£200 for a bag, wow…..
I thought that too!
I had seen a few articles on line and thought they looked interesting so I had a look at the Stif website when I got an email to say they were in stock. I decided to pass very quickly.
Seems like an awful lot of money when it is going to get wet and muddy and probably left to fester in the garage between rides.Posted 3 years agowoody2000Subscriber
Well, £195 actually but £200 sounds more dramatic 🙂
ACRE backpacks. Can a bag really be “worth” that kind of cash?Posted 3 years agonibbyMember
I was looking at one of these in Stif last time I was there, it’s a well thought out pack, light and seems well built but the price put me off.
I’ve just ordered an Osprey Raptor 14 which seems pretty good and well thought out, although not waterproof I’ll stick a cover over it if needed.
Like everything though, there will be a market out there for a backpack at this price or they wouldn’t have brought it out.
It will be interesting to see if they are reduced after a few months though.Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
It does look like a well thought out product, with some nice features and quite a bit of cost in the materials but you can’t help thinking this is another Yank company that just puts a ‘£’ sign infront of their home market ‘$’ RRP and thinks we’re stupid enough to pay* it…
For reference $200 USD = ~£120 at present, would that seem reasonable to many of us? list price for a 16L POC VPD 2.0 Spine is apparently £150 but they seem to be selling for ~£100 online mostly.
If that’s really the market they’re after then the price need to come down by about 45-50% at least…
(*someone will be no doubt…)Posted 3 years agoMSPSubscriber
It does look very well thought out. Too rich for my pocket, but it does look like a very comfortable backpack. If you are someone who goes mountain biking for 2-3 hours a few times a week after work in winter carrying your workwear, and do some bikepacking, then I can very much see the point over something like the alpkit gourdon, which I found to sit very badly and is just basically awful.Posted 3 years ago
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