Re: [bike-252] cycling thru rains... backpack with laptop problem - how to overcome?

From: Chandra
Sent on: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:05 PM
I've bought a rain cover for backpack from wildcraft (don't remember the exact price but less than 500) that I used for my camera backpack and it held up very well in torrential rains. 


Best,
Chandra Kuchibhotla

On Monday 17 June 2013 at 7:20 PM, Venkateswara Rao wrote:

Dear Mukesh
If you know anybody in Mumbai, you can get these type of bags in Kurla or Dharavi at a cheaper price.... I used to have one (used for trekking and as well for keeping my Laptop safer.... I bought it for around 400!! (tthe whole bag, 25ltrs).....
 
just try it out...
 
Venkat. D

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM, ashwin kumar <[address removed]> wrote:
You can buy a back pack with built-in cover. I got it from my employer, i will check if i can got more of those. They will surely keep your bag from soaking.


Regards,
Ashwin Kumar.

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On 17-Jun-2013, at 6:07 PM, Mukesh <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi,
 
I usually try to bicycle everyday to work. Not that I pedal fast or alike, but just ride to work at a leisure speed from Kukatpally to DLF-Gachibowli.
 
But from past one-week finding it difficult to continue because of the rains. I don't mind getting wet (wearing raincoat can help), but guarding the laptop is the problem.
Waterproof bags available in flipkart or usual stores are NOT actually 100% waterproof when there is a continuous rainfall. Laptop can get affected even by moisture.

How do other bikers attend to this problem - any idea? or they just stop pedalling during rainy season.
I am already doing that part of "wrap the laptop in a plastic cover" and then put that inside into the backpack bag.
But the shortcoming is that, the backpack becomes soaked-wet in rains and is not usable for next 3 or 4 days and also backpack takes lot of time to get dried.
So I would endup having to purhcase additional backpacks which is not a practical thing because what if it rains everday?
 
Some of the people recommended using a backpack-cover as shown in attachment.
Does anybody among you guys have it, if yes... how did you get it and what is the cost?
(www.naturelounge.in -- online it is quoting as Rs.500!!!... and its out-of-stock... phew a hundred or two more, I can get a new backpack).
Also I was unable to locate that product on www.decathlon.in (india website).
 
Actually this can be even custom-stitched by using a large plastic-sheet and stitch in a "duffle shape" with an elastic boundary and
all this should not cost more (Rs.100 for material + Rs.100 for stitching + Rs.50 for add-on margin per piece)... so there is a
business opportunity here as this product can be sold to motor-bike users as well, but with language constraints,
perhaps I am unable to explain the tailor in the right manner and others who understand it are not-interested to "venture" into this new product.
 
OR any other workable alternative that anybody of you follows... pls do suggest.
 
Please do get back.
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Regards,
Mukesh
bTwin - Rockrider 5.0
 

 





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