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Nice concept, but fundamental flaws.
I was completely pleased with this pack for about 6 months, but all of the sudden, the mouth piece began leaking like crazy. I have heard that Da Kine packs sometimes have this problem, so back it went. Also, I needed a pack with a little more cargo space. It was fairly small, no where near the 700 cu in. advertised. I replaced it with the Platypus Origin 5, which has a smaller advertised volume, but fits far more inside. I did like the bladder system that Da Kine has developed, I just wish the mouth piece didn't leak!
Does this pack come with the 3 liter...
Does this pack come with the 3 liter resevoir/bladder?
Hey Colin, it does come with the reservoir.
Thanks! I put in my order a few hours ago.
I agree with the above statement. This pack has plenty of main compartment storage room but lacks smaller pockets for tool organization. The bladder is huge though (which is awesome) and the straw has an on/off valve (super crazy awesome).
A Pack For All Occasions
I've used this pack for hiking to climbing sites, snowshoeing, mountain and road biking, and anything you can think of and I have never been disappointed. I've been able to fit everything I've needed to in there (within reason) pretty easily, and the pockets really came in handy. The reservoir is a great design and much easier to fill and seal than others I have used. The durability is great, and all of the zippers and buckles are burly enough to stand up to some abuse. Sits really well on my shoulders, and doesn't make your back sweat too much on hot days. Awesome awesome pack.
Great pack for the price.
This is a fantastic deal if you get one of the colors that is roughly half price. Overall, it is well made. No problems with zippers or seams coming apart. It does a good job of remaining comfortable while fully loaded (tools + water). Some straps on the outside for attaching a rolled-up coat etc. would be nice, otherwise it's not lacking on features.
Good pack- missing a key feature though
There are a lot of things I like about this pack... and only one thing I don't.
I like the 100 ounce bladder capacity, ample storage area and pockets, molded back panel, high waist strap and good build quality.
What this pack is missing is a good pocket for tools storage. Sure it has a pump slot, and a large internal pocket that's great for things like spare tubes and maybe a first aid kit. But there is no pocket for tools, like an allen key and chain tool. I don't want to drop them into the bottom of the pack, and don't want them in the external zip pouch since its too large and potentially can be torn by tools since its mesh. So I am putting them in the MP3 player pouch on the inside of the pack... which is fine, but its not very big and doesn't seal completely. It would have been better if there was one additional internal pocket specifically for smaller metal tools.
Other than that, one of the better packs I've owned.
Light for DaKine, But Needs Some Refinement
This pack is built from lighter weight materials than the typical DaKine pack, so that's a good thing. I dig all the typical organization pockets and sleeves commonly found on all DaKine packs, but the back panel is a poor attempt at copying better designs. Not the best, but not the worst.