Its a wittle bitty baby backpack
July 20, 2012(Las Vegas, NV)
As many people have mentioned, the backpack is tiny. I wanted to use it for riding to class, however once a 15" laptop is inside, only 1 additional book will fit. Backpack is even smaller than I was expecting, and if you are a larger person, aka over 5'8" lets say, it looks like you are wearing a tiny wittle baby backpack, as people have told me. Durability and quality definitely seems to be there, much like all alpinestar products, its just not a backpack for adults.
Not a Bad Backpack
Erik M -
November 29, 2011(Glendale, CA)
It's a good biker bike pack. I can feel the backpack hugging me from the back. Especially when I use the clips in the front. I wish it was a bit bigger, so I can fit my laptop into it. Overall its well-priced for what it is. I rode in a small rain, and all my stuff was dry, so it did job there.
September 16, 2011(rowlett, TX)
I bought this backpack to commute to work and it has been perfect for that purpose. It is as others have said a bit small and compact but it holds everything I need plus my bike cover. Performance is good as well, it is comfortable and stays put. It appears to be made well as all zippers and stitching show no wear even after heavy daily use. I even accidentally ran over the backpack with my truck last week and after inspection there was no sign of any damage. Highly recommended...
August 31, 2011(Haledon, NJ)
At first I couldn't believe I was spending this much money on a backpack, but once I used it I knew it was worth every dime.
Alpinestars - Charger Backpack
February 08, 2011(McAllen, TX)
I use this with my Alpinestars T-RC-1 Air-Flo Jacket and Alpinestars Octane S-Moto gloves. Everything is red and black and it all matches perfectly. I get sooo many compliments and thumbs up from people all the time. The finish of the backpack is excellent (just as any other Alpinestars product). I especially love the quick release strap which makes it soo easy to take the backpack on and off when you have your jacket on already (which it didn't mention anywhere that I saw the backpack). I also like the two straps that come across the front to secure it well to you so that it isn't flopping around at high speeds, which can be bad when you have a laptop in there. It is a little small and some laptops may have trouble fitting well, but as for what it was meant to do, it does awesomely and with style. The helmet storage net is really cool (cuz who wants to leave $200 sitting on your bike that someone can take?). I ride a supermoto and use a motocross lid and it has no problem covering it and securing it, even with the visor. This backpack is very high quality, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
October 13, 2010(Orlando, FL)
Don't get me wrong, Alpinestars makes a GREAT product. Well made and put together. But for $140, it's so small! I could barely fit my laptop in it and when I did, I couldn't barely fit anything else in! Traveling on a motorcycle, you need a little extra storage in your backpack, as you don't have anywhere else to put it. This is not for carrying that much.
Alpinestarts - Charper Backpack
August 10, 2009(Louisville, KY)
I bought this for my son. He says ...”Great backpack! Very stylish, many usable pockets... Love it!”
Very comfortable, only suggestion for improvement would be to make it a little longer so that a widescreen laptop will fit.
great riding bag
November 20, 2008(Portland, OR)
The bags has plenty of room and pockets to store stuff. It’s secure on the ride, beside the steep price it's a pretty nice bag.