Alpinestars Commuter Pack Backpack
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
Daily communter backpack
This Astars backpack is the perfect commuter backpack for me. I normally use it as a day back and am able to fit in the following items with ease:
1. Gym shoes
2. Gym clothes + small water bottle
3. Clear/Smoke visor in a separate visor bag (not included in this purchase).
4.A takeout falafel wrap or sammich on my way back to work from Gym.
5. Important documents or a thin laptop in the laptop sleeve.
6. Electronics, disck lock, ipod, tire pressure monitor , basic tools.
I didn't think much of the looks when I purchased the backpack. But I've received several compliments on the finish and the aerodynamic shape of this backpack.
-The side pockets have this hardshell like cover. Full thumbs up for that.
-The zippers storage in the front is awesome!
-The interirors are all black. So eventhough there are so many, i stress "so many" pockets that you'll never be able to fill. When it comes to finding things , it could be quite a task if you lose track.
- The Main compartment zippers I've give up hope on. They're really hard to zip and unzip unless you position your hand tangential to the zippers. They could make the zippers a lot smoothers.
February 24, 2014