Back packs and max weight

gbs

Guru
Location
Fulham
What do you believe is a bearable weight in a back pack? The context is relatively short, say 10k, transfers by bike in typically urban or flattish terrain ie not for touring.

In giving your comment please indicate yr stats relative to me - I am late 70's, 6ft 2" 80kg/ 13 stone. I do not think of myself as a physically strong person.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
6'4, 18+ stone. Maybe 25lbs or so for cycling purposes, assuming its well distributed and firmly attached. I'm used to managing a lot more on foot, being ex infantry and now a SAR volunteer.
 

Slick

Guru
I've heard a lot of people on here recommending panniers over back pack but for me, I think I actually prefer a back pack and would be happy enough with a good load but a 15kg wouldn't be too much trouble for a shortish ride.
 
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gbs

gbs

Guru
Location
Fulham
Thanks for the response every body. I am going to trial 15kg when my new rucksack arrives.
 
What do you believe is a bearable weight in a back pack? The context is relatively short, say 10k, transfers by bike in typically urban or flattish terrain ie not for touring.

In giving your comment please indicate yr stats relative to me - I am late 70's, 6ft 2" 80kg/ 13 stone. I do not think of myself as a physically strong person.
I am 77 13 stone, into long distance touring and Mountianing biking, when out on the MTB backpack goes about 4kg's which includes a 2 ltr hydro water pack, plus spare inner tube and tools. for running aound and general cycling around about the same wieght as i teen to ditch the hydro pack to give room for other stuff. rteally a 5Kg wieght is enough for me, even though I still have a strong back as I still go backpacking.
 
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