This neat little waterproof pouch from Lezyne makes it easy to keep those essential oddments in the right place.
Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op's range of Stow rucksacks have been around for a few years now and are much loved by the two wheeled community. This Stow Expert is the biggest of the family, with a capacity of 25 litres and an extra 5 litres available at the tug of a zip. It shares the excellent Aeroflex frame system with its little brothers and that guarantees a less sweaty back than your bog standard backpack, plus you don't get poked in the back by awkward loads.
Carradice have been around for a long time, are beloved by bearded men on antique steel tourers and I have been warned that saying anything disparaging about this Super C would result in me being pursued to the ends of the earth by gnarly CTC types. That is to say, slowly and with frequent breaks for tea and cake.
Happily I came to love this bag, but it took a while...
The Boblbee Megalopolis is, I grant you, not a very catchy name for a backpack. It’s not primarily intended for cyclists, but this piece of kit is safety accredited as TUV/CE as a back protection device and it can provide a valuable service to road riders, especially those of us that do battle with the traffic or need extra back protection.