Icon Squad 2 Mil Spec Backpack
While it worked I loved this product.
I have used the Squad 2 pack for just about two years now. It is not longer safely usable. The Straps are starting to rip out of the back of the pack. I don't want it coming apart while I am on a ride. I used if for commuting. It was really convent when going to work with its built in badge holder. I really like the high vis. I don't like wearing a vest only to cover it up with a dark bag. The amount of stuff you can fit and still be comfortable is really amazing.
The down side: The warranty is 1 year. No ifs ands or buts. I feel that just under two years of use is unacceptable for the price this product commands. The lack of manufacturer support in this matter is also a thumbs down. The phone call with ICON left such a sour taste in my mouth that I don't want to buy anything from them ever again. ICON I hope you take heed and build your products with more quality.
June 28, 2014
Icon Squad II Mil Spec Backpack
I bought this backpack, mainly for commuting to work, which is about an hour and 15 min ride into Northern Virginia, from the Shenandoah Valley. I wanted to be able to carry my lunch, and have some added visibility. I was hesitant in buying it, due to some reviews of poor quality/durability of the backpack, but I haven't had any issues with it yet. I've only used it 2-3 times so far, but it seems to do well. The sleeves are kind of a PITA, so I left them off the last few times I've used it. Even with my lunch box in the main compartment, it doesn't seem to catch the wind too bad, even at speeds above 80mph. I would recommend this to anyone looking to be able to carry a fair amount of stuff on a longer ride, wanting added visibility. The reflective material on the backpack appears to work very well.
June 16, 2014
I bought this bag, assuming the Icon brand was best, and I thought Revzilla's friends, had it in stock for being a great product, but it is terrible, in use for less than two months and broke into the front due to poor design, as the seam of insurance are made in plastic reflector, and obviously does not support the stitching, the material used is of poor quality, a total loss of my investment, and I also value paid Revzilla I had to pay the shipping cost to my country. I do not know why military specifications listed as USA, does not support or domestic use, worse military use, this backpack a scam.
January 13, 2014
Yes it's good pack, however it's heavy even when empty. Also has a habit of always flaring out at the bottom do to the useless helmet compartment at the bottom. You can't adjust the ride height of the pack either so when you sit up on your bike it tends to annoyingly remind you it's there so too it adds so much drag when you're enjoying the power of your sports bike. But all this could be forgiven if it wasn't for the biggest draw back which is IT IS NOT WATER PROOF!!! You'd think with a high visibility being it's selling point they'd make it water proof for when you really need it which would be in a dark stormy weather.
December 31, 2013
Best design but unacceptable quality...at least for me.
Shame on the QA/QC or I just got a lemon. The concept of the bag is exactly what I need. However, the quality is unacceptable considering the seams are coming undone. No backpack I have owner ever fell apart like this in only four months of use.
Great strap design.
Visibility at night.
Comfort on long rides.
Falling apart at the seams. (upper compartment)
Quality of sewing done.
I still recommend this to anyone and hope my backpack is an isolated issue.
December 1, 2013
this product is to complicated to wear and it lacks some key elements like a waist belt .
September 16, 2013
A good backpack with good qualities
Not much to say! A beautiful, functional, comfortable.
April 17, 2013
Great storage and visibility
I have the Orange color. As a new rider it is great - the cars tend to stay a nice distance behind.
It allows me to carry everything I need.
The fit is snug, but does not hinder mobility.
I'm 5'8" and the helmet section hangs a little low.
March 1, 2013