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Ultra-tough 8-litre enduro waistpack with removable tool-roll. 6-litre main body (YKK water-resistant zip) and 2-litre drypack side-pod (100% waterproof), has CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckle adjustemt which allows instant waist-strap adjustment for rotating pack around to the front.
1000D Dupont Cordura tool roll included
Tool roll is removable (internal compression feature with quick-release buckle)
30 x elastic loops, coated-mesh pocket and velcro closure strap
100% waterproof side-pod
Water-resistant main body
2 x coated-mesh pockets, 2 x velcro sleeve pockets, internal zipped mesh pocket, removable tool-roll
1000D Dupont Cordura - base and wings
HYPALON: abrasion resistant re-enforcement
420D nylon ripstop - lightweight but extremely strong
Great, with a small caveat.
I got this waist pack to carry my tools low and close to the body to minimize the weight felt while riding. Previously I was using an Ergon backpack which does an exceptional job loading the hips but it's on the bulky side and carries weight off away from the body which felt weird to me.
So now I'm carrying weight on a waist pack and this thing seems super solid, extremely well-built, and worth every penny of it's relatively hefty upfront cost.
Adjustment is straightforward and once set up should require minimal fussing with. Space is ample for tools and snacks etc. and the included tool roll is a nice inclusion.
Riding with it felt pretty good but with a lot of jostling the strap seemed to ride its way up and eventually I would feel it tugging across my abdomen, with the weight slung low over my lumbar area.
After cinching it up so the pack sat atop my hips more, this improved.
So what's my reservation? The pack seems awesome, but wearing weight across the hips takes some getting used to so make sure you're ok with it. Also I guess proper setup (sitting on top of the hips) is important.
Paired up with the Hydropack 3, the combination makes for a great setup.
October 22, 2013
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Carlo S asked:I'm having trouble deciding wether to get this or the R3. Obviously this will hold a TON of stuff compared to the R3, but I'm afraid it might be a bit unweildy.
However, I am a function over form kind of guy (but still would really want form to play a part - hence my dilemma) so here's how I imagine using A waistpack, maybe anyone could chime in to say which which of the two would be a better buy for my needs.
Assuming these are the things I intend to stuff in it:
1. Packable raincoat 2. Medium sized Point and shoot camera (e.g. Panasonic GF series, etc.) 3. Water bottle. 4. Gloves 5. Sunglasses 6. Phone 7. Various documentation
Will the R3's 3 liters cut it, or is the R8 already a no brainer at this point?Oct 31, 2013