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Podium commuter backpack
Podium Backpack
Stolt Podium backpack

Ultimate small commuter bag

Pack smart with the Podium. This backpack might be small but it fits all the essential items you need for your active commuter lifestyle. A padded and secure laptop pocket carries devices up to 15” whilst an expandable compartment stores shoes and bigger items. Keep a change of clothes neatly packed in a built-in garment sleeve, with room for small personal items inside and within waist strap pockets on access on the move.

Developed for athletes

The Stolt Podium backpack is built with the latest performance technologies and excellent ergonomics for runners and cyclists. It’s super adjustable and fits most frames from XS to XL. The hide-away strap mechanism makes it even more versatile as you can convert your bag in seconds; perfect for work, commuting or a night out on the town.

Podium commuter backpack

Podium Commuter Backpack

Where tech meets style

The ergonomic design of the Podium small commuter bag is a commuter’s dream. With our innovative 3-way shield fabric treatment, this water repellent backpack combats rain, sweat and odour. Keeping your belongings clean and dry no matter the weather. With the hide-away strap system it transforms from a technical running backpack into an office bag or suitcase. Plus its lightweight material with padded back mesh makes it super comfortable to move with.


What is the difference between Stolt Alpha and Stolt Podium?

Stolt Alpha is our original design, perfect for both daily use and overnight business trips with a capacity of 20 litres (25 litres when using the expandable compartment). Podium is classified more as a day pack that fits your daily essentials. It’s a small commuter bag with a 10 litre capacity (expanding to 13 litres). The Stolt Podium also has its own internal built-in sleeve that fits a shirt and trousers. Please note that the garment box doesn’t fit inside Stolt Podium.

What makes the Podium the best small commuter backpack?

All Stolt bags are designed for active professionals. But the Podium is the best small rucksack for commuters who only need a bag for day to day life. Its compact size makes it light and comfortable to run, bike or walk with, whilst still having enough space to store all your necessities.

Padded, adjustable straps ensure optimum comfort, with padded mesh back panels that provide airflow on hot days. Our signature anti-microbial material combats sweat, rain and odour meaning your bag stays fresher for longer.

How long does shipping take?

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

Please note, this is a pre-sale! All pre-orders will be shipped by the w/c 18th December

How much does shipping cost?

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


What is your return policy?

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

How do I return a product?

Please email us at for a return address and label.

Small commuter backpack for running to work

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Small commuter backpack
Podium Backpack
Alpha C Business Set Alpha Business Set Athlete Commuter Set Podium Business Set
Weight1.4kg / 3.1lbs1.2kg / 2.6lbs1kg / 2.2lbs0.7kg / 1.5lbs
Material1680D Ballistic Nylon500D Nylon500D recycled polyester500D Nylon
Side handle
Electronics  OrganisationSeparate compartment with padded laptop sleeve and multiple pocketsSeparate compartment with padded laptop sleeve and multiple pocketsSeparate compartment with padded laptop sleeve and multiple pockets Padded laptop sleeve &  easy access pocket
Garment packingSeparate Garment boxSeparate Garment boxSeparate Garment boxIn-built Garment Sleeve
Expandable pocketExpandability with roll top
Hide-away straps
Carry optionsBackpack (business & sports mode),  top-handle, briefcaseBackpack (business & sports mode),  top-handleBackpack (business & sports mode), top-handle, detachable waist beltBackpack (business & sports mode),  top-handle
NEW Alpha design with a super tough, rugged material and a side handle perfect to cycle or walk to the office and overnight business trips ORIGINAL Alpha design with a super durable, yet light-weight material designed for runners and cyclists as well as business travellers ATHLETE is our rolltop design with a more relaxed feel and water bottle pockets for city runners and cyclists alike. PODIUM design is half the size of Alpha making it the perfect day pack for those looking to pack light and run for longer distances
£249 £198 £198 £169

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