Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack
Good little backpack, but lacks space
It's a great pack for $100. The visibility of the pack is great, the vest front is also really nice and feels secure. But this pack does have a downside, it's storage. The pack doesn't hold very much. I have a set of jumper cables and a little hex key set to mess with things on my bike, and wit those already in the pack I have trouble fitting a pair of shoes in it. Other than that, holds a lot of really small things!
December 16, 2014
I have been using this backpack every time I go for a ride for over six months. Not only, it is very useful but it is very comfortable! I can fit all my stuff easily and the front pockets are awesome. It fits my iphone 5 and my credit card for quick refuel.
I highly recommend it.
November 16, 2014
Good Comfortable Daily Rider Pack
I use this pack almost daily for my commute. Easily holds my lunch, ipad and whatever else I need to carry. Very visible both at night and during the day. I will say the description is correct in that pack is water resistant, not water proof. If wearing in a heavy rain, things inside will get wet eventually. But other than that no issues. Very adjustable for different size riders too. And much cooler than a reflective vest.
November 12, 2014
Nice smaller size. Good if you want high-vis backpack.
I got this backpack to serve 2 purposes. One is to carry things obviously. The other is to use it in place of a high-vis jacket. And I think it serves both purposes fairly well.
It looks good. The finish is great. I feel it kind of droops or sags down a bit more than I'd like but that isn't too much of a big deal.
Can slip in a back protector if you want but I prefer mine in my jacket and or a stand-alone one.
Truthfully seems overpriced, but then that can be said about any motorcycle accessory or gear. Sigh.
October 23, 2014
Well made but small
I use this pack almost every day. It is comfortable and seems durable (I have only had it for about two months now). I have not had issues with the ID holders (Others have commented that they get in the way turning your head to look) but then again I don't use them for IDs. They do work great for holding laminated documents insurance cards and the like. The buckles across the chest are very adjustable. The zippers are water resistant as I ride in the PACNORWEST there is a lot of rain, nothing I have put in my pack has gotten wet. The Hi-Vis Orange helps keep me safe and the fit is not distracting. My only gripe is that the main area of the pack is so small. I can fit my rain pants and rain shell and a ball cap inside and that is about it.
September 26, 2014
I got a sour deal
I bought this backpack a couple of months ago. I think the concept is brilliant: its a freakin' a Hi-Viz backpack, how cool is that?. When I got it I was very impressed with the features. But workmanship on my backpack is terrible: the plastic insulation on the zippers has come off. It has a big hole where some of the stitching came off. The shoulder straps have started to come apart at the seam. It still is water resistant and I still use it to carry my laptop and my everyday stuff to work, but I'm really disappointed that it's falling apart so quickly. Great concept, really poor execution. I am by all means carefull with my stuff. But even with care, the thing is just coming apart.
September 4, 2014
Excellent product would buy agian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 1, 2014
does its job well
This is a good fitting backpack. Unlike a lot of backpacks of various types, the strap adjustments are well designed such that all is necessary is a pull or tug. Most backpacks have such bad strap adjusters that you need to feed slack through it. With this, you can adjust the tightness easily while wearing it. With all the adjustments the backpack's weight sits comfortably on my chest rather than weighing down my shoulders. The phone storage, like on most backpacks, can't keep up with the growing size of phones and cases so I don't use it. The main reason why I chose this was because I wanted a hi-viz vest but knew it'd be useless with the sling bag I usually take with me to work. This fills two purposes at once, which is why I was attracted to it. I'm glad I got it, very happy with it.
August 18, 2014