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The Ultimate Commuter’s Guide: Choosing the Right Commuter Backpack with Stolt

Are you ready to elevate your commuting game? Active commuting, whether it’s running, cycling, or brisk walking, not only benefits your health but also reduces your carbon footprint. But to make the most out of your commute, you need the right gear. Here’s your essential guide on what to consider when you’re a commuter and how Stolt backpacks can enhance your daily journey.

Comfort and Ergonomics

A comfortable backpack is essential for commuters, especially those who are on their feet for much of their journey. Features like adjustable padded straps, a breathable back panel, and an ergonomic design ensure that the weight is evenly distributed, reducing strain and increasing comfort.

Stolt Solutions:

All Stolt Backpacks: Come with great adjustability, padded straps, waist strap, a breathable mesh on the back panel with air flow and a design that ensures even weight distribution and no bouncing when on the move.

  • Stolt Alpha Backpack: This is our largest backpack size with 20->25 litre capacity and overall height of 46cm/18in.
  • Stolt Athlete Backpack: This day bag is 15->18 litres adjustable with the roll-top design and overall height of 39cm/15in -> 43cm/17in.
  • Stolt Podium Backpack: A small commuter backpack with 10->13 litre capacity and overall height of 41cm/16in.

Capacity and Compartments

The ideal commuter backpack should have ample space and specialised compartments to organise everything from a laptop and other electronics to clothes and shoes. Expandable compartments are a bonus for days when you need to pack a little extra.

Stolt Solutions:

All Stolt Backpacks: Have a “business compartment” which is a separate padded section to securely carry a laptop. All Stolt backpacks are also designed to be adjustable in size with an expandable pocket or a roll-top design. Further, every Stolt backpack has a hide-away strap mechanism where all straps can be tugged behind the back panel when not in use.

  • Stolt Alpha Backpack: Has a business compartment with a padded laptop sleeve for devices up to 16″ and multiple pockets for stationary and other small items. It also has an expandable pocket for shoes or other bigger items.
  • Stolt Athlete Backpack: Has the same business compartment as Alpha which is separate from the main roll-top section and carries devices up to 16″. This design is expandable in size with the roll-top feature.
  • Stolt Podium Backpack: Features a separate padded and secure laptop compartment to carry devices up to 15″. It also has a in-built garment sleeve in the main compartment for clothes, and an expandable compartment for additional space when needed.

Durability and Weather Resistance

Durability is crucial for a commuter backpack due to the daily wear and tear of urban travel. Materials that are both durable and weather-resistant ensure that your belongings are protected no matter the conditions.

Stolt Solutions:

All Stolt Backpacks: Are made with innovative performance fabrics and treated with a waterproof finish to withstand any weather. In addition, we apply an anti-microbial treatment on our bags to combat sweat and odours keeping your bag fresh for longer. We give a 2 year warranty on our bags.

Style and Professionalism

Your backpack is a part of your daily attire and versatility is key when moving from casual to more professional environments, and from exercise to the office. Therefore, we design backpacks that pair functionality with sleek and minimalistic, timeless style.

Stolt Solutions:

  • Stolt Alpha Backpack: The Alpha is perfect for those who want to seamlessly transition from their commute to the office and important meetings.
  • Stolt Athlete Backpack: The Athlete is a more casual style with a roll-top design and work well from sports to more relaxed office settings.
  • Stolt Podium Backpack: The Podium is a streamlined design that looks smart with any outfit and in any occasion.


Choosing the right backpack from Stolt’s commuter backpack range can greatly improve your commuting experience. Each model — the Athlete, Podium, and Alpha — caters to different needs and preferences, ensuring that every commuter can find a backpack that fits their lifestyle perfectly.

Small commuter backpack for running to work

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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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