Backpack with neat ventilation feature
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A lightweight bag with plenty of features
A handy pack that keeps you organised
A big mountain pack with 22 litres of storage
For vaping riders who don’t want to stop for a hit
Comfortable trail storage without the backplate
Scottish apparel maker's lightweight trail bag
Protective but fiddly pack
Comfortable and protective backpack
Trail/enduro-oriented pack gets updated
A well-engineered pack for long rides with long lunches
Versatile enough to be your only bag?
Huge capacity meets protection
Large capacity women’s adventure pack
Ideal for when you're off off the beaten track
Breathable pack with all-day storage
Structured rucksack for shorter rides
Simple, tough and stable
Backpack for mountain bike adventures
Compact but spacious backpack
Perfect for fast paced rides
Keep your photographic crown jewels safe
Simple semi-rigid pack
Comfy and practical
Elegant day-ride choice
Ultra light pack
Versatility and comfort
Multi-use day pack
Comfortable for longer rides
Bag/bladder combo that's worth a look
A pack for crossover bike and hike outings
Good value pack
Heavy duty pack
More hiker than biker
Outdoor adventure pack that works very well on rides
Less can most deﬁnitely be more
Useful riding companion
Back protecting pack
Ideal for epics
No more sweaty back
Designed for trail use
Lightweight women's cycling pack
Versatile riding pack
Tough, versatile pack
Versatile modular pack
Safety & Storage
Commuting/day ride sack
Pretty comfy and well made for the money
If the harness fits you it's good for general lugging
Novel keep-your-stuff-dry bag
Off-road and commuting rucksack
Rucksack tool rack
Backpack with built-in back protector - a curate's egg
Comfy, capacious, commuting kit carrier
Beautifully made, tough and lighter than it looks
Excellent high-capacity commuting backpack
Chic pack for short trips
It's a pannier, it's a rucksack, it's a bar bag - it's SuperBag!
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Lots of pockets, but could be comfier & lighter
One for the deep pocketed and dedicated rider
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Nice pack, shame about the price
A daypack that rightly thinks it's a hydration pack
Built-in spine protection for freeriders.
Compared to the Megamouth, the Mako has narrower, more curved shoulder straps that sit securely round female curves.
Pockets. And lots of them. We counted 13: zippered, Velcro tabbed, meshed, the lot. The Megamouth is great looking too.
Another fast ‘n’ light pack, Vaude’s Ultratrail is a simple, straightforward single compartment bag.
There aren't too many backpacks on the market that offer as much back protection as this. And by protection we mean protection in the armour-plated sense, ideal for freeride biased riders but thoroughly sensible for others too.
This cover has 3M reflective materials and electro luminescent piping that can flash or run constant on two AA batteries. It has taped seams for water proofing and is secured withan elasticated hem and two popper-closure straps. It fits most 20-40 litre packs but it's not cheap.
If you're the sort of rider who thinks that fording a waist deep river in the pouring rain is all part of an ordinary day on the bike, then this is the bag for you. Ortlieb are a German company well known for making waterproof travel and expedition bags. Many cycle messengers also use their quirky roll top model to keep packages dry in transit.
The Mako is a bit longer in the back than the majority of women’s packs we’ve tried. It’s replete with masses of storage space for kit – two full length pockets, three mesh stash pockets, an organiser pocket and a bungee provide homes for everything you could ever need on a day ride. The harness is more than up to the job of supporting a heavy load, but the relatively un-sculpted back gets a bit sweaty under the sun. The bladder is another Nalgene affair – narrow-necked but substantial – which sits in its own sleeve at the back of the main compartment and comes complete with the great magnetic bite valve ‘park’.
Freakish in both look and feel, the Attack is one of those products that only feels right when you’re riding. Thankfully, we were able to spend enough time riding with it to realise that it’s actually a very stable, confidence-inspiring thing to have on your back when things get hairy. It does a good job of hauling a limited amount of gear, and though it doesn’t include dedicated space for a bladder, we housed a three litre one in the main compartment, running the hose through the zip without any problems.
The first thing you notice about the Superbike (18 4ltr) is the generous use of reflective piping. Look further and you'll find a foldaway high-vis, lifejacket-style windproof cape too.
Weighing in at under a half a kilo, the Ultratrail 12 is part of Vaude's new range of incredibly lightweight yet fully waterproof kit.
The hump is a waterproof Hi-Viz cover designed for use with rucksacks of capacities between 20 and 60 litres.
Of the two women's rucksacks on test, the Daystar features a superior, truly women specific fit. The harness has a shorter back length and the shoulder straps are comfortably shaped to fit around the bust.