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Firstgear Torrent Waterproof Backpack

The Firstgear 20L Torrent backpack has air-mesh padded, adjustable ergo backpack straps that provide a secure anchor and are designed to work with your riding jacket. Channeled, air-mesh back pads ensure comfort and breathability. The sternum strap ensures rock solid stability in the riding position.


  • 18"L x 10"W
  • 20L capacity
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Firstgear Torrent Backpack 4.7 5 13 13
Good backpack Backpack is made well, all the wields and stitching are solid. My big complaint is how difficult it is to tighten the shoulder straps, near impossible with gloves on. Also the tightening the roll top straps is kinda a pain. June 17, 2015
Best Bang for your buck Overall the cheapest waterproof pack on the market that I could find. Looks great and holds up to the task. I rode through a few monsoon like rain storms on an 1,800 mile ride and not a drop of water got inside! May 25, 2015
Really crossed my fingers hoping for an awesome back pack. I really crossed my fingers for an awesome back pack and that is what I got. Looks like there is much room if needed and just enough zippers and not an over kill of them. Very comfy and does not feel cheap at all. I would recommend this to another person. May 18, 2015
Exactly what I wanted! It fits perfectly while riding. Doesn't hang too low or too high. It is not bulky and stick out like a sore thumb. It has a lot of room for anything I want to carry. When stuffed with random things it is still really comfortable to wear while riding. Highly recommend for anyone. March 9, 2015
soo gnarly This bag is tough as nails... Thats right, nails! I've had the Firstgear Torrent bag for about a year and it's been so very useful. Overtime small tears, around the rolling portion of the bag, had developed but still remained relatively waterproof. Just to let you know, I'm not your average Joe, and with about 50 miles a week cycling with this thing, practice 6 days a week, and hauling around all my books, the wear was anticipated. The bag itself has three water proof compartments, the first being the main center chamber with the securing roll top and clips, and the other two being the twin side pockets secured by a waterproof zipper seal. For a years worth of use, this bag has exceeded my standards, and with average daily use will last a very long time. ...btw the holes/tears are not something you'll most likely encounter with use overtime with your Torrent Backpack, however if you'd absolutely want to ensure the waterproof ability of your bag, covering it with dish soap and looking for bubbles, filling the main pocket with water and looking for leaks, or submersing the bag in water with a couple of tshirts will do just fine. And for 60 dollars + free two night shipping, this is probably the best deal you'll find for a brand new (joshua approved) waterproof bag. January 30, 2015
Superior to every backpack available in this price range I've been using freebie backpacks, and other packs that I've had all the while looking for a decent backpack that is waterproof. I'm tired of putting my laptops into zip lock bags in my old one which was falling apart. I didn't find a lot of information online dimensions or what it would hold, or I didn't look hard enough, but here's what it holds for me: 1 17" laptop 1 15" laptop 1 10" tablet 1 gallon zip lock bag with other misc stuff, and I can still fit in an extra pair of gloves head warmer, and hat. In terms of how this thing works the top opens up like a dry bag that you then roll down and use the snap locks or whatever to connect it to the sides. I haven't had a chance to use it in the rain yet, but you need to get air pockets out first in order get the most amount of roll down. With the exception of one thing, any strap on this bag is setup in a way to be attached to another strap. Any slock on the bag adjustments do not flap in the breeze, hit you in the face, make annoying noises etc. They show the adjustment straps in the picture to show that they're there but in reality they're not annoying as depicted like a regular backpack. There is a piece of bungee cord adjustable on the back, not sure what it's for. It blows in the wind so I just put it into the mesh pocket. Speaking of the mesh pocket why does this have a water proof/resistant zipper? As others have said this doesn't have a whole lot of space on the outside pockets, they look water proof but don't expect them to hold anything larger than an old nokia phone. At this price I highly recommend. It's a backpack that was engineered for you to ride with and it doesn't let water in since it's a dry bag. It's the only option for keeping your stuff dry in this price range. January 10, 2015
Great Backpack I bought 2 of these - one for me & one for my wife. We ride Dual Sport bikes, and frequently get wet and muddy. For the first few rides, these backpacks have held up well, and have been waterproof, so far. The only real negative is lack of mounting straps. The pack has 2 on the bottom, but to secure the top, you'll need to attach bungees to the handle strap, which isn't as secure as I'd like. A large bungee net is probably a better solution. December 4, 2014
