M24 backpack review

A very strong backpack sewed in the UK from old lorries tarpalins

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The M-24 might not be designed for cycling, and it has definitely some limitations for cyclists (not breathable, not comfortable straps and no chest clips), but it is a super strong product for a super interesting price

Reasons to buy
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    Looks cool

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    Bright colours

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not breathable

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    Shoulder strap not comfortable

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    Moves on the body if heavy loaded

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The story behind the UK backpack manufacturer M-24 is a mix of young and dynamic entrepreneurship, innovative ideas and strong will.

In 2012, when he was 24, Mat Dusting started to design his own backpack as the ones he had purchased previously were not as resistant as he wanted them to be. He started experimenting with many materials, including an old lorry tarpaulin. However, sewing the tough material was harder than expected, so he had to partner up with two specialists. Four years after, M-24 not only produces backpacks but also gym duffle bags, wallets, keychains, t-shirts and water bottles (fortunately the last two not in tarpaulin).

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