Boblbee Megalopolis Aero review

Beautifully made, tough and lighter than it looks

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £145.00 RRP | USD $239.00
Boblbee Megalopolis Aero

Our review

Expensive, but a superbly made rigid pack that'll last
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You’re unlikely to find a better constructed bag than this 25-litre rigid backpack, no matter what you’re prepared to pay. It’s beautifully made and not as heavy as it looks.


It’s strong too; CE certified as a back protector for motorbiking and skiing, making it an obvious choice for high risk fast city commuting with delicate gear.

Inside, there’s a multi-pocketed organiser that’ll hold a laptop and all your odds and sods, and the top secures with a bungee and clip to render the whole thing weatherproof.

The harness is comfortable and doesn’t get sweaty, especially on the lower back where the shaped wings and waist strap keep everything solid.

The rigid shell means that the bag can’t pull out of shape for large cargo, so it doesn’t hold quite as much as you might expect.

A wide range of accessories are available too, making the Megalopolis a versatile option.


Rain rating: 9

Product Specifications


Name Megalopolis Aero
Brand Boblbee

Weight (g) 1850
Capacity 25
Dimensions 560x300x150
Features Includes external strapping system, sternum strap, waist belt & cell phone pocket. Lid strap securely tucks away under Aero top. New lycra mesh laminate harness to reduce heat buildup against back. Ratched lock for safety locking of lid. New top for maximum water protection and airflow. The Megalopolis is a CE EN 1621-2 Certified Back Protector, passing TUV Rheinland's tests against the toughest norms available for Back Protectors.