This really is the best thought out, complete and comfortable pack I've ever had though the lack of bladder compartment was almost a deal breaker as was it's shoddy construction comments in its reviews! As to the bladder compartment I took a chance that with this many pockets I could stash it somewhere-I did but no tube port and hoped construction had improved, so far so good on that count but I notice the various positive closure snaps aren't to positive so I'll have to get back to you on that one, also never found the face shield pocket and notice the 2 badge holders have been revised from the wallet style of some videos to just a window.
ICON Squad 2 Backpack
- 8 Reviews
- 2 Questions
The Squad II backpack features unique reflective upper arm straps for increased visibility. Its unique comfort-fit chest closure system allows for a greater coverage area of reflective material while also securing the backpack in a way that is superior to standard shoulder straps when riding. The Squad II has an array of external pockets and compartments. Specifically, a secure 15" laptop carry compartment, and an MP3 player / cell phone compartment with ear bud cord management system. In addition, port and starboard wing compartments are designed for tool and first aid storage. When off the bike, the Squad II is configured to deploy a helmet storage compartment and has several tie-down straps, allowing riding jackets and gloves to be secured. All of this results in a highly-specialized riding-specific pack system with the attitude of a high-altitude jump rig.
Squad II Backpack Specifications:
- Heavy-duty nylon ripstop chassis.
- Unique comfort-fit chest closure system.
- Upper arm straps are removable.
- 18 liter main storage compartment.
- Helmet storage compartment.
- Quick-access mesh storage pocket.
- Laptop compartment holds up to 15-inch laptop (dimensions: 14 x 1.25 x 9.7" / 35.7 x 2.8 x 25 cm).
- Tool storage system.
- Jacket carrying system.
- Reflective graphics package.
- Orange and Yellow colors meet U.S. military high-visibility specifications.
- Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 8".
Do not waste your money, this bag just like the other reviewer stated, had seam failure within just a few months. Fewer than 30 trips. Now the bag is irreparable and useless.
Great product initially, would have given it 5 stars across the board. After 6 months the stitching started coming apart in the chest sections exposing the foam inside. Pack is now useless to me. Expected more from ICON than a cheap gradeschool backpack with an ICON sticker stuck on it.
I use mine mainly for commuting to work,carries a lot go gear, rides well at freeway speeds, and comfortable. It's just a little warm on your back,but I live in Florida so everythings warm! So far a great bag!
this bag is awesome! just got mine today. swapped all my stuff out and there is still more room than i know what to do with. all the compartments keep things organized and easy to find. the only thing that didnt fit was my laptop. it measures 14"x11" check out the pic. the laptop sleeve goes into the main compartment and i will probably just cut that end open so i can still use it, shouldnt be a big deal. the helmet compartment is a little tight too, but it fits my large icon mainframe, and should fit a domain helmet too because i think the vents are about the same size with the exception of the airfoil connecting the two vents. check the other pic. i got to ride with it today too and its great! feels perfectly secure even and 130+. im 5'10" and the bag dosent hit the rear cowl or the back of my helmet. and i couldnt hear any flapping either. all in all its a great bag. heavy duty materials through out and should last a long time
I am a real stickler about backpacks... always have been. I love backpacks that come up with creative ways to store a lot of stuff in an organized, compact way, and my god... this backpack serves it up! Here are the pros:
*Specialized spots for EVERYTHING a rider will need for a long trip! tools, first aid, extra faceshields, laptop, tons of room for clothes/snacks
*Super water resistant
*Looks awesome (I got the silver camo one)
*SUPER REFLECTIVE (it glows! you can see it from a mile away even on the darkest of roads)
*zippers won't blow open
*SPECIAL POCKET FOR YOUR HELMET
*RIDING JACKET STRAPS TO BACKPACK...
you can put your gloves, jacket, and helmet inside of this backpack without sacrificing any of the room for other stuff!
*Front straps up like a life vest... like the other guy said, you can pack it with enough stuff to last you weeks on the road and it feels like it's a part of you
*pockets EVERYWHERE... large and small... holds ANYTHING!
*Fits comfortably and snugly, doesn't affect balance
*Super-reflective arm bands add to visibility, but are removable
*Laptop storage is great... super protected and fits perfectly
*plastic bottom (sit it anywhere!)
*Heavy-duty strap on top (for carrying/hanging)
*Water bottles can be strapped in on the back and they don't fall out (this isn't advertised, I just threw some in, snapped the back all up, and went for a ride... they didn't move)
*The pack "opens up" with buckles in the back... so when you're on the road, everything is compact with the center of gravity as low as possible, but when you're stopped, you can easily get to anything in any of the pockets quickly and easily
*Nice little labels by each pocket telling you what it's for (i.e. face shields, laptop, tools, first aid, helmet storage, etc)
*nice organizers in the front pocket
*Two ID holders on the arms
*Soft comfort padding on the back and chest also add protection for you and your stuff, pockets on the chest are very convenient
*even if it's empty, it still holds its shape and doesn't flap around in the wind
*Stays snugly on your back even at 100+ mph... doesn't move around or affect your balance
*All seams and material is super durable, reflective, and looks great
***Basically, this is the most perfect backpack I've ever seen or used. It can hold anything and everything comfortably, while adding protection and, in my opinion, IMPROVING balance by keeping extra weight low and giving you that feeling of the backpack "being a part of you"
There are none. Trust me, I've thought HARD and there simply aren't any cons. I would recommend this pack to anyone looking for a great traveling backpack that will hold a lot of stuff and be comfortable to wear... even if you aren't a rider. the helmet storage comes out the bottom and can be used for extra stuff by elongating the backpack another foot or so
This pack has TONS of room in it. The design of it is great, I had 75 lbs of stuff in mine and with the design you dont feel like its going to rip your arms off. when u tighten up all the straps its almost like its a part of you. The only thing thats i could say is a neg. is that when I am wearing mine my helmet hits the top of the pack. I think this is due to my being short so the pack isresting on the seat while on the bike and thus riding up a little... allowing my helmet to contact. Its not bad but I can feel it. I would still recomend this to everybody.
This pack is spectacular! The quality of manufacturing is great. The amount of storage space is remarkable. (You could lose something in there).
This is one of the most comfortable back packs I have ever worn. Fits securely and has padding for your back, shoulders and chest.
The helmet storage area is a bit tight. I have a medium Arai RX7 and it took some finess to zipper the pouch closed. Still fit, but a bit snug over the helmet's various air vents.
This pack is worth the price for the quality and function.