Reviewed by Andrew the downhill racer from Northern NJ on Friday, March 16, 2012
I used this pack while skiing in Colorado; it was perfect for keeping hydrated and fueled. I was able to spend more time on the slopes, because I didn't need to stop for more fluids (the altitude is very drying). Also, the pack's low profile didn't get in the way at all; I'm a very aggressive skie...
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Reviewed by M from NE Indiana on Monday, April 11, 2016
This pack is really well-made like all Dakine stuff. I'm especially glad Dakine used the Hydrapak bladder and valve. The zip-close top means you turn it inside-out for cleaning and drying. The bite valve is the best around. I had to get a Hydrapak Plug and Play attachment right away, though. Otherwise you have to "fish" the tube in and out every time you fill up. I don't know why Hydrapak doesn't include one with all their bladders. I had to buy one for my last pack, too.
Overall I love this pack. Nice ventilated back and tons of adjustability in the straps. Inside storage is well-placed, and I'm sure the exterior straps will be useful.
Reviewed by Dillon from Utah on Monday, June 3, 2013
It's very light weight, small, super portable, great construction, seems really well made. I wanted something convenient to carry my pocket items int (keys, wallet, etc.) as well as my handgun when not carrying in my waistband. This first the bill perfectly. It's really quite small so don't expect to fit a lot in it, it's a day pack. There's a few too many straps and buckles for me, but I guess that's because it's for bikers. But it's nice that the waist clips come off. I recommend it.
Reviewed by Beach Skater from Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Got this hydration pack to use on long skates (30 to 50 miles) and, after some modifications, it is great.
Pros: Low profile, stable, holds 70 ozs of water, easy to fill and empty, comfortable waist and sternum straps, several zippered and open pockets for carrying iPhone, Cliff Bars and other stuff. Good overall design.
Cons: Lousy bite valve - I used it once and then replaced it with a CamelBak valve, long floppy strap ends and a tendency for the waist strap to loosen up - I cut them down and sewed Velcro onto the remainder to keep them from flying around and keep them tight.