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Runner’s World Reviews Our Stolt Athlete Roll-Top Backpack: Best For Commuting

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We’re thrilled to share that Runner’s World recently reviewed our Stolt Athlete Roll-Top Backpack, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Designed with the modern commuter in mind, our backpack has been put through the paces by the Runner’s World team, and it’s come out on top.

A Backpack That Packs a Punch

The review highlighted the roll-top design, which allows for maximum storage. As Runner’s World puts it, “you can pack loads in it.” One tester even managed to fit a pair of trainers, a work dress, underwear, a makeup bag, a wash bag, and a hairbrush into the main compartment. That’s a lot of gear for one bag!

“Featuring a roll-top design, which means you can pack loads in it – our tester managed to squeeze a pair of trainers, a work dress, underwear, make up bag, wash bag and hairbrush into the main compartment.”

– Runner’s World

Comfort and Convenience

When it comes to comfort, our backpack doesn’t disappoint. The review praised the detachable waist straps and the strap across the sternum, which are designed to be comfortable for both men and women. One of their team members tested the bag on a 25km (15 mile) commute and found it “surprisingly comfy, thanks to the padded back mesh panel.”

“With detachable waist straps and a strap across the sternum (which are placed high enough so that even women can wear it comfortably without digging into your breasts), once you’re strapped in, it doesn’t budge.”

– Runner’s World

Built for All Weather

Our Stolt Athlete Roll-Top Backpack is also water-repellent, a feature that came in handy for one of the testers. They said, “I got caught in about 40 minutes of rain on my cycle home, and everything in the bag remained completely dry.”

“It’s also water repellent – ‘I got caught in about 40 minutes of rain on my cycle home, and everything in the bag remained completely dry,’ said one tester.”

– Runner’s World

Room for Improvement

While the review was largely positive, Runner’s World did point out one area for improvement: visibility. The black color of the bag is sleek but not the easiest to spot on the road. They suggested that a reflective panel on the back could enhance visibility. We appreciate the constructive feedback and are already considering this feature in our future designs.

Final Thoughts

We’re incredibly grateful for the thorough review from Runner’s World. It’s always rewarding to see our products making a difference in people’s daily lives, especially for those who are always on the move.

For those interested in making their commutes more comfortable and convenient, the Stolt Athlete Roll-Top Backpack is available for purchase on our website. And yes, we do offer a high-visibility cover separately for enhanced road safety.

Thank you for your continued support, and happy commuting!

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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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