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post #1 of 8 Old 09-10-2019, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Icon backpack.

I brought an Icon Advokat backpack a few weeks ago.
So far I mostly like it.
It's a solid, quite weighty pack. Has a single drawstring opening underneath a top flap.
Has a laptop compartment which I'll probably put a sheet of EVO foam into.
Holds loads in the main compartment. I got two ten pack of cans into it. Just to see if they'd fit of course.
Doesn't move around or flap at all. Very comfortable.
Things I don't like about it. The lurid orange interior and the price. Both off.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-11-2019, 04:57 AM
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That looks like a great backpack. I got a CamelBac years ago with the 2L water holder. It's small enough that I can actually fold it in half and stick it inside of my tank bag so I don't have to wear it all the time. The cool thing is that it has a spot for the water tank and the bite valve so you can drink while riding. The downside is that it's not that big. I just got a 15" Macbook Pro and I really doubt it'll fit in there as it's pretty sizable.

One of the things I hate about any kind of storage is that it can be bulky and sometimes you don't carry it with you. Kinda like my insulated jacket insert, I don't always carry it because of the size and I'd like to have a spot on the bike where I can fold it up and leave it there. I used to do that on my other bike but the 919 really doesn't have much storage.

I think you'll get a lot of use out of that one, it looks well made.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-11-2019, 06:39 PM
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I was interested until I saw the price.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-11-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I was interested until I saw the price.
The price sux.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-11-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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The pack also came with a tool roll. Which I'll use for an emergency puncture repair kit. Store it under the seat.
Also a pic of the laptop compartment. It's huge. More traffic hazard orange.
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Looks like a cool backpack! Paid a lot more for a kriega r30. No regrets! Motorcycle specific backpack makes a big difference.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-14-2019, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle specific backpacks do make a difference. And sometimes you pay more. The bag is very comfortable and doesn't move around or flap.
Several Kriega packs were on my hit list.
I've already got a Kriega rear pack 20l. Frickin luv it.
I was also lookin at the Icon Dreadnought backpack. It's a roll top and more rubberized. Cheaper too. And better waterproofing I'd guess. Also got a better chest buckle, a Fidlock? Some sort of cool magnetic clip.
In the end it came down to looks, feel and function. And for me this bag ticked most boxes.
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Yeah I like that bag a lot. The laptop slot is a very nice touch that I would have liked. When I picked up the Kriega a number of years ago, there were not very many options for water proof bags that also had large capacities along with good reviews. It's great to see that segment of the market growing.

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