Best cycling backpacks – A good-quality backpack for daftar sbobet cycling to work can make the difference between arriving at your destination with your stuff safe and dry, and arriving to find it all soaked through from an unexpected rain storm.
The best commuter bikes are bound to have racks or mounts for panniers. But the best hybrid bikes might not, and a cycling backpack is less hassle. A small bag can carry your essentials, while a larger one can fit in your laptop and a change of clothes.
If you’ve invested in one of the best electric bikes for the commute, you might need a sizeable backpack to carry your battery and charger. It isn’t wise to leave the best road cycling helmets locked to your bike, so consider if you can fit your lid in too.
Lomo Hi-Viz Dry Bag
It’s big, it’s tough, it’s waterproof, it’s bright, it’s cheap and its hi-vis fluorescent yellow PVC is decked in reflective stripes.
Altura Thunderstorm City 30
Altura’s Thunderstorm bag adds little reflective dashes all over the sides, back and bottom for highly effective, all-round visibility. If the hi-vis yellow version is a little too loud for you, it’s also available in black.
Overboard Velodry 20L
The ‘Velodry’ name gives a clue to this bag’s imperviousness to water – you can submerge it for half an hour – as well as being able to resist snow, dust and sand. It certainly survived our shower without leakage.
Oxford Aqua V20
The Aqua has a simple design – an effective roll-top opening into a single 20-litre compartment – but it’s available in loads of colours, all of which have extensive reflective details with 360-degree visibility.
Proviz Reflect 360
This bag’s colour looks like a muted grey until car headlights pick it out, and it reflects over pretty much all the exposed surfaces. ‘Bright’ really doesn’t do this justice.
Altura Grid Backpack
For one of the lightest bags on test at 578g, the Altura Grid Backpack is not short of outer or inner pockets, and has a laptop sleeve.
The roll top can be zipped to keep contents – probably nothing more than day-to-day work items – secure.
But the Grid isn’t made from particularly technical materials, so it’s only water resistant and not the most hardy.