Icon Squad 3 Mil-Spec Backpack
Great for commuting
I commute about 30 miles a day and use this backpack daily. Great fit and finish, but as others have said, some different features than what you may be used to.
I don't like the placement of the badge holders. They are too high on the shoulder. The bag is a bit small as well, and really can't expect to hold much more than a laptop, change of clothes, and some essentials.
The chest straps are a little different, but fit snug and hold the bag in place.
May 10, 2013
awsome backpack but doesn't hold much
i really like this backpack for quality, appearance, functionality, and the compartments that it has. the only real problem with it is its much smaller than anticipated and doesn't really hold much. i find myself using it rarely, and when i do need to haul some stuff with a backpack i'll end up using my 20 dollar ralph lauren pack which holds a ton more stuff. like i said great pack, i love it, just wish you could put more in it. i've had it for a few months now btw.
May 9, 2013
The bag is just the right size so that its not too big but big enough for a change of clothes and it meet the regulations so I can ride on base. I love it
April 22, 2013
Although I could not find the perfect fit for me, I liked the quality and the ideas it brings.
It is a very solid, well made and perfectly tamañao is ideal for use every day, it charge my Ipad, my gym clothes, my food, sunglasses, bike lock, etc.. throughout the city.
The body fit is strange, like it finished yet, but it's not uncomfortable, my only complaint is for the buckles on the straps, it is very difficult ajsutarlas and seem delicate.
April 9, 2013
Hi-viz is GREAT!
I was looking for a backpack that would fit well on my back while on the motorcycle, hi-viz, and could carry a laptop.
When I buckle it on I hardly know its there even with a laptop in it. Don't be fooled though, this backpack is by no means large. A 15" laptop and a couple peripherals is about all you would want to put in it before it started to feel awkward on your back.
I love the hi-viz yellow, as I've seen a few cagers do a double take as I sit along side them in traffic.
April 2, 2013
Good for carrying everyday items
Exactly what I expected from Icon. Quality. Good choice for military personnel who's post requires bags to be high vis. Don't get hassled at the gate anymore. Good for carrying everyday items. Laptop or iPad with a hoodie in case of cold weather. Really comfortable when riding around town or at highway speeds. No complaints here.
March 18, 2013
Great bag for the $$$
I am active duty military and wearing a jacket + ICON Mil-Spec vest and a regular backpack was kind of a pain. Not to mention my ID holder on my vest flew off leaving me to hold lines up at the gate while I dug around for it with gloves on.
This bag isn't big, but fits enough in it. You can fit a change of clothes (not shoes, maybe some flip-flops), a 15" lap top and some things here and there. The main compartment has 2 sections, the padded laptop section, then a larger section. The middle part is just one giant area with a small mesh organizer. In the top of the middle section is another pocket you can put smaller things in (a camera, cell phone, tooth brush, etc).
The very first pocket is small and thin. It's advertised as a tool pouch, which it has enough room to carry the essential tools needed to do quick on the go maintenance on your bike.
The straps and sternum straps are very comfortable. The mesh lining allows for decent air flow. Getting the pack to fit well is a bit tricky. It's unlike your conventional backpacks where both straps have individual adjustments on the bottom to pull the pack tighter and higher on your back, this one only has two straps on the side to pull the pack closer, and straps on the sternum buckles to pull the pack tighter.
I'm a li'l dude, so it kinda sits a little funny on me. Kinda like wearing a life vest that's a bit too big. Not too much of a pain, but slightly noticeable. The ID holders rest almost on the top of my shoulders, whereas I think they are supposed to rest below the shoulder, more on the chest.
This bag feels very solid and durable. Nothing about it feels flimsy or weak. The vest has 2 ID holders on each shoulder strap which can turn into a makeshift wallet on the fly. It has a velcro flap where and ID can be placed and a hard plastic container for other cards. Each side of the sternum pad has a pocket and headphone slot for your phone or music player. On the inside of the strap are bands you can slip the headphone cord though so it's not flying all over the place.
You CAN use a hydration system with this. This bag isn't specifically designed for it, but one can be used if needed.
March 3, 2013