A bivy sack and a cook set, or laptop and PDA. Whether it’s concrete and asphalt or dirt and gravel, the Keg is your all-occasion gear bag with hydration to boot. A molded EVA back panel creates ventilation and increases pack comfort. A removable rain cover keeps the Keg dry in extreme weather.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: January 21, 2008
Strengths: Durability, comfort, versatility
Weaknesses: Not for every day rides
After 5 years, this pack has proven itself to be one of the best pieces of equiptment I have ever purchased. I have used the keg literally every day for the past half decade. Used commuting to school loaded down with more books than I care to think about. Used it traveling across the country while it is manhandled by baggage handlers, conveyers, and every type of scanning device known to man. Used it on epic ride/camp trips, loaded down with more weight than my back can support. Used it to carry books, tools, parts, clothes, tents, sleeping bags, food, electronics (sometimes all at once) through the sun, rain, and snow. No matter what the conditions, no matter what the use, I have always made it to my destination with the contents of my keg completely dry. The bag has now been replaced by a newer fancier Kelty, thanks to a zipper that has finally given up ghost and a restless owner. The bag is still used, excluding the broken zippered pocket. The stiching still holds tight, the bag holds its form even though its days of cross country travels are over.
This is a day pack, so do not expect a small hydration pack made for a two hour ride. Since Hydrapak no longer makes this model, this review is more of a thank you. A thank you to the company and a thanks to my bag, for never letting me down, never failing, even as you rest against the wall.
Thank you Hydrapak for making such a great product.
The mighty might CMOS
a Weekend Warrior
from MA, NH, VT
Date Reviewed: January 31, 2003
This is an enormous pack. It keeps the weight centered on your back, so you can ride stuff that isnt supertechnical, but its really just enormous. More space than any mere mortal could even need. A steal at $44.98, but plumb too big for anything under a multiday epic.
Strengths: Storage Size, Comfort, Lots of Hidden Pockets, Looks like the Oakley Pack, Carry Shoes in a special section
Weaknesses: Might be too big for some.
Great Pack! I use this for backpacking, riding and around the-town showing off. It carries a LOT of stuff. I love the chest strap, and the waist strap is padded very very well. It acutally supports your back! You can also carry shoes in a special compartment they provide. Also, it has a rain cover hidden on the top pocket which keeps the Keg from getting wet. Its a great pack! It was definitely a steal for this price. I don't know the long term durability of this pack yet, but will probably be a thumbs up. Yea, yea!
So I'm getting married next month and while I usually prefer hard alcohol-it's not allowed at the place of our reception-doesn't mean I won't sneak any in-just means I can't serve it openly. Beer is though! So I knew immediately where to go for recommendations on beer to serve-MTBR!
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If you expect to find yourself in or around west-central Wisconsin on January 26, consider checking out the Eau Claire Bike & Sport Powder Keg. Held on the trails of Lowes Creek County Park, it'll be a 2-hour lapped race. Enter as a team of 4, a team of 2 or solo. Fat-bikes only.
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[QUOTE][I]PORTSMOUTH — A brewery worker died from injuries related to the explosion of a beer keg at the Redhook Ale Brewery Tuesday morning, said Portsmouth Regional Hospital spokeswoman Nancy Notis.
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The Chippewa Off Road Bike Association invites you to a winter mountain bike race at Lowes Creek County Park in Eau Claire, WI. Saturday, January 28th, starting and ending at the Eau Claire County Expo Center.
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