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Dainese Backpack R


  • Nylon fabric
  • Internal waterproof polyurethane coating
  • Adjustable shoulders
  • Adjustable lumbar strip
  • Expandable construction for full-face helmet transport
  • Internal organizer with 4 pockets
  • 1 outside pocket
  • Padded inside pocket for laptop
  • 3D Bubble material liner at the back
  • Reflective inserts
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Dainese Backpack R 4.6 5 29 29
Great design and quality Perfect design for actually using on a motorcycle (Ducati Multistrada) even at "speed". The waist and chest straps and the shape of the bag hold it close to the body with no flapping of the bag. However, the long straps do flap and are a bit of a nuisance if not tucked in. It would be nice if the waist strap was removable for none motorcycle usage. I use the separate laptop compartment all the time and I like that it has a velcro strap to secure the laptop in its place. The backpack would probably not work well for someone who has to carry several large school books as the size and shape limits the carrying of bulky items. As others have commented, it does not have waterproof zippers nor the red leather tabs. I have not used it in the rain, but would doubt that it is waterproof, thus the 4 rather than 5 stars. I love it and would buy it again. January 6, 2014
most comfortable backpack I've had in years I just got the Dainese backpack R, and right out of the package, Its just as good as it looks in the pictures. I really like the overall shape, as it fits well and looks good. As others have said, they changed the zippers from red to black, but I think the black looks better. Cons: until it gets worn in a bit more, the zippers are quite stiff. It has space.... but not a ton. about enough for a short overnight somewhere, or a daily commute as long as you carry small shoes in it. (I have issues fitting a pair of size 13 shoes, pants, shirt, socks, boxers, and toiletries in the bag, but then again, that is why it is a commuter backpack. Mine looks silly when its empty. for some reason, there is a crease right in the center, and if its empty, it folds inwards right in the middle. Pros: I LOVE the bubble tech liner (If that is what it is called) it is very breathable, non constrictive, and just plain comfy. When I have the bag on with 5 or 10 pounds of stuff in it, I hardly notice, because the support straps do a fantastic job, unlike my old bag that would cut into the side of my neck after five minutes. All in all, I really like it. sure, it cost over a hundred dollars, but I think if you like dainese stuff, you don't mind paying a bit for the name. I think it would still be an $80 or $90 dollar backpack even if it wasn't name brand. December 31, 2013
great medium bag Medium sized backpack. One small pocket outside with zipper. The large outside zipper at the bottom unfolds a helmet carrier. inside laptop sleeve. ..which I don't use. small zipper and sleeve. holds your wallet and keys. so far everything I need it for. December 23, 2013
Definitely Not Waterproof I picked this backpack over Kriega and other options, mainly because it is rated as waterproof. But, tried putting it under the shower for 5 minutes, and it definitely is not water proof. I tried putting some paper towels to check water resistance, and everything in it was was soaking wet! October 14, 2013
Great backpack! I bought this backpack to take to work with me. I wanted something that would hold a pair of slacks, shoes, a wallet and some other odds and ends. I am 5'2" (on a good day...) and I didn't want a pack that would overwhelm me. I love this one! It is so comfy, I forget I have it on! It stays in place while I'm riding, and I can get everything I need into it. I will never use the helmet carrier, but it's a nice addition if you need it. Some of the other reviews mentioned that the zippers were hard to maneuver, but I haven't had any problems with them. September 24, 2013
GREAT Backpack!!!!!! This back pack has some great features. Light weight but well put together. You can't go wrong with any of the Dainese items Revzilla sells!! As always a great product from a great company!!!!!!!!!!!! September 12, 2013
Almost ideal for me. Admittedly, I chose the Kriega over this but it was a very hard decision. The Dainese is well built, good looking and very comfortable. The well designed helmet bag could also be used as additional storage space. What tipped my decision towards the Kriega was that the Dainese was just a little too small to fit my running shoes/clothes/towel and a laptop. I did not like: - the waist strap is not removable. - the sternum strap is not removable. A couple things worth noting: - it no longer uses the cool looking red leather tabs for zipper pulls. - it is no longer using the water resistant zippers shown in the photos. September 3, 2013
No regrets with this one I was considering between a couple of different backpacks, keeping in mind that I did not NEED a motorcycle specific one, and decided on the dainese backpack r. I am a huge fan of dainese gear in general, and the backpack seems well made. I a a pretty small girl so I am happy that this backpack is not huge. It easily fits my 15.4" laptop as well as some clothes, a pair of shoes and a couple of extra items. When it is nearly empty, it does not look huge like the hard shell backpacks, but I like that it has shape. The waist strap is very comfortable and seems like it has a huge range of circumference depending on the person's size. I found at first that the shoulder straps were a little tight around the neck, but it didn't bother me while riding. One last thing - wish it had a couple more compartments. The laptop space if perfect and cushioned, but other than that, there is a small exterior pocket, and a tiny interior one (for pens??) Everything else just kind of goes in together. Stowed away helmet bag is very nice and soft, and looks as good as it can for something huge and helmet sized sticking out of your back September 2, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Anthony O: Needed a great pack since my other nike backpack was demolished by the wind. I have a jacket by Dainese and now I am a believe of their products. Mar 28, 2014
Terry C: Dainese has a good reputation for quality products. Dec 30, 2013
James Benedict E M: The brand is trusted and respected in the motorcycling world. Dec 15, 2013
Daniel S: Brand reputation, backpack design and rider oriented features Nov 21, 2013
jonathan s: Because of the laptop case and the helmet bag, I have a Dainese helmet and the bag will go perfect with my helmet. Oct 10, 2013
jude g: Does the job pretty well, kept all my things always dry and secured Sep 14, 2013
A shopper asked: How waterproof/water resistant is this? I'm wanting a bag to fit my gym gear and lunch in when I commute to work, but just want to know that my gear will stay dry. May 17, 2013
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RevZilla: The outer material is only water resistant, so given enough time in the rain it will get wet. And while there is an internal waterproof coating which will work for the random patch of rain, it's not a proper Gore-Tex or D-Dry membrane. So I doubt your gear would stay dry in a hurricane. Then again, you probably shouldn't be outside during a hurricane. And even if you do find yourself outside during a hurricane, dodging debris and/or swimming for your life is probably more than enough exercise compared to a workout at the gym. Fighting for your life is good motivation. May 29, 2013
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CLH67: I would say it is water resistant but not waterproof. In a downpour your stuff would probably get soaked. Hope this helps and stay safe. May 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: All I'm looking for is a well made pack that will hold my iPad, running shoes/shorts/shirt and towel, phone and not much more.
Will the "R" be large enough or is one of the No Drag packs a better choice?
Aug 21, 2013
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Alixx P: The R is a really good size pack. It's large enough for my office laptop, an iPad, shoes, and an overnight outfit with still plenty enough room for a small bag of toiletries.

