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Old 10-28-09, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulRivers View Post
Most cycling jackets nowadays appear to not have a hood, but you can buy a detachable hood seperately - like the Shower's Pass one.

A waterproof bike backpack is, surprisingly, much harder to find. The only one I know of that might even be big enough to carry books in is the Ergon BC3:

But it might look kind of silly when you're wearing it, and reviews say that it ends up getting some water inside in a complete downpour.

Most of the time the "backpack for biking to school" threads end up recommending getting a regular backpack, then a big basket on the back of the bike and putting the backpack in the basket. For waterproofness...a big plastic bag?
Deuter cycling packs have a nifty stowable rain cover, and of course all the Ortleib backpacks are waterproof.
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