OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
Let me start off by saying that I do like the backpack, but it does have some quirky features.
The Ogio Mach 5 pack is very comfortable while riding. It is barely noticeable, even at high speeds and when moving in and out of your seat in the twisties. I really liked that the pack is hydration compatible and used it quite often on the last 250 mile mountain ride. The organization inside is quite nice and the laptop pouch is handy. It is definitely not a "big" backpack, but it is expandable and holds a good amount of things: Laptop, hydration, shoes, rain gear, clothes, etc.
Now here are the quirky items that I found with this Mack 5. Fist off is the waste strap. The strap is definitely a welcomed addon to this pack, the problem lies where you actually bucket it. The buckle is really far on your right hip which makes it very difficult to snap with all your riding gear on. Next up is the visor pouch inside the pack. I love that they included this feature, but it is not removable. So if you are not using it, it's in the way.
May 20, 2015
Great bag for any rider
This is a great bag that seems to hug your back while riding. The shape is very comfortable and seems lend itself to staying on your back from the air pressure surrounding it. While riding, I cant even tell it is there. It has ample room for lots of things and the expansion zipper is welcome when carrying rain gear or other bulky items. My only complaint is that the visor storage seems a bit small for my helmet visor(Shoei RF-1200) and take up a bit too much room when in use. But it is still functional and I love being able to carry an extra visor.
In my opinion this is the best backpack for anyone that want to ride a motorcycle wearing a backpack.
May 18, 2015
I've only had it for a few weeks but it has served me well. It is very light, durable, and has plenty of compartments, pockets, etc.
May 4, 2015
Designed with the motorcyclist in mind
This is a great backpack, with all the features it comes with. In my opinion, if money isn't a problem, then this will be the head turning backpack. You will buy it and you will enjoy it simply because you shelled out the money for it. Riding at 100+ speeds, you won't even know you have the backpack on. I can surprisingly fit a large amount into it, and still ride with it comfortably. After having the backpack for a month, you will start to see stiches coming out, other then that, the backpack is a keeper.
April 27, 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