I would suggest going to a good shop that has a range of rucksacks from various manufacturers that you can try on. Some rucksacks are also available in different back lengths, so again, good to try on.
They should also be able to add items to the sack so you can feel what it is like loaded.
My brother found Deuter good for a day sack with a long back, not sure about the chest size, but might be worth trying.
But as Milhouse says, worth going to a good shop and trying on lots!
Something like a 20litre Alpkit Gourdon could fit the bill. Cheap and waterproof, too.
The smaller OMM packs are nice too.
I've used a lot of different small packs and never had any real fit issues with any of them. I'm sure someone will contradict, but fit/backlength etc has never been anything like the same issue as with bigger packs carrying more weight.
My Dad bag was a OM Classic 32 with a Duomat in it (for changing on).
My current Dad bag (now he's older) is a Black Diamond Instinct. 28ltr panel loader and great for travelling.
I don't think C is compatible with the other two; for running, you need something that will stay close to your body, and be just the right size, otherwise things will shake about madly as you run. So either you stuff it with unnecessary padding, or it will need good compression straps. I take a small MTB pack skiing, and I'd reckon that would be about the right size for running. It's also very stable.
Ah, I see I'm chiming with Dylan's comments...
I've been using a couple of Berghaus Rhythm 20 sacks for daily use (one as cycle-to-work bag, one as weekend shopping bag) for the last ten years, and the zips are finally starting to give up. Bought discounted at £10 each, I reckon I've had my money's worth... Not much good as a recommendation, mind, as they're long obsolete...
Thumbs up for what Dead Dodo said about the Lowe Alpine AirZone 35 - it's brilliant. Build, price, volume, back system comfort is all top notch, and I think it's always better to have too big a pack than too small.
You can get it for around the £50 last time I looked.
I owe rucksack from Tumi luggage which I recently bought from MonsterBags online store. I was also searching for a bag which would be used in multi-ways. My bag dimension are 18" x 11" x 6.5" which provides plenty of space to store daily stuff. It is extremely light-weighted allows me to commute easily in public transport. Some of the features involve front and back zip pockets for quick access, side zip access to interior sections of the bag. It is made from nylon fabric with distinctive, custom-made hardware giving a hybrid look which can be used in multiple ways. I’d recommend you to check out the store for detailed features.
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