OT - Adidas Backpack

Submitted by TorontoBlue on March 28th, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Anybody have this Adidas backpack? I have joined the "bike to work" revolution and need to consolidate my office and my gym gear into one unit. Juggling a gym bag and a softside briefcase isn't cutting it. Wondering if this one can handle a laptop & some files along with a set of gym clothes & shoes?





March 28th, 2010 at 3:18 PM ^

Seems like there are better options for a backpack. That backpack doesn't look very high quality, especially for 60 bucks. I'd keep searching if I were you.


March 28th, 2010 at 3:24 PM ^

No idea on that one, but I've had my Jansport backpack for almost 8 years now and haven't had a problem with it yet. It was about the same price as this one I believe. The fabric and zippers have taken a beating with no signs of any issues to date.


March 28th, 2010 at 3:30 PM ^

there are better options for backpacks out there. I currently have a Swiss Army model 9867215 backpack and its awesome. It has tons of compartments and a laptop slide case. It also has a convenience zipper so you don't have to take your laptop out for airport security screenings. I bought it at Sam's Club for 40 bucks which is a bargain and you can probably find it for 50 max online. Here's a link and a picture:



March 28th, 2010 at 3:40 PM ^

You're gonna need a pretty big backpack for that, especially if your gym gear includes an extra pair of shoes.

In my opinion, you're gonna need to look for something bigger and higher quality than that backpack you linked. I've had good experiences with North Face products, so I would recommend one of their bigger backpacks to you.

Also, consider something that has loops to which you can tie your shoes. You'll save tons of space by tying your shoes to the bag, rather than putting them in the bag.

By the way, props to you for taking your bike to work. Sounds like a hassle, but you're doing a good thing!

Wolverine In Exile

March 28th, 2010 at 5:20 PM ^


I've had it for two years now and love it. I can fit a three day work trip clothing amount, and my netbook laptop with accessories with out a problem. It's got backpack straps that can be put back inside a hidden pocket and if you want it to look more "business-y", you can stow the backpack straps and pull out the over the shoulder strap so that it'll be carried sideways and look like a messenger bag. Plus it's on sale this weekend.


March 28th, 2010 at 8:20 PM ^

I'm a bike courier that rides my bike for work. Most of us use waterproof one-strap ("messenger"-style) bags that rest on one shoulder. Some couriers prefer two-strap ("backpack"-style) bags like the SeaLine one linked above. Pretty much all of the bags I see on the road are more than ~$100 due to the size and materials used. I use a custom-made one-strap bag by Under the Weather that cost me a pretty penny but is showing no real signs of wear after several years.

SeaLine, Ortlieb, Chrome, and Push the Envelope all make high-durability all-weather bags that I see on the road regularly. Be sure to pick a bag that is large enough, is waterproof (if you are going to ride in the rain) and is comfortable in the saddle (it doesn't shift around much when you are pedaling hard).