Klim Nac Pack
Solid option for water + some storage
Broke this in on a week long off-road trip to Moab and it worked well!
I bought this in order to have some compartments instead of just a sole water bladder and it worked well for me - big enough to stuff a layer and a few snacks in for a day long ride and yet not so big it was bulky or heavy. Thumbs up for just the right amount of space for my needs.
It comes with a detachable tool pouch which is slick -- a handy option if you don't want to ride with any luggage. On this trip I did use luggage so decided to use it as my primary tool roll but stored it in my luggage. Surprisingly solid little case with zippered mesh pocket on the inside and plenty of elastic loops for tools. Zips all the way around to fully open/close. I may just use this for my regular tool roll.
For the water bladder, by day two the mouthpiece was dripping a little when not in use. The info that came with the pack said it had a locking valve but couldn't figure it out the entire trip. FINALLY realized it was just a HARD twist -- now it works beautifully and makes sense. Just had to give it some tough love the first time.
I'm a HUGE fan of the water bladder -- the quick release tube, the easy fill, easy dry out -- I was the envy of my friends with different systems. Was really happy to have such an easy system.
This pack is a big bigger than a water bladder only pack but I was happy with it. Fits well, doesn't shift around and doesn't add a lot of weight even with the additional compartments.
Performed well for the month I've had it - looking forward to future trips with it!
April 20, 2015
Klim products are superb!
I love Klim products pretty much over all riding gear - their attention to detail, fit, and finish are in a class all their own. Of course, their gear is expensive, but in my humble opinion, you get what you pay for.
March 16, 2015
Much better than carrying tools in a hip belt!
Really nice to combine the water supply and tool belt into one package. Rides much nicer as a small back pack rather than pulling down your pants!!
September 22, 2014
I have used this pack on a couple of trips now and it is very comfortable. Water storage is great but a full hydro pack will limit storage. The removable tool pouch is useful on its own.
June 26, 2014
Top quality, tons of storage. Even includes a tool pouch, well worth the money.
March 12, 2014
Happy Nac Pack
I've wanted to pick up a Nac Pack for a while. It's quality is just what I expected from Kiim. Excellent fit and finish. Great functionality. I'm trying to figure out what else I can do with the shovel holder. Nice bag.
October 16, 2013
excellent fit to ride in
lots of storage. will hold a variaty of shovels. Very easy to ride in.
April 23, 2013
Great bag but don't be dying of thirst
I was looking for a larger bag to replace my Camelbak MULE. The Nak Pack is perfect size for me, plenty of room in here for my jacket and pants linings, and the dedicated tool bag is great. It's very comfortable and adjustable.
The water bladder design is excellent. Complete removal with a quick snap, no leak, clip on the internal hose at the bottom, and wide opening at the top makes for super easy refilling, draining and cleaning.
My only gripe is with the diameter of the drinking hose, or possibly the bite valve. Not sure what's at fault exactly but don't be dying of thirst when it comes time to drink. Compared with the Camelbak, it takes quite a bit of time and\or effort to get a decent amount of water.
March 25, 2013