Dakine Apex Water Carrier

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $67.48


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Product Description

Comfortably carry all you need for a day of riding, inThis ultimate freeride pack.The cavernous yet compressible Apex has helmet and armor straps, loads of pockets, and new 3L Hydrapak bladder. Features 100oz / 3L reservoir with Quick Disconnect hose Molded back panel with Air Channel Ventilation Full face or XC helmet carry Armor carry straps Internal organizer pockets Fleece goggle pocketTube/pump sleeves Removable waist belt Volume  1600 cu. in. [ 26L ]  Size  19 x 10.5 x 8" [ 48 x 27


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SoFlaBiker a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2013

Strengths:    Plenty of room to carry all of your junk . Well constructed and well thought out from a rider's point of view.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchased this as an upgrade to a Swiss Gear hydration pack I've been using for the past 4 years. It retails for $125.00 but I found it on Price Point for $49.00 and checked out the reviews here and on Youtube, the vast majority of purchasers really loved this pack. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this pack !

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Favorite Trail:   Everywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Swiss Gear

Bike Setup:   2011 Fuel EX

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jkrispies a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2012

Strengths:    MOSTLY strong

Weaknesses:    Zippers are already splitting

Bottom Line:   
After reading the rave reviews, I searched high and low for one of these things to check out in the flesh but couldn't find one. Then I came across a steal for an unused Apex on eBay and picked it up. Loved it for about 6 months, but now the zippers are starting to "split" or whatever you call it when they don't stay zipped after you pull the zipper closed. So far I'm able to back the zipper up and yank it closed so the zipper stays together, but for this expensive of a pack "making do" is a very begrudging compromise for me. For the most part, I like the bag, but I'm feeling a bit weary about it at the moment... To its credit, I do use the bag everyday since I bike to work, and I often stuff it more full than I should. A typical ride for me is a 1/2 mile street ride to work with lunch and riding clothes in the pack, then a 10 mile trail ride home with my slacks, long leave shirt, and tie stuffed in the backpack, along with about a 1/2 bladder of water and first aid/repair equipment. The design is absolutely perfect and with both the chest and waist straps clipped, it snugs right into the contours of my body and doesn't even feel like it's there. (This is coming from a guy who had back surgery about six months ago, so that's saying something.) So, yeah... recommending it but with reservations: it's a perfect riding pack as long as you're careful not to pack it completely full so the zippers are stressed, as I sometimes do.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   High Sierra water pack.

Bike Setup:   29er hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Texoz a Weekend Warrior from Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2012

Strengths:    Lots of room. Good hydration. Thermal area for food. Soft pocket for phone etc. Good ventilation.

Weaknesses:    Large zipper pocket could have a couple of internal sleeves for organization.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   First pack

Bike Setup:   Niner Air9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by highstandards a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2009

Strengths:    Quality, Styling, Functionality, Size, Fit, Durability...just about f!lawless

Weaknesses:    How do you clean the bladder?

Bottom Line:   
If there is a better hydration pack out there I have never seen or heard of it. Get one.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Bow Cycle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CommencalRider a Weekend Warrior from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2009

Strengths:    Pockets Galore!! Durable like everything DAKINE makes, holds helmets securely, easily keeps things organized, all external straps tuck inside when not in use, waist strap is easily removable and stored in bag without taking up any storage space, Bite valve can be angled to work easily with any helmet.

Weaknesses:    I prefer camelback bladders to the nalgene, but they both work I am just used to using a camelback for the past 8 years.

Bottom Line:   
An incredible bag, I Choose this one over the others because I have a DAKINE backpack that has stood up to a large amount of abuse over the last 6 Years and it's still like new, not ever any wear marks! So based on the durability factor and that DAKINE really makes the most out of available space I choose this one. That and the fact that it actually will hold an XC type helmet. It completely Exceeded my expectations. Top notch bag from a top notch company.

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Camelback(about every size and shape

Bike Setup:   Commencal supreme 6.30

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Duff BP a Weekend Warrior from Zagreb; Croatia

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2008

Strengths:    Well, everything, high quality, design, features...

Weaknesses:    mayabe a bit too expensive...

Bottom Line:   
This is greatest backpack (hydropack) money can buy!
Before i bought it, i was reading some opinions, and guys were thinking that pack is too big, but that thing is super-compact...! The point is that you can tight straps used for holding shins, and helmet, so rucksack remains little!
It has cool organized pockets, great bladder ( older models had dakine no name bladders, 2008 model has Nalgene pack, which rocks)....buy it!


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Favorite Trail:   ....

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Warehouse store

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Haro X6 2008

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HardLuck682 a Downhiller from St Louis, MO

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2008

Strengths:    Durability
Space, enough pockets to keep things separated
Comfortable
LArge enough, but not too large
Easy to ride with


Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
this is an awesome pack, i can carry 3 litres of water, 2 helmets, a camera, Clif Bars, tools, and everything else w/o worries...

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Favorite Trail:   Chubb

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Camelbak Chaos
Camelbak Havvoc


Bike Setup:   Eastern Slash 7" Coil
MArzocchi 66 RC2X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gregory a Downhiller from Norway

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2007

Strengths:    Durable, armor straps, pockets for tools and small stuff, easy fits any fullface helmet. Fits very comfortably around shoulders

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
This is the ultimate freeride bag. It carrys fullface helmet, has straps for knepads. There is enough rom for extra pads, tools, clothes. Fits very comfortably on the back. Very durable.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Transition Dirtbag06, marz 66, raceface, formula k24,straitline pedals, hope pro2 hubs, mavic rims

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