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ElectricaRoo

ElectricaRoo

ElectricaRoowrote a review of on December 6, 2011

2 5

Can it carry your snowboard? Yes. Can it accommodate a hydration pack? Sorta. Can you carry your laptop inside? Yes. Can you easily carry a water bottle? No. Are there plenty of places to store sunglasses and goggles? Yes.

If I had it to do over again (and I suppose I do), I'd go with a pack that better accommodates a hydration pack. This pack has a pocket for the bladder (the laptop pocket) but no easy way of getting the hose out of the bag and accessible. There is no tiny hole in the top; you're forced to just shut the zippers of the main pocket around the hose. Also, there's nowhere to put a nalgene or even a regular old 16.9 oz. water bottle. Water fail, I'd say.

It's plenty big for granola bars, sunscreen, and anything else you'd likely need on the slopes, but as a travel backpack, it's undersized, particularly when you have your laptop and power adaptor already jammed in there.

Overall, I'd try to take a look at these in person before investing in one. Know what your priorities are in a pack and make sure they are WELL established in the pack, not just a slight hint at them.

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ElectricaRoo

ElectricaRoowrote a review of on July 28, 2011

4 5

This pack is great for stashing everything but a bottle of water. It accommodates your laptop, board, sunglasses/goggles, trinkets, wallet, knick knacks, keys, cell phone, but has no mesh pockets for a bottle of water. This doesn't matter too much if you're on the mountain: throw your CamelBak bladder in the laptop pocket and go. But no 5 stars because I miss that mesh water bottle pocket that has become such a staple. All around, though, a good buy.

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