Advice needed on best buy
I'm stepping up my training as I've got a confirmed charity place for the London Marathon next year. I want to start adding in some runs to work by getting off at Stratford and running into central London a couple of mornings a week. I can shower & change at the gym opposite my workplace, but I need some advice on a good running backpack that will take my work clothes, purse, glasses etc. A lot of them seem really expensive (£80) and I'm on a tight budget. Any advice gratefully received!
The OMM 12 litre is available for about £30-35 online, I think. It's quite good.
I've got a Salomon Raid Revo 20l which is pretty reliable and has lasted well (the waist pockets have started to go, but it must be about 4 years old now). I don't remember it being as much as £80. It can take a change of clothes, wallet, etc. My North Face hydration back-pack probably was a bit overpriced, but it's a decent female-specific cut and is pretty much in perfect condition still after 3 years.
This: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/salomon-xa-20-backpack-2012/ looks like the current version of my Salomon backpack. I know that £41 isn't super cheap, but it's not as bad as £80!
Another vote for the Omm 12, have a look at Cotswold Outdoor for it as they were doing a good price recently!
I've got one of the cheapo Lidl's backpacks and it's been really good. I think it cost £15. It just happened to come up when I was looking for one and I'd been researching the best ones around (being OCD and all that) and Inov8, OMM and Solomon all came up as good.
There's quite a few threads on backpacks
got the previous version of this and it's ace. also got the Nike Vapor Cheyenne for work runs home. fits shoes, clothes etc but still comfortable.
i would recommend both.
I just bought myself an Octane 24 Camelbak which is fabulous, looks very similar to the first Decathlon one listed above, but cost £75.
I'm running in to West London from Mile End twce a week right now - just wanted to give you a wave.
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