Tested – Oxford XS35 Rucksack

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  1. Simon

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    This brilliant rucksack features a roll-top and a removable liner to ensure it’s properly waterproof, a large main pocket for easy packing and adjustable straps to keep it secure. It also boasts two decent-sized external pockets, a cargo net pocket and a removable 1.5-litre hydration pack so you can take on fluids while riding.

    The harness is adjustable on the waist and features two handy zipped pickets that sit on your chest, ideal for storing change and a bank card, and the large, chunky zips used throughout are a neat touch, allowing you to easily open and close the bag with gloves on.

    And once on it feels pretty good – the backboard is great for comfort and the adjustable straps allow you to get it sitting just so on your back.

    As the name suggests, the capacity is 35 litres, which is easily big enough to swallow everything need for a long weekend away – I went to Cadwell for a couple of days’ track training and it easily took two pairs of trainers, a pair of jeans, a couple of tops, toiletries, waterproofs and spare gloves with plenty of room to spare.

    The only thing to bear in mind is that it’s only the main compartment that is waterproof – the front pocket is water resistant only.

    OXFORD XS35 RUCKSACK, £90, www.oxprod.com

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