Deuter Giga Bike review£125.00

Comprehensively equipped bag for the carry-all rider

BikeRadar score4/5

This has pretty much all you need in a large-capacity, cycling-specific backpack — two drinks bottle pockets, a very large central pocket, a tough padded sleeve for a 15.6in laptop and foldout helmet webbing.

Deuter’s wide mesh Airstripe back padding and shoulder straps are comfortable and keep sweat to a minimum, while the narrow chest and wider mesh hip-straps keep the bag very secure no matter how hard you’re riding or the surface you’re on.

Deuter’s wide mesh Airstripe back padding and shoulder straps are comfortable and keep sweat to a minimum

The zips are water-resistant and there’s a foldout green waterproof cover, with large reflectives, for when it rains. 

It’s a breeze to use, and if you often carry large, bulky loads this is a great choice. My experience of Deuter kit suggests it’ll last for ages, too.

  • Weight: 1150g
  • Volume: 28 litres

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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