Cortech Super 2.0 Backpack
Elegant and versatile, rather small
The Cortech 2.0 backpack looks great. The materials and the workmanship appears to be of a very high quality. The reason I chose this backpack over others was the built-in helmet carrier, which I have already used several times and can confirm that it works quite well. The straps for the helmet carrier conceal nicely in the side pockets. The backpack itself is rather small. Once I put my 14" ThinkPad in the laptop sleeve (it takes some negotiations to fit it in, but it does fit), there is a very little room left. You can probably add a pair of sneakers, or a lunch box, but probably not both, if the laptop is in there. The zippers seem of a very good quality, but a little fragile, so I am careful with them. They are not waterproof, so bear it in mind.
Overall, a very nice small backpack. I will use it for when I need to carry a helmet. For other occasions, I will probably use my larger backpack, even though it is not motorcycle-specific.
July 27, 2015
It's a little tough to get on over a jacket.
It would be nice to have the ability to undo one of the shoulder straps making it easier to put on while wearing a jacket. Otherwise, the fit, functionality, quality and durability are all there!
December 30, 2014
A little bit of rain aint no big thang!
I just had a 20-some-odd mile ride in a light rain after thunderstorms passed through. While this pack is not waterproof other than the bladder pocket, I am pleased to see that my clothes inside nevertheless stayed completely dry! For a heavy downpour that might not apply, but for reasonable rainy conditions that are no huge deal to ride in the Cortech 2.0 just might keep your belongings dry. YMMV
July 7, 2014
This backpack is nothing fancy and does the job it was designed for.
Appealing looks, locking zippers, built in helmet carrier.
For the price I was hoping for something more. Most of the time I use a hiking backpack except for quick runs to the store.
July 22, 2013
Great backpack but could use more room
This is my first bike backpack that I purchased and like others, purchased it for the helmet holder. Now this is a good backpack, but the waist strap I had to shorter via cutting and restiching it and the main inside pouch should have been ade big enough to hold even a 17in laptop let alone a 15in one. Good backpack, wish it came with the water pouch but overall this was a good purchase.
July 1, 2013
Great but small
I bought this after reading the reviews on here because I needed something to commute with. Something I could pack a lunch, laptop, some work clothes (or gym clothes) and it would all fit well. Well, it can fit some of that, just not all of it at once. Once I put my 15" laptop in there, I'm extremely limited for room. You'd be lucky to get a pair of pants and a sandwich in there after that.. forget shoes.. You put a pair of shoes in here and it's pretty much full.. Unless you have really small feet? So, If you're looking for something that can bring extra shoes and maybe some non-riding gear, you need to look elsewhere. Other than the smaller size, the bag is great. Its comfortable, low drag and the workmanship is excellent.. It feels durable and well made and the helmet carrier is an awesome bonus. I wish I had picked something bigger, but I am making due.
June 30, 2013
works and fits great.
nice bag feels good going down the road.. be cafefull if you have a bigger laptop. mine is a Dell 14 1/2" x 10" fit is pretty tight, but it does fit..
May 27, 2013
Well Made Backpack!
With warmer weather rolling in, I needed a backpack designed specifically for riding that could carry my laptop, some clothes, and other workday necessities. I looked at everything Revzilla had in the $80 - $150 range, and after weeks of research decided to go with this Cortech. Glad I did!
Huge feature for me - the helmet carrier. I was worried the material might be flimsy, but not in the least. Protective soft material almost entirely covers your helmet (full-face, size Large). Awesome feature and you can also use it for shoes. There is a ton of attention to detail by Cortech in the design and other feature of this backpack as well. Love the tuck-in / quiet zippers, and the locking zippers for the main compartment.
The overall shape of the pack is very aerodynamic. The outside of the main compartment also has some rigidity to it, so it doesn't cave in or wrinkle. I also like that this bag will stand upright fairly well when you set it down. I feel it holds a lot of things, but doesn't look like it would - meaning it doesn't have a bulky look to it at all.
Very minor critiques - wish the belt strap was removable (I ended up cutting mine off, but that's a one-way decision..). I also think the layout of the upper compartment could be a little better, in particular the cell phone / MP3 player pocket. That seems to get in the way and needs thicker / lined material. I might modify that too. Again, pretty minor stuff.
For me it came down to this and the OGIO Mach 3 (which is very cool and I may get someday, but does cost almost 50% more). Overall, this is a great backpack for daily commuting and weekend trips, it's well made and thoughtfully designed.
May 20, 2013