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    what backpack do you use?

    I'm in a search for a new backpack with 3L hydration.
    I want it to be slim. comfortable, low center of gravity and have some space for inner tube and some small tools ...
    the EVOC 10l looks slim. but is it comfortable?
    what do you use for racing?

    thanks

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    osprey 14, I feel its a perfect trail pack size. I also like the mavic pack. Those evoc's look nice but never checked one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    I'm in a search for a new backpack with 3L hydration.
    I want it to be slim. comfortable, low center of gravity and have some space for inner tube and some small tools ...
    the EVOC 10l looks slim. but is it comfortable?
    what do you use for racing?

    thanks
    If you want a minimalist pack, I don't think you're going to find that with a 100oz bladder.

    If you want a minimalist pack that fits your description other than only having a 70oz bladder, try the Charge LR. I use mine in the summer for 3 hour rides along with a bottle of energy/electrolyte drink.

    If you're racing and there's also water available at the stages, that pack would be hard to beat, since it is very light, and most of all, the weight is noticeably lower on your body and more..I guess "centered" would be one way to put it.

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    I just ordered the Ergon backpack with protector. Not used for now.
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    just got the USWE F4
    wow.
    the best backpack ever!!

    http://www.uswe-sports.com/prod/F4-P..._84794/ENG/USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by saruti View Post
    just got the USWE F4
    wow.
    the best backpack ever!!

    http://www.uswe-sports.com/prod/F4-P..._84794/ENG/USD
    He's right!! I've the F3 Pro for short rides and the F4 Pro for long, all-day stuff. THE BEST packs around if you don't want it bouncing all around on your back. These things DO NOT MOVE. The harness works great.

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    I allways had lower back pain when riding long distance, with the USWE F4, wow. no back pain.
    its the best backpack I ever had.

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    minimalist pack with 100 oz, I like the Camelbak Lobo. It even has a helmet carry. But I tend to be a pack animal so on many rides, I prefer the Blowfish. On Enduro races, I use the Evoc Enduro Team 16L mainly for the back protection and, well...looks.
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    My zipper just broke on my old bag. Looking at an Evoc FR Enduro 16l. Its probably the best Enduro pack ever. My friend has the 20l which I find a bit big but is perfect everywhere else. Holds all your armor, helmet, gear, beer etc plus it has a spine protector.
    I would prefer the 10l over the 16l but the 10l doesn't have all the gear carrying options.

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    I really like my Osprey Manta 20. It's not huge and holds 3 liters of water. It fit me better than a similar sized camelback and it uses a magnet to retain the drinking thing.

    http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/group/...1/manta_series

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    I have the USWE F4 also. Best pack yet! It doesn't move at all, even when loaded down. They make smaller packs as well.

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    Just got my USWE A3. The pack is sick. Best pack ever

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    No pack, Specialized SWAT gear. I am going to try the new Race Face stuff as well. An old road jersey works well too. I carry CO2, tool, tube and spare bottle if necessary. Two bottles provides plenty of water for a 2-3 hour ride and I feel so much lighter without the pack.

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    I've been really happy with my Evoc Enduro FR Blackline. Fits comfortably, lots of room for all the gear, and the spine protector is a little extra peace of mind.

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