This bag is awesome. Plenty of space for everything and the build quality is excellent. I like this bag enough to purchase another one for traveling. Durable and looks really cool. Plus, I love the little mat that it comes with so don't have to stand in the mud or the bed of my truck to put my gear on all the time.
If you're looking for a quality back. Dont look any further.
Bought this jacket to replace a 4 season Olympia from 2006. I ride all 4 seasons in North Carolina in temps from 28 or so up past 100.Obviously no warm rides so far but here's why I like this jacket. First, the armor pockets have been designed so that the armor stays put no matter how much I flex. The front chest penetration armor band has an overlay which looks goofy when the jacket is open but slides over the adjoining layer when closed and thus closes the "zipper seam" area. Second, the quality of the material is rich enough to do a good job retaining warmth.More importantly it's strong enough to save my skin in a slide, something I have never quite been sure of with my other jackets. On the otrher hand, and I'm not calling this a downside, just the alternate view, it is a very heavy jacket. I don't think there's any way around the weight given the build materials, the armor level, and the multiple material coverage. Storage is well thought out.I also like the thumbhole on the inner arm lining that keep the lining up to your wrist and keeps those wrist chills away.
I vacillated a long, long time over this jacket because of the price but once I took it for a ride I knew I'd made the right decision.
These are the warmest gloves (with 2 layers of liner inside) I've tried so far on the cycle, but my finger tips are still cold when I ride 40 mph at 34 Fahrenheit. I may go to mittens, but I would like to try "lobster" mitts, which have 3 tubes for thumb & 2 pairs of fingers. Those were perfect combinations of dexterity and warmth in my nonmotorized bicycling experience, but the bicycle versions aren't tough enough protection for motoring.