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    Looking at a new hydration pack What one to buy and where?

    I'm looking for a new backpack i have looked at quite a few and i have not decided what one i want! My requirements are that it needs to be able to last between 2-4hrs and must be able to store all of the following tools:



    Cd is for size reference, Now i would like to spend around $30-$60 shipped if possible but i am willing to bend if i like it!

    All suggestions welcome!!!

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    http://www.ogio.com/product.php?product=220
    I like the looks of the Ogio Baja
    Slow is cool too, right?

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    I just got a cammel back Havock for $80 at wheelworld. It can hold your full face and all those tools. It has a 100oz blader, a flease lined pouch for your gogles and a whatre proof pouch for a camera or whatever. And it looks sweet!

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    Dakine!
    I JUST WANT A BICYCLE!!!!! " Why-why are you yelling at me?"
    WHATEVER, MAKE ME A BICYCLE CLOWN!!!!!!!!!

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    Costco... $20 for a High Sierra pack with an 80oz bladder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    Costco... $20 for a High Sierra pack with an 80oz bladder...
    Cant seem to find what your talking about!

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    they dont seem to have it on their site... it's in the store though...

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    i have 1 of those that i got at ROSS for 9.99 and it can even hold my fullface, its also very light.
    DO YOU BUTT QUEEF ?

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    I vote for the Camelbak Havoc. plenty of room in there and it will hold your helmet too.
    Hucker in training!

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    So far i seem to like:
    Dakine Drafter
    Camelbak Lobo
    Ogio Baja

    help me decide lol

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    Just curious - is that a post mount adaptor? If so, why do you carry it in your pack? Also... cables. I can't remember ever breaking one on the trail, or seeing one break on a ride, so I quit carrying them. I've seen plenty of rusty huffys with cables about to fail but that's not how I roll, dawg.

     



     

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW_
    Just curious - is that a post mount adaptor? If so, why do you carry it in your pack? Also... cables. I can't remember ever breaking one on the trail, or seeing one break on a ride, so I quit carrying them. I've seen plenty of rusty huffys with cables about to fail but that's not how I roll, dawg.

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    Yes it is i keep a extra cause i have had one snap on me b4 and cables as well!

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    Dakine makes a really nice pack. Very well constructed, and will last you a good long time.

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    The High Sierra packs seem to leak.

    If you ask me, you simply cannot go wrong on a Camelback. I've had mine for almost 3 years, and never had a single problem with it.
    Meh.

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    Just orderd a:

    DAKINE Drafter Bike Pack
    w/70 oz Quick Disconnect - 700cu in
    White Box, One Size

    I got it for $48.72....well $50.67 shipped out the door
    Hella good price IMO

    So last question anyone in the woods with a 70oz bladder? If so how long dose it last before yo need a refill?

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    I use a Camelbak Chaos with a 70oz bladder, it usually lasts me about 3 hours before a fill up, or less if its a hot day.

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    had a 50oz before so thats about what i figured 3-4 hrs on a 70oz/2L

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    i picked up the fox oasis
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    I went with white this time around to keep the water hopefully cooler

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    Dakines are nice except for the stupid Nalgene bladders. Most of them will be leaking on the 3rd ride.

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    Oh yeah. The Camelbak I went for was the M.U.L.E.

    The H.A.W.G. is too big.

    But here's a thought: why not a vest? I know that no matter how good my M.U.L.E. is secured with the chest strap, waist/stomach strap, and even if it's empty, the pack still shifts and moves around, especially at places like Northstar.

    Wouldn't something like that Delta-5 Tactical Vest from Cambelbak solve that? And wouldn't it provide some of the necessities that a Pressure Suit would provide also?

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettym1k3
    Oh yeah. The Camelbak I went for was the M.U.L.E.

    The H.A.W.G. is too big.

    But here's a thought: why not a vest? I know that no matter how good my M.U.L.E. is secured with the chest strap, waist/stomach strap, and even if it's empty, the pack still shifts and moves around, especially at places like Northstar.

    Wouldn't something like that Delta-5 Tactical Vest from Cambelbak solve that? And wouldn't it provide some of the necessities that a Pressure Suit would provide also?

    Put that crackpipe down.. XD

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    id say go for the mule
    or at least one of the camelback brand.
    i cant even remember when i got mine and i still use it every time i ride

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    another vote for the mule, cant go wrong with camelback and 100oz of water is more than enough....fleece lined mp3 pocket works great for smaller things like phone keys etc.Distributes the weight pretty well and is well padded. Never go on a ride without it

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    for a bang buck... there is a sette hydration pack at pricepoint for like $25. Good price. Lots of space too.


    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/142...stem-100oz.htm
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    He already ordered one 11 posts ago....

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    I've several of the Camelbaks over the years. Mule, newer Mule, Havoc and now Mayhem My current one is my fav. I purchased the Mayhem because it holds more than the Mule, and is a little burlier for crashes. It also has the bigger bladder for those longer treks. Having the mp3 pouch and utility pouch for tools is awesome.

    The Dakine Nomad is another great pack.

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    I've stuck with my two dakine packs for quite a few years now. They are very well constructed and tough. There have been quite a few 1/2 -2/3 front flips over the bars onto rocks thanks to the rough style of the trails here in Southern Ticino, yet neither shows any sign of actual wear and tear, let alone any damage. Not the case for several cell phones that have been inside said packs at the time. The reservoir is top shelf. The pocket configuration on the Nomad is ingenious. The insulation is great. The Apex is only really for trailbuilders and Photogs,, its too big for any other rider. the Nomad is just right.

    I still remember one big mountain ride I did some years back where some of the other riders were prepared for anything, Anything that could fit in a pack, they had it. I was somewhat unaware of this until one of them wrapped their bike around a tree and smashed his brake caliper. I thought, "man, thats the end of his ride." Not so, these guys actually packed a spare set of disc brakes, and the guy was able to replace his brake and continue the ride. Talk about nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    Put that crackpipe down.. XD
    I'm serious, man. I'd be willing to try it if I could attach a little bag on it carrying a tube, a C02 pump, 2 cartridges, tire levers, and a power bar.
    Meh.

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    Here's a pic of the one i ordered seems 100% identical to the Nomad minus 30L of water and no side pockets!


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