Reviewed by Jimmy from S NV on Saturday, June 07, 2014
Overall this is a great little hydration pack. It has most everything I was looking for...2L of water for a nice 1-2 hour ride in the desert heat of S NV, room for my tools, pump, phone, spare tube, energy bar, etc. No real complaints so far, but I've only been using it for a couple of weeks. The only thing I can knock it for is that there is sometimes an off taste when I haven't used it in 8+ hours. I normally empty it when I'm done for the day, but occasionally if I know I'm going to use it again the next day, I'll just top it off and that is when I notice an off taste for the first few sucks. The other thing that I'm trying to get used to is latching the reservoir into the pack. I'm used to camelbak hydration packs where you just toss the reservoir into the 'envelope'. Well this has two little latch things (see photo) that keep the reservoir from falling to the bottom of the reservoir compartment. Not a huge deal, but it's taking me a little while to get used to it. Besides those two little issues, I'm satisfied with the pack.
Reviewed by ksamc from Hawaii on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I like Platypus' design, their hydration packs are made well and if you take care of them, they last. The straps are well padded and very adjustable and fit my smaller frame (5' 3" - ~120#). Basically, if you are looking for a nice 2L daypack, this one is great, and you can't beat the price.