Hydrapak AS Cargo Water Carrier

5/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 12 oz./ 342.9 g.

Product Description

fluid capacity - 70 fl. oz./ 2.0 l.
gear volume - 350 cu. in. (5.7L)
empty pack weight - 12 oz./ 342.9 g.
  • Expansion zipper surrounding main pocket for instant extra storage space
  • Hydratunes cord port for mp3 player and helmet light, fleece lined pocket for glasses, padded shoulder straps and removable waist strap
  • Air Scoop back has pods for comfort and ventilation so your back stays dry and molded shell allows pack to keep its shape when fully stuffed with gear
  • Fully insulated reservoir compartment also has 4-way tube routing: top or bottom possible
  • Full feature Reversible Reservoir drink system with Plug-N-Play valve

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by abibibo a Cross Country Rider from Blacksburg, VA USA

    Date Reviewed: June 26, 2008

    Strengths:    Its got about everything you could ask for. Good size, plenty of space to stick a lunch, enough water for 4-5 hours of riding, a pump and spare tools, but not so bulky to be cumbersome. The reversible reservoir is ingenious--no more trouble with mildew and no leaks. Although its still new, the seams appear well stitched and durable. The back airflow pads do a good job keeping your back from getting too sweaty. Although I got a particularly good deal on this pack, in general the Hydrapak seem to be a much better value than the standard Camelbaks

    Weaknesses:    Pretty minor. I'm a little nervous that the mesh and "plether" panels may end up wearing out over time (but even then the 3 main compartments will still be useful). Although its more comfortable to not wear the waist strap, it seems necessary to keep the pack from riding up on my back during long decents (I think this is a trade-off for both the pack's size and the vents, which elevate the pack an inch off your back).

    Bottom Line:   
    Very happy with the purchase (and still would be even if I paid twice as much). Hydrapak seems to have a lot more innovative features than Camalbak. Although I was reluctant to try an "off-brand", I would definitely recommend this product.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pandapas System

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $17.00

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Camelbak Rogue

    Bike Setup:   2005 GF Sugar 4+ with SRAM X9 FDR and Deore Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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