Tour Master Nylon Cruiser III Traveler Backpack
Perfect Commuter bag
First off Ill start with the cons -
- The tightening straps when tightened at highway speeds become whips
- Wishing there was a waist strap as I find on the highway the bag likes to levitate its way up your back when you hit bumps in the road even fully tightened down.
- A little bit on the pricey side in my opinion
Now the pros
- Loads of space! I can fit all of my work clothes, keys, wallet, registration, a packed lunch, steel toed work boots, my go pro and all the accessories AND my laptop with me and still have some wiggle room. Not to mention two water bottles.
- The zippers don't feel like they're made out of tin sheet metal and bend as soon as there is any resistance in them. These ones zip up very nicely even under stress and the pull tabs are very "Ergonomically awesome."
- Back padding along the rear of the back pack and arm straps do not bind.
August 21, 2016
The bag it perfect for carrying all my necessities for school. It will hold a few larger sized books my tablet/computer and flight bag; that holds a headset kneeboard and log book inside. All of this fits inside the main compartment. ill have water in the outside two pockets, and as well as pens, pencils, flashcards, a mouse, and other misc school stuff like highlighters. and there is still some room left. I don't even use the soft compartment in the rear.
It has plenty of padding especially on the lower back, and shoulder straps. I'm not much a sweater in the first place, so I cannot tell you how much the moisture wicking on the padding works.
The 2 things a wish it had is, a condensing straps on the sides to compress the bag into its smallest possible size. even with a few things inside. The bag will sometimes stretch out look as if it is full. And also mounting points for a bungee(sort of like a MOLLE point, best way i can describe it). However I was able to mount it to the top of my Sissy bar by sliding the section of the backpack that fits around the Tourmaster Roller bag's extendable handle around the top of my sissy bar, then folding over the excess and bungeeing down the top to the sissy bar holes can be positioned on the front side or the rear side to also fit a passenger(see photos). It works great in this position at holding food, water, other snacks just in the main compartment and still had some room for 2 thin fleece jackets.
The tubing, I cant tell how reflective it is, its always on my sissy bar or on my back. But I do have the Tourmaster Intake 4 jacket, the piping is not the same color(if it matters) and the jacket reflects very well.
Aside from the Backpack not being able to be compressed without the application of random straps and it not having a real point to mount on to a bar or anything for that matter. I love this bag. Like i said i was still able to mount it and it works great and it holds a S**t ton. I'm very happy with this.
May 24, 2016
Excellent Commuter Backpack
I bought this backpack initially as a way to transport my helmet as i did not want to leave it on my bike. This bag easily handles my Shoei RF-1200 helmet inside the backpack with room to put an extra 1" binder in the compartment behind the main compartment. It also holds my two coffee thermos' as well. The side compartments can hold a large Gatorade bottle in each side compartment.
This is a perfect fit for those looking who are traveling to the office and want to bring their folders as well as drinks with plenty of room to hold a helmet or jacket.
February 3, 2016
Good commuter / helmet bag.
I've been using it daily for a few weeks and it serves it's purpose. Inside compartment is large enough for a helmet, so you don't always have to pull out the helmet cradle.
September 1, 2014
First bike backpack I ever purchased but really glad I chose this one. Comfortable with plenty of padding and space for a laptop or clothes for a trip.
November 4, 2013