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Old 05-20-18, 01:50 PM
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Backpack that holds a helmet externally ?

There's Osprey , and Deuter ; Any others ?
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Old 05-20-18, 03:53 PM
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Camelbak used to have a few. They're constantly changing up their product line so things may have changed.


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Old 05-20-18, 05:18 PM
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Not that I know of but I really like my Osprey Radial. Osprey and Deuter are the only ones I am aware of that have a frame with an air-gap for cooling your back.
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Old 05-20-18, 05:26 PM
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Standard feature for back country ski packs
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Old 05-20-18, 05:50 PM
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Can't say I've ever had one that couldn't. Almost all packs have places for attaching straps and helmets have chin straps that snap together. Combine the two and you're set.
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Old 05-20-18, 06:06 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Timberline-Ve...ack+Timberline
This one has a foldout net made for holding a helmet on the back of the pack. I got one from a few years ago that works pretty well.
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Old 05-20-18, 08:33 PM
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In addition to above mentioned Ospreys, Deuters there's also Vaude (Alpin and Splash).

I tried a lot of them this spring: Radial 26 and 34, Momentum 26 and 30, Escapist 25 and 32, Deuter Trans Alpine, and Vaude Bike Alpin 30+5.

My conclusion was, Vaude is a better cycling pack while Osprey makes just better general packs. Note the load range - Opsreys can hold almost twice as much as Vaude. But Vaude's suspension system looked superior.

In the end, I gave up and am still using my Osprey Comet (because I like it more as a bag) but carry it in a basket on my trunk. No more sweaty back. Ah yes, I can carry helmet externally on my Comet, big plus.

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Old 05-20-18, 08:55 PM
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Fox MTB backpacks. Mine has an adjustable external partial cover for a helmet, newer models rely on a laching system I'm thinking.
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Old 05-20-18, 10:57 PM
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Here you go. The price that will show up when you click the link is the normal price but if you become a member (free to sign up), then you'll get the gold price. Right now it's 135 from 180.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...ackpack?sg=504
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Osprey the winner ! The quick and easy . (and secure)
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
There's Osprey , and Deuter ; Any others ?
Any backpack with a grab handle on top. 1) Put chinstrap through grab handle. 2) Put chinstrap around shoulder straps. 3) Click.

On my back packs this has always been a stable, wearable method.



Also, for a quick, but loose connection, keep a D-clip on an external mounting point on your backpack.
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Old 05-21-18, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Any backpack with a grab handle on top. 1) Put chinstrap through grab handle. 2) Put chinstrap around shoulder straps. 3) Click.

On my back packs this has always been a stable, wearable method.



Also, for a quick, but loose connection, keep a D-clip on an external mounting point on your backpack.
I really like that idea. I used to just clip my helmet just through the grab handle but it swung around too much and would consistently hit the walls or other office coworkers.

This way seems a lot more stable.
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Old 05-21-18, 10:03 AM
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I'm on my 4th year of using a Chrome Industries Barrage Cargo backpack. It's awesome and unbelievably tough. On top of being extremely weatherpoof, the outside net holds a helmet quite nicely. Best of all, the net can also hold all manner of crazy stuff. I've transported bicycle wheels and tons of crazy shaped things in that net.


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Add this to whatever back pack you own..




https://ortliebusa.com/product/outer-mesh-pocket/

Includes these parts to make it happen
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Old 05-21-18, 01:53 PM
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Arkel Bug: https://www.arkel-od.com/en/bug-commuting-bag.html
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I use a couple models of Deuter packs and they have an external helmet holder. https://www.deuter.com/US/us/bike.html
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