Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

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Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by NE150N80 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:41 pm

Hi All

Bit of a noob here (just about to take CBT), but I thought I better try and post in the correct channel, rather than the newbie channel.

One of the many advantages of getting my full bike license is the cheaper commute, however a train journey will often be included, and I'm looking to get a decent size rucksack that has a helmet carrier (harness), and is a good size to carry my boots and laptop.

I've seen few out there on Amazon; just wondered if you guys have any recommendations at all? (or brands to stay away from!)

Thanks!

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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by husoi » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:56 pm

Make sure you put the helmet on its bag (usually supplied with the helmet) before you put it in the rucksack.
That will prevent accidental scratches to the helmet or the visor.
I would go for a waterproof one just to be on the safe side.

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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by gymwitch » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:57 pm

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Ive got one of these. Its ace. Got mine off amazon
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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by onesea » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:22 pm

Hi Welcome
I would say large top box leave boots and lid on bike.... You can use it to carry your shoes and laptop when riding.

I am not keen on carrying my helmet they are always getting knocked. So much so if I got to supermarket on bike I take a shopping trolley to put my lid in! A rucksack would take a fair beating as well if surrounded by commuters...
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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by NE150N80 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:18 pm

Hey Onesea - thanks. That’s a fair point! My only concern about top boxes were how secure they are - some people have said that they take little more than 2 mins with a screwdriver.

I have no point of reference, but am happy to here recommendations for top boxes too!! What are the better brands to look at?

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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by Bender » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:29 pm

Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by onesea » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:30 am

NE150N80 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Hey Onesea - thanks. That’s a fair point! My only concern about top boxes were how secure they are - some people have said that they take little more than 2 mins with a screwdriver.
Mine would probably take less than that. Then I have always use my old lid for commuting, or a cheap lid.

Plus if they take my lid and don't damage the bike I will be happy.

IMHO they are more likely to take the bike. Second hand helmets have little value...
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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by NE150N80 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:27 am

Also another very valid point... I guess they're more likely to spend time trying stealing the bike than opening a box for a helmet...!

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Re: Rucksacks with Helmet Carriers

Post by daveinlim » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:51 am

I ride to work and park on the street near my office.
I have a normal back pack (contains lunch, laptop, football kit when needed) I got from sport direct for my commute that I leave in my top box whilst riding.
If it's cold or wet I keep my helmet on for the short walk to the office. The security guys are used to me walking in with it on now. Once inside I put the helmet in the drawstring bag it came with.

For summer the lid comes off asap once parked and hand carried to the office. I've left it in the top box on several occasions in office or always at football as it's a relatively secure and dry place to keep it.

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