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Alpinestars? I'll wait until you've had it for ~6 months, then I wanna hear your feedback.
In six months ill post pics of its condition. I use it everyday so this should be good.

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In six months ill post pics of its condition. I use it everyday so this should be good.

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Been using mine regularly (3 or 4 times a week) for 4 or 5 months now and it's still in perfect condition - looks like new.

I've heard a lot of people complaining about A* quality recently but all of my gear (SMX-5 boots, Stunt leather jacket, GP plus pants, SP2 gloves) has had a full season now of daily use, minimum of 5 days per week and they're all still in new condition - no signs of any wear whatsoever. Dirt/grime - yes but wear - no. I'd have no hesitation in continuing to purchase their products.

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Been using mine regularly (3 or 4 times a week) for 4 or 5 months now and it's still in perfect condition - looks like new.

I've heard a lot of people complaining about A* quality recently but all of my gear (SMX-5 boots, Stunt leather jacket, GP plus pants, SP2 gloves) has had a full season now of daily use, minimum of 5 days per week and they're all still in new condition - no signs of any wear whatsoever. Dirt/grime - yes but wear - no. I'd have no hesitation in continuing to purchase their products.

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+2. All my leathers are holding up great...I've had the. For about a season and a half now. Use them just about every weekend and sometimes during the week.

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Great review!

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Had mine for a few months and only used it a couple times. A tooth on the zipper broke off somehow and now it's a pain in the ass to close.

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For $175 and just a backpack, it should be able to give you blow jobs and get a beer from the fridge for you. Jesus.


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Quick update on my back pack. 11.13.12

So far I have not had any issues with the back pack regarding workmanship and materials holding up. Zippers still function just find and no signs of wear/tear.

Weve just had our first "winter" rains here in Cali and I was excited as it gave me the chance to use the water proof cover on this back pack. I rode home from work as it started to rain....right when I got home I took off the back pack and started to inspect for water leaks...NONE.
Im extremely happy with the results but I really want to try this out in POURING rain.

There is one thing I would like to note though. The cover does have an elastic band all the way around the cover to help it hug the back pack but it doesnt allow you to tighten the elastic band, which I have discovered to be a bit of a problem. If you use the cover....make sure you fold in the straps on the bottom and tuck them into the side pockets and fold them back INSIDE the cover, like so:


If you do not fold them in and leave them like so:


You increase the chances of air getting inside the cover and blowing it off as it doesnt allow the cover to tightly hug the back pack around the back. The cover is attached to the back pack so it wont "BLOW OFF" but simply come "un-done" per se.

I may make a modification to the coover and "install" some adjustable elastic bands to allow me to tighten the cover.

I will update as soon as I do this "mod".


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Sad news.....the rain cover is a big disappointment. Ive contacted AlpineStars about it and I shall wait adn see what they say. Here is the email I sent off to em'

Hello,
I recently purchased the Tech Aero back pack from Motorcycle SuperStore and I had been extremely happy with the product until yesterday when the rain came in. The water proof/resistant “cover” that is built into the back pack is worthless. The Tech Aero back pack is a motorcycle specific back pack, correct? Why wouldn’t more time be spent on testing this “cover” at highway speeds? The cover has blown off every single time I’ve used it on the highway…mind you, it’s raining so I’m only traveling at 60-65 MPH and has compromised the contents. Luckily I noticed the stupid thing was flapping in the wind and pulled over before my laptop, cell phone and my paper work were able to get too damaged.
My time frame to return this product back to Motorcycle SuperStore has expired so I cannot return the back pack. The reason I purchased this product was for its features….which don’t stand up to the claims. Plus, $180 for a back pack that cant function as advertised is a bit of a stretch.
What suggestions or remedies can you offer?

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