Backpack recommendations for commuting
GrahamS will probably be typing the same thing right now, but my vote would be for a Carradice SQR tour slim. £55 last time I looked.
Easy on/off, you’re left with a plastic block on your seatpost when you’re not using the bag, rather than a rack. will carry what you want. Cover the bolts on the inside or wrap the macbook, though!Posted 4 years ago
I’m a total commuting novice (bike or otherwise!). I’m looking for a backpack that could occasionally take a 15″ macbook and have some waterproofing.
Other than that it needs to acommodate a change of clothes and lunch… and snacks… and maybe a school book or two, I’m off back to university 😯
I’m not really after any gravity-defying, quasi-elasto-steel, hydro-repellant space neo-fibers. Something reliable and reasonably priced would be grand.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I can’t stand panniers.
Rucksack, I use a Jack Wolfskin Moab 28. Ideally I’d like something a fraction smaller like a 26 but the next size down was a 22 which was *just* too small for what I needed.
Bought it cos I had a Jack Wolfskin rucksack for years which was brilliant – after about 14 years it finally died at the zips and was getting knackered.Posted 4 years agoStonerSubscriber
this morning Ive just taken delivery of my new 25L Alpkit Gourdon. It looks luverly.
For the last 7 years Ive been using a Carradice Super C saddlebag on a SQR frame and bracket. It’s been really good, but Im now getting a little bit fed up of it’s ungainlyness when off the bike and it’s starting to look a little scruffy. It also needs packing very carefully to get everything in.Posted 4 years agomoe_szyslakMember
I have a 30L gourdon, which is ok, but does lack compression straps (or loops for them like their dry bags). I was set to change to a 20L, which has these and a few pockets, but dawdled too long, and they are out of stock (and not he on the bloody lead-time list either).Posted 4 years agomoe_szyslakMember
Bugger, missed this one on ebay last week: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USED-Alpkit-Gourdon-20-Roll-top-lightweight-Rucksack-Backpack-Walking-Running-/121170212308?pt=UK_SportingGoods_BackpacksRucksacks_Bags_EH&hash=item1c364eb5d4&nma=true&si=V56D7bW5X57T%252BZbBQjVNkYYcBvo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557Posted 4 years ago
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