DAKINE Drafter Pack - 700cu in $109.95
Take only what you need to survive.
Odds are decent you won't need a ton of extra layers when you're spending the day pounding Moab singletrack, but you will need to stay hydrated under that raging sun, which is the name of the Dakine Drafter Pack's game. It has room for a windbreaker, but its bread and butter is the three-liter Shape-Loc hydration reservoir, which holds enough juice to keep your gullet moistened during long summer rides. It also boasts an absurd number of pockets, from a padded phone pocket to a fleece-lined sunglasses pocket to a pump sleeve to three more internal organizers, which can hold tubes, snacks, sunscreen, hex keys, a map, and then some. There's also a carrying system on the back for a full-face or XC helmet, and a rescue whistle on the sternum strap if you end up miles from anywhere and need to signal a friendly rescue lizard.
- 630D nylon and 1260D ballistic nylon
- Air Mesh suspended back panel
- 3L Shape-Loc hydration reservoir
- Sternum strap with safety whistle
- Full-face/XC helmet carry system
- Three mesh internal organizer pockets and pump sleeve
- Fleece-lined padded phone pocket
- Fleece sunglasses pocket
Reviews & Community
I've read in some reviews of this pack...
I've read in some reviews of this pack that the bit valve doesn't allow as much water to flow as the camelbak valves do. I'm wondering if anyone has had an issue with the valve that the pack comes with or if anyone knows if you can use a camelbak bladder in this pack.
Very pleased with this pack.
I chose the Hood color, it looks great IMO! I really like how it feels on my back with the air mesh suspended back panel. Well thought out design with good storage.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got this pack for everyday riding and so far it's done its job and more! 3L hydration pack is perfect for about a 20 miles ride or less and with the suspended back panel it keeps the weight of your back and the sweat of the pack. I pack just the essentials when using this bag and it seems to work out just perfect!