10 Best Motorcycle Riding Backpack Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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OGIO No Drag Mach S Backpack

The OGIO Mach S Back Pack takes OGIO’s top-of-the-line Mach 5 backpack and re-engineers it to be 15% smaller. Full of similar great features such as a large main compartment with adjustable load divider and a fleece-lined electronics pocket, this backpack is made from a streamlined shape that resists buffeting at speed. The OGIO No Drag Mach S Backpack easily expands by means of a U-shaped zippered gusset.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 20.5L
  • Chest Strap: Yes, removable
  • Waist Strap: No
  • Laptop Compartment: Yes, fits most 13″ laptops
  • Waterproof: No

Features:

  • Aerodynamic molded exterior design for unmatched “Air Flow” reducing drag while riding
  • Weather resistant molded exterior shell with molded graphic design
  • Fleece lined smartphone and personal electronics protective pockets
  • Deluxe organization panel with secure valuables pocket and adjustable load divider to evenly distribute weight
  • Expansion zippered gusset to increase main compartment capacity
  • Ergonomic and deluxe padded back panel for ultimate comfort
  • Fully adjustable and ergonomic padded shoulder straps with quick exit buckles and no slip sternum straps for comfortable and secure fit
  • Body conforming shoulder gasket for increase comfort and fit
  • Reflective safety piping and logo for 360 degree visibility
  • Concealed aerodynamic carry handle
  • 1250 cu. in. / 20.54L expanded
  • 18.5″H x 13″W x 6.5″D
  • 2.7 lbs. / 1.25 kg.
  • Carbon weave PU shell, 840D Jr. Ballistic Nylon, 420D poly

 

 
 

2

Icon Speedform Backpack

The Icon Speedform Backpack is for the rider looking for a motorcycle-specific, feature-rich backpack. Its aerodynamic hardshell chassis has a 20L capacity. Adjustable sternum and shoulder straps allow for a comfortable and secure fit while in the riding position. The shoulder straps detach, making getting the bag on and off while wearing a motorcycle jacket easy. The quick access exterior pocket is fleece-lined to protect your sunglasses or electronics. A YKK Aquaguard zipper keeps the main compartment watertight. Internally, the Speedform Pack is compatible with hydration-systems (sold separately)  and features a padded 15″ laptop compartment. Additionally, an internal pocket is sized to hold the Viper D3O back protector if the rider desires extra protection. An integrated helmet cradle to secure your helmet to the outside of the bag makes the Speedform ready for whatever destination your two-wheeler brings.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 20L
  • Chest Strap: Yes
  • Waist Strap: No
  • Laptop Compartment: Yes, fits most 15″ laptops
  • Waterproof: No

Features: 

  • 600D poly-bonded molded shell
  • Laptop compartment fits up to 15″ laptop 
  • Welded reflective print 
  • 4-way adjustable shoulder straps with quick release  
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Helmet carrying system
  • Waterproof YKK main zipper
  • Metal Icon badge logo
  • Integrated speed hump
  • Fleece-lined sunglasses pocket
  • Overall dimensions: 21″ H x 15″ W x 6″ D
  • 20 liter capacity
  • Pocket for optional D3O Viper back protector or hydration bladder (both sold separately) 
 
 

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Icon Squad4 Backpack

The Icon Squad 4 Backpack is a great grab and go backpack with enough space to keep everything you need. Highly adjustable sternum and shoulder straps allow riders to customize depending on riding position. The helmet carrying compartment can keep everything together so you can split at any time.

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Overview:

  • Capacity: 23L
  • Chest Strap: Yes
  • Waist Strap: Yes
  • Laptop Compartment: Yes, fits most 15″ laptops
  • Waterproof: No

Features:

  • Highly adjustable sternum and shoulder straps
  • Waterproof cover included in bottom compartment
  • Reflective webbing
  • Helmet carrying system
  • YKK zippers
 
 

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Kriega R22 Backpack

The R22 Backpack from Kriega is a versatile, all-weather mid-size pack that offers 18 liters of waterproof storage in addition to a 4 liter quick access front pocket. Its 420D Cordura and nylon ripstop construction ensure this bag will stand up to use for years to come, while Kriega’s patented Quadloc-Lite harness makes it comfortable to wear no matter the length of your rides.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 22L
  • Chest Strap: Yes, integrated Quadloc harness
  • Waist Strap: Yes, removable
  • Laptop Compartment: No
  • Waterproof: Yes

