any recommendations welcome!
I currently own a Berghaus Bladdered (2l hydration pocket, can expand to 7l storage). I also own a Lowe Contour Runner (2l hydration + 30l storage). These are both v comfortable to run with and I have no complaints about either BUT I need something in between!
The Bladdered was great to run to work when I worked in an office and could leave stuff there, but I'm now based in a library and there's no storage facility. My main problem is that it won't fit A4 files...
The Contour is just a little bit too big to commute with, though good for occasional runs with heavier loads, or as a daypack in the hills.
I guess I need something that's around 15-25 litres, with an external (mesh?) pocket for a water bottle; if it had a laptop sleeve, that would be perfect for storing papers though not essential. The commute is about 7 miles or so, so it needs to be a proper running pack with chest harness and hip belt.
So far I've been looking at the Arcteryx Wire (21 litres) and the Osprey Flux (28l, so definitely on the large side), as well as the Berghaus cubic 25.
Anyone tried any of these?
btw, isn't it about time RW did a feature on running and commuting? This question seems to come up a lot in various forms!