10 Best Motorcycle Backpacks of 2017

Here are some of our top picks for the best motorcycle backpacks to ride with for this year. From the most ergonomic to the most economical ones, you’re sure to find the right one for your needs.

1. OGIO No Drag Mach 1 Sports Backpack

When it comes to motorcycle backpacks, you would need one with less drag, but still useful enough to carry all that you would need, with space to spare.

The OGIO no drag backpack falls into that category.

With a hard PU shell, the bag is durable and strong enough to withstand long trips on the bike.

Apart from this is the fact that the bag is designed in such a way so that it does not scratch your bike.

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Description

Given how the bag is made from streamlined, single-shot moulded exterior, it’s completely waterproof backpack, so that you can use it in any weather without having to worry about keeping the contents of your backpack dry.

Priced just under $100, the bag is definitely worth it. While the bag is waterproof and durable enough to withstand long trips, the molded exterior can seem a tad uncomfortable when carrying around. The bag is ergonomic, padded, and comes with all the straps you would need to adjust the grip and the length of the shoulder straps. And it even has a padded interior for holding your laptop as well. The bag is designed to hold just about all you need as you head out on your bike, but it does not have much by way of inner compartments other than the padded laptop section.

This backpack is just what you need for long trips on the bike, and it works as advertised, with no drag on it to slow you down. The backpack does have the required compartments, but just about the bare minimum, especially when you consider other bags.

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2. Alpinestars  25 Liter City Hunter Backpack

The Alpinestars backpack is just the sort of backpack you would need when heading out on long trips on your bike.

The backpack is made from lightweight nylon and comes with a rip-proof nylon reinforced bottom.

Apart from this, the bag, which comes mainly in black, can hold up to 25 liters in volume and is certainly spacious enough to hold just about everything you would need when heading out on your bike.

The bag has two external pockets which are waterproof as well, and the rest of the bag as well, so your contents should remain dry even in the heaviest downpour.

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Description

The straps are easy to adjust and you can adjust them as per your preference. While the backpack is spacious enough and also has a fleece lined compartment for a fifteen inch laptop, it still is a few compartments short. While the bag is durable enough, at this price range, one expects it to be. Though, the large compartment and side compartments could be better designed. Overall, the design is ergonomic enough, and it is just the sort of bag you would need, when heading out. It also comes with a smartphone protective sleeve, which you can use to carry your smartphone.

While the bag is certainly attractive enough, you would expect it to be better organized. Given the huge space, it contains with more compartments for all accessories. That aside, it still is a great buy and certainly is durable enough with reinforced zippers and a foam padded profile, giving you more comfort as you ride out. One of the things you need to review when purchasing this product or any other backpack is whether the product has any warranty. This backpack certainly stands out from others, be it the cost or benefits.

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3. Ogio No Drag Mach 5 Outdoor Active Backpack

The Ogio No Drag Mach Five backpack is one of the most sleek, well designed backpacks to come to the market of late.

Apart from the fact that its custom design adds zero drag as you ride out on your bike is the added bonus of having a bag that does not scratch your helmet or your bike.

The backpack comes with a one-year warranty applicable for one year from the date of purchase, so you can get the bag replaced if it is found to be defective or worn down after heavy use.

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Description

This backpack comes with reinforced back foam which provides for more airflow between the bag and your back, so you should find it comfortable using this backpack on long trips. The shoulder straps can be adjusted to your height and are soft, and will not chafe your skin. Weighing at just 4 pounds, the bag is quite light and comes with a load of compartments for you to store your gear, electronics, and other stuff. The best part is that the weather resistant molded exterior shell with carbon weave graphic design makes the bag completely waterproof, so your contents will be dry even after being caught out in a heavy downpour.

The backpack is sleek, ergonomic, and aerodynamic with the no drag effect. Costing just under $125, this backpack sure makes for a great buy. The only downside is that the warranty covers only product defects and does not apply to other product defects that can occur from heavy use.

The backpack makes it possible for you to attach your helmet to it with its soft nuback leather strap. It also comes with fleece lined interiors and a deluxe organization panel with secure zipped pouches for valuables.

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4. Triton 20L Waterproof Motorcycle Backpack

The Triton waterproof backpack is just what every motorcycle owner would need – a backpack that can weather all conditions and is rugged and durable enough to withstand wind shear and other conditions.

The backpack certainly is waterproof with its welded PVC construction and comes with a capacity of 20 liters.

While 20 liters is spacious enough, the molded back cushions take up some of this, resulting in a smaller space within.

