Icon Urban Tank Bag
Bigger than I thought.
This thing is a monster. I bought it because my Bilt bag is too small for books and I'm going back to school. I thought I would use the backpack straps but really, the large comfortable handle is all that's needed for the walk between the parking lot and class. I tried on the straps just for fun. Nice to have them but they are a little underwhelming. Not much padding. Probably a good trade off between ruggedness, comfort and still being able to stow them in their little zip up pocket.
The helmet carry option thing really looks like the helmet can just drop out at any moment. Probably seemed like a good idea but I think a simple strap to anchor the helmet to the bag would work better or just carry your helmet in your other hand.
The thing is made from really tough material. Way better built than my Bilt tank bag. I would like to see more magnets though and perhaps some compression straps so my books aren't flopping around in the bag.
Rugged, overbuilt, water resistant flaps over the zippers.
Magnets are outboard so should be safe to carry your computer.
Lots of features for a $100 bag.
Needs more magnets for the amount of cargo this thing can carry.
Needs compression straps to secure the contents.
Helmet carry feature could let helmet slip out.
Shoulder straps could be better.
Overall, it's a great product. The designers made some trade offs that you could argue either way but are solid choices. Really a good value for the money.
Arrived at my door 2 days after I ordered it. Small problem with some tape residue on the clear window. Was fixed to my satisfaction in a single email. Really good customer service.
March 31, 2016
Nice and good, best result to compare the bucks spent!
March 9, 2016
So far i've had this thing for a little over 2 weeks, I love the bag, way bigger than I expected, holds plenty, and is comfy as a bag- more than my jansport bookbag anyways. Its nice to use it as a tank bag as well. no problems as of yet, i'm sure there are better bags out there, but this one isnt an obvious moto bag or tank bag, or only a backpack. The only downfall is when riding with it as a tankbag sometimes the clear part glares into my eyes, but other than that great bag. so 5 stars from me, great job icon.
February 24, 2016
Best all around bag on the market
Great tank bag at a great price point. Magnets are strong enough to keep the bag in place at 100mph without using the straps (proved that out today on I76). Has a rubber gripped liner to prevent scratching your tank and includes back pack straps that are easy to use and has a flap that will hold a full face helmet. I live in Philadelphia, so it's great for quick trips to the local store or long rides. This is the second time I purchased this bag. I gave my first one to my brother in law after I sold my first bike, but I got the itch again and this was the first accessory I purchased after buying my VFR.
January 31, 2016
Update from October 2015
Just bought the bag in October 2015 and nearing 2016.
The little magnets/ power did not meet my level of comfort/security when at speed for the size of the bag. I ordered some higher power magnets for this bag to support the fill capacity but they have now scratched the paint and wore out the material between the magnet and bag...went from bad to worse! Nice design with the helmet carry feature but lacking in durability.
Note: I have a smaller Coleman tank bag with 9 large magnets included that do not even scratch the paint.
December 28, 2015
Much larger than expected
When it arrived I was very pleased to find it was much bigger than I had imagined. It can fit all my stuff, plus straps for my helmet on the outside. Very comfortable on the back, magnets for the tank are very strong too. Would definitely buy again, but I don't think I'll ever have to replace it.
December 14, 2015
Only thing I have found with this product is, when you use it as a back pack the straps pop loose at the D-Rings.
November 23, 2015
Extremely versatile, look no further
I ultimately decided on this tank bank because it had the most features - and those features are awesome. LARGE clear front pouch that is easy to see while riding, magnetic mounts to slap it on and rip it off in a hurry, a helmet cradle so that I don't have to leave my second most expensive piece of gear with the bike or occupying my hands, back pack straps, and a lage open interior. The bag is lightweight without feeling flimsy, and was comfortable to lay on when stuffed with some extra layers and my lunch on my 320 mile trip this past weekend. While it did not rain for me to test, I must say that it appears designed thoughtfully to reasonably maximize water resistance (zippers covered etc) but certainly does not appear very water resistance.
Due to how much more comfortable it is to ride with than wearing a backpack, yet offering every feature of a backpack plus more, I highly recommend. Almost all motorcycle luggage is overpriced, but I don't find this one excessive at all. Get one of these and don't look back.
October 26, 2015