The minimal (and often nonexistent) trunk space on a motorcycle usually means you'll have to carry most of your gear in a bag strapped to your body. And that bag can be a literal drag, roughing up what would otherwise be a really smooth ride blazing through open road. If a bag is necessary, consider strapping on the No Drag Mach1, a backpack that's been streamlined specifically for motorcyclists.
Made by Ogio, the hard shell pack sports a single-shot molded exterior that's water- and weather-resistant, protecting your belongings without holding back your speed. Because of the specialty design, it should also wear perfectly for most types of riding positions, ensuring you're comfortable throughout the whole trip.
The No Drag Mach1 measures 20.5 x 14.5 x 7 inches, with a main compartment capable of holding of 1,475 cubic inches of stash. It has space for a 15-inch laptop, too, so urban riders looking for a Starbucks to do their out-of-office work should find it just as useful as dudes hitting the backwoods route for a weekend getaway. Aside from the streamlined case, it also features a shoulder gasket that conforms to the body, further increasing aerodynamics.
Hard shell is made from carbon weave PU, with 840D ballistic nylon and 420D polyester for the rest of the parts. Features include a bolstered back foam profile, an adjustable load divider for the main compartment, multiple interior compartments, dedicated shoe storage compartment and a zippered expansion gusset if you need to carry even more stuff. So you don't scratch your brand new Ducati Streetfighter or your favorite SpongeBob helmet, they made sure to use soft materials for the neck/shoulder straps and to put the hip belt off-center.
Want one? The Ogio No Drag Mach1 is available now, priced at $99.95.