Howies Little Haven backpack review

Is the Little Haven pack the perfect cyclists' day/commuter pack? We tested it to find out.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great pack for commutes and day rides

Reasons to buy
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    Really well thought out design

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    Comfortable to wear

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    In-built Keep Right rain cover

Reasons to avoid
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    Capacity a bit small for larger loads

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Howies’ Little Haven pack has a capacity of 10 litres and a host of well thought out cycling friendly features. The pack has a single main pocket with a double zip, a long narrow front pocket which is good for tools or a pump and a small zipped valuables pocket. There are also two elasticated side pockets which will each fit a bottle, two helmet fixing loops and a carrying handle.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.