Five of the best… waterproof rucksacks

Five of the best... waterproof rucksacks

SBS Choice

Riding in the rain is bad enough, but arriving at your destination with a bag full of soggy stuff is even worse.

These waterproof rucksacks will make sure your treasured possessions remain as dry as they should be, regardless of the conditions you have to face on your journey.

Kriega R30

Sportsbikeshop customers highly praise the comfort of the R30, which is reflected in its 4.87 average star rating from the first 68 customer reviews. Its 30-litre capacity means there’s plenty of space to carry your belongings and the Quadloc harness spreads the weight, keeping you comfortable and pain-free when you ride. The internal waterproof liner can be replaced if it wears and an optional back protector or hydropack can be added.    

QBag Backpack 6

This hi-vis offering from QBag has made a mark on Sportsbikeshop customers, who’ve rated it an average of 4.80 stars from the first 15 reviews. Customers say the 40-litre capacity is more than enough to carry laptops, lunchboxes and locks as well as other every day items, and that even the heaviest of rain won’t break through the waterproof construction. One gripe reviewers do have is the lack of compartments inside, but say it’s still well worth the money.

Oxford Aqua B25

The first version of the B25 made its mark with Sportsbikeshop customers, claiming an impressive average of 4.82 stars from 62 reviews. The updated-for-2019 version retains the same qualities, with a waterproof construction, rolltop closure and two side mesh pockets, plus reflective detailing for increased visibility. Padded straps and back pads look after comfort and the waist strap is adjustable for height and width to ensure the best fit.    

Oxford Aqua V20

This high-vis number will make sure your stuff stays dry while you stay visible thanks to the variety of bright colours available. The 20-litre V20 has two padded panels on the back and adjustable waist and chest straps, which make sure you stay comfy while you’re on the road. The main pocket is entirely waterproof and the outside pocket is water-resistant. From its first 34 customer reviews on the Sportsbikeshop website, it achieved an average of 4.65.      

Richa H2O 20L

This mid-priced 20-litre backpack from Richa is faring well with Sportsbikeshop customers, and from its first six reviews it has achieved an average of 4.33 stars out of five. The H20 has been coated with tarpaulin and has three outer pockets as well as the main inner waterproof compartment, which is backed by a roll top to ensure your possessions stay dry. Light reflective detailing on the outside will keep you visible at night.