Alpinestars Commuter Pack Backpack
Great for the price
-Lots of room
-Tons of pockets/compartments
-Feels secure while riding
-Sticky zippers (you get used to them and they seem to loosen up)
-Tons of pockets/compartments (you might forget where you put something)
-Chest strap and waist strap are awkward when you're not riding
-Bigger laptops are hard to squeeze into the laptop compartment
I haven't used it in the rain, so I can't comment on just how water resistant it is. I've only had it for a month, so I also can't comment on its durability, although I haven't had any issues so far.
March 9, 2015
Great commuter pack
Bought this for commuting to and from work and running errands. It can hold everything I need for the day plus more. The main zipper can be a little tricky and likes to stick but after some use it breaks in a little and you learn how to get it zipped easier. It has a laptop compartment but if you have a bigger laptop it wont fit. I have been hit with rain while riding home and can say everything remained dry on the inside. I have also ridden with about 20 lbs of stuff in it and it carries very nicely . The shape of the pack is perfect for sport bike riders as it does not put any drag on you and won't shift in turns. I actually wish there wasn't so many pockets. Some things tend to get forgotten about and lost inside.
November 9, 2014
Great bag, with an exceptionally effective design for riders.
The bag is well worth its cost, as compared to others out there, it just exceeded my expectations as far as functionality. I will agree that the zippers are difficult to work with, but after you get used to them they aren't an issue. I am very pleased with the bag and use it everywhere I go.
November 3, 2014
Nice Job Alpinesars
Looks to be a well made pack. Plenty of storage compartments to keep things organised. Time will tell how it holds up.
August 18, 2014
This bag is awesome.. Which is what I thought it would be from alpinestar. I have a lot of A-star gear and very happy with it all
June 25, 2014
fell apart in less than a month
I started out really liking this backpack it has a lot of good features. Unfortunately when I went to put it on to come home this evening the strap completely separated from the backpack. It looks like it was sewn on with only a few threads. I am glad it happened when I put it on and not on the highway. Given the price, this has not performed as well as a cheap $30 backpack.
June 20, 2014
This pack has plenty of space for a commuter. I can fit a change of clothes, my lunch, and my laptop with room to spare.
Pros: lots of space, good quality construction (Alpinestars), doesn't throw me off balance in the turns.
Cons: The waterproof zippers are take a bit more care to zip up than normal zippers.
March 31, 2014
Very impressive with a flaw
I was quite impressed with the quality of the bag and imagine i'll use it for a long time. The only problem i have with it is that it is pretty hard to open the primary zipper due to the waviness of the zipper as it intersects with some seams. An inconvenience I will take as the rest of the bag is great.
March 3, 2014