OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
Great Great Product
Great backpack, very well made. Nice capacity. Very confortable.
February 4, 2014
Plenty of space for a commuter.
Really comfortable bag to wear whilst riding and fits everything that I need to fit in it (Shoes, Gym gear, Work Gear, Files). Still has plenty of room to bring home groceries due to the expansion, definitely worth putting the extra money in to get the better version.
When you have lots of things to carry around keeping the bag upright on the ground is no problem and opening up the back is a breeze.
The bag looks really awesome and the added features such as the helmet leash and camel-back compartment really make it worth the money. Only problem I can see is that the carbon outer shell is really fragile and can dent easily, I suggest not leaning anything on it or having it lay on its back.
January 8, 2014
Great fit and performance
No drag is the key to this backpack. You don't even know it is on your back. Very comfortable. It is a hard shell backpack though. Keep that in mind. I always get compliments. Especially from the TSA guys at the airport. That's good because they see a thousand a day at least. The storage is solid. I commute with it and keep my laptop in it and plenty of other stuff. The main storage is spacious. Shoes are no problem and a jacket/shirt/etc. Good purchase.
February 21, 2014
The bag is awesome, its worth everything you have spent on it. the quality of the product is superb. Extremely comfortable and theres lots of space and functionality.
December 31, 2013
Not practical for me.
I found the zippers to be difficult to work with.
Using the laptop sleeve makes it more difficult for me to work with.
The shoulder straps do not really work well with my shoulders.
I think the bag could be good for someone with larger shoulders.
Someone else might find it a really great bag for them.
December 31, 2013
I commute around LA daily, and this backpack does everything from carry camera gear to groceries to my 15" Macbook, iPad, and a couple hard drives. It's very comfortable, has a good capacity (and expands), and has a great selection of pockets and features. As others have mentioned, being able to remove the visor holder would be good, and I'd also like to see the key fob in a different place. It tends to dangle the keys right onto the laptop if I don't position it just right. The opening (from the inside) took a little getting used to, but you gain so much in terms of streamlining and aesthetics, and I'm used to it now. You cannot fit a helmet in it, and it isn't particularly large, but I'm very satisfied with what I can carry (fully expanded you can carry a full bag of groceries) I do think a little extra padding on the shoulder straps and chest strap would be good. I do not use the waist strap, and I've ridden to 80+ mph and barely noticed it's on me. The helmet leash is actually very handy, and I get complements on it all the time - truly a unique design.
December 17, 2013
I am so happy I got this backpack specifically the Mach 5! You really need the extra compartment capacity if you plan on carrying more than just a few things inside. When I take off my gear at work (alpinestars riding jeans, dianese boots, gloves my bag is full mainly because of my beefy boots. The expandable storage comes in handy in so many different ways. When I need a sweater plus other goodies or if I use it for some groceries. I would have probably returned this backpack if I had picked up the ogio without the expandable compartment because it gets full quickly with my things and the extra compartment is there when I happen to get other items along my day that I need to put away. Its very high quality and I love riding with it everyday. The red makes it look good and find your items easily. Very comfortable and even when It seems heavy the straps help a lot and I enjoy comfortably riding around with a full bag.
December 16, 2013
I had difficulty choosing between the Mach 5 and 3. Ultimately I choose the Mach 3 because of the price and I don't regret it I really do like it. I ride a ninja so don't really have cargo space so I rely on backpacks and this one is great. On a trip to the grocery store I put 1 gallon (yes 1 gallon jug of milk and surprisingly it fit with room to spare), a pack of cookies, and a cylinder shaped can and rode the bike back home (3 mile ride). I was surprised at how much this backpack carried. I purchased for $100+ tax (a local store had 20% off merchandise + I had a $10 off coupon). This backpack is worth every penny.
January 25, 2014