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 Post subject: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:03 am 
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The pack I've got already is too large for cycling. I use it t carry my spares to wherever then dump it while I ride. I need a pack that fits a 2l bladder and a few spares. there's nowhere nearby to go see sizes hence why I'm asking here. All I want to carry is the bladder, multi tool, inner tube, spare links etc..... So I've looked on CRC but can't work out whether a 11L or 20L is better suited. I don't want a pack that will feel noticeable when riding or a pain to be wearing... What does everyone else use? Is it worth spending the extra £££ on the more expensive bags etc....


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ospr ... -prod76717

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/daki ... -prod90797

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So do I go for a 10L or 20L???

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:13 am 
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I like the osprey one but I would like a little bit more room.

I use a decathlon one from their mountain climbing section, loads of space and separate bladder section and really useful side pockets like the osprey. Fraction of the cost though ;)

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:22 am 
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I've got a dakine nomad which I think is 20 liters and I can get pads a bit of food spares tools first aid and a riding jacket in it just. It's good for long days out as while not over stuffed it'll take everything. That said If it's just as a bladder and spares pouch for running loops with I'd go with 10 liters.


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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:25 am 
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Just had a look but can't seem to find my way round that site. Have you got a link?

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:31 am 
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Using a Deuter Race at the moment, only 10L but due to the shape can fit in the bare essentials - water, multitool, spare tube, light rain jacket, 661 Kyle Straight kneepads. Bit of a squeeze though. Mesh side pockets can hold a 500ml water bottle either side.
I actually cut off the waist belt as it bugged me.
Also Decathlon always worth a look.


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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:48 pm 
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I've just trawled thorugh Decathlon and found a couple of good bags. However once you had the hydration bladder onto there not much cheaper than buying an Osprey. I ended up ordering this off of wiggle

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-luggit-slice-15l-rucksack/

Not sure about quality but it was within what i wanted to spend. Not the £70-80 that similar bags seem to be. I'll let you know if I end up keeping it or sending it back.

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:47 pm 
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This is my one, it comes with a bladder.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/27l-rt-backp ... 45760.html
27ltr!! i didnt realise it was that big LOL

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:56 pm 
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I looked at that one. I always go to Decathlon when I go out to my mates in France. I think the prices are better out there. I've still got a trusty pair of gloves I got for 6 euros which I wear for riding still


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This is my one, it comes with a bladder.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/27l-rt-backp ... 45760.html
27ltr!! i didnt realise it was that big LOL

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 Post subject: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Location: Riding my bike somewhere
Feel trip to decathlon in lakeside might be in order... Anyone give me a direction to this place.. Only really scene it once when I was down at nicks house and we passed it on way out....


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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:31 pm 
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Cant miss it matey, off M25, head towards the retail area, massssssive white building with blue signage.

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:12 pm 
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Location: The land were time forgot
By old clock tower.
From Google
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/en/store?store_id=PS_UK_387


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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Love decathlon found it near my bros in France years ago 2m power kite 12 euros :)
Chatman they have good PAC lite tops also £8 ish


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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:23 am 
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I have one of these which i use daily on my commute
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/reverse-free ... 82808.html

its capacity is handy as you can fit a lid in it too.
It doesn't come with a bladder but you can pop one in it if you like as it has a section for it.
Nice and robust if a little oTT on the number of straps but it gives you little elastic tie downs which mean you can tuck them away.

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:09 pm 
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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/came ... -prod86716
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/camelbak-mul ... 49120.html

I've got the camelback mule that I actually got from decathlon as it was cheaper there than anywhere else. Top large all day bag which is well designed , useable fetchers and comfortable to ride on your back with. I know 3-4 other people with one so must be alright.

Did originally go in to decathlon to replace my old decathlon pack (which I was very happy with and had had for 3 years) but they had changed the bladder design making it cheap feeling and the other expensive packs were not well designed with lots of small pockets rather than one large + a few small pockets for storing valuables.

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 Post subject: Re: New Backpack.. What size?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:04 pm 
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Cheers Everyone. Ended up getting an Osprey 13L with 3L bladder from tredz for £55 so happy days. Also ordered a pair of these to try out

http://fiveten.com/products/footwear-de ... -brick-red

Weathers lovely today. Wish my bike service had been finished so I could get out over Danbury for the weekend.

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