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Waterproof backpack/tank bag - July 19, 2013, 03:29 PM

Rain covers just trap the water in bad storms when Im on my bike, so Im looking for a 100% waterproof backpack, and probably a medium sized magnetic tank bag with a waterproof cover.

Found these, but they look like crap;
Givi WP403 Waterproof Ruck Sack Backpack - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

and Alpinestars Slipstream Backpack - RevZilla

Anything else I should consider? Needs to be big enough to carry a laptop, shoes, head set, lunch, and some other crap, so 21L/1600ci minimum for the backpack.


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July 19, 2013, 04:08 PM

I've got Kriega stuff (US20, 2xUS10, US5) and recommend it. My bags have proven to be waterproof in torrential rain. The prices may seem high but the stuff is top quality. The US20 I have been using for daily commuting for a couple years still looks like new.

Here's one vendor (no affiliation, I did buy 3 of my bags from them though):
Kriega Bags & Packs - MAG Powersports
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July 19, 2013, 04:46 PM

*Looking for a backpack myself for commuting to work on the motorcycle and bicycle that is water proof.


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July 19, 2013, 04:58 PM

My ogio Mach 3 is water resistant. I've been caught in a couple really heavy downpours with it and its stayed completely dry on the inside.

It fits my 15" dell, shoes, and a rack of other stuff very easily.


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My ogio Mach 3 is water resistant. I've been caught in a couple really heavy downpours with it and its stayed completely dry on the inside.

It fits my 15" dell, shoes, and a rack of other stuff very easily.
I definetely need something that will hold my dress shoes and clothes. A laptop would be a plus too!


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July 19, 2013, 05:28 PM

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I've got Kriega stuff (US20, 2xUS10, US5) and recommend it. My bags have proven to be waterproof in torrential rain. The prices may seem high but the stuff is top quality. The US20 I have been using for daily commuting for a couple years still looks like new.

Here's one vendor (no affiliation, I did buy 3 of my bags from them though):
Kriega Bags & Packs - MAG Powersports
good to hear. I plan on buying a R20. But not too sure now considering my bike is on a track duty ha.


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July 19, 2013, 05:32 PM

I have an R25 that I use quite often but I haven't tested it in the rain yet. Nice bit of kit (have since bought quite a few more pieces of Kriega stuff)


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July 19, 2013, 05:52 PM

There is one situation in which my US5 was not wholly waterproof. I've got it mounted to the front of my kx250 and power washed it from several angles with my tool pack inside. The top of the tool pack got a little moist. I think I forced water through the roll top from underneath. So, if it rains with ~2000psi of force the Kriega stuff may not be absolutely waterproof.
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July 19, 2013, 06:22 PM

I have the Dakine Helipro pack.. meant for skiing, works awesome as a riding pack as well. The hip straps are a must for me now. After having a pack with them, I can never go back to without.

It's water resistant, but if I'm worried about my stuff getting wet I just put it in a plastic shopping bag or a big ziplock.

The Kreiga stuff is also a good choice, I just find them a little overpriced. As far as toughness goes, I've beat the everloving shit out of the bag I have, and have crashed in it many times, twice on the road. It's still going strong, and most of the thing still looks new. Little roadrash on the right side hipstrap is the only real damage.

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July 19, 2013, 06:24 PM

Also, waterproof zippers are annoying... I wouldn't want a pack that had them all around.
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July 19, 2013, 08:56 PM

After having my laptop sitting in a pool of water I couldnt care less about the zippers, the Kreiga stuff is more tail pack and Id prefer to avoid that, the only one with shoulder straps is way too small.

Neverwet is looking like a decent idea. My year old Ogio Dakar has developed two different rips along seams, I repaired one, then a even more massive one developed on the seam directly below. Im not sure if I can get Ogio to warrantee it. If so, I may hit that with some Neverwet.


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July 20, 2013, 07:35 AM

I may have misled you in mentioning the US series stuff that I've got. It's the R series (R for rucksack), which are actually backpacks, that you want to look at it.
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