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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:10 pm 
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Red wrote:
Depends if you wear one of the waist bags in which case you don't want a long rucksack


No, can't get on with bum bags and hence the backpack for light stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:12 pm 
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R15 For me when I'm riding rallies (and trail riding)

Yes it is a bit snug with a 2 litre bladder in there but I never carry tools in my back for the reasons stated, they live in a Kriega US5 strapped to the rear mudguard.

In Morocco last year I had 4 litres of water in it plus a load of other stuff and it still didn't feel heavy or cumbersome on my back, excellent bit of design that works on a bike. Also fits perfectly with my Leatt neck brace so another result!

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:09 pm 
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Er nothing :lol:

Boots,goggles, gloves, helmet, mx jersey and trousers, some body armour, socks and pants :shock:

I hate feeling heavy or covered the only supplies I carry are in a goggle pouch down my shorts, wallet, phone...... AA card.

I should probably fit a rear tool bag maybe kriega 5Ltr, but I'm not keen, as for waist bag I wouldn't feel comfortable but an R8 did appeal but I know I wouldn't wear it.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:25 pm 
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Trouble is that although I've not yet had to use my "tool kit" on the lanes I just know the first time I go out without it will be the first time I really need it. :roll:

I use a cheap Mountain warehouse back pack with 2ltr drink bladder and mouth tube..
I've also got a Moouse bum bag tool belt.. I didn't like it wearing it on its own but had the bright idea to attach it to the bottom of the back pack with straps it already had and now the weight is off my hips AND the back pack has a belt so does not flap about..it's very comfortable...

I've also got a rear fender bolt on "KTM" branded eBay tool bag for £8.00 new but only use it for the bike lock and cable for lunch stops..usually cable lock 3 bikes together making it unattractive for opportunist thefts..cable and lock big enough to defeat most attempts not using a thermal lance and three bikes too heavy and cumbersome to quickly throw in the back of a van..

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:26 am 
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Would everyone who has commented on this thread be willing to take a photo of their packs and gear and provide a description of what they carry on the trail? I would like to use this as the basis of a story for the TRF website. I think all trail riders would be interested.

If you are up for it please can you drop me an email and we can get the ball rolling. Greg@TRF.org.uk

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:30 am 
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Bought a R15 in the end

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:57 am 
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gregsta wrote:
Would everyone who has commented on this thread be willing to take a photo of their packs and gear and provide a description of what they carry on the trail? I would like to use this as the basis of a story for the TRF website. I think all trail riders would be interested.

If you are up for it please can you drop me an email and we can get the ball rolling. Greg@TRF.org.uk

Thanks!

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Well here's the R15 (and US5) in use (i'll photograph my typical contents over the weekend):

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Fantastic Tony, thanks. If you can get pics of the bag and gear it would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailriding Backpacks
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:46 am 
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I carry, amongst other things.....

Tool kit, socket set, first aid kit, swiss army knife survival blanket, whistle, compass, torch, food, water, cable ties, duct tape, pack away waterproof jacket, spare gloves, map, and a few odds and ends

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