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The ADV Skin 12 Set  2019
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Price $23.98 at Amazon$144.99 at Amazon
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$197.98 at Amazon
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$110.46 at Backcountry
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$85.73 at REI
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Pros Affordable, carries water and gear well, simple designComfortable, great fit, tons of easily reachable pockets, very versatileComfortable, lots of storage, great pocketsTons of storage, comfortable, expandableExcellent hydration system, great storage and pockets
Cons Lower chest strap isn't placed well, no front pockets, hard to secure properlyExpensive, must buy hydration bladder separatelyNo trekking pole attachment, expensiveBulkyItchy material, tight fit
Bottom Line Functionally carries water and gear but with no front access pockets and some points of discomfort, this is not our favoriteA comfortable fit and exceptional pockets make this model our favorite pack on the marketNo matter what the mission entails, this large, comfortable vest has you coveredThe highest expandable capacity for gear and water among the running packs we testedOur favorite hydration system with tons of storage, but lacking in comfort
Rating Categories 2L Hydration Backpack Salomon ADV Skin 12 Set Nathan VaporHowe 2.0 12L Ultimate Direction FKT Salomon ADV Skin 8 Set
Comfort (30%)
5
9
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6
Features (25%)
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8
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Hydration System (15%)
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Volume To Weight Ratio (15%)
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Pockets (15%)
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Specs 2L Hydration... Salomon ADV Skin... Nathan VaporHowe... Ultimate Direction... Salomon ADV Skin 8...
Weight (ounces) 14.5 13.3 13.2 14.5 12
Carrying Capacity (liters) 2 12 12 18 8
Included Liquid Capacity (liters) 2 1 1.6 0.6 1
OGL Volume to Weight Ratio (Bigger is Better!) 0.14 0.90 0.91 1.24 0.67
External Storage? Yes, mesh storage pockets, zip pocket Yes, "Kangaroo Pockets" Large rear pocket Yes, bungees, many external zip pockets Two 0.5 L soft flasks
Type of Water Storage 2L reservoir Two 0.5L soft flasks (included), plus bladder sleeve (bladder not included) 1.6 liters One 0.6L bottle included 1 liter
Pole Holders? No Yes No Yes Yes
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