Alpha Business Set


£ 198.00

Alpha Commuter Backpack Set

A cycling and running backpack for commuting in style 

This is the 4th edition of the award-winning Alpha Business Set that was first launched in 2018. The Alpha 4.0 runner’s commute backpack has been perfected to the max. Updated with the latest YKK hardware and power stitching, it will stand the test of time even through the toughest of conditions. This is where technical sports performance meets office style. 

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“An investment bag you could easily get a lifetime of use from.”
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“The best bag for your new commute”

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  • Convert your commuter backpack into a business bag in seconds with hideaway straps.
  • Store your laptop, stationary, shoes and changes of clothes in expandable compartments and garment box – plus a sports bag to keep your gym kit separate.
  • Keep odours at bay with our one-of-a-kind anti-microbial material that wards off sweat, dirt and rain.
  • Guarantee a comfortable commute with adjustable padded straps and a breathable mesh back panel.

  • Alpha running backpack for commuting in black or blue
  • Travel garment bag to store clothes crease-free
  • Anti-microbial laundry bag that protects against odour and sweat
  • 100% waterproof hi vis cover for wet weather
  • Folding instructions card to help you fold any garment

  • Dimensions 28cm x 46cm x 15cm  – 20 litres expand to 25 litres
  • Sleek design perfect for a commuter backpack for running and cycling
  • Ergonomic design with a padded back panel and breathable mesh
  • High quality, durable and water repellent materials and YKK zippers
  • Anti-microbial treatment that combats any sweat and odour
  • Hide-away strap mechanism makes this the best running, cycling and commuting backpack
  • Shoulder straps, waist straps and a sternum strap
  • Padded and secure laptop pocket to carry devices up to 16”
  • Separate compartments for stationery and pen hooks
  • Small pockets on the waist straps for active commuters, cyclists and runners
  • Expandable compartment for shoes and other bigger items
  • Specially designed garment box with folding instructions to pack all your clothes, even a whole suit, and keep them crease-free while carrying the backpack.
  • Anti-microbial laundry bag for your sports kit
  • High-visibility rain cover to keep you visible in the dark

Functional Excellence

  • Expertly engineered ergonomics
  • Sleek and functional design
  • High quality, durable materials
  • Water/sweat repellent
  • Antimicrobial treatment to combat any odors
  • Airflow and breathable mesh
  • Business compartment with padded laptop pocket
  • Hideaway straps
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Waist strap with pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Expandable shoe pocket for bigger loads
  • Garment box for crease free clothes, even a suit
  • Folding instruction cards
  • High visibility cover
  • Compartments for stationery and pen hooks
Best running backpack for commuting

Best running backpack for commuting

The Alpha backpack is designed for active commuters, runners and cyclists. Every feature has been carefully considered to guarantee maximum comfort and performance, from the padded back panel to its breathable mesh material. The ergonomic design also means it doesn’t bounce when running; ensuring your laptop, clothes and belongings stay safely stored as you go.

Innovative materials

Not bothered by the weather? Neither is the Alpha, made using 500d nylon coated in our signature 3-way shield finish that protects your bag against sweat, odour and rain. It’s water resistant, super lightweight and durable, ready for anything that life throws at it – whether that be a heatwave, storm or giant puddle.

Water proof backpack

Combining tech and style

Combining tech and style

What it brings in practicalities, the Alpha matches in office style. A hide-away strap system means this commuter backpack can transform from a technical sports rucksack to a sleek work bag – ready for impressing the boss and carrying the after-work drinks. Keep your business attire crease-free in an included garment box and head from the gym to the boardroom in one flawless stride.

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It carries all your daily essentials including electronics, shoes and even a business attire in a separate garment box.



Stolt Alpha is our original cyclists and runners backpack for commuting with a capacity of 20 litres (25 litres when using the expandable compartment). Stolt Podium is a smaller version of Alpha (10 litre capacity expanding to 13 litres) with some additional features such as our ‘3 way carry’ meaning that the bag can be carried as a backpack, briefcase or a shoulder bag.

Where Alpha serves you even on an overnight business trip, Podium is classified more as a day pack that fits your daily essentials. Our garment box is also designed for Stolt Alpha to carry more clothes, whereas Stolt Podium has an internal built-in sleeve to fit a shirt and trousers. Please note that the garment box doesn’t fit inside Stolt Podium.

All Alpha commuter backpacks have the same ergonomic design with a few differences to suit your individual style. The original Alpha rucksack uses a super durable, light-weight material – perfect for cyclists and runners. It also comes with a top handle and hideaway backpack straps.

The Alpha C has an additional side handle for carrying as a suitcase or shoulder bag. It’s also made of a tougher 1680D ballistic nylon which makes it slightly sturdier than the original Alpha.

This running backpack set includes the Stolt Alpha backpack plus all the essential accessories we’ve developed to help you commute in style. This includes a garment box, laundry bag, folding card and a hi vis backpack cover.

Stolt cycling and running backpacks for commuting are the perfect combination of a practical sport bag and smart business accessory. Designed by a team of active commuters, we’ve added every essential feature you need to navigate the city without compromising on style.

The Alpha is a light-weight, comfortable backpack with padded mesh panels and shoulder straps. It won’t budge whilst you move – and neither will your clothes, snugly stored in a separate garment box to keep them wrinkle-free. The addition of a padded laptop compartment and our innovative water and sweat repellent material really does make this the best running commuter backpack.

Most deliveries within the UK take no more than 3 days. Outside the UK deliveries normally take around 7-10 days.

We offer free delivery on all UK orders and free delivery on all international orders over £100.

Items should be returned within 90 days of their delivery date and in their original packaging. Please see our Returns and Refund page.

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