Cycling rucksacks are a convenient way to carry kit on small distances or for mountain bikers who don’t want to fit heavy and bulky panniers to their bike. Cycling rucksacks are specially designed to feel comfortable and move with your body whilst you are riding and usually have lots of useful storage pockets and compartments to keep your kit organised. If you need extra hydration for your ride, a rucksack with a hydration reservoir is a good idea too.
Cycling backpacks come in lots of sizes so make sure you pick one that is well suited to your needs. The capacity of a rucksack is usually measured in litres. To give you a rough idea, a 30 litre backpack is good for long multi-day rides or for carrying your work clothes on your daily commute, and at the other end of the scale, a 3 litre rucksack with a 2 litre water reservoir will have enough room for some tools, phone and money, ideal for an afternoon adventure on the trails.