A neat streamlined rucksack is one of the most convenient ways to carry your kit both on and off the bike. And better still they cut out the faff time that is often associated with panniers.
Tapping into the current high-street fashion of carrying your bag on two shoulders, these rucksacks spread the load evenly across your back and shoulders for maximum comfort while also going someway to looking stylish (some more than others).
But what of the dreaded sweaty back syndrome? One of these, the Osprey, has a venting system to prevent such a situation. The others don’t have anything as specific but I’ve found that, particularly during winter and on a commute of around half an hour or so, a good baselayer next to my skin helps no end.