AridTom wrote:I like that pack. I have a Camelbak Day-Trekker (fanny-pack) that I take along to the local spots. Looking for a lightweight alternative to my full backpacks.
That hydration pocket...does it give you the "Camelbak" functionality? I couldn't tell from the descriptions I could find. I guess it would accomodate one of those strap-on bottle style thingies.
The hydration pocket is against your back seperated by a nylon panel and then a thin foam pad covered by another nylon layer that goes against your back. The three liter platypus bladder(not included) slides in there and a fastex buckle holds it in place. There is a velcro port to take the water line through. That makes the water ride against your back and as camelback users know, that is a secure stable system.
Then you have the main compartment that opens with a horseshoe shaped zipper that goes down within about four inches to the bottom of the pack opening it up wide for easy access.
The shoulder straps are contoured and it has a sternum strap and a waist belt. It was made to be a light fast mountaineering daypack and adapts for a variety of dayhiking uses.
It is so comfortable that I forget I have it on.