Updated July 21, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Motorcycle Backpacks

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in January of 2017. The right motorcycle backpack will give you the ability to carry whatever you need on a daily basis during your commutes to school or work, or enough gear for a long-distance road trip. Our selections run the gamut from lightweight options to heavy-duty, high-capacity models, ranked by their durability, storage features, and style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best motorcycle backpack on Amazon.

10. Axo Commuter Black

9. Nelson-Rigg CB-PK30 Compact

8. ArcEnCiel Travel Rucksack

7. Advocator Waterproof Motor Bag

6. Neatpack Durable Security

5. Seibertron Sports

4. Oigo International Throttle

3. Shoei 2.0

2. Joe Rocket Blaster Max

1. Ogio No Drag Mach 5

Editor's Notes

July 17, 2019:

Comfort and aerodynamics are obviously paramount when evaluating products for this category, as anything that can disturb you while riding would be too dangerous to consider. That's precisely how Oigo's No Drag Mach 5 nabbed the number one spot. Shoei's 2.0 also earns high marks for those considerations, as it's manufactured by one of the most respected helmet brands in the industry. In between those two you'll find a model by Joe Rocket that isn't quite as sleek as either, but that provides an exceptional amount of storage for bikers that like to keep their machines tuned up during long trips, and want to have a lot of little pockets for tools, pins, patch kits, and extra repair gear.

The TMS Back Kit was a nice option for its aluminum shell and aerodynamic design, but availability issues necessitated its removal. The Axo Commuter kept a spot on our list thanks to its ability to house an entire helmet in its main compartment, but it fell all the way from number five to number 10 due to both an influx of superior models to the current ranking and to the cheapness of materials used in its construction.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on July 21, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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