Where are the benefits of a motorcycle backpack?
Most motorcyclists who have to take something extra with them on the motorcycle ride with a backpack. A backpack is only a motorcycle backpack if it has a closure with which you can fasten the bag around your chest and possibly around your waist. Imagine that you are leaning diagonally in a curve and your backpack falls off your shoulder because it is not pulled tight on your chest ...
Most motorcycle backpacks are made of textile, leather or cordura and are reasonably waterproof. With the better backpacks, a separate rain cover is supplied for heavy rain showers. Nowadays, fully waterproof backpacks made of flexible PVC material, rigid, streamlined backpacks made of polycarbonate or carbon and backpacks with an integrated back protector are available.