Best Bike Backpacks

Best Bike Backpacks Review

Backpacks are often used by cyclists commuting to work or MTBers out on the trail but there are few things you need to consider when choosing the best bike backpack for your personal needs. For example, size is important as you’ll need to be able to carry everything, safety should also be a consideration, along with practicality, pockets, ease-of-access etc, and then there is the British weather.

Let’s start with size. If you are looking for a backpack for commuting, the chance is that you’ll need a medium to large backpack to carry a change of clothes, including shoes, so look for something that will fit these items. There may also be a requirement to fit your MacBook or laptop inside, which may also need you to look for a backpack with protection from bumps and knocks, or worse, an accident.

Mountain bikers are more likely to use a backpack for carrying spare parts, pumps, inner tubes etc. Personally, I also use mine as a hydration pack, and for carrying my lunch on longer rides or snacks on shorter rides. Commuters may not want to carry inner tubes and tools alongside their clothes so the addition of pockets may be another consideration.

Improving visibility when cycling is important, especially for road cyclists, so hi-vis designs on backpacks significantly help.

Pockets are pretty important, IMO, on any backpack as you will always find a use for them. Zipped pockets allow ease-of-entry but just watch for poor quality zips that may let the water in when it’s raining. This brings me on to waterproof backpacks, which are an essential requirement due to the unpredictable weather in the UK.

Most cyclists will sweat, to one degree or another, and back sweat is more likely when you are wearing a backpack. Manufacturers have compensated for this by incorporating padded mesh designs to facilitate air circulation to reduce body temperatures and thus back sweat.

Improving visibility when cycling is important, especially for road cyclists, so hi-vis designs on backpacks significantly help. Some rucksacks are made from bright yellow or orange reflective materials, whereas others include light reflective strips or flashes, either option enables higher visibility.

