MarkBack in May of this year, having caught the running bug I thought I'd try running to work. As a precaution I bought this bag, it was cheap and if I couldn't stick it I wouldn't have wasted so much money. After 5 weeks I'm still running (just!) but the bag is starting to show signs of wear, particularly on a couple of non supporting seams. Also, as another reviewer pointed out it’s not waterproof (plus it doesn't claim to be!). Despite these (very minor) failings I’m still glad I bought it. I carry a plastic bag inside to keep my kit dry and the zips and catches are still functioning ok. It fits well and is very light too.
If you’re contemplating commute running but aren’t 100% then this bag is ideal as a starter. I’ve invested in a better quality bag now but still keep this one for shorter runs with less kit.
Mark PhillipsI've had two of these which I've used regularly for running commutes to work. For the price they are great. They hold a decent amount of kit; change of clothes, waterproof jacket, keys, wallet, gels & water bottle. They are not the most robust, the inner lining started to wear after a few months and the clasps are temperamental; cracking on the sternum clasp on my 1st pack meaning I needed to buy a 2nd one, but that was after about a year. The pack is adjustable with waist and sternum straps and you can even adjust the height of the sternum strap to suit.
Downsides? not the best quality materials as highlighted above. Not waterproof at all but I just put all my stuff in a waterproof sack before sticking in the pack. You can't easily access your waterbottle/s or snacks while on the run.
Upsides? cheap,fits well, carries much.
Trespass Customer Service - Hi Mark, we are sorry to hear you are nt full satisfied with your rucksack. The Ultra 22 is not described as waterproof and therefore in wet conditions rains may seep through. In regards to the claps cracking please in the future contact us at email@example.com and we will help resolve this issue for you. Thanks Karen
IainGot this for long day trips on my sports cycle; nice and light not much perspiration on my back. Spacious enough.