and way too bulky. I'd still consider using it for a longer trip, but I'm going to buy something smaller and more aerodynamic for general use. January 28, 2015
Amazing 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
Awesome bag 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
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American Kargo Trooper Backpack
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Kenneth M: Nice big back pack. High viz yellow is a nice perk. Water packs very cool. Mar 20, 2015
Brandon W: Needed something that could haul a decent amount of gear through the weather. Reviews looked great. Mar 6, 2015
Curtis S: The AK Trooper is big and tough. And it's Hi Viz! Mar 5, 2015
Anthony G: I purchased this backpack mainly because of the retroflect and functionality. I realized that my bike and gear are all black and I need to be a bit more visible when I ride at night. Jan 22, 2015
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: Has anyone bought or used this pack for an offroad application? I am looking for a larger hydration pack for dirt bike riding. yes I like to carry a lot of stuff. I am trail rider not a moto cross rider. Feb 2, 2015
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Riley S: I don't ride off road however on long trips this easily holds a 2 liter hydration pack on the inside pocket and plenty of other equipment. Feb 12, 2015
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John W asked: How does this backpack compare to those made by Kriega i.e. the R25? Many have recommended that brand because it's designed for riders where the weight isn't carried on your shoulders like a normal backpack and so on. Jan 28, 2015
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Riley S: I have not tried one of those other brands however I got this after not being happy with a different brand and I was amazed at the comfort. I use this bag to commute to work and even with 35+ pounds of gear It does not pull on your shoulders and neck while riding. (I actually weighed by work boots, duty belt, lunch, and other supplies and 35 pounds is not an exaggeration. The bag is well built and the large pad on the lower end makes it comfortable against your back and it does not shift as long as you pull the straps to fit well. Feb 12, 2015
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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 within 24 hours
White 954005 35170330 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Hi-Viz Yellow 954006 35170331 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours