Large-capacity backpacks for transporting goods

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I will soon switch from a car to a bike as my primary means of transportation (moving from a suburban to urban environment). I want a backpack with lots of storage space to transport groceries, goods, etc.

    Any recommendations? It doesn't need to be name-brand, I just need something that functions.
     
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    army surplus
     
  3. robin

    robin Senior member

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    ^ A military surplus bag is not going to work well with a bike. Look for one of the oversized roll top bags that bike messengers use.
     
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    GQgeek Senior member

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    The stores near you don't do delivery? That seems more your style. [​IMG]
     
  5. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    I cannot believe you're even asking. Obviously RafxEastpak.


    Also, the Timbuk2 messenger bag I have in medium holds a lot of stuff, and they have larger sizes.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I can't do messenger bags, they are rather gay.

    Ideally I'd drag a few Goyard steamer trunks behind me but that's slightly impractical.
     
  7. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    If you're on a bike the practicality outweighs the gay. Otherwise, as others said, just get a surplus bag. Maybe you're a top-loading kinda guy.
     
  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I like the Chrome brand rolltop bags. Quite nice.
     
  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe you're a top-loading kinda guy.

    I've heard he likes to be bottom loaded.


    Conne, don't be a tool. If this will be your only means of transportation and you need it to cart groceries, among other stuff, bite the buller and get a used Vespa or some type of scooter. You'll have more options in terms of lugging stuff and you won't be embarrassed when you meet a girl at a bar and ask her to put your bike in her trunk.
     
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    Gradstudent78 Senior member

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    whacked Senior member

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    you won't be embarrassed when you meet a girl at a bar and ask her to put your bike in her trunk.

    LOL I've actually been in this situation.



    It's not all that bad, just let the girl in your trunk to return the favor. [​IMG]
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    The idea of a large-capacity backpack is hideous.
     
  15. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Well, I guess it's either a backpack or a new LCD monitor. I'll probably go with the latter and use a shitty Jansport or something.
     

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