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Altura Thunderstorm Backpack

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Product Description

Commuting made easy. Waterproof, durable and highly-visible, the Thunderstorm City backpack will serve you well. It might weigh only 600g, but its roll-top closure gives you flexible carrying capacity up to an impressive 30 litres.

The polyester ripstop material with TPU coating is certified waterproof to level IPX6. Combined with sealed seams, you can ride to work with confidence on the wettest days of the year. While the draft venting back system, ensures you stay cool on the hot summer days as well.

Internally, the padded laptop sleeve will protect your laptop from bumps and knocks. Plus, it's easy to organise your valuables, with a zipped pocket and key loop. Externally, reflective details and light attachment points will help you stay visible on the road. Available in black or hi-viz yellow for added visibility.

  • Fully waterproof to level IPX6
  • Roll top closure
  • Padded laptop sleeve (removable) fits 13” laptop
  • Internal zipped pocket and key loop
  • Light attachment points
  • Chest and waist strap
  • Draft Venting back system
  • Grab handle
  • 360° reflective details
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 47 x 27 x 15 cm

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Altura Thunderstorm Backpack Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.72
Build Quality
4.83
Performance
4.67
Value For Money
4.67

Customer Reviews (3)

5
Great, Versatile Bag
by Anonymous user on 26/02/2020

This is one of the best backpacks that I have used for cycling around town. The bag is very comfortable, even when almost full and the two chest straps provide great stability. Has consistently kept the contents totally dry even in the most severe of Scottish winter weather.

This is one of the best backpacks that I have used for cycling around town. The bag is very comfortable, even when almost full and the two chest straps provide great stability. Has consistently kept the contents totally dry even in the most severe of Scottish winter weather.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Better than expected
by Egil O on 07/02/2020

Altura state that the size of this bag is 47x27x15cm and that the volume is 30L. Those that have done the maths will be scratching their head as that actually works out at less than 20L. They also state that the internal pocket is suitable for a 13" laptop. So I wasn't sure whether the bag would be big enough for me as 20L would simply be too small. Anyway, I have now confirmed that the bag is actually quite a bit larger with the total height of the bag before folding down to close being about 67cm while the width and depth being 27 and 15 cm as stated.. So bag still nowhere near the 30L claimed but considerably larger than the less than 20L one get by using the Altura measurement. That's good news for me as the bag is large enough not just to carry my 15" laptop (yes it fits in the inside pocket).but also a dry and clean pair of clothes. Perfect for my work commute!

Altura state that the size of this bag is 47x27x15cm and that the volume is 30L. Those that have done the maths will be scratching their head as that actually works out at less than 20L. They also state that the internal pocket is suitable for a 13" laptop. So I wasn't sure whether the bag would be big enough for me as 20L would simply be too small. Anyway, I have now confirmed that the bag is actually quite a bit larger with the total height of the bag before folding down to close being about 67cm while the width and depth being 27 and 15 cm as stated.. So bag still nowhere near the 30L claimed but considerably larger than the less than 20L one get by using the Altura measurement. That's good news for me as the bag is large enough not just to carry my 15" laptop (yes it fits in the inside pocket).but also a dry and clean pair of clothes. Perfect for my work commute!

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Superb
by Anonymous user on 31/01/2020

Meets all expectations. Extremely light, generous size and great colour for added safety. Great customer service too!

Meets all expectations. Extremely light, generous size and great colour for added safety. Great customer service too!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Cycle Backpacks Guide

Do I need a cycling backpack?

Cycling backpacks are designed to sit securely on your back while you ride. This is not always the case with non-cycling backpacks that may tend to wobble around as you ride. In addition to this cycling backpacks often have reflective strips and a rear light tab to improve night time visibility.

What size backpack do I need?

With capacities varying from 10 to 35 litres you will need to choose a cycling backpack that is right for the kind of cycling that you do most.

  • 10-19 litres – best for shorter rides and commuting with minimal kit
  • 20-29 litres – ideal for all day adventures and general commuting
  • 30+ litres – Good for touring and commuting with lots of kit

Can I use a hydration bladder with these backpacks?

While these cycling backpacks are not supplied with hydration bladders many of them have a bladder pocket ready to take one. Look for ‘Hydration bladder compatible’ in the product description.

Which are the best backpacks for commuting?

Hi-viz backpacks are designed specifically for urban riding so are ideal for commuting. Look for a backpack with reflective detailing and an integrated waterproof cover to keep out the elements.

Are cycling backpacks waterproof?

Some cycling backpacks are completely waterproof so you can ride all day in the rain while still keeping your kit dry.

Another option is a rain cover which will do a good job at keeping the water out. This is usually adequate protection for commuting and many cycling backpacks are supplied with them.  Waterproof backpack covers are also available separately.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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International Deliveries - Temporarily Suspended 30/3/20

Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be stopping all international deliveries until further notice. We will continue deliveries to the UK, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.