Salomon Raid Revo 15
First off, my pack differs slightly from the one pictured…
Size: Approximately 8 - 15 liters
Number of Pockets: 2 - not including reservoir pocket
Max. Load Carried: 12 lbs. / 5.4 kg
Height of Owner: 5' 8" / 1.72 m
First off, my pack differs slightly from the one pictured in that it has front netting and a drawcord, so it might be an earlier or later version, but either way it is an excellent day pack and value. Though the REI site said it did not include the hydration reservoir it came with a 2L Platypus, and the Platypus tags were grouped with the Salomon tags, so it appeared "factory".
As for features, it is expandable, I believe up to the 15l designation. It seems to be about 8l when not expanded, so if you are going for a quick ride or hike it is convenient. The straps are comfortable, hydration routing can be either left or right, and adjustments have a good range.
I dinged it the half star because it does not have a key loop or hook in the main compartment, and because the plastic buckle for the sternum strap is fixed on the left shoulder strap. It is fine for cycling, but when hiking it makes clipping your radio to the strap difficult.
Here's what other sites are saying:
On Sale. Free Shipping. Salomon Raid Revo 15 Insulated Set (Fall 2007) The Raid Revo 15 Insulated Set by Salomon, this bag keeps your hot or cold drinks at the right temperature when riding or running in fall/winter. Specifications: Weight: 8 oz Volume: 793 cu in (13 ltr) Dimensions: 43 x 20 x 19 cm Features: Air Vent System Extra light adjustable sternum strap 3D Airmesh shoulder straps Padded shoulder strap S-shaped shoulder straps Perforated foam shoulder straps Adjustable shoulder straps Bladder compartment External bladder access Platypus inside Insulated tube and bladder compartment Tool pocket Zipped front pocket Mesh side pocket Hauling loop Extra light gear carrier Inside pump holder Waterproof zipper Water evacuation bottom eyelets Water resistant fabric Extra light air wing waist belt Waist belt Reflective patch Machine washable Extra light fabric Alien buckle Fabrics: 210D Double Ripstop PA P 70D PA 210T Ripstop PU
3D airmesh, padded S-shaped shoulder straps and an adjustable sternum strap provide a comfortable fit. Comfortable Airvent foam back pads allow airflow that helps your back stay cool and dry. Cord-lock system on front acts as a compression strap and can also be used to lash on a shirt or hat. Eyelet drain holes at the bottom of pack allow water to escape. Fancy a trail run? This ultralight technical hydration daypack has room for the essentials without being cumbersome. Front mesh sleeve lets you stash bulky items such as a helmet or an outer layer of clothing. Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir included). Pack offers external access to its reservoir sleeve, as well as a hose exit port above each shoulder strap (Reservoir sold separately). Panel-loading main compartment has a water resistant zipper to shelter pack contents from rain and snow.