Can anyone tell me if they have had any...
Can anyone tell me if they have had any trouble with the mesh water bottle pockets on the side? I've had troubles in the past, and since switched to packs that have different material and this is the only real issue I can seem to find with this bag.
The current design has very easy to use bottle pockets. It even has a small tab you can grab if you can't slide a bottle in. We also reinforced the bottom with a tougher material so the mesh itself wasn't abraded when you put the pack down.
I've had a lot of trouble with the mesh water bottle pockets. On my previous model of the Red Cloud, the mesh started ripping pretty soon after I bought the pack, and didn't really survive a summer of backpacking. Kelty has since replaced that pack with their new model of the Red Cloud (very nice of them!), but their mesh pockets are now sewn in half, rendering them useless to me since I can't fit a nalgene in them. I ended up taking a seam ripper to them so that I could actually fit a nalgene, but now the mesh is already coming apart. Very irritating. One of my few major complaints about this pack. It is a significant one though, I've long wished kelty would move away from the mesh