Norrona Fjorå Backpack review£89.00

A handy pack that keeps you organised

BikeRadar score3/5

This lightweight, brightly coloured 10-litre pack sits in Norrona’s Fjorå line of mountain biking clothing and equipment. I found it a perfect size for day rides and could happily stow a selection of food, water, tools, spare layers and a first aid kit inside it.

The pack is structured around a main compartment, which includes a pocket for a hydration bladder (not included). There is also a smaller outer section designed for carrying tools.

Internal organisation of kit is easy, with different sizes and shapes of pockets and zipped sections. Straps on the outside of the pack keep everything cinched together tightly.

Most of the time the flexible back support system was comfortable due to its ability to conform to my body. Unfortunately, this flexibility also meant it bulged uncomfortably when the pack was fully stuffed.

The bag is also let down by its narrow waist strap, which is noticeably less comfortable than those used by competitors such as EVOC, for instance.

On the bike, wide shoulder straps keep the Fjorå securely in place without restricting arm movement or clashing with helmets.

The lack of bells and whistles on the outside of the pack make it easy to wipe down during the post-ride clean-up operation.

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