very happy with this bag
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought one of these recently for mountain biking, and it has been a great bag. Just a little more than a bladder-only pack, but not overkill like some of the bigger bags.
As other reviewers have mentioned, just enough space for the essentials. And for me, I realized that I really only need a 70 oz. bladder, and if I think I'll need more (or just want to be really cautious), I have my frame-mounted water bottle. Losing the weight of that extra liter of water, as compared to my 100 oz bags, off my back has been nice.
Again, as mentioned, you forget this pack is on your back, which is really the litmus test for me, especially when using the bag on a bike, where heavier or unbalanced loads definitely suck.
I'm very happy with this bag.