OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
Good looking backpack
Good looking backpack, but it's little difficult to get my Lenovo T430 with the larger battery; with out the battery or with the small battery fits perfect. Fits a 15" mac, I doubt I can fit a 15" from other brands.
October 6, 2014
Unless you've used a low-drag backpack you'll be blown away by the difference this makes. It's amazing how much different this feels at highway speeds vs a regular backpack. It's just big enough in its expanded form for 3 days of clothes and a laptop for a business trip. Only drawback is that it is a hardshell pack, so flying with it as a carryon limits its stowability in small planes. Sort of an odd shape internally and the opening of the bag can be a little awkward at first because it's impossible to lay it flat on anything to keep it from rolling around like a flipped turtle. Sunglass pocket is a bit tight, but nicely concealed.
Excellent bag, great straps, great internals, it's expensive.
October 6, 2014
Nice design but Cheap Craftmanship
This is my first motorcycle bag and I must say it's utterly disappointing to have received this in the mail. Comparing this bag to the bags I usually carry which are Chrome, 5.11, CamelPak, and Nike, this bag is definitely not on the same echelon; it doesn't even measure up; it's not even in the same ballpark nor arena.
The Mach 5 is ranked #1 in cheap quality and poor craftsmanship. I don't know how everyone else is rating the bag so high but I'm giving it rating of "POOR". The stitching is poor craftsmanship. In places where double or quadruple stitching is needed to ensure the bag will not brake or tear, there's only single stitching. The zippers, material and plastic buckles is cheap quality, and I wouldn't trust it holding up while riding on the autobahn. When the bag is on your back and you're in the crouch position it's difficult to lift your head to see out over the visor. And placing a 15" notebook in this bag not allow you to place anything else in it.
I'm returning this bag and will continue using Chrome, 5.11, Nike or CamelPak with the hopes of them producing a hard shell bag for motorcyclist. If Ogio improves the quality of this bag I'll definitely pick it up.
Here's a tip: If you're currently using a CamelPak, 5.11, Nike, or Chrome then don't even waist your time and money.
October 1, 2014
I bought this Backpack for a cheap alternative to carrying a few grocery items. This bag has helped a lot and is super high quality. It feels comfortable on my back and has lots of storage space. While it may be a little pricey, I think it is well worth it.
September 20, 2014
Used for a couple weeks and love it
I have used this now for a couple weeks and love it. I wasn't sure on getting it because of the price, but it's well worth the cost. Very nice while riding and I don't really know it's there. I use this mostly for commuting to work, but it can easily be used for a weekend ride bag.
September 15, 2014
Excellent Laptop bag
I loved this bag, but sold it to a friend because it didn't fit well on me with my new bike. I do like alll of its features except the lower strap. It's a PAIN to buckle it up because it goes the side. Don't know why backpacks are designed like that. They should buckle in the middle.
October 10, 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
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