Boblbee Megalopolis Sport - Backpack AND back protector -£152.06 @ Sportsbikeshop
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Boblbee Megalopolis Sport - Backpack AND back protector -£152.06 @ Sportsbikeshop

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Found 17th Jul 2011
Seems pretty cheap these are normally around £200. Ideal if you want a really really strong bag (e.g. for cycling, motorbiking etc), that might save your life one day. Made in Sweden.

The clear choice for four seasons sports when weight ,ventilation, and ruggedness is a priority. Equipped with a perforated and breathable back plate and shoulder straps made out of high density foam. The back plate / harness is dressed with strong nylon mesh and is waterproof. Polyester fabric for the interior (triple coated Polyurethane as water seal). The interior features larger mesh pockets for your bike tools or the power lunch.
The pocket divider can be removed for easy cleaning and once inserted creates a sleeve pocket for your laptop or maps. Overall the Meg Sport is prepared to handle all the available Megalopolis accessories to customize for biking, skiing, or expanded packing capacity. Like other Megalopolis models the Meg Sport also comes with standard phone pocket, standard waist belt and cargo strap. Our patented impact protective shell is for the Meg Sport diamond polished plastic.

Free dirt and rain cover
Includes cargostrap and phone pocket
Heavy duty waist belt with steel carabiners
Can be used as cabin luggage
Size - 22x12x6in / 56x30x15cm
Weight - 4 lbs / 1800 grams
Volume - 1220-1525 cuin / 20-25 L
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OK this is a good price for this item (just checked on Google Shopping) but why would you want this compared to the many other much cheaper backpacks available?

It's not clear from the product blurb what is so special about this product. For cycling I use an ordinary Swiss Gear computer backpack that cost me about £15 and it does perfectly well.

Not voting on this one until I know more.

Edited by: "CannyJack" 17th Jul 2011
CannyJack

It's not clear from the product blurb what is so special about this … It's not clear from the product blurb what is so special about this product. For cycling I use an ordinary Swiss Gear computer backpack that cost me about £15 and it does perfectly well.



This has got inbuilt back protection
I would prefer coming off a bike wearing one of these, than a 15 pound rucksack.
Motorcyclists and cyclists are a reckless bunch at the best of times. Surely having the false security of this on your back would make them even more reckless- thus endangering motorists up and down the country.
Had to vote cold on principle
Mascherano

thus endangering motorists up and down the country.

????

In car v cyclist who gets hurt - the motorist or the cyclist?

As a cyclist I'm still unconvinced about the merits of this product. For one thing the main danger is to your head in an accident (how often do cyclists land on their backs where this product is meant to give protection)? Also, given the choice of landing on a rigid box (albeit with backpadding) and landing on a soft rucksack that will squash and absorb energy - the latter sounds the better option to me. Has anyone actually done any proper tests on these?
Edited by: "CannyJack" 17th Jul 2011
Judosteffer

I would prefer coming off a bike wearing one of these, than a 15 pound … I would prefer coming off a bike wearing one of these, than a 15 pound rucksack.



Are you talking about coming off a motorbike? I was talking about coming off a bicycle which will generally be a lot slower than a motorbike accident and involve a much less energy.
Yes a motorbike. It is CE level 2 approved. road.cc/con…ero
Judosteffer

Yes a motorbike. It is CE level 2 approved. … Yes a motorbike. It is CE level 2 approved. http://road.cc/content/review/2886-boblbee-megalopolis-aero



Thanks. Useful link. I've no idea what CE level 2 or TUV are the reviewer seems to think them worthwhile. The thing that he did mention that I hadn't thought about was if you are carry valuable items in your pack. My ordinary backpack wouldn't provide much protection for valuables - particularly in the case of a motorbike accident - so yes the product does have something special.

I can't see that I will be using one anytime soon but it would be good for some people and the price is good - so heat added.
Edited by: "CannyJack" 20th Jul 2011
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