Rapha Roll Top Backpack review

The Rapha Roll Top Backpack looks good on and off the bike and is made from durable, waterproof material

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Rapha Roll Top Backpack is good looking and spacious but could be improved with the addition of a waist strap to make it suitable for longer commutes.

Reasons to buy
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    Tough material

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    Very waterproof

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Reasons to avoid
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    Lack of waist strap

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    Only comfortable for short journeys

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Staying on top of recent trends, The Rapha Roll Top Backpack is modelled on the bags favoured by bike couriers. It's tough, being made out of a substantial material that feels resolutely bombproof. This thick touch is reassuring, especially if you carry anything fragile, but it does add weight to the bag.

The chunky rucksack has a waxy finish that did a good job of keeping out the torrential rain we've been subjected to recently. It kept my laptop and clothes snug and dry despite my fears that the deluge would saturate the bag.

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