£100 cargo bag

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Tester James Archibald

Time tested Four months/3000 miles

What’s good? This bag has proved es­sen­tial on camp­ing trips – its 40-litre ca­pac­ity is per­fect to hold all the gear I need for a week­end away. The roll-top means that all my gear stays dry – even in some pretty hor­ren­dous weather – and it houses my tent, roll-up sleep­ing matt, sleep­ing bag, lights and tool roll. Use­fully, there’s a valve that al­lows ex­cess air to be re­leased, so you can squash the bag down if it isn’t fully loaded with kit.

The GRT703 is held on with bungee straps that at­tach to the bike and there is a padded shoul­der strap for when you’re off the bike. The pack also fea­tures a pair of straps that can be used to at­tach an ad­di­tional 20-litre Givi GRT702 bag to ex­pand ca­pac­ity should it be needed.

What’s not? I can’t ig­nore the fact that it costs a lot for what it is; there are other al­ter­na­tives avail­able that do a sim­i­lar job for sig­nif­i­cantly less. Also, the bag works well for me be­cause I lay it across a set of pan­niers, but it doesn’t have a flat bot­tom so us­ing it across a nar­row bike may be awk­ward.

Con­tact www.givi.co.uk Qual­ity ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★ ★★

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