The ADV Skin 12 Set  2019
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Pros Comfortable, great fit, tons of easily reachable pockets, very versatileComfortable, lots of storage, great pocketsTons of storage, comfortable, expandableExcellent hydration system, great storage and pocketsLight, lots of storage capacity, versatile
Cons Expensive, must buy hydration bladder separatelyNo trekking pole attachment, expensiveBulkyItchy material, tight fitSome pockets hard to reach, bouncy
Bottom Line A comfortable fit and exceptional pockets make this model our favorite pack on the marketNo matter what the mission entails, the large, comfortable VaporHowe has you coveredLightweight enough to use on an afternoon run and expandable enough for ultralight fastpacking missionsOur favorite hydration system with tons of storage, but lacking in comfortThis popular pack is a decent choice with a big storage capacity
Rating Categories Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 12L Ultimate Direction FKT Salomon ADV Skin 8 Set Ultra Vest 4.0
Comfort (30%)
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Storage Capacity (15%)
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Specs Salomon ADV Skin... Nathan VaporHowe... Ultimate Direction... Salomon ADV Skin 8... Ultra Vest 4.0
Weight (oz.) 11.9 oz 13.2 oz 14.5 oz 12.0 oz 13.3 oz
Carrying Capacity (liters) 12 L 12 L 18 L 8 L 10.3 L
Included Liquid Capacity 1 L Yes, front storage pockets, backpack 0.6 L Yes, many external pockets 1 L
External Storage? Yes, "Kangaroo Pockets" One 1.6 L bladder Yes, bungees, many external zip pockets Two 0.5 L soft flasks Yes, bungees
Type of water storage Two 0.5L soft flasks (included), plus bladder sleeve (bladder not included) 1.6 liters One 0.6L bottle included 1 liter Two 0.5L soft bottles
Pole Holders? Yes No Yes Yes Yes
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