Fly Illuminator Street Backpack
I got the black version and if I ever have to buy another backpack it would be the "hi-vis" version!
The only drawback is that when loaded, it's complicated to fit a 15inch MacBook Pro in the laptop compartment. Otherwise, it holds heavy loads, you can carry a helmet and lots of other stuff!
It has "enough" reflectors for visibility and it holds up good under light rain. When heavy raining, I put my cloth in plastic bags before putting it in the backpack.
Totally recommended ;)
September 3, 2013
So far so good. Used this a few times since I bought it last month. You can fit quite a bit of groceries into this :) It's quite reflective too.
It can be a PITA to put on and remove while wearing the Alpinestars Jaws jacket, but what backpack wouldn't be!
August 27, 2013
I love this bag. I got the Hi Vis. I recently went on a trip and this bag held 2 pairs of jeans, 2 shirts, a pair of shoes, some gym shorts and the rest of the little necessities.
The only problem I have found so far is that it's kind of hard to adjust the length of some on the straps.
August 5, 2013
Great backpack with plenty of room
When I got the backpack, I was truly amazed at all the space. There is plenty of room for my work materials, water bottles, and workout gear. It is very comfortable; I hardly know it's there. Love the Hi-Vis and the price is perfect. Beats the mess out of the Ogio No-Drag I had that the zipper busted in the first month and was more expensive.
May 6, 2013
Like the bag
Got the bag for school and to ride with. For school its great, has plenty of room in it for me at least. Riding, I haven't had the chance to test it out. Its a good bag, seems durable, and has a lot of reflective striping on it.
February 22, 2013
Big and bold
Big enough for all gym gear, including towel. Bright enough to be seen from the next solar system. I bought this to raise visibility for my early morning commute in the dark. It sits comfortably on my back, and the waist and chest straps keep it from moving around. It has plenty of pockets, inside and out, for stashing stuff. I haven't had to test how water proof it is, but aside from that, a great buy.
November 25, 2012
Not mil spec
I got the high visibility yellow to ride on military base and they still whined about it. I was completely shocked but they complained about the yellow not coming down far enough on the front straps. Looks like it would but the yellow ends up stopping on top of your shoulders. You are supposed to have 360 degree bright coverage. I wear a black jacket so they whined even though my bike has bright colors. So...I still had to take some yellow material (I used reflective belts) and sew them up on the front straps. If the yellow came down a few more inches in the front then, they could claim mil spec. Also would like to see a quick access, glove friendly ID slot on the front strap. Have to be able to remove the ID so the gate guards can scan them now.
Other than that, the bag is great. Smaller than it looked to be in the pictures but turned out to be perfect with all the little compartments in it for short commuters. Wouldn't really work for an extended multi day trip.
Lots of pockets for excess straps so they don't flap around. I ride a rc51 sportbike and don't even notice it in the wind.
Overall awesome bag but disappointed that it wasn't military spec.
October 8, 2012
I really like the features, style, and color. But when comparing this backpack to some of my others, I can see the lack of quality.
The straps are hard to adjust (I think because they are smaller) and the zippers don't really appear to be of heavy duty.
Again I am comparing to other backpacks that I have.
I don't plan to use this one for everyday use as I only ride my bike occasionally. So I am hoping it last and is up to the task.
I have a couple of backpacks that are over 10 years old and still look and function perfectly.
June 27, 2012