/ Small, simple day pack
Looking at the Gourdon 20 as a replacement, anyone suggest similar options? Not for long distance carrying so lightweight simple harness, simple full opening,
I'm very happy with my Gourdon for this sort of thing, being totally waterproof is a good plus when riding in the rain, chucking in a canoe - that sort of thing.
Cheap, light, simple, strong. Winner!
It doesn't get much more simple, or cheap, than that. The only limitation for me is it is too simple. It could do with an inside pocket of some sorts for phone/wallet/keys as I always end emptying the pack out to find them!
You need to try the old self-adhesive velcro strips and pencil case trick
Velcro. What a rip off.
Sure I heard that before actually, will get around to doing it one day. Cheers.
Gourdon 20 is indeed a good option. I like mine a lot.
Another option is Simond Cliff (20 liters) http://www.simond.com/en/cat/BackpacksBags/prd/Cliff_20_backpack_1
p.s. Gourdon 20 is a fab pack for what you are after. Lack of a decent waistbelt limits it for running but ace for almost everything else.
I love my Gourdon. It is my go to pack for most things now.
The taping behind the wand pockets has ripped off after a couple of years so it's not waterproof any more but considering I shove approach shoes in it with a change of clothes for post-work wall sessions which will have worn that area heavily I feel that's fair play.
I ummed and ahhed for while before buying and it went out of stock. My advice is just buy one.
Best 22 quid I've spent in a long time!
Lomo do a similar option to the Gourdon if you're looking for something a bit bigger. Has axe loops too if you were thinking of using it in winter.
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