Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

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Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby Cycling is Forever » Tue Jan 22, 2013 23:20 pm

I'm in the market for a new bigger backpack to carry more than the north face gulper i currently use.

At 9Litre the gulper is OK for minimal kit But I require a larger backpack to carry a bit more
Was looking at the zealot from osprey as i have one of their climbing backpacks so rate if a tad expensive.

But I should check out other brands
Like look of Evoc [colours - tart that i am]
Camelbak [had the original]
Deuter [look good valve]
Who else are good worth checking out

Occasionally I need carry a change of clothes so the main compartment would need to be big enough to take a pair of shoes and said clothes
Bladder optional
Budget max £70
prefer around £50 if any deals are on?

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby mcnultycop » Tue Jan 22, 2013 23:22 pm

I've got a Dakine Amp. It's spot on and holds all I need with enough pockets. It was about £45 on sale, I think from wiggle but others had it.

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby Cycling is Forever » Tue Jan 22, 2013 23:37 pm

I did find the Dakine in a forum search knew very little about the brand

wiggle show only the 12litre
this one http://www.dakine-shop.de/en/Dakine-Backpacks/Bike-Backpacks/Dakine-Amp-18L

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby hainman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:30 am

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/lowe-alpine-edge-18-p203612
I have one of these and its a great bag,plenty room for tools,pads,extra gloves food and a 2ltr camelbac resevoir.
I really cant fault it....
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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby KernowCB » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:33 am

hainman wrote:http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/lowe-alpine-edge-18-p203612
I have one of these and its a great bag,plenty room for tools,pads,extra gloves food and a 2ltr camelbac resevoir.
I really cant fault it....


This ^

I've just got back from a year long round the world backpacking trip and used this everyday and now use it for mountain biking duties. Very rugged little (but big enough) bag!
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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby mcnultycop » Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:02 pm

Cycling is Forever wrote:I did find the Dakine in a forum search knew very little about the brand

wiggle show only the 12litre
this one http://www.dakine-shop.de/en/Dakine-Backpacks/Bike-Backpacks/Dakine-Amp-18L


There is one here(I've got the blue but there is a different colour available too). £57, so a bit more than I paid.

It has a really good bladder, that is easy to clean, plus the back is sort of semi-rigid so whilst it is comfortable it still lets the air get round so you don't get too hot (in summer). Dakine are a decetn brand, I had a pair of their gloves I wore for 3 years - it was a sad day when they finally wore through.

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby nonnac85 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 18:52 pm

I have an osprey mtb bag (escapist) which I can't rate highly enough. Had several cheaper bags over the years and the osprey is so much better.
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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby frankspencer1979 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 21:05 pm

I have a Lezyne Adroit

http://www.mobile.wheelies.co.uk/p41920 ... e=googleps

Not the cheapest, but but it's properly sturdy, got some great features and the organisation inside is top notch. Don't dig on the bladder so much though so I use a 2l Camelback one with it

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby jairaj » Wed Jan 23, 2013 23:36 pm

Another recommendation for Dakine bags. I've had few normal back packs from them over the years and really find them comfortable. Currently have their Drafter bag for bike duties and highly rate it. Although for your needs I'd advise either the Amp or the Nomad.

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby chrisw333 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:05 am

nonnac85 wrote:I have an osprey mtb bag (escapist) which I can't rate highly enough. Had several cheaper bags over the years and the osprey is so much better.


Yes, Osprey packs are fantastic if you can find one in budget.

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby lostboysaint » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:15 am

Another shout for Dakine. The Nomad is brilliant, the hydrapak bladder is the best, no question and is 18l capacity (separate bladder pocket). The Amp is also an excellent pack.
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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby Cycling is Forever » Thu Jan 24, 2013 16:47 pm

Cheers for the feedback

the Dakine range looks good.
Where can I see the backpacks in the flesh?

Also looking at the Vaude range evans have a few on sale any owners?

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Re: Backpack Recommendations around 15-20L

Postby sofaboy73 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 14:02 pm

been looking at something similar myself for winter riding, and having a mooch around several of them, the vaude splash 20+5 seems to have the best balance between layout / space / build quality / price

http://www.vaude.com/en-GB/en/Products/ ... -oxid.html

list price £70 but a few places doing them at £60. the only down side is that i think it only takes a 2L bladder


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