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Run Commute Backpack Guide

How to choose the best run commute backpack?

Stolt is the world’s only run commute backpack specialist. British born, now serving run commuters around the globe. Each Stolt backpack is designed by runners for runners, optimising comfort and ergonomics without compromising on style. A premium product that seamlessly transitions from run commute to the office.

How to choose the best run commute backpack

1. Consider how much space you need

All Stolt backpacks are expandable so you can adjust the size of your backpack to snuggly fit your daily carry but you should consider the basic frame and capacity of the backpack first. It’s a good idea to list down everything you carry on a daily basis to choose a run commute backpack with enough capacity.

Stolt Podium laptop backpack carries:

  • Laptop up to 15″
  • Small valuables
  • A shirt and a pair of trousers
  • Shoes (use the expandable compartment)

For those who need more space for:

  • Laptop up to 16″
  • Other electronics (e.g. ipad) and stationery
  • Toiletries and a towel
  • A jacket, some extra clothes and shoes

Choose either Stolt Athlete or Stolt Alpha laptop backpack and add a garment box if needed to carry your clothes neatly.

How to choose the best run commute backpack

2. Choose a backpack to fit your frame

Stolt commuter backpacks stand out for their ergonomic design, ensuring that the weight is evenly distributed, reducing strain on your back and allowing for more comfortable, efficient movement.

All Stolt bags have been designed to fit most frames with great adjustability.

For very petite frames, choose Stolt Podium which is our smallest fit. Both Stolt Alpha and Stolt Athlete fit most frames and for very larger frames, check out Stolt Alpha C.

How to choose the best run commute backpack

3. Ensure your backpack has all essential features

When you run commute to work, you don’t want to worry about your belongings getting sweaty or wet if you get caught in the rain.

All Stolt run commute backpacks are waterproof.

The back panel of each backpack is designed with performance mesh and an airflow for comfortable carry.

Water proof backpack
Stolt Athlete commuting backpack shoulder straps

We’ve also applied an anti-microbial treatment on the fabrics to combat any sweat or odours and to keep your backpack fresh for longer

This makes a Stolt run commute backpack the ultimate blend of performance and style expertly engineered for ambitious everyday athletes.

Finally, at Stolt you can build your own run commute backpack kit choosing all accessories your might need on your daily commute. Add a garment box if you are carrying clothing in your backpack and want to keep them crease free. Our anti-microbial treated laundry bag stores your sweaty kit while the high-vis cover keeps you visible in the dark.

Alpha C Business Set Alpha Business Set Athlete Commuter Set Podium Business Set
Weight1.4kg / 3.1lbs1.2kg / 2.6lbs1kg/2.2lbs1kg / 2.2lbs
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, briefcase, over the shoulder
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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