The backpack comes with a nice sleek design, and while it does provide more than a fair share of compartment panels with mesh protection on the inside, it still could have better utilized the huge space available within the backpack.

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Description

Weighing only two pounds, the Triton 20L Waterproof Backpack for motorcycle riding is certainly light enough and breathes easily. With the reinforced outer hull and padded back profile, the backpack can be easily carried on long trips without any discomfort. While most of the compartments in the backpack are padded and come with an additional layer of protection for electronic items and other valuables, the fact remains that the bag could have been designed to better utilize the huge space within the backpack.

Priced at just over $150, the bag certainly brings more to the table. So if you are looking for a durable bag to carry your stuff in, this one would be it. While it is not exactly waterproof, it does provide adequate protection to an extent from sudden downpours. It also comes with adjustable shoulder straps, making it easy to carry the bag with little or no discomfort. Given the price tag, you may have expected a lot more, but this bag is certainly durable which makes it a good buy especially if you are planning to head out on long trips.

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5. Ogio No Drag Mach 3 Outdoor Active Backpack – Stealth

The name says it all.

This backpack sure is ergonomic and comes with a sleek design that sets it apart from others.

With extra back foam packed in, you should find it easy to ride with this back pack on, and the best part is that it is completely water resistant and will keep your contents dry.

With streamlined single-shot molded exterior, the bag will not bend or get deformed by any wind shear and will hold its original shape. And it is designed in such a way so as to prevent any drag, which is an added plus. The backpack comes in black and does have the stealth look to it.

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Description

One of the most touted complaints about backpacks is the lack of compartments within the bag itself; thankfully this one has more compartments than you could shake a stick at, with separate padded pouches for carrying laptops or your cameras. It comes with a fully featured organizer panel with a zippered security pocket, fleece lined compartments for cameras, camcorders and other electronics, and soft shoulder straps that do not chafe your skin. The backpack is designed to be scratch-proof as well, so it will not scratch your helmet, or for that matter, the rest of your bike either.

The backpack is reasonably priced at just over $100, and is definitely a great buy at that rate. The only downside is that this bag is somewhat durable, with threads unraveling after six months or so. But overall this backpack is definitely worth every penny, given its sleek aerodynamic design and the no drag effect, which is a plus since you would be using this bag when riding on long trips on your bike.

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6. Ogio Adult No Drag Mach 5 Backpack

This Ogio product comes with a single shot molded exterior, making it completely waterproof – and coupled with its carbon weave graphic design provides an ergonomic design that’s pleasant to look at.

Apart from how it looks, the backpack comes with a fleece lined interior and a reinforced foam padding, which provides for more air circulation.

And while this backpack has all the required compartments you would need, with even one to store shoes in, the removable zipper lined pouch for storing your essentials in could have been designed better and the zipper made more durable.

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Description

The pack is quite spacious enough and just what you would need when heading out on long trips with your friends. And the bolstered foam profile on the backpack ensures that you remain comfortable for the whole trip. Priced around $180, the backpack is worth every penny; the backpack also comes with a load divider, mesh panels which stretch and secure, and fleece lined compartments for carrying your electronics and other valuables.

The shoulder straps are padded and easy on the body; they will not chafe your shoulder. It also comes with a 360-degree reflective logo and safety piping. The Ogio Adult No Drag backpack does just that. It is aerodynamically designed to prevent any drag and withstand wind shear forces so that it still retains its shape after heavy use. With a body confirming shoulder gasket, the backpack should provide you with more comfort and fit, and definitely the sort of bag you would need when out on long trips. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so take care to review all the information regarding warranty and what it covers when purchasing this product.

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7. Shoei Backpack 2.0

The Shoei backpack sure looks sleek and is aerodynamically designed as well to reduce drag on your bike as you head out.

While the backpack is similar to most others, it provides more than just a few compartments and even has padded compartments for your electronics and other valuables.

While the straps are easily adjustable, it has both front and back straps and also a detachable shield and a three point flap and buckle which you can use to carry your helmet around.

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Description

While the backpack does seem to be spacious enough and definitely has inner compartments for all your stuff, the fact that the bag is not waterproof is a downer. Apart from its padded interiors and adjustable straps, there’s not much to make this product stand out from others.

