Dainese Backpack R
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.
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
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
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