IN THIS JOB, you can’t help but become a gear queer.
Taped zips, glove-friendly pulleys and waterproof pockets become more valuable to you than any signed Rossi memorabilia, and you’re ever on the lookout for the smartest new kit.
The sporty riders among us lust after sleek, stylish options, while the adventure riders covet Gore-Tex and goose down inners. Commuters, meanwhile, want the warmest, most weatherproof coveralls, without all the bells and whistles.
And when it comes to luggage, the same rules apply. Here we take a look - in no particular order - at five of 2018’s best backpacks, offering style, support and safety...