A great addition to the bike!
This is a great product and I’m very impressed with the quality of the leather used in the construction of the backpack and the workmanship that has gone into it. The stitching seems very strong and the backpack is a great size for leaving on your bike and carrying enough kit for a couple of days away on a trip. The backpack was larger than I had first imagined and includes a useful inner pocket and a handy organiser for smaller items that you might want to retrieve quickly. I first attached the backpack using the supplied hooks and straps but I wasn’t keen on how it might rub against the rear shock - I didn’t want to damage either the backpack or the shock. The attachment system did work well though and the backpack was held securely to the bike. However I decided to instal a pannier rail and now have the backpack attached to that. I still used the supplied hooks and straps to attach the top of the bag to the top rail and I used a couple of cable ties to attach the bottom of the bag to the lower rail. Now the bag is held very securely and is safe from being damaged by the rear shock. The backpack is a great item and is well made, looks fantastic and is really useful too. Nehman and the team at Trip Machine are also really helpful and provide great customer service.