supercolliderwrote a review of Evoc Stage Technical Bike Daypack on August 8, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I'd really give this a 4.5 star, but they don't do that.
Haven't had this pack for long, but It's very nice so far.
Things I like:
-It really hugs the back. It just feels glued on more than other packs. It has a big surface area, but has less height, so it carries close to your back.
-Organization is great. Big glasses pocket with extra storage, Key/wallet/phone pouch in the main compartment. Bladder is in separate compartment from main pouch which is much easier. Tool pouch is convenient, and the helmet/pad stowage is clean and easy to use.
-Venting/Straps/Belts are all top notch too. I appreciate the wide waist belt, it's noticeable.
For the sake of not gushing, here are the things I'd gripe about:
-That close to the back feeling also means that this 12l feels smaller than it could in terms of stashing items. I could go the next size up and have no regrets. Granted, I haven't needed the extra volume, but its tighter than I expected. Although- it goes in neatly which is nice.
-Osprey has a nicer solution for hydration IMO. This isn't a showstopper for me, I just bought an osprey hydration bladder mounted the magnet on the chest strap and rode on. But It may bother some people. Just not me.
- I guess a big hip or strap pocket would be nice to hold your miscellany.
Overall, this is the best pack I've had, even over my beloved osprey packs and with a few minor changes it could be a true 5 star. I'll update this review if it falls apart, but it feels stout. I'd be surprised.