Best hydration pack I've used
Reviewed by Rod Wiggler from WNC on Friday, May 30, 2014
Very comfortable and light weight pack that carries everything I need for a long day on the trail. The bladder system is the best - extremely easy to disconnect the tube from the valve on the bladder for a quick fill without having to remove the hose where it's routed on the straps. It rides securely regardless of the amount of water or gear and seems well ventilated - generally don't even notice it. The fully enclosed gear section has a mesh pocket on the flap, 2 small pouches for a multi-tool or tube and a pump tube - well organized and enough space for me to carry slightly more than the essentials for long rides in warm weather. The outer mesh pocket is large enough to carry a light-weight cycling jacket. It's much more comfortable than either my Osprey Raptor 14 (nice for winter or marathon expeditions but otherwise too large) or my Camelbak Lobo (not enough water or gear for longer rides). Wish STP carried the dark grey version, but the gold may help get spotted if I'm ever lost in the woods.