Shoei Backpack 2.0
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
I did lots of research and shopping before I tried this backpack. I was intrigued by the helmet holder, which works well. I use my backpack when riding my motorcycle to school. The helmet holder comes in handy, especially when I don’t want to leave it locked up on my bike (mostly due to weather). What I would like to see are larger side pockets for water bottles. Only a very small water bottle would fit, such as a 10 ounce bottle. Other than that, I really like the backpack and the material it is made of. Looks and feels like strong quality textile material.
September 12, 2014
roomy and comfortable
Very roomy, able to fit easily fit riding overpants with pads inside. Nice simple design. The only thing i dont like are the side zippers, they zip against the wind so tend to slowly open on their own. Have not tried in the rain. Just now realized if you dont want to use bottom straps, there is a hidden pocket you can store them into
August 1, 2014
Checked many different packs but decided in the Shoei. Great pack for money. Comfortable and has lots of space inside. Can't do much better for 100 bucks.
July 28, 2014
Finishing not perfect, but good product for the price.
Good size, good price. Finishing issues that do not compromise overall quality.
June 2, 2014
this backpack is light with a lot of room
great backpack have only used it once but was great with a lot of room and light.
April 7, 2014
Bought this backpack for my husband and he loves it. Great quality, looks sleek and has lots of room. From purchase to receipt was 5 business days. I would recommend this company for any of your purchases!
March 17, 2014
A great purchase.
The pockets make sense. The fit is comfortable. Looks great. I am satisfied with this product. The only thing I would change is I would like a quick release strap to make it a bit easier to get on over my armored jacket.
February 24, 2014