I really can't recommend this pack. You can't dump…
Height of Owner: 6'
Price Paid: $50
I really can't recommend this pack.
You can't dump the water without getting your pack wet.
You can't fill it without getting your pack wet.
The water and the center compartment share the same space so you if you store stuff in that compartment, you have to empty it to get a full water bag and then put it back in.
There's not really room for a spare mountain tire.
The bottom compartment that doubles as a saddle-bag is a kludge. It works, but who'd actually switch it back and forth? (I'm considering seeing if I can put a bigger saddle pack there that'll fit a mountain tube and the tools that're in there).
The only good thing is that the water compartment is insulated and keeps it cold/cool in hot weather -- especially if you add ice!
External access to a 72-oz Omega HydroTanium Reservoir, makes refilling the Velocity during a century ride quick and easy. An innovative and unique detachable saddlebag allows a cyclist to add or detach 30 cubic inches of cargo depending on length of ride. Insulated to keep liquid cool. Low profile design. Sternum strap for stability. Reflectivity improves low-light visibility.
Here's what other sites are saying:
When you don't need the extra space, stream-line your pack and leave the mid-size saddle bag at home.
Bring extra snacks with you for the long haul, or enjoy a shorter, scenic bike ride with CamelBak's 2.1L Velocity Hydration Pack. A detachable saddle bag holds 30cu in of cargo to keep you going for the long haul. When you don't need the extra space, stream-line your pack and leave the mid-size saddle bag at home. CamelBak's panel design channels air between your back and the pack to help keep you dry. As you heat up on the bike trail, the Velocity Pack's water reservoir insulation keeps your liquid cool. An anti-microbial technology in the hydration system eliminates almost all common bacteria and fungus, so your water stays clean.
- Backcountry Outlet
The Camelbak Velocity provides you the option of carrying extra gear for a longer stretch, or enjoy a shorter excursion. Its innovative, detachable saddle bag holds 30 cu. in. of cargo to keep you going for the long haul. When you don't need the extra space, stream-line your pack and leave the mid-size saddle bag at home.
On Sale. Free Shipping. CamelBak Velocity 72 oz Pack (Fall 2009) With external access to 72 oz OMEGA HydroTanium Reservoir, the new Velocity Pack by CamelBak makes refilling during a century ride quick and easy. Its innovative and unique detachable saddle pocket allows a cyclist to add or detach 50 cubic inches of cargo depending on the length of their ride. Specs: Capacity: 2.1 liters (72 oz) Dimensions: 368 mm x 228 mm x 50 mm (14.5 in x 9 in x 2 in) Cargo: 1.5 L (94 cu in) Weight: Filled - 2.67 kg (5.88 lbs) / Empty - .57 kg (1.25 lbs) Features: External fill, OMEGA HydroTanium Reservoir with Lifetime Warranty Insulation to keep liquid cool for hours Buckle-style closure for easier removal/replacement of reservoir Low-profile design won't interfere with helmet Detachable saddle pocket fits the contents of a mid-size saddle bag Channeled back panel offers enhanced ventilation Sternum strap for stability Reflectivity on pack improves low-light visibility