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DaKine Drafter

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Sized for half- to all-day trips on burly mountain bike trails, the women's rugged DAKINE Drafter Hydration Pack includes a 100 fl. oz. reservoir and enough room for snacks and small extras. Breathable pack panel features suspended mesh to maximize breathability; sternum strap and removable waistbelt add stability. Expandable exterior pocket accommodates a standard or full-face helmet. Armor carry straps neatly stash out of the way when not in use. 100 fl. oz. hydration reservoir with 45deg angled bite valve and quick-disconnect tube has a large opening so you can fill it easily. Separate compartment for hydration reservoir makes it easy to load and unload; insulating foam helps keep liquids cold. Fleece-lined padded phone pocket; internal organizer pockets; fleece sunglasses pocket; integrated rescue whistle in sternum strap. Closeout.


Odds are decent you won't need a ton of extra layers when you're spending the day pounding Moab singletrack, but you will need to stay hydrated under that raging sun, which is the name of the Dakine Drafter Pack's game. It has room for a windbreaker, but its bread and butter is the three-liter Shape-Loc hydration reservoir, which holds enough juice to keep your gullet moistened during long summer rides. It also boasts an absurd number of pockets, from a padded phone pocket to a fleece-lined sunglasses pocket to a pump sleeve to three more internal organizers, which can hold tubes, snacks, sunscreen, hex keys, a map, and then some. There's also a carrying system on the back for a full-face or XC helmet, and a rescue whistle on the sternum strap if you end up miles from anywhere and need to signal a friendly rescue lizard.

- Backcountry.com

Whether you're heading out to bomb the mountain, or just for an afternoon on the trails, grab the Dakine Drafter Bik Pack. With a 70-ounce Nalgene reservoir, this pack keeps you hydrated while you climb, and the insulated reservoir pocket ensures you don't take a sip of nasty warm water. Stash your pump, tools, and tubes in the multiple gear sleeves, and protect your MP3 and sunglasses with the two padded, fleece-lined pockets. The main compartment stores your extra layers, and the armor carry straps hold your shin guards while you make your way to the top of the mountain. The helmet carry stores your full-face or regular brain bucket when it's not in use.

- Backcountry Outlet