exbat said: Any thoughts on using this on a bike without a sissy bar (either wearing or mounting on passenger seat)? Good quality and great price. It depends on what kind of bike you have and what the rear seat is like. I've seen guys lay backpacks down on the passenger seat and strap them down. Or you could just wear it as a backpack while you ride.
exbat said: Any thoughts on using this on a bike without a sissy bar (either wearing or mounting on passenger seat)? Good quality and great price.
Ive carried and strapped many different items... strap it down. Get a variety of bungee cords (Harbor Freight or recent posting here ). If you have backrest your def all set. You can also get saddlebags on eBay/craigslist very reasonable ($50+-), compared to retail. I wish this didnt have the typical backpack straps, as it has a handle. Id never actually wear it riding any distance. This is tempting, but I have xl sadlebags...
The main reason I bought this was because of the backpack straps. When I ride in to work it's nice to have enough room for laptop, shoes, lunch, etc. and be able to throw it over my sholder when walking to the office.
JaxFL said: So tired of rain... just got rained on for 8 miles... last week 15 miles. Need to start packing my rain suit, as scattered doesnt mean scattered. Lol 15 miles in the rain, try 30 or better yet 100.
This backpack looks "ok". Looks far too tall and skinny....hope you have a small laptop. Also the straps don't look like much more than any regular backpack has. But for $15 if you dont have one all ready its not a bad price at all, especially for water resistant. Green for you OP
exbat said: Any thoughts on using this on a bike without a sissy bar (either wearing or mounting on passenger seat)? Good quality and great price. It looks a bit long/skinny, depends on your seat. Also depending on the type of bike it might not be comfortable wearing it for riding. I have a sportbike and since I don't have a sissy bar or a backrest I mount the backpack by laying it down. I basically tied together the ends of straps into a loop and I take the seat off the bike and stuff that tied "loop" under it. I then run the side compression straps through the handle on the back of the bike and lock them. That way I don't need any extra bungie cords or anything else and the backpack is impossible to move, I'd think that you should be able to do something similar with this one, if it fits on your seat length-wise.
Try living in Tutunendo, Colombia... we get almost 500 inches of rain a year, and I am still riding 750-800 miles per week in the rain. Between my ContiRaceAttacks keeping me stuck to the pavement and my Tourmaster Elite rain gear keeping my butt dry, I manage to get by... I am not sure this backpack is what I need though
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