Shoei Backpack 2.0
My Alpinestar backpack, after 10yrs and a million miles, finally gave up the ghost. Gave this Shoei pack a try in part because of price, plus I wanted a slightly smaller one to reduce weight.
It's so-so. Not as many pockets as the Alpinestar, and was disappointed it didn't have some external hooks to clip things to, like sunglass holder.
May 20, 2016
Great design and easy to use
Used for shorter trips, about 2 hour rides. Comfortable with easy to use. Fits great. Good for iPhone etc. use.
May 10, 2016
Broke with only two weeks of use, poor quality. I do not recommend it.
March 1, 2016
Best backpack for everything!
This backpack really has truly impressed me. I ride all the time and I use it for school. I use this back pack everyday and has been very comfortable. It feels like the backpack is just there. The padding is great. Every accessory is very convient and works well. This back looks small in the pictures but it actually is a pretty good size. I carry my helmet around school all the time. That works well I love it. It makes me feel like a ninja turtle! But if you are looking for a back pack. This is worth the money and you will not regret it.
October 4, 2015
Great features, not well executed
I initially loved this back pack as it is very comfortable when riding and I love the helmet carrier and storage compartments. However after having gone through 2 of these backs in a year due to the straps unraveling at the seams, I cannot recommend this bag. The replacement bag I received (Thank you Revzilla! as Shoei did not want to send me another bag) ) almost a year ago is now unraveling at the straps but at least this time I caught it early enough to try to be able to fix it.
June 2, 2015
Love this backpack!
My boyfriend is a commuter, only having his motorcycle as means of transportation. His previous backpack was torn to pieces and for a thoughtful Christmas present I got him the Shoei Backpack 2.0 He absolutely loves it!! He gives him plenty of room to put all he needs in the main compartment and then he still has room for his electronics or what ever he needs. I did a lot of research on what was an affordable, dependable backpack and I would recommend this one to anyone out there!
January 5, 2015
This product has EVERYTHING
I love everything about this backpack.
Design, material quality, inside space and dividers, protection for your stuff and very comfortable.
First time that I wanted to use the helmet holder I got so confused because I couldn't find the middle quick connect buckle "it is in that small zipper on top".
I use it 3 times a week on my motorcycle and 2 times a week as my normal backpack in my car to go to work.
It looks like it has so much space but when you start using it you gonna find out it is the best for daily use.
The only problem with it is When I have my gear on it is a little hard to put it on.
But I still Love it.
October 27, 2014
Not bad for the price
This product caught my eye as soon as I saw it. To match my shoei helmet, a shoei backpack with a helmet holder would be a great investment. It holds a 17in laptop with any other books and binders a commuter may need. Overall i would say this is a solid piece of equipment. After three months of daily use, there arnt any rips or tears and most things seem to be fine.
Which leads me to the problems iv occurred. First of all, the chest strap is garbage. Even in it's tightest setting; it barely hugs the bag to me as I would like. Even if it did, the pinchers that latch into the shoulder straps are not secure and will detach with minimal force. Iv already lost one, leaving the other without a purpose, so that was removed as well.
Next would be the handle on top of the bag. I love the thickness of it because I'm sure it's something that wouldn't fall apart on me, but the problem is when I'm adjusting the shoulder straps. If you adjust too tight, our wonderful handle gets pressed up against your neck and it's just not the most pleasant feeling. This means, if you're carrying a small load, be prepared for a loose fitting bag, something that I don't enjoy while riding.
This may be a matter of opinion and personal use, but I don't find the helmet holder very helpful. Sure, it's nice to have, but with the helmet sitting in the cradle, you don't have access to the front pockets. I found myself having to remove and put back the helmet many times and just opted to leave it out and carry it through my arm.
As you should know, this bag isn't waterproof. Not much to say there; you get what you pay for. I havnt been to worried about rain though. Florida living makes the weather predictable.
Overall I do believe this is a great backpack. For just over $100 it has a fantastic amount of room, many built in features and looks fantastic. If you can power through these nit picks, you'll have a great backpack that seems to hold up well.
September 15, 2014