1000-mile ruck­sack test

MCN’S high-mileage rid­ers rate their ruck­sacks

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Givi XS317 £117

Tested by Si­mon Brown, 7500 miles, two years This isn’t the cheap­est bag here but nei­ther is it the most ex­pen­sive and I’ve been de­lighted with its per­for­mance. The de­sign is bike-spe­cific so the ruck­sack hugs your body and has an aero­dy­namic shape, which keeps it com­fort­able and sta­ble on my Du­cati Scram­bler both at mo­tor­way speeds and in more nor­mal rid­ing con­di­tions. It se­cures with an eas­ily ad­justable waist and chest strap. The fas­ten­ers are sim­ple plas­tic and nowhere near as fancy as a Kr­iega sys­tem but they work fine and have been per­fectly ro­bust so far. In­side, there is a main com­part­ment and an area for keep­ing pa­per­work in or­der. Mean­while, there is a sep­a­rate area for trans­port­ing a lap­top. In pro­longed rain, you’ll need to stop and de­ploy the rain cover. You also get a handy pocket on the top of the bag. It’s in­tended for glasses but I use it to stash my vi­sor clean­ing stuff. Qual­ity +++++ Value +++ ++ www.givi.co.uk

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