i have a 6 year old mec one that looks sorta like thisferday said:MEC
they arent official camelbaks...but they are better and cheaper!
I'm still using an old MEC mountain fountain tour(?), the 2L version with the mesh pocket. I haven't used the Nomad yet, my plan is to just use it when the MEC isn't big enough. Rode Coxhill a couple weeks ago and the old pack was doing fine carrying my leg/arm armor, helmet, shirt on the outside, plus all the normal stuff inside. The Nomad is a bit bigger, so for a longer ride I'll finally break it in.xcolin said:i have a 6 year old mec one that looks sorta like this
i hope mec has updated the design, as my bladder doesn't have it's own compartment, so when it leaks, it leaks over everything in the bag, which is usually my wallet, granola bars, first aid kit, etc. it also isn't insulated, so the water heats up fast as it's directly on my back.
fsrxc - i read about the dakine ones, and although pricey, they look pretty cool. do you like the nomad? i think that looks like a good size to have...
here's a quick list off the top of my head:Hewi said:awsome i will definatly look in to the MEC ones along with the dakine ones. I assume i can find them at my LBS (bowcycle or summat like that?) aswell?
Camelback - I can confirm that you can find any Camelbak's at the Bike Shop.fsrxc said:here's a quick list off the top of my head:
Camelbak - Bow, Coast Mountain, probably Bike shop and Calgary Cycle
Dakine - Bow, Calgary Cycle
Platypus (now North Face?) - Coast Mountain?
MEC - their own brand
In one trip and parking spot you could hit MEC, Coast Mountain and Bike Shop, so that's a good start to see what's available, check them all out before buying, so you can see which brand/model suits your needs best.