Hydrapak Lone Pine 70oz Hydration Pack
The Lone Pine hydration pack was inspired by the requirements of endurance activities that need a light weight, rugged design and added storage for essential gear. Its smooth, breathable, soft fabric mesh harness, large main pocket with pump sleeve, organization pockets/pouches and 70oz reservoir create an excellent all around light weight performance pack that's big enough to carry more than your keys and a spare tube.
Well, I took it on my first ride yesterday and I give it 5 stars. I'm slim therefore a weight weenie. It was comfortable and roomy, I've recommended it in MTBR to other riders. Great Buy!
Great hydration pack for the price, it is awesome!
I just got it today but I'm already loving it. I will be able to take weight off my bike, plenty of room for all kinds of goodies. I don't like "bulky" so its perfect, it includes a front smaller pocket for your cellphone. Space for your pump and your multi-tool. Get one! It's a good deal.
I first ordered the Reyes pack by Hydrapak, but it ended up being out of stock. I ordered the Lone Pine as a replacement, with some hesitation due to its small size. Honestly, this pack has more than enough room for anything I need to carry, and I'm super glad I ended up with it instead of a larger size. I don't typically go on rides longer than 5 hours, so suites me perfectly. Lots of room for a tool kit, bike lights, extra layer, a bike pump (not even a mini), some cliff bars, a small first aid kit, thick pair of gloves, and there's still a bit of room to spare—I can still fit a very thick U lock in if I'd like, but usually leave out due to weight and not needing it. All that plus two full litres of water. And even when full to the brim, it still is very light and comfortable—to the point you forget you're wearing a pack at all most of the time. Construction is decent. This is the first hydration pack I've owned, so my first impressions were that everything seems thin and not quite as sturdy as i'd imagined, but I've had zero problems so far. I have a DaKine skate pack that I've owned for 10+ years that is build very sturdy with thick zippers & thick material, so I'll be interested to see how this pack holds up to regular use like my DaKine has. Only complaint I can think of isn't even a complaint—I'm not sure how I'm going to keep it nice and sanitary throughout the years. But I'm sure there will be tips & tricks online that apply to any hydration pack. If you're hesitant—just buy this pack. It's lightyears better than hauling a regular, heavy, saggy backpack, and as far as hydration packs go, I've yet to see any others that look as nice or have as appealing features as this one. PLUS the on-going sale price of $35 bones is a downright steal. So...BUYIT.