Osprey Talon 18 Backpack £48 @ Chainreaction cycles (free P&P)
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Osprey Talon 18 Backpack £48 @ Chainreaction cycles (free P&P)

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Found 22nd Jun
Thought this was a good price as it's 65-70 in most other places, RRP 80. Note this price is for the RED version in either S/M or M/L sizes, and the 2017 version. Can't vouch for it but was looking for something light for mountainbiking, and one of the reviews says it can be used as a running backpack too. Hope it helps somebody. CRC have a pretty good reputation I believe.
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Good price, and heat added. but not for me as I think it’s a lid-loader rather than a zip pack, which makes it a bit more awkward to get to the contents.
can't fault the customer service from osprey should the bag go wrong. Good price.
I have an Osprey Momentum 30 backpack for cycle commuting. Great piece of kit, certainly worth paying a bit extra for as it's so comfortable, even when full.
Great price great bag.
Top brand.
Ordered! Thanks OP
Any advice on a BackBack / Ruck-sack Pannier ?
hambrook54 m ago

Any advice on a BackBack / Ruck-sack Pannier ?


I use a union 34 pannier/backpack you'll find some on eBay, brilliant panniers AND backpacks
hambrook2 h, 30 m ago

Any advice on a BackBack / Ruck-sack Pannier ?



I had an Altura Morph Verso which fell apart (straps failed after a year - they replaced it but both zips and the straps started failing on the 2nd after the 2 year warranty expired). Loved it while I had it because it was so easy to switch from backpack to pannier and had lots of pockets to organise stuff.

I replaced it with an Ortlieb Vario. One big compartment plus 2 tiny open pockets, an external zipped compartment you're supposed to use for the backpack fittings (I shove it inside and use the pocket for other stuff) and a zipped mesh bag inside. Needed to get a case for my laptop.
So far it's amazing - completely waterproof, comfortable, easy to switch to pannier mode (though not quite as easy as the Altura) and secure on the back of the bike. It seems indestructible (comes with a 5 year warranty) so far...

It's ridiculously expensive though, whereas the Union 34 masterblaster recommended is ridiculously cheap. They're nice wee bags but mine isn't very secure in pannier mode - it's come off a couple of times and trailed along the ground. The hook to attach the bottom has bent out of shape. Put a bungee round it and it's great for the price.
It shows £64 now
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