Product review: Hein Gericke rucksack

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Hein Gericke rucksack (superseded by Streetline rucksack,  £39.99)
Miles covered/time:
10,000/six years

What’s good: This rucksack has carried my lunch, spare kit and gym stuff to and from work every day for more than half a decade.

And it’s done it without a single zip breaking or strap fraying. That’s pretty good in my book.

It’s shower-resistant, too (there’s a zip-out waterproof/high-viz cover, but to be honest I’ve never really bothered with it).

The straps are decently padded while waist and chest straps stop the rucksack from moving about (again, I don’t tend to bother with these too often unless I’m riding pillion where having my hands on the grab rails behind me makes my shoulders go slopey!).

Other handy features include reflective material on the straps and on the back.

What’s not: Very little. It’s not as plush as top-dollar luggage from the likes of Kriega but then it’s not trying to be.

The worst thing about it is that it’s no longer in Gericke’s range (although the Streetline looks similar).

Verdict: 4/5

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Simon Brown

By Simon Brown

MCN Senior Production Editor