Height of Owner: 6'2"
Price Paid: $48
The best thing I can say about this pack is it's one of the few daypacks out there that comes in different sizes. At 6'2", I have a fit problem with "one size" daypacks: The waist belt goes around my stomach instead of my waist. GoLite offers this model in a large size, which means the waist belt rests on my waist, where it is supposed to go.
Size-wise, I think it's perfect for a daypack. Not too big, not too small. There are many other things to like about this pack: the light weight, the reservoir pocket with dual tube holes, the bungee cord for attaching things to he outside of the pack, and the waist belt pockets. This pack really hugs the body, so I can run and scramble with it on and it doesn't bounce all over the place. This is nice. However, there is no airflow to the back, so it can get a bit hot on warm days.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase.
Design: panel loading
Size: 1400 cubic inches
Number of Pockets: 6
Max. Load Carried: 12 pounds
Height of Owner: 5 ft. 6 inches
Price Paid: $90
This pack is very light and compressible. It was no problem scrunching it up in the bottom of my backpacking pack for shorter day hikes. It can hold a fair amount of gear as the front pocket expands and the elastic lashing can also hold a fair amount. My 70oz hydration bladder easily fits inside the sleeve. I also like the hip belt which is supportive, comfortable and has side pockets keeping things like a headlight handy. Highly recommended.
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The VO24 is one of three fast-and-light packs in GoLite’s Adrenaline Series (not just light, fast and light). The Adrenaline packs (Rush, VO24, and Lite-Speed) are designed for performance during fast-and-light sports like adventure racing and ultra-marathons, but with broad functionality. All are 3-liter hydration-compatible.
The VO24 is designed for day hiking, weekend adventure racing, and peak bagging. It features an adjustable webbing hip belt, two bellowed mesh pockets with zipper closures, two drain holes in the pack bottom, load control straps, tow loop, whistle on the adjustable sternum strap, rear bungee cord web with cord lock and hook to secure and attach gear, large front mesh pocket, haul loop, mesh back panel for breathability, two angled side mesh pockets, and a large front mesh pocket.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The GoLite VO24 Backpack includes all the features you need for adventure racing and no unnecessary bells and whistles. You can access water and snacks on the go, stuff your shell in the large front pocket, and basically keep moving at top speed until the finish line.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
The VO24 Daypack is a bread and butter design built for long mountain bike rides, ambitious day hikes and adventure racing. Use this pack with your favorite 3 Liter hydration bladder. The V024 features GoLite's use of Tier 1 recycled fabrics which won the "Green Award" and was one of only 15 innovative products honored with a 2010 Backpacker Editors' Choice Award. Convertabelt is angle-adjustable for a customized fit, detachabble to shave of 140 grams.Features quick access zippered stretch pockets.High-void meshes on back panel.Hipbelt and shoulder harness move moisture quickly and promote rapid drying.Internal stretch hydration sleeve with righty and lefty hose guides.Two side stretch water bottle pockets. Large-capacity front stretch panel with bungee cord lash-down system.Medium-capacity zippered pocket for organization.360 reflectivity.Tow loop/blinking light clip.Bottom drain holes.Adjustable sternum strap with whistle. Number of pockets: 5Material: Tier 1 recycled polyester and nylon Size: n/aWeight: 1 lb 5 ozCapacity: 1281 cu in
- Campmor refers to the men's version
Go Lite's bread and butter design built for long mountain bike rides, ambitious day hikes and adventure racing has been thoroughly redesigned & upgraded for 2010.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
The VO24, thoroughly redesigned and upgraded, this hydration pack contains Tier 1 recycled fabrics, quick access zippered stretch pockets, side stretch water bottler pockets, internal stretch hydration sleeve, bottom drain holes and more. The Golite VO24 hydration is pack is designed for the active mountain biker, adventure racer and day hiker. Features : Weight: 1 lb 6 oz | 630 g Volume: 1281 cu in | 21 L Convertabelt is angle-adjustable for a customized fit, features quick access zippered stretch pockets, and is detachable to shave 140 grams. High-void meshes on back panel, hipbelt and shoulder harness move moisture quickly and promote rapid drying. Internal stretch hydration sleeve with righty and lefty hose guides Two side stretch water bottle pockets Large-capacity front stretch panel with bungee cord lash-down system and medium-capacity zippered pocket for organization 360a reflectivity Tow loop/blinking light clip Bottom drain holes Adjustable sternum strap with whistle Materials : Tier 1 Recycled 210 Denier Nylon Double Ripstop; Nylon-Spandex Stretch Woven; High-Void Polyester Mesh
- Mountains Plus refers to the men's version