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Packable rucksack/backpack

davesnotheredavesnothere Posts: 620
edited August 2017 in Road general
Anyone know where i can get a properly packable (i.e. will fit in jersey pocket) rucksack?

Off to France in a couple of weeks, plan is to get in a few early morning rides but would be handy to have rucksack so i can stop at the bakers (a couple of miles from where we are staying) and pick up some baguettes/croissants etc on the way home. Doesn't need to be super comfortable as only for short periods, I imagine to be packable will have strings rather than straps over shoulders.



  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 25,854
    Bought one from Trespass yesterday for a fiver. You can probably get same thing in places like Mountain Warehouse etc.
  • mercia_manmercia_man Posts: 1,431
    You can get drawstring gym backpacks for £2 or less from places like Sports Direct. Mountain Warehouse and Decathlon sell similar bags but with zip closures and webbing straps for a little more. Most travel shops offer the same sort of thing.

    Both the drawstring and strap type work well for sticking in your jersey pocket and carrying baguettes back. The webbing strap type are better if you want to add a bottle of wine.
  • davesnotheredavesnothere Posts: 620
    Mercia Man wrote:
    . The webbing strap type are better if you want to add a bottle of wine.

    Breakfast wine obvs
  • super_davosuper_davo Posts: 1,097
    I have a couple of these and they are fantastic. ... 05180.html

    Robust enough to carry a fair amount of weight - I've used it to take home shopping including 2 litre bottles but packs tiny. Only £3 do not the end of the world if you damage or lose it.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 16,066
    as above, drawstring bag is fine for light stuff, or a musette

    or improvise, hiper dino plastic carrier bags can be 'stretched' to get arms through the hand holes and make an ultra light back pack for crusty bread and a couple of cans of beer, i'm sure it'll work with many others

    for heavier/bulkier, i've got one of these, it'll pack small enough to fit some jersey pockets... ... B00EKW74Z8

    ...had mine 6-7 years
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Thanks all
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,809
    I did this previously bu hiding the rucsac in a hedge near the bakers. It was easier than cycling for a couple of hours with a stuffed pocket.
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