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Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack

Pack up, roll out…it’s how we live. When the moment calls, it’s time to bug out and hit the blacktop with all the necessary gear in tow. To accomplish this, Icon engineered the ICON Squad 3 Backpack specifically for those that ride day-in-day-out. Revised and reimagined for the daily grind at legalish speeds. Updated graphics, a laptop specific pocket, unique front closure system, 360-degree reflective materials and our ICON Tri-Fit Closure System. It’s a backpack built with the rider in mind. *While the Squad3 is built with water resistant fabrics, Icon highly recommends the use of an aftermarket dry bag for any electronic equipment.

Features:

  • UNIQUE RIDING CHEST STRAP SYSTEM WITH AIR MESH BACK PADDING
  • INTERNAL POCKET CAN HOLD A D3O BACK PAD (SOLD SEPARATELY)
  • CUSTOM TPU HARDWARE
  • EXTERNAL LOADING STRAP FOR HELMET OR JACKET
  • 360° REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
  • HIGHLY DURABLE RIP-STOP NYLON CONSTRUCTION
  • EXTERIOR TIE DOWN SYSTEM
  • REMOVABLE EASY-ACCESS ID HOLDER
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Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack 4.2 5 47 47
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
Good bag 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
Deceptively Roomy Didn't know if this backpack would hold all the necessities for a longer ride, but was sure surprised at how much this bag can hold and how comfortable it is while holding it. August 11, 2014
Decent 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
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Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joshua S: Military requires an orange riding vest for safety. This backpack lets me pick whatever I want to wear and still have an orange vest/carry ability. Oct 17, 2014
Luisito M: Safety & practice use for my needs Aug 30, 2014
Ethan B: Looks sweet and I would like a little bag to carry some school supplies in, and i'll use it for refreshments on my weekend rides. Aug 11, 2014
Matthew N: I needed a safety vest but was concerned about my current backpack nullifying the hi viz effect. I think this is promising because the pack is small and low profile, which is what I prefer for commuting. The chest vest with two clips hopefully will keep it snug and it'll be nice to have a hi viz surface in the front. I'm not military, just a safety conscious commuter and city rider. Aug 1, 2014
Anthony V: Looks; practicality; works great. Jul 23, 2014
justin h: military Jul 17, 2014
Steven B: I wanted to have a hi-viz backpack for when I ride the bike roads to and from my gym at night. I like the icon brand, it also has a military vibe which is cool. Jul 7, 2014
scott n: I am military and needed mil spec gear Jun 29, 2014
paul w: i commute almost everyday, like the style and useability.its big enough to hold my work clothes , high viz is great also! Jun 27, 2014
K B: I'm hoping this (plus a hi-vis helmet) will meet the safety vest requirement that I need to follow to ride on base, since wearing a safety vest over my Aerostich suit isn't something I want to do. Nor do I wish to hide my mandatory hi-vis gear under a backpack, although this seems to be accepted by military leadership. Jun 16, 2014
Alan W: I currently have the Squad 2 which I REALLY like but it's too bulky to fit into my locker at the gym or at work so I'm hoping this one is slimmer. I love how highly reflective the Squad 2 is at least and hoping the 3 is just as much. Jun 11, 2014
Emmanuel H: Cause I need a new backpack and I needed one that I can ride on a military post Jun 4, 2014
MICHAEL V: This backpack is a very convenient way to meet DoD requirements for brightly colored and reflective apparel. As a military rider, I appreciate blending the safety requirement and functionality into one accessory. May 7, 2014
Warren H: Needed something for my lunch and gear. Also wanted something. Hi viz May 4, 2014
Taylor B: I'm required to have a high vis vest when I ride on base and this was perfect considering it was high vis and doubles as a backpack. Apr 20, 2014
Issac R: Been looking for a good riding bag. Seeing how I don't carry much but a couple of phone chargers and my lunch on a daily basis, figured this would fit the bill. I'll be back soon to give a better review after a little ride time. Mar 23, 2014
Daniel L: Great pack Mar 18, 2014
A S: Need somewhere to put my uniform while I ride to work and I like the look and style of the bag. Mar 8, 2014
Rose B: This backpack is highly visible and doesn't seem too bulky which will work great for when I'm commuting to work and back. Feb 25, 2014
Kao S: carry light snack and water for a work.... Feb 4, 2014
David V: I liked the design, the color and, according to reviews, it's a good product Dec 10, 2013
Carlos J Soto V: I choose this bag for the low profile and the access on the shoulders pockets for my wallet and cellphone. Not too much space you can fit a 15" laptop your jacket liner extra gloves and clothes and a few snacks good for a day ride. Dec 2, 2013
Thomas Y: Needed a carry pack for both adventure riding and mountain biking. Dec 2, 2013
Daniel G: I loved how it essentially is a reflective vest and backpack all in one. Perfect for carrying my 15" laptop around along with plenty of other items. Nov 13, 2013
Anthony B: They let the deaf drive but not the blind. Bright orange backpack says "HI, I'M RIGHT HERE!". Nov 13, 2013
Donald P: This back pack works great. It's low profile and the High-Vis Yellow meets the requirements on the military base where I work. It's light and comfortable with enough room to carry a Macbook Pro, and external drive and bunch of GoPro gear. Sep 18, 2013
Patricia K: The main reason is because it has ID holders that are easy to access. Another reason is because i can put an ipod and run the earphones up the straps Sep 9, 2013
david r: visibility Aug 19, 2013
E T: I bought this because I look like a black power ranger in my gear so i'm pretty invisible at night. This should help with visibility. Aug 12, 2013
mark f asked: Is it waterproof enough to protect a laptop from rain? Sep 4, 2014
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Thomas Y: It is more water resistant, but not fully waterproof. a light passing shower while moving won't be a problem. Driving stop and go during a rain shower would expose the contents inside to water and moisture though. Tons of room to carry a good amount of stuff given the soft material and ability to stretch. Sep 5, 2014
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mark f: Awesome. Thank you! I see they recommend a dry bag. Thanks again!
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Sep 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is that pocket a laptop OR D30 back protector pocket? Or is there a capacity for both simultaneously? Aug 25, 2014
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Patricia J: In my opinion, this backpack has two compartment, large enough to hold a laptop and a D30 back protector. This backpack has been very useful and a great purchase. Aug 26, 2014
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Thomas Y: The back side is very well padded and makes wearing very comfortable Sep 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the capacity of this backpack (in liters)? May 18, 2014
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Joseph G: In liters? I have no idea.

