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Product Review: Bagster Metro rucksack

Bagster Metro rucksack, £84.99

Miles covered/time: 500miles/4months

What's good? I’m notoriously difficult to please when it comes to rucksacks. Wrong shape, wrong size, zips in the wrong place, those funny zippers that are horrible to operate, ‘harness-style’ strap systems which I personally dislike for restricting access to jacket pockets, not the right kind of pockets… all of these are reasons why I hadn’t changed from my tatty old rucksack for 10 years. Until now. The Metro scores for me by: being a good, ‘middling’ size (sufficient to be a daybag containing lunch, waterproofs and bits and bobs); being rigid and solid thanks to its foam back pad and thick, quality material (it doesn’t flop about or deform in anyway depending on load like so many); comfortable (due to chunky, pre-formed shoulder straps) and pretty understated and durable it’s proved so far, too. The waterproof cover, meanwhile, is a bonus.

What's not? Very, very little, to be completely honest (and considering how critical I usually am, that’s surely a big commendation in itself). The rigid structure means there’s little ‘flex’ when it comes to squashing things in, the ‘over-lid’ strap seems a little pointless and is an irritating chore and the sole, zippable inner pocket is a little tight for my passport, but I can just squeeze it in on foreign trips. Apart from that, I’m sold.

Contact: www.baglux.co.uk
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 4/5

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