Dainese Backpack R
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
Love This Back Pack!
Great product. Well made, functional and feels very comfortable when strapped on. For what I use it for....messenger bag with iPad and file folders, etc. plus a bottle of water and maybe lunch it's perfect. Haven't taken in on trips but I have a top case for that. Again, we'll done Dainese.
August 26, 2013
Materials are great.
Straps are nicely engineered for moto use.
Subtle design, doesn't scream hotboi.
Frequently find myself wishing it was slightly larger - though it probably wouldn't feel as good on my back if it was.
Would rather have the small amount of space the helmet carrier takes up as actual storage space.
Wish it had a little more reflectivity built in.
Wish the interior pocket (outside of the laptop compartment) had some velcro to stay secure, though it's never really been an issue.
I'd recommend it, but would also look more seriously at others if I were to do it again.
August 14, 2013
Great fit, especially in full tuck.
The laptop pouch strap is a bit long. My laptop (1" height) can't be strapped in fully tight, and moves back and forth during acceleration/braking.
August 12, 2013