Lightweight and with just enough room for the essentials, this daypack features an insulated Big Bite valve and tube for winter adventures.. Contour design wraps around shoulders and waist to ergonomically distribute the load and add stability. Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap and a webbing waist belt help distribute the load evenly. Main compartment holds gear while the outside zipper pocket keeps small essentials close at hand. Made from polyurethane for odor- and taste-free water, the bladder collapses flat as you drink for a slosh-free load. Big Bite valve and tube are insulated to keep liquids from freezing. Screw-cap closure on bladder is easy to fill and lets you add ice cubes. Made from abrasion-resistant ripstop nylon and packcloth for long-lasting durability. Two compression straps help stabilize the load.
a Cross Country Rider
from Sindelfingen, Germany
Date Reviewed: October 26, 2004
Strengths: Great stylish look. Excellent workmanship. Very sturdy with durable zippers. The insulated drinking tube actually prevents freezing, until to about 20 degrees F.
Weaknesses: My drink bladder leaks a bit where the tube attaches to the bladder, especially when something heavy presses on this area. Camelbak sent me a replacement bladder, but it still leaks a few drops. No other weaknesses!
Great backpack for a day at the slopes! Drinking while skiing/boarding is just as important as while biking. The backpack holds enough gear for a normal day on the slopes. I LOVE mine, except the minimal leaking. Another option to look at: Hydropack Snowstorm