Commuting Accessories

Five of the Best Rucksacks for Cycle Commuting

Great commuter backpacks to help you carry your load...

A neat rucksack is one of the most convenient ways to carry your stuff around as it keeps you streamlined on the bike and isn’t a faff to carry around off your bike, unlike 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 base layer next to my skin (such as Kora’s yak wool base layer) helps no end.


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