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Luggage Backpack for laptop

Mercury

2019
CB650R ABS
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Porto, PT
Thread starter #1
Hi all!

I'm seeking suggestions to buy a backpack to carry my laptop.

I've searched some bike stores and I do have some in mind, but maybe you know a few more, or share you experience using it.

- I want it to be mid-size - not too small, not to big, with max eight around 45cm. I'm on the short side, so anything taller than that would touch the seat.
- Slim / light weight
- Water-resistant
- Not too expensive :p

What I like so far:
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/givi-ea124-easy-t-15l-backpack
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shoei-backpack-20?rrec=true
https://ojworld.it/bags-rucksacks/zaino-kyte.html

Thanks!
 

Mercury

2019
CB650R ABS
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Porto, PT
Thread starter #3
Veeery good!

Kriega R15/R20 look very stylish and compact, just what I was looking for... although a bit pricey.
Thanks
 

Devilsfan

2018
CB650F
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Tampa, Florida
#4
If you want to go cheap try Amazon. And don't just look under "Motorcycle Gear". Try "camping gear" and "waterproof backpack", etc...

Also, you may want to think about a laptop "sleeve" that can go into a regular backpack. You can find those sleeves for cheap and I know Walmart's in the USA (if you have those stores or anything similar) sells a waterproof backpack for $40. Combine that with a $10 sleeve...
 

Eaglemoto

2019
CBR650R ABS
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#6
I have one of these hard shell backpacks in orange, cheap and so far has worked well for me. No external zips to flap around in the wind. Chest and waist straps to keep it in place. I carry my work Surface Pro in the laptop pocket. There arent any compartments inside like a regular backpack but that just makes me keep it tidier.

https://www.24mx.com/motocross-gear...er-resistant-mc-backpack_pid-PM-3992189?fmb=0

For those of us in the UK:
https://www.24mx.co.uk/xlmoto-slipstream-water-resistant-mc-backpack#?p
 

cmsmith76

2019
CB650R
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#7
I was in the same dilemma. I needed a bag big enough for my laptop (15.5 inches / 40 cm long) and struggled to find a bag that would fit a full size laptop. A month ago I purchased a Cortech 2.0 tail bag. It is expandable to accommodate my laptop, and also can be integrated into their 2.0 saddlebags. The 2.0 tail bag is very well made and I have been very pleased with it. https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/cortech-super-20-tail-bag
 

Mercury

2019
CB650R ABS
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Porto, PT
Thread starter #8
Well, after some research and narrowing down to a few options, I've opt in for a Messenger bag from Kriega.
It fits well my purpose, not too heavy, not excessively big, and it's one of the very few to be really waterproof.

This one thing I don't understand: why manufacturers insist in making all 100% waterproof bags with, at least, huge 30L+ capacity?!
Should we be doomed to carry a really bold bag on shoulders just to get water protection to our (<1KG) goods? That's non-sense, but maybe it's just me :p

KRIEGA URBAN WP MESSENGER





My use case:
I ride all year, and absolutely need to carry a 14inch laptop & some accessories, along with some rain gear - so 100% waterproof is a must.
I don't do often highways while commuting, so hardly go above ~150kms/h on a daily basis.

PROS
- Fully waterproof!
- Not to heavy
- Enough capacity to daily stuff & gear (~16L)
- Tensioner ring on strap makes it really easy to put/remove even with helmet on
- Removable/washable waterproof liner
- High quality, durable materials
- Ties up to our back like a crab :p
- It doubles as a classic, vintage notebook bag

CONS
- Expensive!
- Lack of extra-pockets
- Lack of organisers (as we get a single, wide space inside, with no partitions)
- Can be annoying if you need to put/take your goods several times a day, due to top rolled dry bag design
- Did y said "expensive"?

Anyway, if anyone id searching for a quality backpack, not to bulky, with water resistant/waterproof/rain cover being a nice-to-have, the following may be good options:

Kriega R20 Backpack

Bagster Modulo Track

SHAD Tank/Backpack Waterproof

IXON X-ROAD

XLMOTO Slipstream Water Resistant MC Backpack


Ride safe!