Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

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gbr236
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Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby gbr236 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 21:14 pm

Ive currently got the 11l camelbak mule (before it was recently re designed)
I need something a little bit bigger and quite a lot more waterproof
I don't need to carry work clothes, simply a packed down rain jacket, laptop/ipad and a few folders of paper.
Plus usual tube, multitool, wallet, phone etcetc

Is there a clear winner in the rucksack stakes?

Barteos
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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby Barteos » Tue Sep 24, 2013 21:51 pm

I've been using a 30l Karrimor Airspace series rucksack (older model) for quite a while and I find it much more comfortable than any dedicated cycling pack I've had before.
I carry up to 15lb of gear often for over 2h.

http://www.karrimor.com/rucsacs/airspac ... ction.html

TooOldForThis
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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby TooOldForThis » Wed Sep 25, 2013 07:48 am

I used to use an old 25l Karrimorrucksack with a 20l dry bag inside to keep my gear safe. Alpkit do some great dry bags.

These days I leave most of my gear in work and use a 5l Alpkit bag bungeed to my handlebars.

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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby gabriel959 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 08:56 am

I have used a Deuter Race for the past 5 years. It is still in perfect condition and would definitely recommend it.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deuter-race-rucksack/
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jonomc4
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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby jonomc4 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:46 am

+1 for the Deuter race air.

Did a full review here - http://ukmambo.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/d ... p-air.html

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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby Katiebob » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:49 am

Highlander 25l Summit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Highlander-Summ ... B00CIUIM7S

vented back and waterproof cover stashed away in the borrom :-)

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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby Shaun67 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 14:45 pm

I use a Deuter Race EXP Air. It has a frame that keeps the main body of the rucksack away
from your back, I think Deuter call it a "Air Comfort System". An excellent rucksack that's
well worth a look and about £60 ish from Go Outdoors.

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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby simonhead » Wed Sep 25, 2013 14:55 pm

I used to be a big Karrimor fan but they arent as well made as they used to be, that said i have an old style xlite 20 which fits a laptop etc in and is shower proof and is very comfortable. Also look at the Overboard range, they are essentially drybags with a back system, i have borrowed a friends 20l one and it was superb.
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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby doug5_10 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:26 pm

I'm 3 weeks into using DHB's Luggit Slice (30L version). Lime green rain cover and pretty excellent all in all so far for more than half the price of deuter etc.
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Re: Carrying your gear - commute. Which rucksack

Postby derosa » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:30 pm

This DHB does me http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-luggit-slice-25l-rucksack/
Much cheaper than Deuter!


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