Product review: Givi expandable rucksack EA104, £48.95
Tester: Michael Neeves
Time used: Five months/10,000 miles
What’s good? Coming from a large, waterproof, sack-type rucksack I was worried this more compact-looking Givi bag wouldn’t be big enough, but I was wrong. It will easily carry a lap top and various knick-knacks, but it unzips to expand to 22 litres, where I recently squeezed in two weeks’ worth of clothes on a European riding holiday. I also use the clip-on helmet bag section as a second storage area, which nearly doubles the carrying capacity. The rucksack is nicely made, durable, comfortable and secure to wear. It has a useful fold-out waterproof cover and at less than fifty quid, it’s affordable, too.
What’s not? It could do with an internal partition, so you can keep paperwork separate from everything else…but I’m being picky.
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 5/5