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    Good Pack for Dry Back and Carry Full Face and Pads?

    I'm looking for a decent pack to carry the full face and keep my back dry. I've been using a CamelBak Mule for years. It's a great pack but my back is wet as a fish after a ride and doesn't carry my helmet well. It fits all the tools I need and my pads, but the helmet flops around and hits the trees whilst threading the tight single track.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
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    Good Pack for Dry Back and Carry Full Face and Pads?

    Seconded.
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    Thats the Osprey Zealot your asking for.

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    Another happy Zealot user here..
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    Thanks fellas. What size bladder is it? Anything special to keep the back dry?
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    I can recommend the Dakine Nomad, can easily carry a full face and has straps for armor. Ample storage without being too bulky and 100oz bladder.

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    Both those packs (Nomad and Zealot) look great. The Nomad is much cheaper, like half the price but doesn't have quite as many pockets. Both have nice air circulation on the back. i guess I'll have to find them at a store for fit.

    What's difference between the S/M and M/L on the Osprey? It looks to be an actual Cubic inch difference but only a 1oz weight gain? It's not taller/wider, just has more exapandability to it?
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    After some research, the Zealot won. It's got pockets everywhere and plenty room for hauling the full face and pads. I also found a closeout price on last years model. That mesh backing looks good to keep my back a bit drier now too. My CamelBak is prolly about 10 yrs old but it still looks good. But this newer design of packs is more ergo and breathable to boot.

    Thanks for the suggestions fellas.
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    curious did you figure out the difference in the 2 sizes?

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    There's about a 2" height/length diff btwn the S/M and M/L. Also less storage capacity since it's shorter.
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