Kriega R30 Backpack Ideal for keeping your laptop or other valuables safe from water ingress, 100 waterproof main body with 6-point pack compression and features 2 x zipped outer pockets (water-resistant). Innovative QUADLOC harness Once set - just click in and out. Harness is angled away from the underarms for total freedom of movement and no shoulder pull. Features 1000D Dupont Cordura on base and harness 420D nylon rip-stop lightweight, yet extremely strong SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric 100 waterproof main body Internal taped-seamed liner YKK water-resistant zips Schoeller DYNATECH with intergrated 3M Scothlite reflectivity Unique QUADLOC harness CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles 10-year guarantee 30-liter capacity Size 490mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 210mm(D)
This is a large backpack, but you can't really tell once it's on your back. The chest harness does an excellent job of distributing the weight and keeping it off your shoulders. My experiment was to load it up with 30lbs of groceries, including a fridge pack of sodas. It's a lot of weight to lug around and I could definetly feel it, but there was no pressure on my shoulders. I felt heavier and a little top heavy, but it was manageable. Not that I recommending riding around with a 30lb weight strapped to your back. But if you want, the pack can handle it.
Only downside? If you throw your phone into the main bag, you will have to dig it out of the bottom. A pocket or slot to hold small items like that would be really handy. I'm sure the outside pockets will work fine in most cases, but I don't want to risk it. So I need a bag in my bag to organize things a bit.
Nolan N43E Trilogy Outlaw Helmet New design for 2012! New Features New Chinbar is extended for extra room and now can accept included chin curtain New Face shield now has intermediate open position, previous version was either opened or closed New locking pivot kit 6-in-1 design The New Nolan N43E Trilogy Helmet is a crossover design with quick-change accessories that allows for customized looks and functions for every ride. The helmet comes with the clear shield, the integrated sun shield, the peak and the removable chinbar. The Lexan chinbar is EPS lined and mounted with strong stainless-steel latches, so it passes the tests for full-face helmets of the European standard ECE-2205. VPS (Vision Protection System) features a short dark shield mounted on the inside of the helmet which moves independently from the face shield. It provides real eye protection and is also available in amber, light blue and light smoke as an accessory. The VPS is easily operated by a large rubber coated slider on the left side of the helmet. Features Quick-change shield is optically correct, UV-400 and fitted in an exceptionally large eyeport Includes a Pinlock antifog insert The short black peak can be installed in seconds instead of the clear shield Ready for the N-Com communication system Lightweight aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and wicking Super-efficient JSW top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler works in conjunction with the air channels along the crown Microlock (adjustable quick-release) retention system Velour chin-strap padding 3.6lbs with all accessories Both D.O.T. and ECE certified Note Trilogy Solid, Trilogy Outlaw and Trilogy Voyage Helmets are identical except for the paint or graphics. Outlaw versions of Nolan Helmets have a sleeker look with more subtle Nolan logos.
This helmet replaces my Scorpion EXO 1000. I'd have to say the Nolan bests it in every way except noise level. Well there's no air bladder system, but I never used it anyway. The airflow is pretty amazing, but it comes with a noise penalty. Nothing a good set of earplugs can't manage, but it needs to be noted. The weight difference is very noticable and viewport is huge! I also liked that it came standard with a dark smoke sunvisor instead of light smoke. I worry that the chin guard won't hold up as well as a standard helmet, but it will probably be fine.
Anyways, excellent helmet. If you wear an XL EXO 1000, you'll want a L Nolan. Fits like a head-glove.