Wentworth Moto introduces its new motorcycle luggage range, and we are thoroughly impressed with this young brand’s products. The Sidekick backpack is an extremely handsome bag, well-built from quality materials and packed to the brim with clever features to make life as a motorcyclist even more enjoyable.
The 26-litre capacity is the perfect size to make the Sidekick your daily companion. It is made from high-quality wax cotton, with YKK waterproof zips and heavy-duty quick-release buckles.
Wentworth first entered the market with their Helmet Sling, a simple but perfectly executed design that allows you to easily carry your helmet with you when you’re off the bike. They have now cleverly integrated the Sling into the Sidekick backpack: the right shoulder strap has a big, solid buckle at the bottom which you can undo, run through your helmet and do up again. Again: simple, clever and beautifully executed.
At the side of the bag, you will find a tall, waterproof pocket where you can store your gloves. It is also where you will notice mounting points, should you want to strap the Sidekick to your bike. The back of the bag has full-length airflow foam behind a mesh panel, offering supreme comfort, even when it gets hot out there. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort and have a sternum strap to keep the weight off your back. This is operated by another of those quick-release buckles, which become addictive to use.
Lift the clamshell design lid and you will find a drawstring cord that clips away to stop it flapping around in the wind. Open the drawstring to gain access to the main compartment. The soft cotton lining is light grey in colour which makes it much easier to find what you are after when looking inside. The main compartment houses two laptop slots and an elastic water bottle holder. All very well thought through!
The base of the bag is padded, to keep its contents extra safe. Talking about safety: there is even a compartment to house an optional back protector, should you want extra peace of mind. The bag is weather-resistant and includes a waterproof cover for when you get caught out in a proper downpour.
An extremely impressive bag that will last you for miles!
26 litre backpack
Waxed canvas outer
Soft, light grey cotton liner
Waterproof YKK zips throughout
Heavy duty quick-release buckles
Waterproof cover included
Integrated Sling helmet carrier
Waterproof Glove pocket
External front pocket
Pockets on clamshell flap
Drawstring with snap-away button to access main compartment