OGIO No Drag Mach 1 Backpack
As a golfer I went with Ogio knowing they make light weight durable products but I didn't expect such an amazing looking bag that barely moves when you ride. It has tons of storage and sits snug and comfy. The look is very sleek and overall amazing product
April 2, 2015
Must have for commuters
This pack provides exactly what I wanted from a cycle backpack: Extremely lightweight, room for work clothes and laptop, peace of mind from damage if dropped. Shoe straps are awesome and worth the price alone.
April 20, 2015
Great bag but I wish they would have done with out the carbon fiber
I have had this bag for a few weeks now and am very happy with it. I have more then enough room for all my stuff. I know most of the reviews have said that the belt strap is to small but I have a 32" waist and was able to get it around my waist. The layout of the pockets works really well and I feel that my stuff would be safe and secure even in the event of a crash. My only complaint about the pockets is that lined "Glasses or Electronics" pocket at the top of the bag is to small to fit my sunglasses but I have just put them in the bottom of the bag in a hard case. As for the over all look of the bag it looks clean and aerodynamic but I wish it did not have the carbon fiber look but that is just a personal thing. The only other thing I wish they would remove the labels that say OGIO & No Drag Mach 5 and just embroider them on to the straps themselves because at speed they slap back and forth in the wind. I understand they are designed to hold the tubing for your hydration pack but I think there are better ways to hold it down.
April 16, 2015
The weakest link in this product.
Overall the Mach 5 is an excellent backpack, the design, construction, fit and finish are excellent. The weakest link in the design is the waist or hip belt and buckle. Locating the buckle to the rightside of the design makes snapping or clicking the buckles together extremely difficult, especially if the pack is loaded or your wearing a heavy riding jacket i.e., leather. As you twist to the right to buckle it , your actually pulling away from the left strap. I have taken my strap to a luggage repair shop and had them make the right strap equal length with the left strap, now I can buckle them in the front and use the full capacity of the pack.
April 10, 2015
I love this Turtle Shell Shape Bag.
Got the Mach 5 Backpack not to long ago. All I can say is I love it. Ogio really did put some thought into making this bag. Having the zippers on the inside was a smart idea and prevents the bag from opening.
Has a sporty look to it and I think the price was about right. If it was around the $200 range I would of pass but, I felt that I'll take my chances at $150. I'm glad I took a chance.
Believe it or not a friend wipe out before and the bag help him from getting beat up. Slid like a turtle shell and the part where it meets the neck supported his head from staying forward.
Even though I get called turtle every now and then I would Highly Recommend this Backpack to Anyone.
March 20, 2015
Good looking and nice in the wind
This bag might be expensive, but I wouldn't buy any other. I personnally have the Mach 5 and one of my friend has the Mach 3. Both are really great, but I definitely appreciate the extra buck for the Mach 5. I use it to go to school (Laptop 15,6 inch + Note Pad + Pen Case + Lunch + extra visor = full bag), to go see my friends (shoes + extra visor) or on a ride (hydratation pack + snack + shoes);
First, I think the feature I prefer is the visor pouch that lets me bring an extra visor if come back at night and need my clear visor instead of my sun visor.
Also, the fact that the bag is rigid is kind of a unique aspect of the model. When you ride with it, it's almost like if it wasn't there because the wind just flows on it. I never go out on a ride without it.
Finally, I really appreciate the style of the bag. The carbon fiber and the stealth look really add a notch to the overall style on my sport bike.
March 4, 2015
Many pockets. Me like.
Mini pouch on waist belt that I put my phone in so it doesn't hinder my leg while riding. Shoe harnesses good. Easy access pocket on top side for keys or anything. Bag good. Buy.
March 2, 2015
This bag is form over funcion
Don't get me wrong, this is a really cool bag, but I'm convinced that it's mostly about style, and less about functionality. I decided to go back to my old wal-mart bag after using this for a week straight every day to and from work. The hard shell doesn't allow you to fit as much as you might think in there. Since it doesn't fold/form to whatever you're carrying. Stuffing shoes and an extra t-shirt and a couple other things gets disorganized quickly. The pockets on the inside flap don't have anything keeping them closed, so if you accidentally grab your bag by the bottom everything comes sliding out and into the main compartment area. Ogio should have put velcro or buttons to keep those pockets closed. Also, when you go to fill the bag up, it's awkward because there is no flat section on the shell, so your bag keeps rolling around when you're putting stuff inside. Shell also makes it heavier then other cloth bags.
TLDR: You should only really buy this bag if you really like the style and don't have too much stuff to carry.
January 27, 2015