Givi EA104 Easy Range Backpack
Great bag for the price
I use this for going to classes or work, I've had it for about a month and everything is holding nicely, zippers are good and material is durable. the pocket on the waist strap is perfect for my iphone 5 but is a tight fit with the light case i have on it so if your phone is much bigger it won't fit, i like it cause even when i'm riding i'll know when I'm getting a call. its a little small and I'm thinking about upgrading to the tech aero but this will get me trough a few months. when I'm riding I don't even know its there so they did a great job overall on the bag
July 14, 2014
It's a great all around bag.
Cool bag and never thought I'd use it as much as I have already. The only thing is the pockets on the inside should have been bigger with flap velcro closures and a key holder for house keys.
June 30, 2014
best bang for buck
Excellent bag, i cant tell i am wearing it however i do wear a stryker vest. Its much ligher than my old bag and the sternum strap helps. You can optomize the bag by using its straps and helmet holder to hold all your stuff while walking around. If u want a laptop holder get a different bag. It is a small bag but. Large enough for a small pair of shoes and a few other things. Havent used the rain gaurd but it looks legit. The only downside i had was the pockets were built a little small but they work well enough. Also i just noticed if you dont put the sternum strap in perfectly square, the buckle can be a pain undoing. Overall i recommend it and would buy it again.
April 22, 2014
Great for commuting
I use it for on and off the bike. Ipurchased this for the fit and waterproof flap.
I take 1500 mile weekend trips and comfort is a must. I ride a 2007 zx10 and have tried tank, saddle and rear seat bags. They all have benefits and drawbacks but for all around ease of use and comfort, this bag works.
Fits in a way that I forget it's on. Has enough space that I can pack for a weekend trip. Water proofing keeps my iPad dry. The helmet holder was an extra bonus. Plan on using that for extra storage
March 2, 2014
The prefect bag!!!!
It's my go to bag, Light weight and comfortable. Whenever I go riding and decide to jog it's never in my way.
Highly recommend it.
September 30, 2013
Does the job
Backpack does the job and is nicely profiled. I expected some more sturdy material for the price but so far durability wise it has held up well, we will see as times goes on. The rain cover is sweet and the backpack expands to a larger size with 1 zipper. Also the helmet holder is very handy. Good product.
July 29, 2013
Great Cummuter Pack
This is a great commuter pack. Now don't expect a gym locker. I use it to carry my lunch and small electronics. I use it every day to commute to work and I also use it to commute to church as well. It carries my bible and it works great in hauling your helmet not getting it banged up and scratched. It is stream line and has a longer waist strap for larger riders. Great for small errands if you don't want to have a bunch of expensive bags all rigged up to your bike.
June 21, 2013
My Commuter Backpack
I mainly use the Givi Easy Range Backpack to commute to/from work. For the price, this is the best bag you can buy. I don't need to transport a laptop, so the fact that it doesn't have a laptop sleeve doesn't bother me at all. I keep a change of clothes for the office and haven't had any issues with it fitting a pair of shoes, pants, dress shirt, and tie in addition to a water bottle and my lunch.
The zippers and straps seem well made and the stitching is definitely quality work. The pack fits comfortably and the lumbar/waist straps are a plus. I was blown away at how the rain cover and helmet carrier are seamlessly integrated into the bag.
I only have two complaints. 1) It's hard to put on and take off the pack when I have my riding jacket on (ease of install, I guess?). The shoulder armor in my Dainese Paved textile jacket really limits how far I can swing my arm back. I don't know if that's just how the pack is, or if it's a unique situation with my jacket and the pack. Either way, it's not a deal-breaker. I just have to loosen the second shoulder strap all the way in order to get my arm through the strap. 2) I wish it had a smaller, easy-to-access compartment. I found the small zipper pocket on the waist support is too small to be of any use to me.
April 2, 2013