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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Back Pak recommendations?

Since I live so close, 5 miles, to work, I turned in my leased car and am using my 310 as my primary transport.

I want to get a back pac for going food shopping and would like a recommendation. I need one that can hold maybe 2 grocery bags of food.

There are many out there and I'll appreciate any recommendations with details about performance.
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Go for everything But ............ no back pac
IF you go down, a back pac can brake your back or hurt you a lot.
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2018, 06:44 PM
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No Back Pack for you....


Try bag and rok strap combination.


See my post here: https://www.g310rforum.com/forum/201-...html#post29809
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Well I disagree with it hurting you, it might depending what's in it.
My Mountain bike backpack, which also has a Camelback (water bladder for drinking),
actually cushioned me in falls. I use it on my motorcycles when I go on extended rides.
It's nice to have a drink at your leisure when riding, especially on dusty trails.
Check out your local bicycle shop, they have some nice choices that fit well
with a waist strap that keeps them stable.

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I personally use a Spec-Ops brand EDC model and it works very well for at least a very large bag of groceries. It can also be attached to the back rack on my GS and easily secured. With all the molle connections it can be configured in almost any way you want.
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Agree with Tickster, I'm a MTBiker as well and the backpack (not the heavy trekking one of course) is considered as a back protection for enduro racing ;-)
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Hi Paul, I live 7 miles from work and use my g310r to commute. Just last week I bought an Iron Rider frenzy bag here's a picture. Works great its 10" by 10" by 10" they make a bigger one but this one is good for me.
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I have a nice size Cortec (sp?) bag, but want more for groceries.

There is no fear of back pac's injuring me, especially as the market is about 1/2 mile from my house on surface streets.
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I agree that it can protect you when you have only water or a sleepingbag in your backpack.
But the question was, for transporting groceries.
I donít know what you buy, but most of the time you buy tins, hard packs of food etc.
Those who go to work most of the time carry laptops or iPads and these things can harm you.
In my humble opinion the best thing to carry luggage is in a separate bag or topcase.
Also, when it is very hot outside, I donít want to carry something on my back.
My summer jack with all ventilation is not working with my back covered.

My advice ......... get it of your back 😜

Oh yes, getting involved in an accident or crash has nothing to do with distances.
One of the most dangerous places are the parking lots with little children running around, overstressed mothers and nobody really paying attention to motorcycle drivers ...........
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No advice from me.
For these short distances I uses my bicycle.
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