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Finish the whole enchilada.
Don't get stuck 15 miles down Moab's Whole Enchilada trail with a flat and nothing to fix it—be ready to make those quick fixes and stay hydrated as you descend to the desert floor with the Dakine Drafter 18L Hydration Pack. A simple design allows you to stash a rain jacket and lunch in the roomy main compartment and organize all of your tools and spare tubes in the front pocket with organizer sleeves. A lumbar hydration reservoir keeps a steady supply of water flowing without throwing off your balance as you ride down over 30 miles of pure singletrack bliss. Being the largest offering in Dakine's Drafter series, this 18-liter pack is well-suited for those long rides where extra layers, tools, food, and plenty of water are on your required gear list.
- A trail-ready pack for long mountain bike rides
- Breathable and supportive back panel and shoulder straps
- Included 3-liter hydration reservoir fits in lumbar sleeve
- Deployable straps carry a bike helmet and body armor
- Fleece-lined pocket protects sunglasses lenses
- Front pocket with internal organizer sleeves
- Compatible with DK Impact spine protector (not included)
- Item #DAK00X5
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just used it today and it is exactly what I needed, the amount of water it can hold is good and has many compartments for putting stuff. The back panel is also a good feature as it provides ventilation.
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Tons of space with great compartmentalization.
The mesh back panel is super comfortable and breathes really well while you ride.
Really liked his bag and the magnetic clasp for the rubber tube was a nice touch. I found it on that the reservoir compartment Cut into the depth of the backpack where basically you could only use half of the length of the bag because of the water reservoir. Lots of compartments on places to put gear
Cooler, safer, comfortable
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I snagged the Dakine Drafter 18L Hydration pack for my husband, who's older Dakine bag was beginning to smell like a football player's armpit, on a good day.
The pack features a lumbar located hydration reservoir, but can also run a full length reservoir, which gives you versatility, and even the ability to carry extra water if you're going for a really long ride. Admittedly, one of my favorite features is the back panel, which sits away from the back to keep you cooler, and is reinforced to protect your spine, so I'm no longer worried about letting him cut loose on the trail and go big. The Jungle colorway looks great in person, and the colors are true to the photo.
He's ridden in the pack about 5 times so far and has had nothing but good things to say about it, so I'm giving this a solid 5 stars.
Is this pack waterproof? I need a pack for riding to class in the rain with my laptop.