Midgewrote a review of DAKINE Nomad Hydration Pack - 1100cu in on July 5, 2011
This is the single greatest pack design I have ever seen, bar none. I've had my boyfriend complain of how heavy it is when full of water (and spare tube, pump, first aid stuff, etc., etc.), but when it's on your back, it's really not noticeable at all. I have the women's version, and it fits so much better than other packs I've tried. My ONE complaint is the Dakine/Hydrapak hose - it's failed on me and is leaking after one season (I have the 2010 pack). The hanging clip on the bladder also broke. Overall, I do like filling this bladder better than a Camelbak, so I've ordered a replacement valve & hose. I've even used this pack as a carryon in order to transport a full-faced helmet on a plane - it makes it easy to stow in the overhead bin when you can quickly unclip/clip the helmet from the pack.