I don't like riding with a backpack so I use a cantilever rack and a "wedge" pack. I've used it for years starting with a Blackburn rack on a Trek HT but had to go cantilever on the new FS bike a few years ago.
The pack is easy to mount and remove. I partially ripped one Velcro attachment strap so now I use a bungee cord to secure the pack and what ever is on top. It has shockcording on the top that I use to carry a jacket or fleece.
I always take too much stuff which makes sense given that I often ride (and ski) alone in remote places. I have to have room for some tools, a tube, patch kits, phone, PLB, inhaler, pocket camera, and, of course, munchies and a beer. An additional outer layer goes on top, goretex if rain is possible.
The rack uses a quick release attachment. The lever is not perfectly adjustable so I shim on the inside and tape the lever closed with duct tape (Duct tape - I bow in wonder of your omniscience!)
Anyone else use a bike pack instead of a back pack?
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