Alpinestars Tech Aero Backpack
A great pack
The backpack looks great and has some rider specific functions that are really useful. Like another reviewer said the pack is much heavier than you would think, but I don't know that it affects anything, It doesn't bother me. There is plenty of space and the inner pockets are well placed and well designed. What another reviewer said about what you can fit (laptop, gym clothes "shoes, shorts, shirt" and water bottle & protein shaker along with lunch for work would about fill this pack up but what more do you need to take with you.The pack is a little difficult to get on, having the chest sleeve for i.d. and whatnot attached helps me find the strap and makes it a bit easier. without it it may be a little difficult to get a hold of the left strap to pull over your shoulder to hook the clasp. And like another reviewer pointed out that clasp being plastic may put its durability into question... time will tell. Overall its a great pack, priced a little high for what it is in my opinion but I am happy with my purchase.
April 21, 2013
This is a great backpack. Very comfortable and well designed. I like the shoulder strap that you can disconnect for easy on and off. It's a bit smaller in real life than what it looks in the video but It is plenty big enough for a change of clothes, laptop, packed lunch and everything else you might need for a day at work with room to spare
April 8, 2013
Nice backpack with a few flaws.
I like this backpack but it does have a few flaws that someone looking at it should be aware of:
1) The bag's storage space is small even when the bag is extended. You are probably looking at fitting a pair of gym shoes and light weight gym clothes in the bag along with a few accessories not much else.
2) The bag is much heavier than other standard back packs I've used. This could be due to the fabric,the rubber, the helmet carrier or the rain cover but it's not as light weight as one would expect of a bag this size.
3) The quick disconnect makes getting the bag off easy, but getting the bag on is difficult. In my opinion the quick disconnect isn't positioned well enough that you could put the bag on while disconnected and then connect it which would be my ideal.
4) I wish the quick disconnect was made of metal instead of plastic, I have some concerns about the disconnects long term durability.
April 5, 2013
I love this bag. Feels very comfortable, has a lot of space and overall just a great bag. Use this to get to school and work. It's perfect.
March 11, 2013
Poor quality product
After spending lots of time researching bike specific packs I settled on the tech aero. I only ever used standard backpacks in the past and thought I would spring for a top quality pack. What a disappointment! Every zipper on the pack has broken after about 6 rides and one of the plastic buckles that hold the tail of the shoulder straps cracked in half. Biggest waste of money ever. Absolute rubbish product.
February 27, 2013
With all the rain we are currently getting I still have not had to use the raincoat excellent.
It is very waterproof even without the extra pull out raincoat which is important and very good. Fits and sits well and holds all that I need very good item and worth the money.
February 25, 2013
If you are the type of individual who likes features and cool buttons to push then this is the bag for you! I am that kind of person thats why i like this bag! I also like the hidden rain fly, it works well. I only wish there was an adjustment to lower the chest strap, having a 54" chest its almost choking me. So i use it without the strap. i also like that the bag expands, its like having two bags, but without having to transfer everything. it fits my size 6 Judo Gi like a glove. Even if this bag is almost choking me i would still buy another one. KJUDODAVE...
February 25, 2013
Beautiful and functional but a bit pricey
I initially bought the Rapid Transit Recon 19 bag but that thing was tiny. I needed a bag to be able to take my laptop to school and the Recon didn't cut it.
The Tech Aero Backpack is a well made bag with tons of great features. I love the helmet holder and is the best one I have seen thus far. I haven't had to use the rain cover yet but I think it will work just fine. While the bag doesn't hold nearly as much as I would like or need, it serves its purpose well.
The issue I have and will probably need to remedy by buying a tank bag, is that I have to chose b/t a change of clothes or my school materials. I didn't want to have to take a tank bag and backpack to school, but hanging out in my riding gear all day seems far less realistic than carrying around another bag all day.
February 23, 2013