Grab-it pack review

September 3rd, 2008 Jesper Bram 6 Comments » | View blog reactions

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.

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6 Responses to “Grab-it pack review”

  1. gus  September 3rd

    It’s a “man purse”

    Not something I could use for everyday function although on a long ride or all day adventure away from home, it might be a great addition.

  2. Motorcycle Fairings  September 3rd

    How comfortable it is to have your pockets full of your stuff? have to find out!

  3. buebo  September 3rd

    This looks like something out of Tomb Raider or your next army Base. It basically screems wannabe.

    Then again it might actually prove useful, but not being waterproof is a no go, at least if you want your digital camera, phone, blackberry or purse to survive the german winter without beeing drenched.

    I would rather recommend something like the Kriega R3 waistpack, which is waterproof and designed for motorbikers.

    The Kriega stuff is a little steep in price and not easily bought outside the UK or USA, but it’s the best you can get.

  4. Hieyeglasses  September 9th

    This looks so practical, i want one!

  5. Lisa  February 21st

    I’ve been reading several blogs on the lack of cool looking and functional backpacks for female bikers. Here are my thoughts…

    I designed a backpack that seems tailor-made for Biker Chicks and Mamas alike. I call it “Mettle Case”. It looks great (“Intercorset” is one style — need I say more?), and it feels great on your back because the unique design of it makes it evenly weighted and not bulky. It also functions great with 2 separate large pockets that zipper up the sides, and 3 smaller zippered pockets for cell phones, etc. All of your contents will be secure and contained, yet accessible, without even taking it off!

    I designed Mettle Case for the likes of Rocker Chic urban dwellers like myself, since I too never found a backpack that suited my style and functional needs. However, Rockers and Bikers definitely share the same non-conformist ideals and traits. So, it is an authentic fit.

    The Mettle Case is impeccably and proudly handcrafted in the U.S.A. using 100% finest genuine leather, sturdy linings and YKK zippers.

    Please check it out at: MettleCase.com

  6. Johny Quick Seat  May 23rd

    That looks pretty nice but cant you carry that stuff in a saddle bag. Because this company All American Rider sell small and large bags that have pockets for all that equipment. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks

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