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For the quick sessions.

Dakine's Session 8L Hydration Pack handles all your after work bike rides with its lightweight, streamlined design. When filled all the way up, the Hydrapak reservoir holds enough water for intense cross-country rides, or you can leave it a little emptier when you want an ultralight setup for hair-raising downhill sessions.

The Phaser bite valve allows hands-free drinking so you can stay hydrated without stopping. Internal organizer pockets offer storage space for extra tubes, tools, energy gels, and your keys so you always have the basics covered. Breathable air mesh straps and back panel keep you from getting completely soaked with sweat on mid-summer days, and a safety light attachment and integrated emergency whistle prepare you for the worst.

  • 70oz Hydrapak reservoir
  • Phaser bite valve
  • Air Mesh back panel and shoulder straps
  • External attachment straps
  • Integrated rescue whistle on sternum strap
  • Safety light attachment
  • Internal organizer pockets

Tech Specs

200D nylon ripstop
8L (488cu in)
Shoulder Straps:
air mesh
Hydration Compatible:
Reservoir Included:
yes, 70oz Hydrapak reservoir
1 fleece-lined eyewear, internal organizers
17 x 7 x 3 in
Recommended Use:
cycling, mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Great Mid sized pack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is great! I was debating between the smaller 6L Shuttle pack or this guy, and ended up going with the 8L. It's great for a day riding cables, to pack snacks and Rockstars, Or, take it on an all day epic, and pack lunch and a rain jacket. It does it all. The sternum straps and waist straps keep it place. and the shoulder straps are incredibly breathable.

Dirt McGirt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome small pack that I wanted for my rides. Fits everything that I need (tube, tool, headlamp, CO2, sunglasses, wind jacket, etc.) and a whole bunch of high quality Utah tap water. Anything larger than a 8L feels like I am giving a piggy back ride to a medium sized turkey vulture.

The perfect little pack.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this pack for my Mt. Biking day trips and love it! It fulfills its purpose well! I am able to put everything I need in the pack (Tube, pump, water, and snack). With only being an 8L pack space is tight expecially when your hydration blatter is full. But I love this little bag and even use it as a lightweight hiking pack.

Carries what you need!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Want to start off by saying this pack is awesome. I was hesitant to get it because it was about a third of the size of my regular day pack. I needed something smaller for biking that could still carry my full face. It was smaller than expected, but after some comparison it does match the specs provided. The pack has plenty of room to fit any gear that you would bring riding, some snacks, the hydration bladder fits enough for its size and it does include straps sturdy enough to hold on to your heavier gear such as a helmet. The waist strap is a little high on the stomach, but other than that the pack is comfortable to wear riding or hiking. I ended replacing my normal day pack for shorter hikes and this is my regular biking back now. Just a disclaimer there is no padded pocket for a cell phone, so don’t let that be the deciding factor for your purchase.