My only concern is that the elastic straps that prevent the straps from flapping stretch out overtime.

Very good bag nonetheless.
Aug 23, 2013
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KEVIN Y: It's pretty durable for the most part. I used it for practically the same thing. I fit my dress shoes, pants, shirt, small towel and the phone you can just carry yourself. Or if you like you can fit the phone in the small corner that's zipped up. You can see it in the picture on the top right zipper. It's small enough to probably fit a phone and some headphones. I haven't done it, but I'm sure you could probably fit your iPad in there as well if it's small enough. The backpack itself isn't extremely large or anything, but is adequate. Aug 23, 2013
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Rick C: I love this backpack! I use it mainly to go back and forth to work. It holds my messenger bag including my iPad. Sometimes I put a bottle of water inside too. It's not huge but seems to be just right for my needs. If I was going on an overnight trip I may need my Top Case as well. All in all...a well made and very cool back pack! Aug 22, 2013
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Robert I: You should be able to fit the items mentioned but "not much more" must really be not much! Like a wallet not a sweatshirt. Very cool pack if you don't need large capacity. Not familiar with No Drags. Aug 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: How big is this bag? No measurements are included in the description. Total liters would be helpful. Trying to decide between this bag & A* Commuter. Mar 22, 2013
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Dan22644: laying on the floor the largest measurements of the storage compartment are about 17" x 14" and is about 7" deep at its largest point. Mar 23, 2013
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RevZilla: It's not very big. It will fit a small laptop and a few books, but not much else. We were impressed by the helmet bag that is attached to it though. There's a plush sleeve that the helmet fits into and some straps that hold it in place. If you want straight carrying capacity, go for the Commuter, if you want some sexy Italian style with a cool helmet carrying feature, stick with this. Mar 26, 2013
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Michael S: Dimensions: 19.7" x 11.8" x 8.7" (50 x 30 x 22 cm).
Capacity: 0.42 cubic feet (12 L), including helmet construction.
Dec 30, 2013
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CLH67: Its not very big at all. Change of clothes and a laptop would be snug. May 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: 2 x 15" laptops (yes I need 2 ones a backup for what I do) Apr 17, 2012
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RevZilla: The Dainese Backpack R can fit two 15in laptops. Apr 20, 2012
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tsteele: Yes, though your mid back will be sorry! That's a lot of weight. May 28, 2012
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Dan22644: If they are not more than 1 inch thick, yes probably. Mar 23, 2013
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joselito a asked: Hi. Can i fit a rev it ignition jacket 2 in here? Apr 12, 2014
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Silvina Porto: Hi, due to your question I just tried to fit a medium sized leather jacket and it wasen't even close. The rigid protections make it even more dificult. I hope it helps. Regards. Apr 12, 2014
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Silvina Porto: Hi, due to your question I just tried to fit a medium sized leather jacket and it wasen't even close. The rigid protections make it even more dificult. I hope it helps. Regards. Apr 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: Which is bigger? 'The Dainese Backpack R' or the 'Icon Squad 3.0' backpack? Sep 16, 2013
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Kent V: I have never had th icon. But I regularly commute with laptop, iPad, cables, snack in this back pack. It is super easy to take off, best that I have tried. The waist is elastic with a clip, another elastic and clip on cheat, and on each side are quick pull up release straps. It is very comfortable and stylish too. There is also a built in helmet bag. Sep 16, 2013
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Paul P: This is the perfect bag for commuting. There is no wind resistance, and the bag looks awesome. The helmet holder on the bag was a feature I did not think I would use, but it works really well. My only complaint is that I have a huge 17" laptop that fits, but does not allow the zippers to fully close if I do put it on. Sep 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a huge 17" widescreen laptop and was wondering if it could fit in this thing? Mar 20, 2013
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RevZilla: We do not feel that this bag can fit anything bigger than a standard 15 inch laptop. While it is possible that you could squeeze some smaller 17inch laptops into the bag, there wouldn't be any spare room at that point and it would likely put pressure on the zipper as well (which could cause zipper failure).

The Kriega R30 Backpack is would definitely fit your 17" laptop, however.
Mar 21, 2013
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Dan22644: Probably not, I have one that measures 16" diagonally and it fits easily. The pocket appears to be about 11.5" wide and max length that will fit is about 15.5" Mar 23, 2013
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