From the big point of view, a scientific suspension system, suitable fabric selection, ventilated, breathable and sweat-wicking, a reasonable composition is necessary. From the small point of view, the application of helmet fixed system, rain cover, sleeping bag compartment, webbing and fasteners, etc. They are all important factors to test a cycling backpack.
Let’s first analyze the cycling backpacks from the big way,
1. Suspension System
The suspension is composed of the back panel, shoulder straps, chest straps, waist belt. A good suspension system can distribute the load of the backpack evenly. The back panel is mainly used to support the whole backpack; Shoulder straps, waist pad, and chest straps must be adjustable, according to different body shapes to adjust and reduce the friction and play a fixed role. Besides, the inner part of the shoulder straps and waist belt that close the skin should be soft and elastic, which can effectively change the friction of upper shoulder straps or waist belt into elastic vibration. The length of the chest strap should be adjustable, and its fixed point on the chest strap should be set as a slide track, which is convenient to adjust to a personal comfortable position.
2. Suitable Material
Generally, the cycling backpack uses PU coated Nylon fabric (such as PU coated 450D Nylon, 210D Nylon), which is water-resistant, abrasion-resistant, wear-resistant. Whether a cycling backpack is durable or not mainly depends on its material. Every rider doesn’t want their cycling backpack to be broken when the riding is halfway through.
3. Ventilated, breathable and sweat-wicking design
When riding, the backpack is completely buckled on the back, If the back is not ventilated and the wet sweat is covered on the back, it will be quite uncomfortable. It can add a mesh foam pad on the back panel to separate the back and the bag. Skysoar‘s riding backpack is designed with a 3D breathable mesh foam pad inside the shoulder straps and waist pad to make airflow and effectively keeps the body contacting parts dry.
4. Reasonable Composition
Backpacks usually consist of the main pocket, side pockets, additional pouches. Cycling backpacks are usually made to relatively small, generally, no more than 30L, most of them are 10L, 14L, 18L, 20L, 25L, etc. Therefore, through the design of each part of the pockets, to better distribute the load, make use of the capacity, and more importantly, it is easy to access.
Let’s judge whether the cycling bags are well made from the details,
1. Helmet fixed mesh pocket
Sometimes, when riding in the woods or enter some low places, wearing a helmet cannot correctly judge the height. Moreover, after a long tome of riding, the head will sweat, take off the helmet, use the helmet mesh pocket to fix it.
A special bladder compartment is designed in the main pocket to fix the bladder bag, so as to avoid the bladder bag moving when the road is bumpy. With the top holes, it is convenient to drink water when riding. Two straw fixing buckles are designed on the shoulder belt, the rider can fix the straw on the left or right according to the habit, so as to avoid the straw being swayed by the wind when it is exposed outside.
3. Rain Cover and Sleep Compartment
A rain cover is necessary to prevent the surface and the internal gear from getting wet. Sleeping bag compartment not only can put the sleeping bag device, if not put the sleeping bag, but can put some necessities that need to access quickly.
4. High Quality Webbing and fasteners
The high-quality has a smooth surface, soft texture, strong bearing capacity, and can withstand more than 200 kgs loads. A good fastener is thick but flexible, and easy to stuck; an ordinary fastener is stuck slowly and easy to loosen, which has the possibility of natural detachment.
When you buy a cycling bag, pay more attention to whether the above points are all available. Choose the structure, capacity, functions of the backpack according to your travel time, distance and belongings.