Lezyne Adroit Water Carrier

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $178.00

Product Description

It seems like most bike-specific hydration packs come in two sizes -- too large or too small. The low-profile variety has you covered for an hour or two, but you can forget about any ride longer than 20 miles, and don't even try to hit up a ride of any length in the desert. The larger packs have plenty of room, but flop around uncomfortably for the entire ride. The Lezyne Adroit Hydration Pack falls neatly into that all-day-ride slot, with plenty of room for lunch and a rain jacket, and the double-bladder option is perfect for long rides in hot, dry climates.The most annoying aspect of wearing a pack during a ride is that they never seem to fit just right. Because of this, packs tend to shift around and ride up your back. All of Lezyne's hydration packs feature a Custom Fit Spine Plate that allows the user to shape the back panel to conform exactly to their specific back shape. The rigid PP panel keeps the load from affecting the shape of the back panel for a perfect fit every time the pack is worn.All Lezyne hydration packs come with a bladder. That's a no-brainer, right? Unfortunately some other companies force you to buy the bladder separately. The Adroit is large enough to accept a second 3L bladder so you won't dry out during a 60 mile epic. Lezyne's bladders feature oversized hoses for rapid water flow and a +/- 90 degree swiveling valve that allows you to drink from any angle.Another thing that we really like about Lezyne hydration packs is the attention to detail that goes into every one. Lezyne labels the pockets to help you stay organized. The Adroit also comes with a media pocket with cable routing for your headphones and a soft lining that keeps your MP3 player or phone from getting scratched up.The Lezyne Adroit Hydration Pack has a volume of 1200 cubic inches (19L) and is available in Black with green trim.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by d-bug

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2013

Strengths:    Build quality is good

Weaknesses:    Lots of small pockets. I suppose this would be rad if you bought all the Lezyne tools designed for each slot, but it will not work for my needs.
The straps are designed in such a way that they tend to slide down my shoulders, and one side will eventually fall off, like this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7IBXfPVCpMo/TzxCSR5yRdI/AAAAAAAAHBw/1KAhY04QGNA/s1600/jessica+simpson+off+the+shoulder+sweat+shirt1.jpg
I spend too much time adjusting the straps to keep the pack on. Sure I could click the strap across the chest, but I've never had to do that on my Dakines or CamelBaks.
The bladder was lame as well, so I replaced it with a Dakine and a CamelBak hose/mouth piece.

Bottom Line:   
This pack has been relegated to a commute-only pack and will never see real riding again. It saw 2 real rides, then was replaced by a Dakine Nomad. I could not handle the straps always falling off my shoulders.
Now it's a super expensive way to carry my phone, keys, and wallet.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dirtaoist

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2012

Strengths:    Large, comfortable, plenty of storage, however not all the detailed pockets will do, my multi tool doesn't fit the designated slot. Plenty of adjustable straps, 2 bottom straps are very appreciated. Reasonably light, versatile.

Weaknesses:    The water pouch has a zip lock, used my camelback pouch, worked. Installing and removing the water hose is a monster hassle, the lower loop is unusable especially with the Lezyne bite valve that is very large. Some of the internal storage pockets, with pics for use, are too small

Bottom Line:   
I've used the pack twice, more comfortable than the Camelback Mule, the Lezyne is shorter and wider with a much greater capacity. I appreciate all the straps, allows attaching plenty of extra stuff if using the pack for more than just biking. I do plenty of trail work, never could strap a heavier jacket onto my Mule, no problem with the Adroit. If only partially full the pack cinches up very compactly.
All in all, a pack I can live with.

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