OGIO No Drag Mach 1 Backpack
Perfect rider backpack . Lives up to its no drag name. Highly functional, sits comfortably on your back in any riding position and absolutely no drag.
August 22, 2014
Great pack! Tons of room! Excellent design!
I've had this pack for over a week and have used it extensively. Been commuting with it and if fits all my stuff with plenty of room. I carry my laptop, power cords, shoes, water and coffee mugs, etc. with no problems. Very comfortable to wear with this gear (weight distributed well).
I will agree the lap belt should be longer as with gear and my leather on I can't connect the belt. Also the side clasp is a good idea to prevent scratching a tank, but it's so far over to the side it is difficult to connect. I removed the lap belts completely and still the pack is comfortable. I will be getting some longer webbing to make a new lap belt.
Pack is well designed, tough, functional and looks great. Highly recommend.
August 18, 2014
great backpack...for skinny people
I recommend this backpack with just a lil word of caution.
1. The straps dig into your shoulders. The shoulders straps don't curve in, so if you're not a toothpick, the straps will be digging into your shoulders. This is my biggest issue with the bag. It make the bag uncomfortable. I have a 52 inch chest.
2.You can't really fit much in it. The padding on the underside of the pack, that cushions your back, and leaves a space for air flow...takes up a good bit of the space in the backpack itself.
3. the waist/chest straps are hard to attach. The waist and chest straps are put on the sides of the back instead of connecting at the middle, so it wont scratch the tank, but at 245 lbs of beef, and a jacket on, I can't get my hands in place to connect them.
4. Price...it is just a backpack...$150 is a bit much
1. the bag is well built, and has a premium look and feel to it
2. it stays in place. never have I felt the bag move or lift at high speeds.
3. Organizer pockets are plentiful. They are pretty good and sized right for various items.
4. Underside opening: you'll never worry that the wind has opened the bag and your stuff is all over the highway.
5. the bag disappears on your back. you hardly even feel it
August 17, 2014
Awesome concept. Poor execution.
I was really looking forward to getting this pack. It looks awesome and the concept of it seemed so promising. Upon receiving the pack, I thought it was great. It is a really great looking pack and it just feels like a top quality product.
Unfortunately, it just does not perform well, in my opinion. It fails in execution and functionality. First, the molded shape of the pack does not allow you to fit as much as is advertised. The picture provided is tremendously misleading. Once I had my laptop in, it was a pain getting anything else to fit. Clothes are fine, but I was planning on using it for school. Fitting my things, plus the laptop did not work.
Another failed aspect is the helmet visor padded protective compartment. I was excited to be able to wear my dark smoke face shield during the day and carrying my clear one in the pack for night riding. However, the holder does not hold the face shield very well AND with that in, plus my laptop, I could not close the backpack, even with opening the expansion portion.
The pack honestly caused more frustration and pain than any other backpack. I tried really hard to convince myself that it was a great buy, but I had to return it. I think I'm just going to get the Alpinestars Charger Backpack.
Unfortunately, I do not recommend this backpack.
August 12, 2014
I would recommend this bag, I like it, happy with my purchase
August 11, 2014
Great Backpack. Stitches are well done. Material quality is really good. I like the visor pouch in the backpack and the helmet strap. The helmet strap has this soft material so it doesn't damage your helmet when in use. Overall great quality.
August 11, 2014
Great backpack with lots of room
This backpack has plenty of room and features perfectly placed inside pockets for things like a laptop, tablet, pens, visor and shoe retainers. Straps are comfortable and the overall fit is such that I almost forget I'm wearing it! Almost everything is removable/configurable - such as the belt, with side bag for wallet, cell, etc. and the helmet carry strap. My only gripe is that the hard shell seems to get smudged by something whenever I put it down on anything besides a soft chair. Another minor point is that you need to learn how to load this backpack - because of the hard shell you need to stack things in it properly to get the maximum volume use. But I'd buy this again in a heartbeat - love it.
August 4, 2014
Comfortable & they thought of everything
I agree with most of what TX1kSRR mentioned.
The difficulty in turning your head is the most noticeable issue with this pack. This only affects me laterally though, and since I usually tuck under my windscreen and look more down and to the side rather than lateral this isn't much of a big deal.
The only other issue is when it is stuffed to the gills - extension pocket included - the bottom strap is hard to snap in (I'm in shape so for you big fellers this isn't for you if you'll be maxing it's capacity).
I rode from Phoenix to San Diego and back with shoes, sandals, laptop, clothes and toiletries with this puppy and it was Super comfortable at speeds I shouldn't have been riding. I can't really comment on sweat since I live in a desert & SD is 72 all year 'round. The little pouch that slides on the bottom strap is perfect for cash, keys, cards & ID too and it's small enough to be snug and non-inhibiting when tucked. Also the over-the-shoulder snap makes it really easy to take on & off.
I recommend it 95%.
July 28, 2014