Ergon BC3 Water Carrier

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

A cycling backpack built to take the punishment of a TransAlp race or your day to day commute. Double the capacity of our BD2, the Flink® Link ball joint equipped BC3 features a lightweight frame and allows for natural freedom of movement for the upper body yet still provides optimal load distribution. The BC3 utilizes a high-tech, heavy-duty water proof material (water proofed on both sides), with water resistant zippers, a helmet holder, internal compartments to keep you organized and a sleeve for a hydration bladder. The BC3 can carry your gear on an overnight mountain bike trip or your office clothes and laptop on an everyday commute. Gender specific carrying systems available in two sizes.

Sizes: S, L BC3-M – for men
Sizes: S, L BC3-W – for women
Gender • Male / Female specific
Capacity • 25 liter
Main fabric • 210 D Nylon
Max. load • Recommended up to 10 kg
Hydration Pack • optional

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a_damn a Cross Country Rider from VA

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2010

Strengths:    waterproof, sturdy

Weaknesses:    weight?

Bottom Line:   
needed something for commuting and epic rides with lots of storage. was intrigued by the ergon flink frame. IT WORKS. the heavier it is, the better is works. very breathable compared to other packs but you must get used to how far it sits off your back. i wouldn't trade it for a second. awesome awesome awesome.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   camelbak mule

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by thefriar a Downhiller from Stamford, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2009

Strengths:    Engineering, design, functionality.

Weaknesses:    No bladder for the price paid.

Bottom Line:   
Pack design is extremely well thought out from the adjustability of fit, how the pack feels like its not there while riding, to the storage capacity and internal pockets. Bought this for long rides and commuting and it has the minimals to excel at both. Bit pricey to not have a bladder, but got a great deal on a 100oz Hydrapak bladder.

Definitely worth every penny. Don't notice the size of the pack compared to my Camelbak, probably b/c of the flik joint.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Competitive Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Camelbak Rogue

Bike Setup:   Knolly Delirium T 40lb Aggressive AM/Freeride and Enduro SL Lite Am

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BeerBellyBikeClub_Walrus a Cross Country Rider from Somewhere in S. Korea

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2009

Strengths:    Storage's huge, but not obtrusive. It's waterproof, aesthetically pleasing color scheme, well organized interior.

Weaknesses:    flink joint squeaks a little.

Bottom Line:   
In a phrase...THIS PACK ROCKS! I also have a BD-1 pack but I eagerly awaited this one. This pack is big...I mean it's big but the beauty of it is that it doesn't "feel" big. I'm not going to exaggerate so far as to say that you forget it's there, but it fits like your favorite pair of sneakers, jeans, gloves...whatever you want to compare it just plain fits. The load really is distributed on your hips and not your shoulders and that makes a huge difference. Your shoulders don't fatigue, and it is less noticeable when you're riding than conventional packs. The BD-1 that I have is half the carrying capacity of this pack and it is significantly smaller but here's the beauty of the Ergon packs...the larger BC-3 feels exactly the same on your back as the smaller pack does!! BOTH packs are worth the money that you'll pay for them. The difference is this...if your philosophy on supplies is that you would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it, THIS IS YOUR PACK. If you prefer the minimalist approach go for the BD-1. Another really cool point on the BC-3 though is that if it's not loaded to capacity the outer compression straps will flatten it out to similar dimensions as the BD-1 and they still fit the same! Additionally the outer compression straps attach a to a "sack" that can be used for external storage in addition to the large inner storage space. Also...all of the Ergon packs have a sunglass sleeve on each riser that you can slip the temple strap into...nice touch. Instead of hanging them on the sternum strap and risking losing them, you tuck an arm into the sleeve on the riser.
My only beef with this pack is that the flink joint on mine squeaks a little. The only other issue is that it IS pricey...but I don't regret my purchase even a little.


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Favorite Trail:   If I'm riding's a favorite

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   competitive cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Ergon BD-1

Bike Setup:   04 Cannondale Jekyll Clydesdale spec

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