- Alpkit Gourdon – Users and experience?
I have the smaller one and it's very good I don't mind the bladder being next to my back, it acts as padding. Don't ram the bag full though as you'll never get it in.
I have only ever used it walking and very occasionally on the bike. It is a little annoying when full as it knocks you in the back of the head if you are going down steep stuff. Most large rucksacks would do that though unless they are bike specific and/or low slung.
Mines been through quite a lot and is holding up well.Posted 8 years agomiketuallySubscriber
I've had the smaller one for a while. It was fine for 14 hours on the bike in one go last month, and is still waterproof. Used it for commuting too, so it's been battered about a bit.
My bladder (fairly old Platypus) can dig into my back a bit when the bladder and bag are both very full, because of where the fitting point for the hose to the bladder is.Posted 8 years ago
Looking at the 30 litre pack and seems a bargain.
Just wondering if anybody has any views on using one, positive or negative as thinking about one for bike bivi'ing trips.
Also wondered how comfy it is as it looks like it would be quite 'sausage' shaped when full.
Plus how is it having a full bladder next to your back, as the bladder pocket looks a little odd being outside the main bag?Posted 8 years agovondallySubscriber
30 litre user here, great size for ryan air filghts as hand luggage, so seen use in Apennies, Alps, Picos and Pryenees as day bag walking and forced into mtn biking duties, overall great new ones I think are lighter we got some this summer gone but an old black has survived use for 3 years including walking climbing and generally bad. Simple, stable, waterproof and fairly comfortable for me. Recommmended.Posted 8 years ago
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