Features:

  • Quadloc-Lite™ harness transfers weight from the shoulders to the chest and body, giving all-day riding comfort
  • Waterproof 18 liter roll-top drypack main body with capacity for a 17″ laptop
  • 4 liter easy access front pocket (non-waterproof)
  • Air-mesh back panel for rider comfort
  • Removable internal white liner (taped-seam)
  • Reflective panels on the harness and rear logo
  • Four compression straps help keep the load stable
  • Removable waist strap
  • Hydration reservoir compatible (sold separately)
  • Add additional waterproof storage with integrated hook-on points for US-Drypack’s (sold separately)
  • 10 year guarantee
 
 

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Kriega R16 Backpack

The R16 gives a rider the confidence to carry keep-dry essentials on the daily commute, knowing on arrival the contents will be perfectly dry, whatever the weather.  A super tough, waterproof roll-top daypack with a streamlined, uncluttered design the R16 has a slim profile yet has the capacity for a 15″ laptop and a change of clothing. In addition, an internal zip pocket offers separate dry storage for smaller items.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 16L
  • Chest Strap: Yes, integrated Quadloc harness
  • Waist Strap: Yes, removable
  • Laptop Compartment: No
  • Waterproof: Yes

Features:

  • Quadloc-Lite™ harness transfers weight from the shoulders to the chest and body, giving all-day riding comfort
  • A waterproof 16 liter roll-top drypack main body
  • Small internal drypack zip pocket
  • Air-mesh back panel for rider comfort
  • Removable internal white liner (taped-seam)
  • Semi-rigid carry handle
  • Reflective panels on the harness
  • Removable waist strap
  • Hydration reservoir compatible (sold separately)
  • Add additional waterproof storage with integrated hook-on points for US-Drypack’s (sold separately)
  • 10 year guarantee
 
 

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Icon Crosswalk Backpack

The Icon Crosswalk Backpack isn’t too big or too small. It’s just right, especially with the motorcycle specific features designed to make it function on two wheels. With a capacity of 18L the Crosswalk Backpack can carry your stuff for a day trip, commute to work or trip to class. Specially contoured straps are padded for comfort. The straps even unbuckle so you can more easily strap it on when you are wearing a bulky armor laden motorcycle jacket. Once you are riding, its aerodynamic shape minimizes drag at speed. Once you reach your destination the backpack can also carry your helmet. 

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Overview:

  • Capacity: 18L
  • Chest Strap: Yes, removable
  • Waist Strap: Yes
  • Laptop Compartment: No
  • Waterproof: No

Features:

  • PU coated chassis
  • Contoured shoulder straps
  • Reflective webbing
  • Helmet carrying system: tether clip
  • 20″L x 13″W x 7″D
 
 

7

BILT V3 Backpack

The BILT V3 Backpack is constructed from 2320 denier hypercore plus fabric and features a main compartment with multi compartment organizer and a padded and reinforced back panel with air channel. UV resistant materials prevent fading overtime and keeps the V3 fresh.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 30 liters
  • Chest Strap: Yes
  • Waist Strap: Yes
  • Laptop Compartment: No
  • Waterproof: No

Materials:

  • 2320D and 1680D Hypercore plus durable outer material
  • UV resistant
  • All zippers YKKⓇ
  • Padded and reinforced back panel with air channel
  • Reflective piping and trim for improved visibility
  • Molded zip pullers with detail for improved grip
  • Webbing carry handle

Features:

  • Built in helmet carrier
  • Adjustable padded shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap
  • 2 Exterior accessory pockets
  • Main compartment with multi compartment organizer
 
 

8

Icon Dreadnaught Rolltop Backpack

Don’t worry about getting caught out in the rain with the Icon Dreadnaught Pack. The main compartment uses a roll top to keep the moisture at bay. 20 liter capacity, with the ability to carry a 15″ laptop, lets you take all your daily needs with you on your ride. Magnetic Fidlock buckle makes putting on the Dreadnaught easy.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 20L
  • Chest Strap: Yes
  • Waist Strap: Yes
  • Laptop Compartment: Yes, fits most 15″ laptops
  • Waterproof: Yes

Features:

