I finally decided to ‘pony up’ for a decent back pack , after looking around quite a while.
Given the rise in bicycle use, ‘lifestyle’ apparel and accessories are readily available.
I looked at and coveted quite a number of bike suitable back packs available on the North American market, some really cool stuff, but, the costs seem ridiculous given that I’ve bought high end vintage bikes at less than these bags, combined with shipping costs and import duty, these beauties were beyond me.
Then I found this..
It’s a Army surplus type 25 litre rucksack, constructed from cordura, with MOLLE straps.
Its has enough storage compartments for me, and is waterproof , due to being internally proofed .
The bag has two main compartments, which will take a small to medium laptop or tablet, and the rear has the capacity to insert a water bladder. The front two smaller sections have MOLLE webbing, with the larger suitable for attaching my Kryptonite lock enabling external carrying, so I don’t have to open the bag in the wet.
The rear is well padded, with a waist strap,MOLLE straps on the shoulder straps and a couple of handy D loops. The brand logo on the bag is ‘Kombat.UK’, and I bought it on a well known online auction site for just 25 pounds sterling!
Thanks to my new friend ‘Uncle’ Glen for providing the vibes during this shoot ….
( I found the Giant at a dump and have been using it in shit weather, shame to have seen it left to rot) .