OGIO No Drag Mach 1 Backpack
Once I put this backpack on it's like it isn't even there. In high winds there isn't any buffeting whatsoever, which is a nice change since my last backpack was like a parachute sometimes.
The one tradeoff is that it can't hold a ton of stuff.
November 5, 2015
This thing saved my life!
I wear this backpack every single time I ride, and I definitely feel the lack of drag compared to other, bulkier, backpacks. I had a Yamaha FZ6 that I got into an accident with so bad that the bike was totaled and, if it weren't for this backpack, I think I would have been run over. The car was coming from the oncoming lane, making a u-turn into my lane without yielding and I hit it, flipped over the car, and ended up in front of it as it completed the u-turn. The driver kept going for a little bit with me under the front of the car and it seemed to me like the only thing that kept me from being run over was the fact that this backpack was keeping me propped up enough to be dragged by the car (the only time this backpack caused a good kind of drag). It's not rated as having safety protection and I'm not advertising it as such, but it definitely did the job for me. Somehow it has almost no visible damage from the accident and I still wear it to this day (was 5 months ago).
Otherwise, it's spacious and I love the amount of pockets. I really like the fact that it zips up from the inside because I never worry about stuff falling out. Would recommend, except to cruiser riders, because I feel like the bottom isn't ideal and rests right on the back seat.
October 27, 2015
Durable and sleek
This backpack is very sturdy, and as the name suuggests it does not drag in the wind. It feels really good, and surprisingly holds a lot considering the outside shell is rigid. The only peeve about this backpack is that you have to take it off your back in order to access the zipper and get into the compartment. My friends can't take things out of it while I am wearing it. But it looks awesome and is good quality, which is most important.
September 27, 2015
Love the carbon look
Looks so badass
Wind drag on high speed is low
Can cary extra visor
Is bit hard to get on and off when you have a leather jacket on
Could rub against your rear cowl
September 17, 2015
The difference is night and day
I used to carry a lot of "unnecessary" stuff in my 17" Laptop backpack... and at times the drag was so much so that I was getting pushed back on my seat... so decided to try this backpack...
The first time I rode with this backpack it was like I was riding a new motorcycle... I was able to lean forward and the Diavel very easily... the drag on the helmet changed too... I guess the turbulence caused by the my old backpack was affecting the helmet too...
After one year, riding has finally become AWESOME!!
August 27, 2015
* Taking it off is easy because of the release strap.
* Putting it on is easy because of the straps ease of loosening and tightening.
* I have put the bag on with my jacket on/off, helmet on/off, while on the bike. My jacket has pads so I had to learn how to get it on and off without looking like a dork. Didn't take long.
* The interior is great, some of the straps didn't fit my daily needs so I just took them off.
* I would not recommend using the bag for carrying tons of stuff or things above a certain size. Such as a gaming laptop. But a console like a PS4 is fine.
* I really like the storage expansion zipper -- though that was hard to undo and really hard to re-zip.
On more than one occasion people have told me I look like a turtle. This is a bonus, not a negative :P
August 24, 2015
Great Backpack with lots of space
I got this backpack for school and accommodates all my books, papers, and folders well, I even have enough space to put my textile jacket in there if I use the expansion zippers which come in very useful many time. I feel the zippers could be better for the price and also the quality. after about a week or two of daily use the stitching for the waist strap came apart and i'm no longer able to use it, which upset me because I actually liked the waist strap. but overall I would recommend this bag if you have the money to spend for it.
August 21, 2015
Great fit, nice finish, perfect for commuting.
The backpack has an excellent fit and finish.n It has no drag when riding and is great for commuting. It is a little pricey but worth the money.
I only wish the bag would stand by itself when set down. Other than that I definitely recommend this product.
August 18, 2015