Kriega R30 Rucksack, £129
Miles covered/time: 11,000/one year
What’s good: This rucksack has become an almost daily companion thanks to the completely waterproof and lined build, carrying capacity, comfort and quality; I love it. Other Kriega rucksacks get unfairly criticised for not being waterproof; something they don’t claim to be. The R30 is 100% waterproof and is big enough to take a week’s worth of kit and clobber.
The adjustable straps and wide chest ‘Quadlock’ harness keeps it secure and the weight off your back. The waterproofing has been tested many, many times and has never let me down thanks to the roll top fastening. I recently did 1100 miles in two-days wearing the R30 and comfort was top-notch.
What’s not: If you lift the rucksack up by the shoulder straps then part of it slides out of a recess and flaps about if you don’t notice before setting off which is annoying. They are very expensive.