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