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Five of the best waterproof rucksacks

9 Dec 2019
Updated: 25 Nov 2022 You wear waterproof kit, so why should your stuff get wet? These bags will save your bits and bats from a soaking

Riding in the rain is bad enough, but arriving at your destination with a bag full of soggy stuff is even worse.

These waterproof rucksacks will make sure your treasured possessions remain as dry as they should be, regardless of the conditions you have to face on your journey.

Kriega R22 Backpack - Black

Our price: £179.00

Customer rating:

4.8 (17)

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Kriega’s recent contender is a new entry to our list, scooping up seven perfect scores from the first eight customers to review it. The eighth person knocked off a star, but remained fulsome in their praise for the bag. Its main compartment has 18 litres of capacity and will keep your stuff dry thanks to a rolltop closure and waterproof liner. Then there’s an easy-access front pocket with four litres of space. It runs Kriega’s Quadloc Lite harness that clips over the chest, plus a removable waist belt.

Kriega R30 Back Pack

Our price: £219.00

Customer rating:

4.8 (88)

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Sportsbikeshop customers highly praise the comfort of the R30, which is reflected in its 4.9 average star rating from the first 86 customer reviews. Its 30-litre capacity means there’s plenty of space to carry your belongings and the Quadloc harness spreads the weight, keeping you comfortable and pain-free when you ride. The internal waterproof liner can be replaced if it wears out and an optional hydropack can be added.

Oxford Aqua B25 Back Pack

Price from: £79.99

Customer rating:

4.8 (54)

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The first version of the B25 made its mark with Sportsbikeshop customers and this replacement model has picked up the mantle. It’s claimed an impressive average of 4.8 stars from the first 40 reviews. The Aqua B25 retains the same qualities as its predecessor, with a waterproof construction, rolltop closure and two side mesh pockets, plus reflective detailing for increased visibility. Padded straps and back pads look after comfort and the waist strap is adjustable for height and width to ensure the best fit.  

Oxford Aqua V20 Back Pack

Price from: £64.99

Customer rating:

4.9 (45)

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This will make sure your stuff stays dry and give you the choice to stay visible thanks to the bright orange and yellow options. The 20-litre V20 has two padded panels for your back and adjustable waist and chest straps, which make sure you stay comfy while you’re on the road. The main pocket is entirely waterproof and the zipped outer pocket is water-resistant. From its first 23 customer reviews on the Sportsbikeshop website, it achieved an average of 4.8.

Held Zaino Rucksack

Our price: £87.95

Customer rating:

4.8 (6)

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If you spurn the dark side to take a walk on the bright side then Held’s Zaino could be the choice for you. It’s a waterproof bag that comes in vivid colours to help you stand out on the bike. The tarpaulin construction is strong and keeps out water, and it’s been popular with the people who’ve bought one. With five perfect five-star ratings from the first six reviewers, the Zaino proves it can cut the mustard.