OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
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
I use this bag for commuting, has plenty of space and some great compartments. One for a laptop that fits my MacBook Pro, several for other electronics, and cellphones. Has a compartment for an extra visor, which is great for when I work night shift at work and need my clear visor with me. Unlike a normal backpack you'll never have to worry about it becoming unzipped and your stuff falling out because of the design. Super durable, has a hard outer shell and some good quality zips and buckles.
January 19, 2015
Stylish, functional, aerodynamic backpack. Sturdy and lightweight. Just what I needed!
January 5, 2015
nice sleek design and comfortable
nice sleek design, comfortable with plenty of space and protection for whatever you place in the bag.
December 22, 2014
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
This is my second riding backpack, the other is a Kreiga R25. I love them both. This was bought as an everyday bag after my ancient Ogio day pack finally wore out, and I use it for daily commuting on and off the bike. It's durable, ergonomic, and spacious, with a smart layout of the interior compartment. I particularly like that the opening is against your back and hinged at the bottom, so it's really impossible to leave it open by accident - even if it were unzipped, wearing it would hold the flap closed.
The R25 has a slightly better and more secure fastening system, and the (removable) Ogio belt strap is more awkward, but the Ogio pack is secure enough on the bike, and has small elastic loops on all straps, which can be used to secure excess length. Kreiga's buckling system works better and is a little more comfortable, but this is fine too.
The included visor pouch is a nice feature, and holds the visor against the outer shell of the bag, minimizing the amount of space used. The bag comes with a (detachable) helmet loop and a pouch that can be attached to the straps, but I don't find myself using either. The pouch is just big enough for a wallet/phone/keys with is good, but the attachment loops let it slide around on the straps, and I find it a little uncomfortable and awkward to wear and use.
The bag's stiff shell means that it can't really be smushed down to fit in oddly-shaped places, but I have successfully jammed it under an airplane seat (in economy, no less) without a problem. It's about as large a pack as I'd want for travel/commuting, but will fit ok in most spots, like overhead racks on commuter trains.
It's a really well made bag, and while the shoulder straps are not as comfortable and ergonomic as Kreiga's, it's still very good. I prefer the Ogio's opening and interior layout to the R25. My past experience with Ogio leads me to believe it will last a long, long time.
December 4, 2014
Great option for commuting
I bought this backpack after recommendations from a few friends. It supplements my tailbag as a luggage option, and it will be used for commuting. I like how all straps and zippers are on the inside, and it has a hard protective shell. It is also nice looking..
November 30, 2014