backpacks and drink sytems
Posted March 02, 2001 - 04:28 AM
Posted March 02, 2001 - 05:01 AM
I use a Camelback "Mule" which will hold tools and maybe a windbreaker if it can be compressed enough. I do really like my Camelback.
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Posted March 02, 2001 - 06:27 AM
What I do when I need extra room is put my camel back(the entire thing, not just the bladder, cause I don't want to pop it) inside a backpack. Then just zip it together at the top and stick the drink hose out the hole where the zippers meet. this works well and is pretty versatile, because you can use the camelback by itself when you don't need the extra bulk of a backpack.
also check out some of the other brands besides camelback I have non-name brand "camelback" (a large one, like a Mule") and it was half the price of an actual camel back and I have been using it for two years dirtbiking and mt biking, and it has held up well.
Posted March 02, 2001 - 07:27 AM
The one thing I would say is a necessity is cross straps, i.e. don’t get a drinker with two shoulder straps only, get the kind with two extra straps around the waist and chest that will secure the drinker during rough going.
I would also be careful about puncturing the bladder with your fence pliers or tie wire, I like TheBos’s idea about having a larger backpack. That way when you’re just out playin’ you will have a small and unobtrusive drinker and when you ride fence you can carry your tools and the drinker in a larger pack, this should also help prevent damage to the bladder.
Having said that my 70 oz. O’Neal hasn’t punctured in the year I’ve had it and I carry lots of sharp tools and a rat’s nest of safety wire in there, the nylon compartments do a good job of protecting the bladder.
As for bladder size, 70 oz. is plenty of water for most of a hot day, I’ve seen some 90 oz. Camelbacks that seemed overkill, but 50 is probably on the small side. Hope this helps.
Posted March 02, 2001 - 08:01 AM
Posted March 02, 2001 - 08:58 AM
Actually for that larger size pack I really liked the Moose back pack. Very nice, and the price is great! http://www.mooseoffroad.com/
All truth be told the best H2O pack made are made by a company named Vaude. They make some of the worlds best hiking backpacks and have begun making H2O pack in the last few years. They are priced at or below the Camelbacks, have a FAR FAR superior suspension system and even come with a brightly colored rian cover than is waterproof! What more could you want!!! The largest size pack is bigger than a Camelback Mule or the like. Check em out! REI sells them... http://www.vaude.com/cycle-pack.html
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Posted March 02, 2001 - 09:28 AM
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