Great quality. Great price. Small. Single internal pouch. This product was great quality at a great price. It's small but I knew that off the bat. The only drawback beside size is the singleness of the large internal space. August 14, 2014
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G A: Awesome bag. Great price. Jun 23, 2015
N A: Good looking and compact furthermore the price is great. Thnak you for applying my credit. May 26, 2015
Khristine Marie D: Its waterproof and it is suitable for my boyfriend's cruiser bike. His backpack is about to fall apart. Lol Apr 19, 2015
ALIDA FXDSE2@69 M: For a trip to pack in when it rains things will be dry Feb 18, 2015
L E: Needed a 100% rainproof backpack for those unexpected showers and it fit the bill. Jan 28, 2015
Miguel A: I wanted a basic waterproof back pack that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. Dec 3, 2014
Jake L: Looks sick, WATERPROOF, reasonable price!!! Jul 14, 2014
Tim M: Price and waterproof. Jun 29, 2014
alan d: Great water proof seal, used it through a downpour, not one drop got inside. Also one of the cheaper backpacks out there, which is great, since i'm cheap. The main compartment can fit a lot of stuff, you can put your standard size laptop or tablet in there and still got room to stuff some books, shirts and chinese food containers in it. Jun 10, 2014
Jose C: For a waterproof backpack for mountain biking and motorcycle riding. May 12, 2014
Milan R: Supposed to be waterproof Jan 12, 2014
A shopper asked: Does it fit a laptop? Dedicated laptop sleeve or pocket or anything? Apr 23, 2014
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James F: I cN easily fit my 13" Mac book laptop and and iPad in the Torrent backpack and still have room for several books, a sweater etc. I hauled about 20 ilbs of groceries In it the other day. The bag main compartment is just that, a very large opening, no interior pockets and no laptop sleeve. There are two external zippers side pockets but they are not very deep. There is a mesh external pocket on the back. And there are two loops on the back one near the bottom and one near the top that you could attach things to. Apr 23, 2014
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Logan M: @A Shopper
Yes, you can fit a laptop of pretty much any size in this backpack. However, there are no dedicated sleeves or compartments in the backpack. Its basically a big waterproof bag with a surprising amount of space inside.
With that being said, I love this pack and use it everyday!
Apr 25, 2014
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alan d: Depends how big your laptop is, the average macbook should fit. and no it does not have dedicated laptop sleeve, inside only has one single big compartment. The outside has 2 waterproof zippered pockets, one on each side, then there's a mesh pocket on the back, that is not waterproof. Apr 24, 2014
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Chalene B: My 13" Mac Air Fits in there quite easily. You would be able to fit a bigger laptop in. There are no pockets on the inside. There is only the mesh front pocket (not waterproof) and the two small pockets on the side (waterproof) Apr 23, 2014
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Milan R: It is just one open pocket that gets rolled up for closure and then clipped. It is waterproof true. Possibly could fit a laptop just probably not a very large one. Apr 24, 2014
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Bernardo P: It does fit a laptop but does not have a dedicated pocket for it. Apr 23, 2014
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AnneMarie M: Yes it fits a laptop but does not have a dedicated pocket Apr 26, 2014
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Burton O: I carry a 17" dell laptop in it. Apr 23, 2014
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A shopper asked: Your description says the bag has a "waist strap. The review by du480d says there is no waist strap. Which is right?mI will buy the pack if it has the waist strap. If it comes and doesn't have the waist strap, I will return it. Dec 23, 2014
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Dan M: There is a cross strap in the front that keeps the two shoulder straps from spreading, holding the bag in place. It's technically not a "waist strap" but I like it's higher position better for riding both my bikes (motor/peddle). Dec 30, 2014
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Stephen P: I ordered mine last year and it had a waist strap. I promptly tucked it into the pocket that is near the bottom of the pack never to be used again, but it is there if I need it. Dec 31, 2014
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Michael W: It does not have a waist strap. Only straps that go over shoulders and another strap that connects the two shoulder straps across the chest. Dec 30, 2014
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Axel C: This backpack indeed doesn't have a waist strap, but it has a chest strap which works pretty well at keeping the bag tightly on your back. Jan 4, 2015
