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Price $119.00 at Competitive Cyclist$89.99 at Amazon$60 List$85.00 at REI
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Pros Larger storage capacity, subtle stylingComfortable waist belt, smart design, good ventilation, can carry water in bladder or bottlesAffordable, comfortable, excellent for hot lapsLoads of storage, easy hose routing, comfortableWell-rounded performance, compact, attractive price
Cons Odd fit, expensive, doesn't feel like it was designed for mountain bikingExpensive, limited gear storage capacityToo small for big days in the saddle, limited water carrying abilitiesA little bulky, busy designNever stands out from competition, polarizing styling
Bottom Line A sensible hip pack that gets the job done but offers a poor fit and some odd design featuresA quality hip pack that goes above and beyond in almost every areaA small hip pack that delivers a great fit that is sensible for those hot-lapsA dialed hip pack that boasts plenty of storage space and a smart designA solid and comfortable waist pack best suited for short to moderate length rides
Rating Categories Nine Trails Waist Pack 8L EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L Bontrager Rapid Pack Osprey Seral 1.5L Deuter Pulse 3 5L
Ease Of Drinking (20%)
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Ease Of Filling (20%)
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Comfort (20%)
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Storage (20%)
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Weight (10%)
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Ease Of Cleaning (10%)
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Specs Nine Trails Waist... EVOC Hip Pack Pro 3L Bontrager Rapid Pack Osprey Seral 1.5L Deuter Pulse 3 5L
Weight (w/o Bladder) 371g 427g 216g 360g 341g
Storage Capacity 8L 3L 1.64L 7L 5L
Bladder Capacity 1.5L 1.5L N/A 1.5L 1.5L
Bottle Storage No Yes Yes No No
Weight (claimed) 380g 430g 220g 372g 255g
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