However, I use it for my work clothes when I ride to work. It fits one pair of shoes, jeans, shirts, socks and a small lunch. I keep some small stuff in the front vertical pouch like my cell phone, wallet and keys.

Great pack, it really stays put. I would like it if it was a little bigger. I really have to stuff everything in there.
May 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: What are this product's dimensions? What are the dimensions of the laptop compartment? Apr 17, 2013
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RevZilla: The external dimensions of the pack are approximately 19 x 11 x 5 inches. The internal laptop compartment dimensions are 17 x 10.5 x 1.5 inches. Apr 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will a camel bak bladder work with this? Feb 25, 2013
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Sean M: I think it would @Fjrrider. I have generic camel back and with a little work to both pieces of gear you could probably have a pretty sweet setup (perhaps velco, I need to try this now haha).

Just placing the bladder in the Icon bag may be a little awkward though.
Apr 2, 2013
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Thomas K: There is room for the bladder in the laptop compartment but there isnt really a good loop for the hose to go through to route to the front so you would need some sort of retention clip. I've used plastic mil-caribeeners for non specific packs before Jan 28, 2014
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RevZilla: This backpack wasn't specifically designed to hold a water bladder, but there is enough room for one inside of the pack. You would need to get creative when securing the hose for the Camel Bak though as this backpack does not have loops for one. Feb 26, 2013
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ThatOneGuy87: Yes it would. I never thought of this but I'm gonna start caring the bladder for this weekends ride. It's not designed to work with one as far as I know but I'll improvise & make it work. Mar 18, 2013
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