Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack
I bought strictly for a saftey pack. It is a little small so don't plan on putting much in it. Has lots of pockets seems to be sturdy so far, Only real complaint is similar to another review is that pack rides low on back and pulls front up almost under your neck, unnerving but not a real problem it just doesn't feel good.Overall not a bad pack, hi viz was my main priority so it works, but its not a $100 pack, maybe 60-70?
July 29, 2014
Do not recommend for military personnel
This is a quality made pack with good storage, great high viz color, strong fasteners and rip-stop fabric. However, if you are a military member or work on a military installation there are few problems you should consider before you purchase this pack. 1. The pack has no shoulder adjustments straps that allow you to adjust the height that the pack sits on your back and this causes the pack to ride low on your back and that intern causes the hook and loop ID pockets (positioned toward the top of both vertical shoulder straps) to raise up and sit nearly on top of your shoulders rather than lower on your chest making them hard to access with a helmet on. 2. Because the ID pockets ride up on top of your shoulders the hook and loop fasteners can become stuck to the fabric on bottom of your helmet padding making it difficult to turn your head. Not being able to turn your head while ridding a motorcycle makes for a distracting and dangerous situation. 3. The hook and loop fasteners on the ID pockets are so strong that they are very difficult to open when not wearing gloves and almost impossible while wearing gloves. So in conclusion, this is a decent pack but there are a few concerns that need to be addressed by ICON before I would be willing to purchase one again or recommend this pack to another rider. Hey ICON.....just lower the ID pockets down lower on the chest pads.
July 23, 2014
Sturdy Construction and Meets DoD Requirements
I'm a military rider. I've been wearing the Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack for 3 months now, because I figured it was an easy way to make all of my riding jackets DoD compliant for safety requirements. I use the easy-access ID holder every day - and the velcro fasteners are still rock solid after plenty of 60+ mph wind. The gate sentries joke about how quick and easy it is to present my ID card (even with gloves.)
All of the stitching looks brand new after 300+ miles. It wasn't cheap, but I expect it to last for years. Very happy.
July 14, 2014
The Squad 3 is a great backpack and gives me just enough room for quick trips without having the bulk of a big backpack. Also it keeps me in regulation with the military without having to wear a vest. It is constructed well, just one concern is the buckles seem to be a little weak. I have used this on my short trips to work and long trips on the weekend. It is comfortable and light weight.
July 7, 2014
Great Product !
The Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack was a big surprise to me because I've used a lot of backpacks with no luck they ripped and tore within the first 3 months of me using them but this product is awesome i had it for 6 months now and it's like brand new plus it's very spacious well made. I think it is a must have when you live on a military base.
June 30, 2014
This is a great commuter backpack.
I work downtown and must commute 20 or so miles each day. I use this as my commuter bag to carry all the stuff I need at work.
I am able to comfortably fit a pair of shoes, a pair of jeans or pants, a shirt, body spray / misc tidy up items and a few small items like keys and wallet.
The removable ID holder works wonderfully for me as I park in an access card required garage.
My only complaint is that the badge holder is tearing already.
May 21, 2014
Love this bag
This bag is awesome. I commute 30 miles to work, and this bag has just enough space for my lunch and a few other items. The fit is perfect for me. I consider myself short, I do not feel as some say, this bag hangs low on me. I've gotten the shoulder straps adjusted to fit snug with both of jackets. The hi-viz yellow is pretty cool too.
May 3, 2014
Good Bag, Highly Visable!
Not sure if it's because I'm 6 ft 1 and rather slim, but the bag fits perfectly on me and is one of the most comfortable bags I've ever used while riding! Can't speak on long-term durability yet, but seems to be a well made bag. In my opinion worth 70 dollars instead of 100.
April 19, 2014