Dainese Backpack R
Easily replaced my The North Face backpack.
I loved my The North Face backpack, but definitely not for riding. This backpack comes with a sleeve/slot inside for laptops/tablets. I am able to fit my Surface RT in the sleeve/slot with ease. I don't like to ride with my cell phone or wallet on me because I am afraid they may end up on the road without me know. This backpack made it easy for me to access my cell phone or wallet because they have slots made for them.
My favorite feature of this backpack is the helmet carrier. It is made of a very soft material that doesn't scratch your helmet. Definitely makes it easy to go about the day not having to hold your helmet.
I definitely recommend this product.
May 22, 2014
Real good product for the price
Im 5'11 185 lbs 42 in chest and find this back pack great for just a few things. It fits my athletic frame well with little wind drag. It slides on and off easily with adjustable shoulder ties. It is very basic but completely appropriate for some gym items or some day trip accessories. There is a sewn in waist belt which I cut out; it fits across the abdomen. The belt is comfortable but completely not necessary.
It looks great.
April 29, 2014
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