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Three Things Thursday? 3 Backpacks with spine protection

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This might not be Three Things Thursday – it might be Tech Tuesday, or Whoop There’s New Kit Wednesday. Ideas welcome. But what this is, is a run through the features of some products with something in common.

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This week, it’s back packs with built in spine protection. Two of them we’ve already reviewed, and one is hot off the boat and just hitting the shops.

Evoc Trail Pro 16

Camelbak Chase Protector Vest

Osprey Raptor Pro

This is the first time Osprey has made a backpack with spine protector in it, and it’s only just hit the shops. Made from D30, it’s designed to protect your back while also carrying All The Things. Available in one size (18 litres) and one colour (black). Watch this space for the review.

Let us know what you think of this format, and what types of products and information you might like to see us run through like this.

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  • Three Things Thursday? 3 Backpacks with spine protection
  • Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Cheer up you two, these packs may be a ridiculous price but there is plenty to be happy about 😀

    commencaltr29rider
    Full Member

    Just the thing for an Insulate Britain protest.

    rfreeman
    Full Member

    I like the format of this article. It showed me some reviews which I’d missed – I usually read *all* backpack reviews. Other topics? Full-face helmets, what-tyres-for-<insert surface here>, dropper posts. It might be tricky to find classes of review which haven’t been used as a group test already.

    Mark
    Full Member

    Good ideas, Thanks. Glad you like the format.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    You know what I’d absolutely love, I’d a review of well ventilated full face helmets for people with huge heads.

    Alas I know you won’t do one as they just don’t exist 😔

    Mark
    Full Member

    No.. I think you are mistaken. I’ve seen some people with really big heads. Definitely a thing

    rfreeman
    Full Member

    @thegeneralist: My ageing 661 Evo fits a 62cm head with room to spare, and is better ventilated (until I stop and there’s no airflow!) than the XC helmets I’d been using. So recent 661 helmets might be worth a look.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    I agree to a large extent, possibly even extra large, rfreeman, but not fully.

    I’ve got an XXL 661 with the mips liner ripped out, and it does indeed fit quite nicely, but is really badly ventilated. Looks like the model is the Reset.

    Still loads better than the alternatives where I had to get busy with a hot spoon gouging chunks of polystyrene out 🤣

    Yours sincerely

    The Elephant Man

    rfreeman
    Full Member

    @thegeneralist: Oh dear. Thanks for the data; I’ll avoid that one.

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    @thegeneralist we did review these, though not specifically for big heads: https://singletrackworld.com/2020/02/3-full-face-trail-helmets-head-to-head/

    keefmac
    Full Member

    Really enjoyed that guys, thanks. Looking forward to the next one 🙂

    hodge1365
    Full Member

    As the age old proverb says, there are three types of accountant in the world, those that can count and those that can’t and I second that motion for a fat head helmet test.

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    @hodge1365 as a former accountant i find that a bit harsh, i would tend to ask my client/customer what number they wanted to see and then calculate that accordingly..

    tall_martin
    Full Member

    I like the format!

    I still miss through the grinder in the magazine, although I appreciate it’s unlikely to return.

    Tests I’d like to see

    Clipless shoes that are passable for cycling to work and wandering about

    Bike stands- as in to stop a bike falling over, not working on.

    Paceman
    Free Member

    Like the format. I’d welcome more like this.

    Mark
    Full Member

    We were scheduled to record episode 2 tomorrow but unfortunately Hannah’s caught Covid so she’s isolating at home until next week.

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