/ budget backpack
Some good ideas there.
The Walkabout 12L pack at £17 seems quite good and it's only 200g (not sure if that's a mistake). Disadv: no mesh side pockets or belt pockets.
Decathlon : Trail 10 L rucksack at £20 plus £4 postage seems quite good too and not to heavy at 550g.
Is there one from here you would choose , considering I'm a novice with noone else to ask.
I bought this but use it mainly on my bike:
I've looked at this in the shop and it is pretty light. Some good features and a good price:http://www.mountainwarehouse.com/hiking/backpacks/small-12l-25l/-attivo-active-bag-p5645.aspx?cl=BLA...
It'll be down to fit and requirements, e.g. the Trail 17 is probably more durable than tehAttivo, but the Attivo lighter. For budget sacs they're pretty good.
I'd bought it wanting a dry bag in case I was commuting in a deluge and not expecting much, but was surprised to find it one of the most comfortable rucsacs I've used, especially for running - it seems to sit a lot more stable than most I've tried.
The only issues I've found are that having just a single compartment, things like keys have a habit of migrating to the bottom and so can be an arse to find at times, and if fairly empty I struggle to get the compression straps to close in quite tight enough and I can feel some things moving inside. That's not really an issue if there are enough clothes in to damp out the motion though.
I have used various Decathlon models, currently this one:
They have worked very well for me, but tend to fall apart after a while. It would have to fall apart for times though to justify the price of a similar Salomon model for example. Similar light weight modes, such as the Raidlight ones also have a reputation for falling apart, so I think the durability issues are mainly due to the lightweight construction, not the cheap price.
Can recommend the Trespass Ultra 22 sack, use it for mountain biking rather than running and find it comfortable and stable.
Got mine from an auction site for £13 and I noticed in a Trespass shop last week they were selling them for £15.
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