OGIO No Drag Mach 5 Backpack
Great bag for most riding, just not for the aggressive
I got the Mach 5 to replace my regular backpack since it was better suited to motorcycling.
The bag is great! Excellent fit and finish, tons of organizational pouches and pockets galore.
The laptop sleeve can most definitely fit something way bigger than my 12" Macbook. I use most of of the pockets as I carry my phone, garage remote, tire gauge, house/car keys, bottled water, cap, and some towels. I also utilize the face shield sleeve with a clear spare just in case.
I removed the waist strap because its something I don't need and I prefer it without. I use the small pouch/case on the strap of the lower left shoulder.
I feel the size is right and the bag is comfortable on the bike. The only gripe I have is I ride a sport bike in the canyons often which puts be in a crouching riding position. It's a take-away since the back of my helmet rubs on the top of the bag when riding aggressively and causes some restriction when turning my head for the corners.
The bag is perfect for trips that does not involve serious tucked in and knee down riding. I love the bag for when I'm carrying stuff to a friend's place or for a long bike service so that I have my laptop and essentials to work on while I wait. Plenty of room and great quality like all the Ogio bags I have. I only wish the top was cutout a bit deeper to interface my helmet better when attacking corners.
June 16, 2015
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 use this bag everyday and it is great! Plenty of pockets to store the various things I take with me to work everyday. It is comfortable to wear and isn't getting blown around by wind when I'm riding, even at speeds of 90+mph.
The one thing that I wasn't exactly happy about is that there is only 1 pocket that secures closed but I bought some self adhesive Velcro strips and remedied that problem with ease.
June 29, 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
Great product for its intended purpose.
I found this product specifically because my old Nike was A) Getting worn out to the point that it might open on the freeway & B) When it was full and I was going above 70mph the wind would throw me around bc of the backpack bulging up.
Out of all of the backpacks offered this seemed the most aerodynamic as if that was the sole design base of the pack. This effectively eliminates wind buffeting (esp if you have a naked bike as I do) and molds as an extension of yourself almost when riding. It has many features and pockets, extra straps, etc.
My only two issues with the pack are that space is limited. Getting a pair of shoes, change of pants and shirt, plus a lunch was really an effort to fit everything. This has to do with the shell that cannot stretch like a regular backpack. I highly recommend to anyone spending over $100 to get the most expensive ogio mach pack (I got the mid) because it expands a couple of inches which ironically is about how much extra room I need for everything. Without the shoes (which I opted to just leave at work now) it can fit everything no problem.
Second is it does not have a flat bottom so setting it down plus the design of the bag opening inside instead of towards the outside make it difficult to put stuff in there at times. Something to think of before purchasing and why I gave a 4 instead of 5. If Ogio fixed this issue and somehow added more space to the two more affordable options it would be a 5 for sure.
Overall it is a great product which I do highly recommend if your goal, as mine was, is to have a stylish, aerodynamic pack!!
June 7, 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