The wind in your hair and putting your obligations behind you requires more than just you and your bike. Fortunately for you, the DAKINE Women's Session Hydration Pack features a women-specific contoured harness, a 70oz hydration reservoir, and a padded media pocket for tapping into your musical inspiration. Should things take a turn for the worse, the internal organizer pockets are perfect for holding repair kits and extra tubes. This low-profile pack also has a removable waist-belt for a more casual look.
a Cross Country Rider
from Huntsville, AL, USA
Date Reviewed: April 29, 2008
Strengths: This Dakine pack is designed so beautifully and is a good fit for a woman's frame, particularly a small one like mine. There are pockets and straps for everything you need to carry on a 2-3 hour ride (including a soft pocket for cellphone, glasses, or music). There are straps on the back if you need to strip off a layer and carry it with you, or want to keep up with your armor. But what I like best is the reservoir. The cap is easy to remove, and the tube unclips from the main reservoir body to make it easy to take out and clean. I have a plaid version that looks pretty hot, too.
Weaknesses: Haven't found one yet.
This pack is a great value, you'll be happy you bought one for your girlfriend or wife, especially since no one else will have a cool pack like this in a trendy fabric.
Similar Products Used: Camelbak, Deuter. I have become disenchanted with the Camelbak products since they have changed the reservoir setup. I hate the cap that cross-threads whenever you try to screw it on, and it's ridiculously large and hard for a woman's small hands to pry off. Deuter is a fine product for road biking, but not enough storage for an MTB adventure.