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    Looking for a waistpack hydratio pack

    I'm switching from a camelbak lobo (shoulder and numbness is hands problem) to a waist pack system. I'm looking for one with no less than a 45 oz. bladder with storage.

    I've seen the one from camelbak, but doesn't seem to offer enough storage. anyone have any recommendations??

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-lo
    I'm switching from a camelbak lobo (shoulder and numbness is hands problem) to a waist pack system. I'm looking for one with no less than a 45 oz. bladder with storage.

    I've seen the one from camelbak, but doesn't seem to offer enough storage. anyone have any recommendations??
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    Although there are a number of waist pack systems out there, I think you will be struggling to find one that offers a decent amount of storage.

    The Wingnut stuff looks like the way to go IMO.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low_Rider
    Although there are a number of waist pack systems out there, I think you will be struggling to find one that offers a decent amount of storage.

    The Wingnut stuff looks like the way to go IMO.

    Dave.

    yeah, storage is definitely a concern. I looked at the wingnut, but I'm trying to avoid having anything around my shoulders. only thing I've been able to find that comes close would be the Camelpak catalyst. the other concern is water capacity. largest I've found with just the waist strap is 45 oz.

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    I think ultimately you need (or I would need) shoulder straps, especially if I was going to be storing anything with any weight. Even with a decent amount of water I donít think I'd want to be carrying too much on the waist without support.

    As I said, most hydration pack manufacturers offer a waist style pack, but very few offer decent storage. The Wingnut looks to be the way to go IMO.

    Dave.

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    agreed.....what good do the straps around the shoulders do? is most of the weight from the pack distributed around the waist?

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    last question:

    do the waste pack systems without the shoulder straps bounce around alot? seems with 4 cinch adjustments it would stay pretty stable.

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    We had "war belts" in the Marines that were just around our waist that would carry 4 canteens, some ammo clips, and a few other misc things and they would bounce around a good bit unless really tight. I would definitly not want somthing thats waist mounted only unless your road biking and just sitting & spinning, any bumpy offroad use and you might have alot of problems with it.

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    filled the camelbak flashflo with water and all my equipment minus the pump. got all my tools, etc in. must say it feels a little weird having that on your lower back. after cinching it down I jumped around a bit in my kitchen (wife thought I was crazy) seemed to hold up pretty good, little to no movement.

    we'll see how it does on the trail

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    I use, and sell Wingnuts, the shoulder straps do not hold the load's weight, but offer tremendous stabilization. I've used waist packs before, and find that in order to have the same level of control, it needs to be so tight, it interferes with my stomachs breathing movements. Waist packs suck for riding. Road, maybe, MTB, never. Hope it works for you, I hate it when folks throw good money away, due to a lack of good alternative products being available to them. Another reason small independent shops rule, we carry stuff that you might not have heard of before=
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    I use, and sell Wingnuts, the shoulder straps do not hold the load's weight, but offer tremendous stabilization. I've used waist packs before, and find that in order to have the same level of control, it needs to be so tight, it interferes with my stomachs breathing movements. Waist packs suck for riding. Road, maybe, MTB, never. Hope it works for you, I hate it when folks throw good money away, due to a lack of good alternative products being available to them. Another reason small independent shops rule, we carry stuff that you might not have heard of before=

    well, since I already bought it, I'll try it for a ride. If I don't like it, I'll pm you. I'm concerned about having the straps on the shoulders at all. But, in order to see how they function, I may just have to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-lo
    I'm switching from a camelbak lobo (shoulder and numbness is hands problem) to a waist pack system. I'm looking for one with no less than a 45 oz. bladder with storage.

    I've seen the one from camelbak, but doesn't seem to offer enough storage. anyone have any recommendations??
    Going to be a long unwieldy hose. I use a water belt similar to this one for skiing--it came with a hose, but I ditched it--too long. No storage beyond a wallet slot and a wax--would get kind of lumpy. Just cinch it up as it deflates. Bottles and cages, though--tried and true.


    http://www.gear-zone.co.uk/eshop/Ort...ater-Belt.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-lo
    well, since I already bought it, I'll try it for a ride. If I don't like it, I'll pm you. I'm concerned about having the straps on the shoulders at all. But, in order to see how they function, I may just have to try it out.

    Absolutely, try the one you bought, it may prove fantastic, but if not, the whole premise of the Wingnuts' design, is to remove pressure from back, neck and shoulders. Enjoy!
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