OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
Great universal backpack
I use this backpack for couple of years and really love Mach 5 design. Materials are great. Look is awesome!
A lot of pockets for everything: Macbook Pro Retina 15", Nexus 10 tablet, work documents, wallet, spare shoes, great pocket for spare visor (I use dark smoke for day and clear for night rides), small separate pocket for sunglasses... And even with all these things in I was able to fit boardshorts, t-shirt, 59fifty cap and bottle of Jose Cuervo for a weekend beach party. Helmet carrying strap is amazingly helpful.
Must say that I don't have cons to say. Maybe only that your back is sweating in 30+C (or 95+F) but in these temperatures not only back sweats. I tried a lot of backpacks but Mach 5 is the best so far. Sometimes I have not enough space in it... But in this case you need to buy tank/saddle/side bags.
April 7, 2014
It's easy to see that a lot of thought when into this bag. Nearly every feature is removable. Don't want to take the chest strap, waist strap, helmet loop, or visor pouch on your ride? Pull 'em off. Everything is highly adjustable and when everything is snug, the bag sticks right to your back and doesn't slide around at all - it's like it isn't even there. When your done riding, undo three buckles (on the chest, waist, and shoulder straps), and the bag slides right off, even when you're wearing it of full gear.. There are a handful of small details, like the elastic bands that keep the straps from flapping around, really put this bag in a league of its own.
This bag won't replace your luggage on long trips, but it is perfect for commuting or short trips.
April 5, 2014
Great Commuter Backpack!
It's a great communter backpack. It's not terribly large, but I didn't want a big backpack for commuting to work. My HP ProBook with a 15.5" screen just fits in it, along with the usual wallet, checkbook, glasses, phone, etc. It will fit a light change of clothes too, or maybe some rain gear. I've not yet had to use the expanding feature, but I'm sure that will help if you need to stuff more items in it. It rides comfortably on your back, and I love the non-traditional loading from the backside. I've lost items from not zipping up an outside pocket on other backpacks. It's a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for in this backpack.
March 17, 2014
Bill & Ted approve of this bag!
This bag is great. Def worth the extra $ to get the Mach 5. Very worthy of excellent adventures!
Durability; it's great. I've rode with it for a few months now and it is still like new. Haven't had any straps fray or rip at the stitching. No buckles have broken either. My last bag was from ICON and it busted at the seams even when it wasn't overpacked.
Comfort; this thing is very comfortable. Unlike most bags that move around or feel like they unzip while you ride, this one stays in place. It stays in place even without the sternum and waist straps attached. True to its name, it's low drag. No more bag hopping around your back while you do the "speed limit". If you like to feel extra secure, you can use the additional straps on the waist and sternum, but as I said before you really don't need them. The shape of the bag allows it to form to your back turning you into an aerodynamic turtle of sorts.
Ease of use; This bag is like a Swiss Army Knife. Okay, not really, but almost. There's a pocket for everything. Tools, gadgets, G.I. Joes, TPS reports, whatever, there's a spot for it. There's a spot for a hydration pack for those long hauls through the Mojave. There's a pocket that can fit a 15" laptop also, but… I don't really know anyone who rides around w/ a laptop especially since we all have smartphones these days. But it's there. There's enough room to fit a change of clothes and possibly a hoodie too. There are dedicated straps to keep your shoes in place also. A mesh net clips into the top of the bag to keep your clothes etc snug against the shell of the bag. The extra 2lt of storage is handy also. Lets you cram as much junk as you want in there without worrying about it busting the second you attempt to zip it up.
As you can see, the shell is one solid piece while the zipper is in the back of the bag against the riders back. You don't have to twist-tie your bag zippers anymore or worry about them unzipping themselves. Great for keeping your mind focused on your ride instead of wondering if your Game Genie fell out of your bag on your way to Grandma's house. There is also one zipper pouch separate from the main compartment that is felt lined. It isn't that big thought. It'll fit a cell phone and a wallet though. Great place to stash your wallet instead if inside the bag so you're not undoing everything at the gas station when you're filling up.
This bag also makes for a great makeshift weapon. The hard shell can really catch someone by surprise. I only know this because some buffoon pulled out the Micro Machine version of Rambo's knife on me and demanded money so I brought the wrath of the Titans down on his skull with my Mach 5. Guess he wasn't expecting a bag to knock him on his bum. So yeah, great weapon. (I, no does Revzilla or Ogio recommend or condone using this bag as a weapon.) Had to toss that in there for legality purposes.
Bottom line; buy it. You won't regret it. Sleek, stylish and functional.
Dress for the slide, not for the ride!
March 13, 2014
Easy on the budget
I stuck with the back with the least frills and lowest cost. I am very happy with it. A lot of space. Stow and go. Am not missing the extra pockets and such the more expensive ogios have
April 7, 2014
Well to complete the ninja turtle on the bike this is all you need. hold up well on the freeway and relatively comfortable. Stretching with it on though does not work due to the composite shell so keep that in mind. Works well as a carry on bag as well. took a four day trip to PA. Fit four pairs of jeans, four shirts, 5 chonies, and 5 pairs of sox, and my recording equipment and computer. over fill it though like i did and freeway speed in not fun but for a bag to take on a two day camp trip or to the grocery store you can't go wrong. 5 kittens in BA leather out of 5.
April 2, 2014
Great Great Product
Great backpack, very well made. Nice capacity. Very confortable.
February 4, 2014
For my riders that work hard for there money!
I brought this product almost 2 seasons ago. and yes its holds up and very durable / only cons i have is that if you have bigg feet like me (size 13) you really wont be able to put shoes in the pack / and also the clips are not duriable. but overall ive enjoyed the backpack .
March 13, 2014