I had never envisioned myself wearing a hip pack. Filled with water they looked heavy, bulky, and ugly. Having always worn a back pack for my gear and water I thought I might try one, just so I could say I did, and put it to rest.
Well that thought process changed as I worn it. Being noticeably lighter weight with a lower center of gravity it felt great. Having the lowered center point really helped with going down hill. A back pack sometimes slides upward as I'm pointed down the mountain and can create quite a struggle as I'm now balancing my pack on my shoulders and flying down a cliff.
My new go-to pack. For winter time, I will still use a larger back pack so I can shed clothing layers, but for season-round biking this bag is sweet.
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