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Recommend me a backpack

andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
edited June 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi everyone,

Now the weather is nicer I'm riding to work a lot more now. The only problem I'm having is no matter what I wear, my bag is making my back sweat. Is there a bag out there that has some sort of design feature to help with this?
The bag I use at the minute is a Berghaus twentyfour seven 25L.

I need something around the same size as this as I need to carry my lunch, drink and my work clothes. My bike has no mounts for racks or panniers.
2019 Ribble CGR SL

2015 Specialized Roubaix Sport sl4

2014 Specialized Allez Sport

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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    I can recommend Deuter Race, all round top quality and you get a waterproof cover that stows away in a pocket.
    Capacity maybe an issue though.
  • marksimon69marksimon69 Posts: 62
    Recommend this one .......... never had a sweaty back with its ventilation system

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/osp ... k-ec026646
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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    That osprey one looks good imo ...
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Deuter.

    Get a smaller one, 15l, carry less, sweat less.

    If you really need 25l get a rack/pannier.
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,168
    What about one of the larger camelbaks? They go up to 20 litres and you can always take the bladder out when not using it.
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    giant man wrote:
    That osprey one looks good imo ...

    The Osprey one does look good, the price is putting me off though :lol:
    team47b wrote:
    Deuter.

    Get a smaller one, 15l, carry less, sweat less.

    If you really need 25l get a rack/pannier.

    I can't fit a rack or pannier to my bike.
    2019 Ribble CGR SL

    2015 Specialized Roubaix Sport sl4

    2014 Specialized Allez Sport
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    andy46 wrote:
    I can't fit a rack or pannier to my bike.

    Yes you can - http://www.evanscycles.com/products/tor ... s-ec006759
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    apreading wrote:
    andy46 wrote:
    I can't fit a rack or pannier to my bike.

    Yes you can - http://www.evanscycles.com/products/tor ... s-ec006759

    If you look at the questions asked they say they shouldn't be used on carbon frames.

    It wouldn't look right anyway :oops: :lol:
    2019 Ribble CGR SL

    2015 Specialized Roubaix Sport sl4

    2014 Specialized Allez Sport
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    Ah - OK, fairy snuf...
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Recommend this one .......... never had a sweaty back with its ventilation system

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/osp ... k-ec026646
    I have an Osprey Manta 30 and it simply awesome. Mainly used for MTB duties, its comfortable superbly thought out - there are pockets for everything... Even tho its 30L it compresses down to next nothing, it is a great versatile pack.
    Osprey customer service is also the best in the business...
  • d4evrd4evr Posts: 293
    Deuter Speedlite 15L, I get my breakfast (small bag of porridge), milk, lunch (sandwich, yoghurt etc), change of underwear, shirt, arm/legwarmers, rainjacket (Altura Pocket Rocket), phone, keys, wallet, minipump and could still squeeze other bits and bobs in. Great lightweight bag, hardly notice it. I do believe Wiggle had these on sale recently!!

    Edit to say my 'shirt' is a T Shirt that does get crumpled, but its an undershirt/baselayer I wear under my uniform.
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-urban-30-rucksack-791033?colcode=79103322

    i've got this and it gets me too and from work good as gold and for the price its been excellent. I'll admit its not the snazziest of rucksacks and might not be quite as high quality but it does the job!
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  • nunowoolmeznunowoolmez Posts: 865
    camelbak mule are good
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Ospreys have a good rep but if it's sweaty backs you don't want then have a look at the Wingnut bags. A lot of mtbers rate them.
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  • v2pv2p Posts: 36
    I haven't used any of the other brands so can't comment on those, but the escapist is great. Definitely worth the investment I think. And the back has that airscape technology stuff, which is basically like a hard feeling polystyrene-ish back type thing, and the straps feel the same, and theyre a lot better than having contact with the normal mesh that comes with the cheaper packs.
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