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  • Premier Icon woody2000
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    Rack and panniers every time mate, or a carradice SQR if you can’t fit a rack. Way better than a backpack (IMO of course), stop you turning up for lectures all sweaty 🙂

    lemonysam
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    Rack and panniers every time mate, or a carradice SQR if you can’t fit a rack. Way better than a backpack (IMO of course), stop you turning up for lectures all sweaty

    But the OP will look a right poindexter.

    bohngy
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    judging by the mahosive hills that stand between my new student hovel and university I’d say sweating is a certainty!

    so Panniers you say… hmmm, should be able to fix one (I have a drill and tap set :D) what should a rack and pannier set me back?

    bohngy
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    good point… I need to look flashy when I arrive at the university… the chicks will never be impressed by panniers… unless they’re stuffed with narcotics and cherry lambrini

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    £40-£50 all in with a bit of shopping around 🙂

    russianbob
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    I use an Osprey Momentum 34. Prior to that I used a Deuter Trans Alpine 32. Both good bits of kit. I prefer the Osprey though, lots of nice features and good laptop padding.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    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!

    bohngy
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    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.

    core
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    Dakine bags are good

    TiRed
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    Deuter Race EXP. Mine carries a 13″ laptop and a few spare items of clothing – underwear and a clean shirt. This rucksack

    When not on a geared bike, it’s Ortlieb Downtown briefcase pannier. Which holds less!

    Premier Icon bails
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    Alpkit Gourdon

    Cheap, waterproof, tough.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    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.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    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.

    moe_szyslak
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    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).

    thomthumb
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    Alpkit Gourdon

    i got this.

    It’s waterproof. cheap and bright orange.

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