OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
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
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
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
Great over all, just needs a few things to be perfect
First the bad,
The clips are a little flimsy.. I would like to see a sturdier main clip for the sternum clip and waist clip.
When you put a pair of shoes size 10 1/2 the holders seem to be more of a hassle then a helper, also makes the back portion budge out and you have to shift the back around to get it to fit right.
When you wear a helmet the bag makes it hard to turn your head around when in an attack position.
100 degree heat and a 45min ride.... better ring out your shirt when you’re done.
Able to put a shirt, shoes, and work items in the pack without worrying about getting things all dirty or wrinkly. Like the way it feels secure on your back while riding, does not sway back or forth. Looks great! Easy to put on and off with a jacket on
July 28, 2014