Firstgear Torrent Backpack
Great pack. Only small compaints.
For some reason this pack has garnered me a lot of attention. Folks ask about it frequently. "Nice" is the comment I get most often.
It does what it's supposed to, keeps stuff dry. I use it everyday and usually carry it around by the top handle because I sweat under it. Someone suggested strapping it on the back of the bike, great idea if you can.
I don't like the roll top closure straps. I don't understand why they're attached at an angle on the pack. It made me wonder how exactly to close the pack when I first got it. The more full the pack is the better closure you get. I don't carry too much stuff in it on a normal basis however.
Overall, great buy especially given its competitive price.
July 28, 2015
Better then expected...
Bought this because throwing over my old bag was choking me to death and the thing had holes in it. I needed a bag I could put just about anything in and keep it dry since I often times am carrying things to and from work on my bike that are water sensitive and I don't want to destroy them if the weather forecast was wrong. It is made of the same stuff they build life inflatable life boats out of and has an gunny sack opening on the top with no closers or zipper. Only complaint is that it would be made about 1 to 2 inches wider to let in more space for soft coolers. Just a little snug in that area, but fits.
July 27, 2015
Great riding pack for the price!
Big enough for my laptop plus clothes for 3 days. I took this pack on a long trip, kept my stuff dry even when as I was riding in the rain. It's comfortable to wear for at least an hour. If you're riding longer than that, I recommend strapping the pack on the passenger seat. The bag's material is rubberized, it's got enough friction against the seat and whatever strap you are using.
June 29, 2015
Excellent Back Pack
I bought it 3 months ago, since then i use it everyday, commuting and some weekend trips. It´s very comfortable and seem durable, it looks like the first day.
I have probe the waterproof some times and don't disappoint me.
June 29, 2015
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