  • Waterproofing: roll top main compartment w/ waterproof fabric
  • PU-coated poly fabric 
  • (3) water resistant exterior pockets
  • Accommodates most 15″ laptops
  • Pocket for optional D3O Viper Back Protector or hydration bladder (sold separately)
  • Articulated shoulder straps
  • Fidlock magnetic buckle
  • Tool roll (tools not included)
  • 20″ H x 10″ W x 6″ D
 
 

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Klim Nac Pak Hydrapak Backpack

The Nac Pak Hydrapak Shape-Shift Bag from Klim is a medium sized backpack, perfect for those day trips that might turn into overnight stays. Versatile, the Nac Pak carries both your small or medium laptop and your tools. Additionally, the included 3L Hydrapak Shape-Shift bladder will ensure that you stay hydrated. The water bladder is completely reversible, so you don’t have to worry about gunge and gunk growing in the Hydrapak. The Shape-Shift top opens wide, so it’s easily filled. Then just fold over the lip and slide the clip on for a spill-proof seal. The Klim Hydrapak Shape-Shift also can be frozen, so you can get a cool sip out on the hot trails. Want something a bit warmer on those chilly days? The Shape-Shift can hold up liquids up to 140° F.

For those who dare the snow pack, the Klim Pak even has a place for an emergency shovel and probe (both sold separately).

Nac Pak Fea​tures:

  • Removable water-resistant tool pak
  • External shovel and probe storage
  • Large enough for small/medium sized laptops
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • Race-inspired  shoulder straps integrates into sternum and side straps (no hip belt)
  • Back panel is molded and vented
  • Custom glove friendly zipper pullers
  • Goggle chamois in molded goggle pocket
  • Compression straps
  • Emergency whistle
  • Heavy duty nylon construction
  • Internal organizer panel with key attachment clip
  • Horizontal tool bag attachment
  • Hydrapak 3 liter bladder included
  • YKK heavy duty zippers
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Hydrapak Features:

  • Shape-Shift baffle locks for a slim profile and increased stabilization unlocks for full volume and reverses for easy cleaning
  • Slide-Seal top opens wide for easy filling and closes tight for a leak-proof seal
  • High-Flow Blaster bite valve self seals after each sip and features a twist on/off bar to prevent leaks when not in use
  • Plug-n-Play connect system lets you easily disconnect the drink tube (an auto shutoff valve prevents leaking) and remove the reservoir from your pack for convenient refilling
  • Fully reversible for easy cleaning and drying, top-shelf dishwasher safe
  • Made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU & RF-welded seams for superior durability and elasticity
  • Can be frozen or filled with hot water (max temp 60° C / 140° F)
  • 100% BPA and PVC free
  • Materials: thermoplastic polyurethane, HDPE, silicone
  • Capacity:
    • 3 liters: 100 fl oz unlocked; 2.5 L / 84 fl oz locked

 

 
 

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Kriega R20 Backpack

The Kriega R20 motorcycle backpack has been designed specifically as an ‘active’ riding pack with Kriega’s unique QUADLOC-lite harness system. The harness is angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and once set, the pack is exceptionally convenient to use with none of the harness re-adjustment necessary on conventional harness systems.

The size adjustable harness allows the backpack position to be moved up or down to produce the best possible fit. The Kriega R20 can be worn with or without a waist strap. The waist strap is not really necessary for street riding.

Overview:

  • Capacity: 20L
  • Chest Strap: Yes, integrated Quadloc harness
  • Waist Strap: Yes, removable
  • Laptop Compartment: No
  • Waterproof: No

Features:

  • Main compartment with YKK water-resistant zip
  • Side access pocket with YKK water-resistant zip
  • Internal hydration sleeve with compression
  • Internal zipped mesh-pocket
  • SUPERSPACE: 5mm airspace back.
  • YKK water-resistant zips
  • HYPALON: Abrasion resistant re-enforcement
  • Scholler Dynatech With integrated 3M Scotchlite
  • 420 D nylon RipStop: lightweight yet extremely strong
  • 3M Scotchlite: reflective logo
  • Unique QUADLOC harness: adjustable back length and total arm freedom
  • Side access pocket
  • Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube available (sold separately)
  • Optional add on 5 or 10-liter drypacks
  • Optional harness pocket
  • Removable waist strap
  • 10 year guarantee
  • 20-liter capacity
  • 470mm H x 280mm W x 150mm D (18.5″ H x 11″ W x 5.9″ D)