- Hip pack Camel/Evoc/Dakine any recommendations?
Evoc hip pack here, very comfy, nicely ventilated, and stays put even on lumpy stuff.
It’s a bit lacking in room when you have the bladder in though.Posted 7 months ago
For shorter rides I’ve taken to using it with a bottle (it has a mesh bottle holder) and that gives me more space for my bits and bobs in the pack.pickleMember
Been using the grey version of this for a while now, works really well.Posted 7 months agomarksnookMember
Dakine hotlaps 5l here. Works really well and like said above once adjusted and sat in the right place it’s pretty comfy. Almost too big in a way, toying with getting a smaller one that holds a bottle so I can take that out local. I have a Lowe alpine pack with bottle that I use when out running but it’s got no internal pockets so it doesn’t suit as much for riding and carrying bits as they bounce aroundPosted 7 months agobenp1Subscriber
That updated evoc pack looks good. I like the wide hol belt of my evoc rucksack
I used a montane batpack for local stuff, I like it. The two tweaks I’d make to it are to improve the cut of the hip belt attachment points (so they’re more comfortable) and to have some hip belt pockets. Newer versions seem to have solved thatPosted 7 months agowoots787Member
I’ve just got a deuter pulse 3, initial impressions are good, comfy, side pockets are handy, well made, £33. Main issue is it comes without a bladder and the bladder costs the same as the bag. If anyone has seen square or landscape shaped cheap bladders let me know!Posted 7 months agotomozaSubscriber
Tried my Dakine Hot laps 2l for the first time this morning, really impressed so far. Comfortable, good quality, carried everything I need – tools, phone, tube, bars, tubeless repair kit, CO2 and a water bottle. I carried another bottle on the bike. I would say it great for short to medium length rides. Only downside was there was not enough room to stash my jacket when warmed up , but just tied it to the frame, so no big deal. All in all really impressed and only £25 from Tredz if you catch a code.Posted 7 months agomrlebowskiMember
Worth reading this:
After trying a few hip packs over the yrs I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t flap about like a summer dress in the wind. That, & I wanted a more comfortable pack for riding led me to Wingnut. I wouldn’t use anything else now – a total game changer when it comes to comfort, moving the load off the back & onto the hips is the way to go IMHO.Posted 7 months ago
Trying the Dakine 5L which is surprisingly compact. Where does everyone have theirs sit? I tried it quite low almost with it as a belt and not sure it sits very nicely.
A bit higher up with the strap almost round my belly button seemed more comfortable on my slightly big belly!Posted 6 months agoGolfChickMember
I have the Camelbak Palos LR 4 and as others have said the waist does loosen so will occasionally need tightening. I have assumed other packs do this but my budget lowepro doesn’t loosen to the same extent but then I never put as much inside. With the bladder in and completely full the main compartment is pretty tight to put much else in. What I’ve started doing is using my backcountry strap to mount co2 and a tube on the bike and then I chuck multitool and levers in the pack and not much else spares wise other than snacks and maybe my joby minitripod. If you have to remove a layer so long as its a baselayer you’ll just about be able to fit it inside but not much else so its really important to judge your clothing correctly or put up with the discomfort. I like the fact I can fit my phone in the side pocket so can take any pictures or look up routes super quickly. Also like the bladder it uses as can easily wash it out and fit my hand inside to give it a decent wash whcih is important as I use squash rather than water.Posted 6 months ago
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