Biltwell had some requests to do a backpack and a moto bag smaller than the Exfil-80 over the past year or so they decided to combine the two ideas. Like all of their bags, Biltwell uses 12-ounce beer cans as a unit of measure, so this bag holds 48 frosties.
That’s plenty of volume for a couple-days worth of gear, it’s more than enough for gym clothes and a lunch if you commute or whatever you might wanna cram in there. While the intent wasn’t to make it a serious backpacking adventure device, it’s pretty dang comfortable to wear, with thick padding against your back and lots of channels for ventilation. An integrated tool compartment and vertical compression straps for strapping on a bed roll or tent makes it even more practical for use on a motorcycle
A typical backpack is made of much thinner and lighter materials which aren’t tough enough for motorcycle trips. They used UV-treated 1680 denier ballistic polyester, taped zippers, oversized buckles, and a high-vis interior lining, so it’s got more in common with a tactical bag than a kid’s book bag. Reflective stitching on all straps, hidden fuel/water bottle storage, integrated tool compartment and multiple mounting solutions make it a good fit for just about any bike with a sissy bar.
Two pockets inside for tall bottles can be accessed from inside or through taped zippers on the outside. If you don’t wanna use ’em, roll ’em up and they can be secured out of the way with stitched-in velcro tabs. Note the padded lap top sleeve and elastic retainers.