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Lucas W: There is only a chest strap. This backpack works well, but I kind of wish I went with a larger Kriega for the size and extra compartments Dec 30, 2014
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Stephen P: Ugh, sorry I just looked. I was was confusing back packs (clearly I have too many)...the Torrent does not have a waist strap. Dec 31, 2014
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David C: There is no waist strap but there is a strap that goes around your torso about mid chest. Dec 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the backpack submersible? I already bought it because it looks so durable, just want to know how water tight. Mar 2, 2015
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James F: Not sure what you mean by submersible.mif you actually mean could you dunk it completely under water like a kayaking dry bag I don't know. With its welded seams and roll top I would guess it could briefly be held under water.mthe roll top would have rob be roolled over at least 3 times and the ciching straps be as tight as possible. You could actually test this in your tub. But I think under most wet riding conditions it should be watertight even in a downpour. I've ridden with it in moderate rain and it does the job. Mar 2, 2015
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Jason C: I have had in on quite a few bike trips and a some short hiking trips as well where it was subject to rain. No problems! I haven't however dunked it. It does seem about at well built at a few rafting bags that I have so would assume its good.
I like this pack, though small, and would purchase again.
Mar 3, 2015
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Caleb A: Its definitely an awesome backpack. I wouldn't say its like a dry sack but it can take a heavy rain storm or if you go rafting it can take it as well. Mar 3, 2015
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Brent R: It is not. Took it on a rafting trip and kept it submerged for a while and water got in. Maybe the briefest dip would be okay. Mar 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does the backpack have a waist strap? One reviewer says it does not have a waist strap but the product description says it does have a strap. Which is it? Dec 24, 2014
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James F: The Torrent does not have a waist strap. It does have a chest strap (sometimes called a sternum strap). This does help relieve some occurs pressure on your shoulders but it would be better to have a waist strap. Dec 25, 2014
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Krzysztof K: No it does not have a waist strap. I has an adjustable strap across the chest area. Dec 25, 2014
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Brent R: No waist strap, it has a sternum strap. Dec 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is there any way to use a water bladder with this? Feb 4, 2015
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James F: There is no pocket inside for the bladder so it would have to sit with the other contents of the bag and condensation would make those things damp. Also there is no sleeve for thre hydration pack tube to exit so you would have to exit the tube through the open top which would defeat its water tightness. So really, "no". Mar 2, 2015
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Michael W: One could work something out with a bladder but it would be be a little tricky. Feb 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: what is that strap with the spring loaded clip for ???? Sep 12, 2014
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Damian C: I assume you are talking about the chest strap?
Nothing special, just stops the shoulder straps from separating...common to many backpacks
Sep 14, 2014
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Milan R: It goes across your chest to lighten the load from your shoulders Sep 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the weight of the product? May 13, 2014
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Daniel P: I don't have a scale but it's not heavy at all. Holds allot of stuff, could have made the way it closes look nicer but serves the purpose very good. May 25, 2014
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Krzysztof K: 2.014 lb. May 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: Would a helmet fit in it? How about riding jacket and pants? Thanks. Mar 17, 2015
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Krzysztof K: No way on the helmet. I have not tried the jacket but that might be all it can take. Pants should be no problem. Mar 17, 2015
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James D asked: Is this backpack submersible? Already bought it because it looks so durable. Just want to know how water tight it is. Thanks. Mar 2, 2015
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Shailine D: Handled light rain really well. Everything inside was dry. However, I wasn't in the rain long either. I wouldn't submerge it in a pool or something. Mar 9, 2015
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