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It was a typical Wednesday night; I closed the shop, threw on my motorcycle jacket, put my laptop in my bag, and began my motorcycle commute home.

Everything was going well until I reached the last stoplight just around the corner from my house. BAM! I was thrown off my motorcycle. As I pulled myself together, the motorist walks up to me and says, “I didn’t see you.” This came as a surprise since I was wearing a protective jacket that had reflective material on the back, but the problem was that I was wearing a black backpack on top covering a large portion of it.

Thankfully since it was a red light, the car did not hit me at high speed, and I made it home okay. But as a bike commuter and entrepreneur, I had a new goal, find something that could reduce the chances of this happening to me again; after all, I have a family to come home to, and safety is essential.


I began analyzing my needs as a daily motorcycle commuter and decided that at a minimum, I needed a motorcycle backpack that had the following characteristics:

  • Hi-Visibility
  • Reflective
  • Spacious 
  • Water-Resistance
  • Light-Weight

For days I searched for a backpack that had all the above specifications and didn’t find anything. Some of the options were too small, did not have enough reflection on them, were reflective but not hi-visibility, or were not water-resistant.

My entrepreneur juices began to flow! I added more specs to what I would like as a rider, for instance, an underneath zipper to add a back protector and a helmet net that I could attach to the backpack for when I wanted to walk around. I was determined to design the best bike backpack around! After months of prototypes and testing, the RiderBag Reflektor35 was born!

The Riderbag Reflektor35 was designed as a commuter backpack for anyone who rides any two-wheel vehicles, whether it be a bicycle, scooter, electric bike, eskateboard, but is also a great travel and outdoor backpack!

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