Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reaper69 Premium Sissy Bar Backpack
I was looking for a bag a bit smaller then this, but decided that the extra capacity might work to my advantage. The one issue I have is securing the bag tight enough so it doesn't squiggle around on the pillion. I contribute most of this to operator error - I just haven't been able to cinch it up properly.
As far as function - I bought the bag to hall my camera and related equipment around. I like taking pics of the scenery (especially when my bike is in it). I always carry one camera and sometimes two, along with various related items. I have plenty of room for all this and can keep it separated from some of the other things I carry. There's a small pocket right in the front that carries my cell phone and a compass. Since not all the scenery is on the main highways I carry a couple of extra knives and some simple tools for when I hit the fire trails. I can keep them separate from my cameras. Also in a separate area I keep my notebook. I also carry spare magazines for my sidearm and it's always good to keep them separate.
The main compartment of the bag is big enough for both cameras, a spare shirt, first aid kit and can still hold my jacket when things get too warm. The side pockets easily carry water bottles for hydration. With all this, I still have room to spare. Maybe a third camera? I don't think the wife will go for that.
All in all, I'm glad for the extra capacity. This bag meets and exceeds my needs and is well manufactured. It's easy to just grab the top handle and head for the garage, mount it and take off. For me, it's a very good purchase.
Ride safe - SUV's have bumpers - Bikers have bones . . . Reaper
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Profman Excellent
I purchased this backpack for a long ride I was getting ready to take. Honestly, i was a bit concerned about the durability of the pack and the space it would afford. That said, I can tell you that I packed 1 week’s worth of clothing, supplies, and an iPad.
The bag, once attached, never moved. It went through rain, cold, sun, and heat. Everything was protected and the bag remained secure. Also, it is VERY easy to put on and to take off. I love it.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by pmoconnor Great backpack - some quality concerns
I purchased this backpack in 2013. I like the size as it fits on my XL1200C rack just fine. It, also, is a great backrest when I turn it around and have it sit on the passenger pillion. However, I was frustrated to find that the firm material inside the internal compartment separator has disintegrated and become a bunch of small chunks (of what feels like plastic pieces). I do not use it often and it sits inside my home when not in use.I have not cut the top of the separator open yet to remove the material. But, it seems odd that this product would have defective materials. I noticed this last year (2015). But, by then, the product was out of warranty. As stated, I do like its size and function. Thus, I still give it 4 stars.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrDoc Worth Every Penny
I purchased this backpack as the primary storage for my Dyna Low Rider. I will merely state that if it was stolen, or destroyed I would beeline to the dealership ASAP to buy another. It is outstanding for what it is intended to do. I have occasion to carry a lot, and I mean a lot, of stuff for work regularly and there is generally room to spare. It holds a complete, full-size rainsuit, including boot covers, in the main compartment with a little room to spare, leaving three others for lunch, etc. The small compartment is great for your essentials, small first aid kit, tire gauge, etc. I seriously cannot say enough good about this thing. Additionally, regarding its rain worthiness, I live in Central Florida and ride regularly through the mini monsoons that crop up (I am an every day rider) and I have never used the rain cover. I can't say that the the stuff is always bone dry when I get to where I'm going, but it is no more than a little damp, and that's the stuff closest to the zippers.
Just go get one!
December 22, 2015