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    • Double winner of the 220 Triathlon Best on Test award & Best Value.
    • 40 litres of triathlon specific and carry-on friendly storage.
    • Waterproof wetsuit/swimwear storage.
    • EVA padded helmet and cycling shoe compartment.
    • Waterproof front panel makes it a great commuter pack.
    • Padded straps and back panel for extra comfort.

    Triathlon is a sport of preparation and dedication, our long hours of training, our financial outlays, our nutrition and our equipment, yet for some reason, we still use carrier bags for wet swimwear and bring our race kit to events in a Swedish furniture store bag! It’s now time to bring that tri mindset to your bags.

    We created the Transition Backpack to make your training, racing and commuting life simpler and address some of our key annoyances with kit bags, some of which we are sure you share. Bags were either huge, or too small, everything got wet from our swim kit, small items such as phones and goggles got lost at the bottom of the bag and multi compartment bags would fall over unless every compartment was full. The sturdy Transition Backpack solves these issues with discipline specific compartments with their own zip openings and a wealth of accessory pockets for phones, goggles and drinks bottles.


    Waterproof Bottom Compartment

    The base of the bag features a fully waterproof inner lining big enough for your wetsuit and other swimwear, as well as waterproof exterior to avoid soaking up poolside puddles.

    Large Main Compartment

    The workhorse of the bag is the main central compartment for storing your tri and casual clothes, shoes and anything else you can think of. Internal pockets found on the back of the opening provide convenient storage for goggles and keys, as well as a removal waterproof pouch, giving you extra wet dry storage, or somewhere to keep your race day documents, or nutrition.

    For those big days away from the pool the central compartment I also designed to expand into the wetsuit storage area when it’s empty.

    EVA Foam Padded Top Compartment

    The padded top compartment keeps your shoes and helmet safe, as well as away from your clean and wet kit, meaning no more mud transfer from your shoes, or keys scratching your helmet. There is also a built-in phone pouch with earphone outlet for easy on the go access to your music.

    External Features:

    There are two large mesh pockets for drinks bottles, giving you easy access and preventing leaky bottle mishaps.

    Great features can be undone if a backpack isn't comfortable to use, to address that we have included padded and breathable straps, and a back panel, as well as a chest strap for added comfort on the move.


  • Christmas Shipping

    13th Dec: Last date for guaranteed delivery before Christmas in Ireland.

    We will continue to ship after that but we cannot guarantee they will arrive in-time.

    Click and Collect 

    Available daily during store opening hours. Once your order is ready for collection you will be sent an email to this effect. If you would rather not come into the shop ring when you are outside and we can pop it directly into the boot for you. 

    Republic of Ireland Delivery (excluding kayaks and surfboards) 

    FREE Irish* Courier delivery on orders of €50 or more. 

    Orders under €50 will be charged a €5 delivery fee.

    - We use a courier service; delivery is normally next day but during busy times can take up to 5 days. Please allow up to five days. The courier will be given your mobile phone number and will contact you if he has trouble finding you or if no one is home. Consider getting your parcel delivered to a business address if you’re going to be out all day. 

    Offer limited to standard courier shipping to Republic of Ireland addresses only.

    UK and Northern Ireland Delivery

    We are currently not shipping to the UK. Northern Ireland customers please contact us via e-mail or phone if you want to place an order as currently the system we are using is not set up to process these sales. 

    Kayaks and Surfboards


  • We offer a 30-day return policy. 

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days. We will issue you a full refund for the price you paid for the item (s) or exchange for another size (whichever you’d prefer). Postage will not be refunded unless the item is faulty or incorrect. You can also return your item to the shop directly in Bandon.

    We accept returns only if:

    • All tags are still on the item
    • The item has not been used or worn or washed (who’d wash an unused item?)
    • The item is complete (for example if returning shoes send the pair…)
    • Packaging is intact and not damaged (try not to sit on it)

    We suggest, if posting the item to us you retain proof of purchase in case it goes missing in the post! 

    Our Address:

    Web Order Returns, Wild Side Sports, Unit 8 Bandon Retail Park, By-Pass Road, Bandon, Co. Cork, P72 KN32, Ireland (don’t forget to include your receipts!!!)