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Firstgear Torrent Waterproof Backpack

The Firstgear 20L Torrent backpack has air-mesh padded, adjustable ergonomic 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.

Dimensions:

  • 18"L x 10"W
  • 20L capacity
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.7 / 5
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4.5 / 5.0
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4.7 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great bag!!
I bought this to replace an very well used Ogio No Drag backpack, and did not want to fork over the cash on the Kriega R30. I mainly wanted a waterproof bag for my daily commute to work (100 mile round trip) and this has fit the bill. Everything is fully sealed minus the mesh middle pocket and with the rolled top the main compartment is completely sealed. I've been able to pack in a complete change of clothes, shoes, food, ect. and still have some room to spare! Where with my old Ogio bag i would be limited to a packed lunch and possibly a small jacket. My ONLY complaint would be the straps. There's no waist strap, only the shoulder and sternum strap. Although simple, the adjustment ends are sewn so once adjusted they won't be flapping in the wind which more than makes up for the lack of a waist strap. And to be completely honest i got used to it real quick and once on the bike the bag doesn't shift at all.

I would highly recommend this bag, especially with the price point (and free shipping!) you can't go wrong for a simple commuting backpack.
January 27, 2014
Ride:
2014 Triumph Tiger 800
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great product
This bag is the perfect size I needed. Works well with taking my lunch to work. Sits perfect on my back. Great price also.
May 23, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
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 13, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
2 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
excellent pack
great pack - very well made, exceptional functionality, truly waterproof, nice big main compartment, the front zip/mesh compartment is a nice size, the side zip pockets are very small but good for pens, credit cards/DL, keys, etc. the shoulder & sternum straps work great & the back pad adds some stiffness. this is a great, simple pack for riding, hiking, work, school, anything.
February 28, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2009 Yamaha XV1700A Road Star
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Does the job well
Two very rainy commutes with my laptop and change of clothes in pack and zero water issues. Fairly comfortable given it's stiffer and bulkier -- logically so -- than a traditional backpack. The roll-top design is classic dry bag, but a bit clunky for a backpack; does the job though. I'll be taking on some ADV moto camping soon, so that'll really be the test.
January 31, 2016
Ride:
2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed a solid waterproof bag and this was it. From ATVing in mexico to white water this bag held strong. Only failed me when stuck in class 5 rapids and the bag still held up and i am still using it today!
Peyton S on Sep 14, 2016
Reasonable price, waterproof
Aleksandra M on Aug 12, 2016
Needed a solid waterproof bag and this was it. From ATVing in mexico to white water this bag held strong. Only failed me when stuck in class 5 rapids and the bag still held up and i am still using it today!
Peyton S on Sep 14, 2016
Great waterproof bag for my wife for x-mas.
Christian L on Aug 16, 2016
Reasonable price, waterproof
Aleksandra M on Aug 12, 2016
After searching around at outdoor retailers for a good dry bag for commuting, this was by far the most cost effective, feature rich selection.
Matthew S on Jul 3, 2016
Need for daily use to many things don't want to be wet.
Reynaldo R on Jun 5, 2016
First gear has great ideas and the backpack has a chest strap on the shoulder straps. Price to value is also right.
Brian S on Mar 7, 2016
I needed a good waterproof backpack. Works well..not a ton of room, but good for a few things.
William P on Jan 5, 2016
Good reviews. Good price. Perfect for commenting or adventure riding.
Gritboy on Dec 15, 2015
Saw it recommended, on a blog, or possibly RideApart?
Steven R on Nov 10, 2015
Price, features, waterproof
Michael H on Oct 11, 2015
Needed waterproof good capacity backpack for daily commute to work. Very good price &! Good experience with first Gear products
James F on Oct 3, 2015
Why did I choose this? Extra storage capacity. Need a spacer between my passenger and I to keep her helmet from hitting mine.
Philip G on Jul 5, 2015
Awesome bag. Great price.
G A on Jun 23, 2015
Good looking and compact furthermore the price is great. Thnak you for applying my credit.
Tony on May 26, 2015
Its waterproof and it is suitable for my boyfriend's cruiser bike. His backpack is about to fall apart. Lol
Khristine Marie D on Apr 19, 2015
For a trip to pack in when it rains things will be dry
ALIDA FXDSE2@69 M on Feb 18, 2015
Needed a 100% rainproof backpack for those unexpected showers and it fit the bill.
Scubidu on Jan 28, 2015
I wanted a basic waterproof back pack that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg.
Miguel A on Dec 3, 2014
Looks sick, WATERPROOF, reasonable price!!!
Jake L on Jul 14, 2014
Price and waterproof.
Tim M on Jun 29, 2014
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.
alan d on Jun 10, 2014
For a waterproof backpack for mountain biking and motorcycle riding.
Jose C on May 12, 2014
Supposed to be waterproof
Milan on Jan 12, 2014
Great waterproof bag for my wife for x-mas.
Christian L on Aug 16, 2016
After searching around at outdoor retailers for a good dry bag for commuting, this was by far the most cost effective, feature rich selection.
Matthew S on Jul 3, 2016
Does it fit a laptop? Dedicated laptop sleeve or pocket or anything?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is the backpack submersible? I already bought it because it looks so durable, just want to know how water tight.
A shopper on Mar 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Is this backpack submersible? Already bought it because it looks so durable. Just want to know how water tight it is. Thanks.
James D on Mar 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on Dec 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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).
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?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Are they YKK zippers ?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is no indications that the YKK zipper is used on this product. But to keep in mind the product is like a gunny sack. It has no zipper on the top opening. It is only a role closed and is then held shut by plastic buckles. The product fabric is like inflated boat cloth. It will not only repel water, if needed you could use it as a bucket and carry water. It is water proof in and out. I hope this helps.
Is there any way to use a water bladder with this?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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".
what is that strap with the spring loaded clip for ????
A shopper on Sep 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I assume you are talking about the chest strap?
Nothing special, just stops the shoulder straps from separating...common to many backpacks
What is the weight of the product?
A shopper on May 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 2.014 lb.
Would a helmet fit in it? How about riding jacket and pants? Thanks.
A shopper on Mar 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No way on the helmet. I have not tried the jacket but that might be all it can take. Pants should be no problem.