March 28, 2009
Smart storage, has room for all the essentials and a few optional things like a rolled up jacket or a couple of spare tubes.
Can be filled without removing the bladder.
Drinking valve comes with a shut-off.
Really filling the storage pockets can press on the water bladder, making it hard to completely fill without removing it.
The chest strap buckles CONSTANTLY come off the straps. The slider buckle is basically designed backwards.
I use this for bike commuting as well as all my mountain biking. It holds way more gear than a quick glance at its sleek size would lead you to believe. The 70oz bladder is sufficient for most trips, but I tend to need a 100oz for longer trips in the desert.
The shut-off valve is great for in the car on the way to the trailhead, as invariably something gets set on it and it would otherwise leak.
For one comfortable hydration pack that will cover 95% of your cycling needs, get this one and you won't regret it.