Traviswrote a review of Evoc FR Enduro Team Protector Hydration Pack on July 29, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had this pack for about a year now and I bought it for the spine protection thinking it would be a good every day riding pack as well safety feature for enduro races.
Its ultimately quite a bit bigger than my Dakine Drafter. I'm sure its great at saving your spine in a crash, however its not a great every day pack. Covering so much of your back, it's very hot, and the thick waist belt only seems to make things hotter. The waist belt is very secure, however, I never climb with it around my waist anymore due to the temp factor. This makes it kind of a pain whenever I transition to downhill segments... I have to stop and clip it together so the monster pack doesn't bounce around.
Negatives aside, it looks cool, its great for descending and holding your stuff. The tool pockets are fantastic and it does a great job of keeping all of your stuff organized.
If I could do it again, for my use, I would personally go with the smaller Evoc pack or avoid a spine protector pack all together for daily trail riding.