Now here’s a nifty little gadget for carrying the essentials with you on your motorcycle. The people behind Grab-it Pack, as this baby is called, was kind enough to send me one for review.
First impression out of the box was that it’s a wee bit light and flimsy in the materials. But I’ve been informed that they’ve changed that since the one I got. The new version is more sturdy.
(Photo supplied by manufacturer)
When I’m buying new textile motorcycle riding pants I always want side pockets to carry stuff like phone and camera etc. when I’m riding. That is no longer nessesary. Just strap on the Grap-it Pack and you have plenty of room for your stuff, while it is still out of your way when riding.
One particular thing I like it for, is putting my camcorder in it while it is connected to my bullet cam. That way it’s much easier for me to start and stop recording. Before when I had the camera in my packpack, I had to take off the backpack, turn on the camera, put the backpack back on, and then start rolling. It may sound like nothing, but “interacting” with a packpack while you’re in your fairly tight riding suit is not the easiest thing in the world.
It may look a little bit dorky on its own, but worn with black textile pant’s it’s as if it was made for the pants. I wish they would make one that was rain proof though. I haven’t been (un)lucky to be caught in heavy rain with it yet. But a few hours of riding in heavy rain will put even the best Gore-Tex clothes to the test, and my guess is that the standard Grap-It Pack wont keep the wet out either.
Below is the promo video. Gives you a good idea what you can use it for.