The backpack is priced around $100, and while it sure sounds like a great buy, the product does not seem to carry any warranty other than the basic ones to cover defective backpacks. Overall, the backpack offers less for this rate compared to others, but it does have its points like the fact that it has heavy padded compartments for valuables and makes it possible for you to attach your helmet to it. The backpack weighs only two pounds, and it’s definitely a motorcycle bag, with the detachable shield and holder for the helmet at the bottom of the bag. It is comfortable to use and fits well, and you should be able to adjust those shoulder straps to adjust the bag so that it rests comfortably on your shoulders. While the backpack is a Shoei, it still has a way to go before it can match the others out there; however the brand still carries some value and it definitely pays to carry a Shoei backpack when riding on your bike.

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8. Ogio Clutch Stealth Backpack

The Ogio Clutch Stealth Backpack is designed to be easy and comfortable to carry on extended trips on the bike.

The bag comes in only one size and one color–black.

And apart from this, the bag has one large volume with a few side compartments for storing your valuables and other stuff.

While the backpack is not designed to be completely waterproof, nevertheless it still offers some protection from rain and sleet.

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Description

With carbon weave graphic design and a reinforced foam profile for extra ventilation on those long trips, the backpack also comes with two external pockets making it handy to store pens, paper, and even your phone.

While the interior is spacious, the number of compartments provided is rather limited. Apart from this is the fact that the backpack comes with aluminum zipper pulls, making it easier for you to zip and unzip compartments. One of the often heard complaints about backpacks is that the zipper often gives out soon. But these zipper pulls are designed to make them more durable and make them last longer.

The backpack is priced just under $50 and is definitely a great buy at that rate. It also has an extra padded compartment which you can use to store your laptop. It comes with two way adjustable sternum straps, so you should be able to anchor this back pack more firmly to your back. So if you are planning to splurge on a bag, but one that has all the perks at an affordable rate, then this bag would be it. While the backpack is indeed affordable, it is the fact that it is more durable than some of its other peers that makes the Ogio Stealth stand out.

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9. Outdoor Cycling Bluetooth Mp3 Speaker Backpack Bag Stereo Music Amplifier

This backpack is every motorcyclist’s dream come true–a walking speaker and amplifier, with sub-woofer and blue tooth connectivity, enabling you to play music on the loop when out on the road.

The best part about this backpack is that it is definitely a multi-purpose bag and one that you can use for more than just storing your swag in.

Apart from the speaker and amplifier, the backpack also comes with lights that you can switch on during the night.

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Description

The backpack on the whole is made from a sturdy EVA frame, making it shockproof, waterproof, and pressure resistant, thereby giving you more value for your money.

Priced just under $200, the backpack sure seems to have it all and goes a mile beyond what other backpacks are offering. But on the con side of things, the backpack is a little less sturdy as far as shoulder straps go, for they are thin and tend to chafe a bit when on long trips. Apart from this is the fact that the bag seems to be spacious, but the frame takes up some of the room and as a result it is rather small on the inside.

Apart from the usual padded interiors and reinforced back, the backpack does not offer much by way of compartments other than a padded compartment for the laptop. The backpack comes with bluetooth connectivity and you should be able to connect to all your devices instantly. Overall, the bag is a good buy at that rate, and weighs about just a few pounds, which is surprising considering the EVA frame. Moreover, you can also use this backpack to charge your phones as well.

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10. TMS Back Pack Aluminum Motorcycle Backpack

This backpack sure makes for a neat flashy look with the aluminum spine reinforced support, but that’s just part of what makes this bag stand out.

Apart from the fact that it comes with a Brand New Flyin 50’s Plastic body kit set, CRF50 style fenders, tank shrouds, and number plates, the bag serves its purpose.

While the plates and the metal spine provide you with the required support you would need on long trips on the bike, it is still ergonomic enough to be sleek with little to no drag to slow you down.

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Description

While the armored look may seem a tad much, it works on this backpack and the only catch being that you would have to check the backpack out and make sure everything is screwed in place before heading out on a long trip. It is sleek, and the shoulder straps can be adjusted as per your preference. The only downside is that it has less space on the inside due to the reinforced support than with other backpacks in the market. So if you are on the lookout for a great backpack which will attract the right sort of attention, then this is such a bag.

It comes in only one color, black, and is priced affordably, making it a great buy – especially if you are into having that perfect look, when riding your bike. The great thing about this bike is that you can upgrade it for a better look by adding some CRF50 Decal kits. The bag, while not exactly known for being durable, still comes with great features. And given the price range, it definitely gives you your money’s worth. The other downside as far as this bag goes is that it lacks compartments and has even below the bare minimum, which can be a drag, no pun intended.

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