a well ventilated bag
Search for Vaude Air (or Aero): the bag is kept away from your back by a trampoline type frame. The one I got has some replective bits and is also waterproof.
Somethis like this (they do all sizes / shapes). http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/luggage/backpack/cycling-backpacks/product/splash-air-20-5-10335
sweat like a pig
might this to be more to do with the jacket or do you not sweat in it without a bag?Posted 7 years ago
Great start – thanks.
The jacket (an Altura Night Vision Evo) is breathable and well ventilated – it’s okay everywhere apart from the large contact area on my back. The other acid test is that until the last week or so I’ve been riding in jerseys without my jacket and my back ends up dripping (most of my jerseys have a slightly more wind resistant front and more vented back and sides).Posted 7 years agothepuristSubscriber
Which will still be present with any rucsac.
Nope – with the trampoline backs there are only a couple of smaller contact points – the Deuter sits on my hips and then just at the top of my spine. I still get a bit sweaty at the top one but it’s plenty better than having my entire back drenched on the old pack.Posted 7 years ago
However, the size and the thermal capacity of that patch will differ. A mesh back will not insulate in the same way that a foam back will. And a decent through-draft will give some cooling.
Anyhoo, I’m currently checking out the suggestions above – looking interesting…
(I took waaaaaay to long to hit ‘post’ – must’ve been distracted!)Posted 7 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
If you’ve got a spare £20.00 try one of these:
The contact area is quite small so I don’t find it that much sweatier than mesh backed bags.Posted 7 years ago
Mine’s lasted four years and has only just started leaking because it’s got a few small holes in from a crash.
Pretty comfy, well made and very cheap. Don’t think I’ll be buying any expensive bags again.
My lock is a heavy beast – my Decade SS is to nice to risk! Plus if I’ve running at lunch I need to be able to fit my trainers in as I ride spuddies on my MTBs.
I tend to use a saddlebag for rides ‘just for the hell of it’ with a multi-tool and spare inner.
Both the Deuter Air range and Camelback Hawg are looking favourites at the mo’.
@Rusty – I love Alpkit stuff, but I think for a 45-50 minute commute each way through London traffic I’d like something a bit more stable in this instance.Posted 7 years ago
My commute has just got a bit longer and a fair amount darker. I have a great jacket for riding in and staying visible, then I chuck a black Dakine rucsack over the top of it and a) become invisible to some drivers and b) sweat like a pig.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a well ventilated bag, suitable for carrying my lock, multitool, wallet and at worst some running kit? Preferably with some reflective stripes and fluoro bits on.
I’d rather not do with the faff of a bag cover if possible.
Cheers all!Posted 7 years agoTiRedMember
Deuter Race EXP. Mine takes a laptop, shirt, underwear and some tools. It might be a struggle to fit running shoes. I keep shoes and a suit at work. The back system is superb – it disappears when wearing it. The vented straps work. It also has a fluorescent rain cover built in, which took me a while to discover.
As for jacket, you will get wet on the inside or wet on the outside. I like a gilet which leaves the back vented. Yesterday’s commute left me with a dry back. A full rain jacket will not breath and you will always be soaked.Posted 7 years ago
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