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Should be a good simple pack, of the appropriate size for what you want to carry...
Yes. It will be a bit of a tight fit, but it shouldn't be a problem.
You definitely are going to want something a bit larger for carrying that much stuff. Check out the Osprey Momentum series. They've got some really cool bike-commuter specific features.
The resevoir will fit fine but you'll definitely be compromising your space in the main compartment a bit. You should still be fine for carrying a day's worth of food and gear though. I'd say this is the right size pack for that if you're going to be carrying the water as well.
This is the men's pack. While there's no reason it couldn't fit you, the women's pack is likely to better fit your smaller torso length.
Basically, but it wouldn't be ideal. The laptop sleeve could hold a bladder, but there is no hook to hang the bladder from. Also, the exit port is at the center of the top of the pack, not at the side, so routing the tube could be a little awkward. It's just not really designed for it.
I wouldn't be so sure that you'll be able to fit a Nalgene in those side pockets. I don't have this exact pack but I've used similar Osprey packs where I could not put a 1L bottle in the side pockets. You might have to just use the main compartment.
This does not come with a hydration pouch. You can put any fairly small reservoir in it with no problem though.
This is a great lightweight bag for summer backpacking. It compresses really small and the included compression stuff sack is of great quality itself too. I've used this for a variety of summer camping/backpacking and have had no issues with durability or comfort. This bag is actually true to its temperature rating and I've used it for 38 or 40 degree nights comfortably. Only thing to point out is that it runs rather short. Specs say that the regular is good to 6ft, but if you're 5'10" or up, I'd go long.
It's a 40 degree bag. In my own experience, this bag is good right down to 40 degrees. I've used it in unexpectedly colder temps without much trouble (i.e. 35) you just need to bundle up! But at 40 it's perfectly comfortable.
No way. I have this bag and at 5'10.5", the regular is just long enough for me. I'd prefer a long for myself. You wouldn't even be able to fit in the regular.
This cover works fine. Kept my pack dry and was easy to take on and off.
Can't go wrong with this one... a classic.
The pack itself is just water resistant, but it comes with a raincover.
Sort of. I also have a 15.4" laptop and I can get it in, but the sleeve has to stretch just a little bit to get it in. This certainly isn't the ideal pack for carrying a laptop that size as the corners aren't really protected as they protrude a bit from the pack (which is a bit smaller than the laptop).
I think that this pack would be good for running in that it is lightweight, has a decent back panel and most importantly really good hip straps to keep it in place. It should be just about the right size for carrying what you describe.
Yes, it does. It fits in a side pocket inside one of the water bottle pockets and fits the pack great!