Fly Illuminator Street Backpack
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
I got this mainly for the High Vis color since I often commute predawn and after dark. Definitely stands out at night. I really don't plan on using the helmet carrying feature and find it can carry everything I need to for work and my workout clothes despite the space allotted to that unused feature. The smallest compartment has semi-rigid shell that offers more protection than my old backpack which is an unexpected bonus. I was always crushing stuff slinging my old pack around but no worries with this one.
June 18, 2012
A bit heavy but otherwise fantastic
The bag is a little heavier than expected but I love everything else about it.
June 12, 2012
Great bag for the price!
This backpack has a TON of features for the price. The helmet storage works as advertised, and there are all sort of small pockets for organizing. The style is a little more on the bland side, but the features make up for it. Air flow is average for a backpack, though I've never owned a backpack with "Excellent" air flow. This bag is great for commuting or cruising around town or for a day ride in the canyons. Not a huge bag, but you can get what you need for the day in there.
May 29, 2012