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Backpack

#1 Post by Desmond.22 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi guys.

Got cbt now and bike on order any recommendations for a back pack for stuff fir work butties etc obviously needs be waterproof

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Re: Backpack

#2 Post by James in Brum » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:18 pm

Check out Alpkit. I have a dry bag rucksack from them. Alternatively grab a summons rucksack from decathlon and a cheap dry bag.

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#3 Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:43 pm

I get all my Karrymore Dry Bags from Sports Direct because they are permanently on special offer . They come in six sizes as far as I can remember .

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#4 Post by Pie man » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:54 pm

Commuting I use the Kriega R30 rucksack, I carry a laptop and other items, fully waterproof, its expensive :shock: but well worth it to me. My rucksack is my mobile office. For luggage the Aldi Krane dry bag (£9.99)

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Re: Backpack

#5 Post by Fleck » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:23 am

I bought the xlmoto one, it's great for a tenner, well made...

https://www.xlmoto.co.uk/xlmoto-slipstr ... l4EALw_wcB
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#6 Post by manxie49 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:42 am

I use Dainese D-Mac, comfortable, streamlined and waterproof https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... rod/243757

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#7 Post by Titter » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:10 pm

I use an Oxford Aqua like this one https://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcyc ... greywhite/
They do a smaller size which is cheaper. I really like it

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#8 Post by kingmunky » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 pm

manxie49 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:42 am
I use Dainese D-Mac, comfortable, streamlined and waterproof https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... rod/243757
Wish.com app has a lot of...'alternative' versions of these for around £30-40. Wasn't sure about the quality, and haven't been able to compare to a genuine one, but I've been happy with mine so far. Seems well made, strong, the straps are solid. The only thing is, I'm not sure if it's waterproof at all because it came with a waterproof cover to go over the top and because I carry my laptop in it, there's no way I'm chancing it to find out.

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#9 Post by Richzx6r » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:36 pm

I'd say it may be light shower proof but as you say not something you want to find out at an inopportune moment
Its better when its loaded

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#10 Post by manxie49 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:03 am

kingmunky wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 pm
manxie49 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:42 am
I use Dainese D-Mac, comfortable, streamlined and waterproof https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... rod/243757
Wish.com app has a lot of...'alternative' versions of these for around £30-40. Wasn't sure about the quality, and haven't been able to compare to a genuine one, but I've been happy with mine so far. Seems well made, strong, the straps are solid. The only thing is, I'm not sure if it's waterproof at all because it came with a waterproof cover to go over the top and because I carry my laptop in it, there's no way I'm chancing it to find out.
Mine is OK in light showers, caught out in a heavy downpour once on the M6, contents stayed dry although I'd prefer to use a cover if regularly exposed to heavy rain, I don't think many back packs are 100% waterproof 100% of the time

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Re: Backpack

#11 Post by dynax » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:54 am

Best place for waterproof bags are places like Go Outdoors, kayak dry bags are submersible to so many feet/metres they have some good deals on most of the time :thumb:

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#12 Post by Snod Blatter » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:18 pm

I've been using a Lomo roll-top backpack (supposedly for cycling) for the past 3 or 4 years, it's still waterproof. The opening at the top is a bit small but it's fine for work stuff. It is floppy though, there's no structure or padding to it so I don't think I'd like to carry a laptop in it if that's a concern for you.

They have quite a range now and quite reasonably priced too.
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#13 Post by Lanceautoman » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Fleck wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:23 am
I bought the xlmoto one, it's great for a tenner, well made...

https://www.xlmoto.co.uk/xlmoto-slipstr ... l4EALw_wcB
+1 on this. I have the same. Very comfortable. I spray mine with silicone waterproof spray every few weeks. Hasn't leaked yet
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#14 Post by NewBob » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:18 pm

I'd recommend trying army surplus stores, I have this bag.

https://www.military1st.co.uk/14002205- ... gLXAfD_BwE

Bought it 6 years ago, its large 35ltr, can carry a lot of weight, I've done small supermarket shops with it, parts from motorcycle shop, tool shopping, the list goes on.

Never had to spray it with anything (ride all year round) and nothing inside has ever got wet. Might not be the most stylish bag but will last forever and for additional space you can always attach carabiner clips to the outside and hang stuff off or tie that long breaker bar to it etc... and I got mine for £20. These types of bags are very common in army surplus stores so you may get a bargain. If you're willing to spend more might as well get a back box or both. I've recently bought one and wish I had years ago, best thing you'll ever bolt onto your bike. You can pop your bag in the back box with your work stuff in and on the way home if you need the extra space the bag goes on your back and the box can hold your shopping or whatever, doubled your storage :D