Best Bike Backpacks & Rucksacks Review

Review #1
Ettore Cycling Rucksack 100% Waterproof Dry Bag 25L - Black/White - Sonar
  • New internal storage compartment pouch with zipped pocket. High Visibility reflective pattern
  • Made from Heavy Duty 100% Waterproof Tarpaulin with heat welded seams. Small zipped front pocket.
  • Fully adjustable front straps including a waist and chest strap. Front bicycle light loop for attaching your own bicycle light to the bag.
  • Carry handle at the top. Dimensions: 41cm Height, 17cm Depth, 27cm Width
Review #2
SPGOOD bicycle backpack 20L / 25L -Waterproof ultralight -for women & men multifunctional -with rain cap / helmet cover / phone bag, motorcycle backpacks (Gray-black, 20L)
1,452 Reviews
SPGOOD bicycle backpack 20L / 25L -Waterproof ultralight -for women & men multifunctional -with rain cap / helmet cover / phone bag, motorcycle backpacks (Gray-black, 20L)
  • 【Large capacity】 -Main compartment + front compartment = 20L/25L/30L, made of waterproof and tear-resistant nylon material, which is more robust and durable, ultra-light and durable.
  • 【Breathable & comfortable】 -The back is equipped with mesh EVA to improve airflow. The shoulder straps are specially filled with mesh material to relieve stress and offer the best comfort....
  • 【Upgrade Design】 -Drinking System Compatibility, there is a hidden hydration system for hydration bladders on the shoulder strap (hydration bladder not included). You can drink water while you...
  • 【Safety guarantee】 -The bike backpack has reflective straps. The light is reflected to ensure safety when driving at night.
SaleReview #3
Aeike 20L/30L Cycling Backpack Waterproof Bicycle Bike Riding Travel Camping Hiking Backpack Outdoor Daypack with Rain Cover and Helmet Cover
125 Reviews
Aeike 20L/30L Cycling Backpack Waterproof Bicycle Bike Riding Travel Camping Hiking Backpack Outdoor Daypack with Rain Cover and Helmet Cover
  • 【Multifunctional organization bag】 The backpack has several storage spaces. You can store small items (like keys, coins, cell phones, cards, towels, etc.) in multiple storage bags that are...
  • 【Large capacity】 Main compartment + front compartment = 20L / 30L. The backpack is made of ultra-light, waterproof and tear-resistant nylon fabric, which is more durable and long-lasting. The side...
  • 【Ventilation and comfort】 The mesh fabric on the back can improve airflow, achieve maximum ventilation while supporting the back. Adjustable hip and chest straps secure the bike backpack and...
  • 【Upgraded design】 Compatible with the hydration system, with a concealed H2O outlet on the shoulder strap for refilling water (without a hydration bag). You can drink water anytime while riding a...
SaleReview #4
Bike Backpack Lixada 15L Bicycle Shoulder Backpack Waterproof Breathable Rucksack for Outdoor Travel Riding Hiking Mountaineering Climbing with Rain Cover
  • 15L cycling backpack, made of ultralight waterproof nylon fabric.
  • Special hole design for water bag (NOT included).
  • Adjustable shoulder strap, chest strap and waist strap to fit your need. With whistle design on the chest strap.
  • Ergonomic design on the back for maximum breathability and comfort. Reflective strips for safe riding at night.
Review #5
Bicycle Cycling Backpack,Waterproof Ultralight Bike Rucksack Sports Daypack Bags Hydration Backpack, Cycling gifts for men Women Daily Commutes, Jogging, Hiking,Skiing, Trekking (with Rain Cover)
  • ✔️【Upgrade Waterproof and Lightweight】16L Ultralight Bike Rucksack for men made of ultra light water-resistant and tear-resistant nylon fabric, and includes a rain cover to enhance the...
  • ✔️【FunctIonal Design for Daily Use】Breathable cycling backpack has enough Internal compartment and pouchest to hold your phone,clothes, keys, snacks, wallet, cycling accessories, etc. In...
  • ✔️【More comfortable and durable】16L hydration backpack ergonomic back design,The widened and thick adjustable shoulder straps and waist belt can effectively relieve back pressure, fit the...
  • ✔️【Multi-function Back Pack and Safety Reflective】Mountain Bike Backpack adjustable shoulder, chest, waist straps fit your needs. A phone pocket on the front waist place allow you easy to put...
Review #6
Fistcale Lightweight Breathable Bike Backpack, 8L Foldable Running Daypack, Functional Gift for Men & Women Daily Commutes, Cycling, Jogging, Hiking
731 Reviews
Fistcale Lightweight Breathable Bike Backpack, 8L Foldable Running Daypack, Functional Gift for Men & Women Daily Commutes, Cycling, Jogging, Hiking
  • ❤[LIGHTWEIGHT DAYPACK] High quality waterproof and tear-resistant nylon fabric, only 360g, idea for the max support and mini burden. Enough pockets and pouches that can store items your various...
  • ❤[Fullback Breathable] This backpack has ergonomics design on the back, made with high-density mesh for maximum breathability and comfort.
  • ❤[FUNCTIONAL DESIGN FOR DAILY USE] Fully adjustable shoulder and chest straps to get the perfect fit, ideal for short trips and daily commutes to work.
  • ❤[SPECIAL DESIGN BACKPACK] Bladder compartment and an interior hook that will hold the bladder (NOT included). Helmet mesh cover design, Reflective strips, Whistle design on the chest strap make...
Review #7
Cycling Rucksack Waterproof Bike Backpack Breathable Cycle Rucksack Multipurpose Cycle rucksack Lightweight Running Backpack with 1.5L Bladder Biking Daypack for Fitness Running Hiking Climbing Camping Skiing Biking Trekking-by Lixada
3,266 Reviews
Cycling Rucksack Waterproof Bike Backpack Breathable Cycle Rucksack Multipurpose Cycle rucksack Lightweight Running Backpack with 1.5L Bladder Biking Daypack for Fitness Running Hiking Climbing Camping Skiing Biking Trekking-by Lixada
  • 【WATER BLADDER】Lixada 18L Rucksack makes from high-quality nylon materials which have a special hole design for the water bladder(Need to buy separately). Can be used as a drinking bag, suitable...
  • 【FULLY FUNCTIONAL】Bike backpacks have multiple pockets that give you all the space you need to store your various necessities. Whether it's an extra jack, your cell phone, credit cards.
  • 【MULTIPLE USES】As a sports cycling rucksack, it fits various sports activities like cycling, biking, running, mountain climbing, walking, rock-climbing and hiking. As a daypack, it will be well...
  • 【ERGONOMICS DESIGN】Rucksack has ergonomics design on the back for maximum breathability and comfort. The bearing system with breathable material, adjustable padded shoulder straps chest, strap and...
Review #8
West Biking Cycling Backpack, 16L Breathable Bike Rucksack Men Women, Ultralight Biking Daypack Sports Bags with Rain Cover for Hiking Climbing Camping Trekking Mountaineering
  • 【Lightweight & Comfortable】This cycling backpack for men is made of tear-resistant nylon and has a certain degree of water resistance. You don’t have to worry about your gear get wet on rainy...
  • 【16L Hydration Backpack】This large-capacity ultralight daypack consists of two internal compartments and a front pocket, with ample space for clothes, keys, snacks, wallet, and cycling accessories...
  • 【Convenient Buckle Mechanism】Flexible chest straps and adjustable hip belts hold the bike backpack cycling rucksack in place, reducing energy consumption during sports. Zippered hip belt pockets...
  • 【Credible Safety Assurance】The bike helmet attachment on the top of the hiking daypack with rain cover stashes your helmet for easy transportation between rides. There are many reflective patches...
SaleReview #9
Black Bike Backpack for Men Women Lightweight Breathable Waterproof for Cycling Hiking Outdoor Sports,25L
  • Lightweight bike backpack 25l for men and women,classic black color design,simple and very fashion
  • Black waterproof rucksack men with high quality nylon waterproof-resistant fabric,very durable ! Don't be afraid to get wet in rainy day.Cycling rucksack women with waist strap,Use the lifeguard...
  • Cycling backpack lightweight with reflective strips on front to enhances the visibility and safety at darkness.Smooth durable zipper and buckle makes this sports backpack much more convenient for use.
  • Ultralight bike backpack mens,only 0.4 kg.Soft padded shoulder straps,ergonomic design on the back,providing the maximum comfort.Shoulder straps with water pipe channel that is easy for drinking water...
SaleReview #10
LOCAL LION Cycling Backpack Running Backpack Bike Rucksack Breathable Lightweight for Ski Outdoor Sports Travelling Mountaineering Hydration Pack Unisex 10L, Black
  • LOCAL LION 6L This backpack is the ideal choice for people who practice cycling, jogging or climbing. The bag is lightweight, made of high quality nylon, waterproof, tear-resistant, wear-resistant and...
  • The bag adopts U-type zipper design, opening big.The shoulder strap and the back of the bag containing the bulges thickenings. The breathable sponge allows the air to flow from the top and drains to...
  • Structure: 1 main compartment with open pockets. there is another compartment inside, is the place for the water bag. It is also a bag in the middle in net. Inside: 1 bag outside right, you can easy...
  • Reflective straps for a secure ride in the night. The practical design, a neat finish and beautiful colors make it more modern and provides you with a great traveling companion.