The North Face Gulper
Price Paid: $59
Had this pack for 5 years and I love it. Never had a rip or leak. To be honest it's the most reliable piece of gear I own.
Only "issue" I have had is after 4 years of regular service, the hose around the bite valve became worn and started to leak. So I cut about a inch down on the tube and reset the valve and it's good as new.
Use to think North Face was just a name thing and wasn't all that good. I am happy to say I was wrong.
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Stash extra layers, snacks, bike tools, and other essentials in your The North Face Gulper Hydration Pack, and get pedaling. In addition to gear, this Flight Series hydration pack lets you bring 70 ounces of liquid sustenance along on your half-day mountain biking adventure. The North Face partnered with Nalgene to bring you Encapsul reservoirs, which are sturdy, tasteless, and BPA-free. An elastic holder on the Gulpers side stretch pocket secures your pump, so you dont have to try to cram it in on top of your PB&J. The E-VAP panel lets your back breathe, and the removable waist-belt prevents your load from flopping around when you go over roots and rocks. Your bite valve and hose wont flop around eithera magnet holds the valve in place while keeping it easily accessible.
Weighing 1 lb 1 oz, this lightweight pack is a premier midsized hydration pack that s perfectly suited for a half-day adventure. Featuring an articulated magnetic bite valve that s intended for easy one-handed use, this articulated design allows the mouthpiece to be conveniently accessible and features a superior flow rate for easy drinking. Large main compartment, and side stretch pocket provide space to stash a spare tube, pump, snack, phone, map, and anything else you need for about a six hour ride.
- The North Face
When you've only got half a day to get your adventure in, the midsized North Face Gulper Hydration Backpack provides just the right space for essentials. If you get thirsty take a long swig from the articulated magnetic bite valve of the 70-oz Nalgene reservoir. If you get lost blow on the Safe-T whistle on the Sternum strap. When you can't see rely on the reflective hits to find your pack storage. When it's become ridiculous to keep moving dive into to the large main compartment, internal organizer, and side stretch woven pockets to put on every stitch of clothing, then ration your snacks for the long night out. Oops, better planning next time. When the guide book says a day, believe it.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Gulper is a midsize hydration pack suited for a half-day epic adventure. Features: Midsize hydration pack suited for a half-day epic adventure. E-VAP back panel E-VAP and airmesh shoulder harness Sternum strap with Safe-T whistle Removable waistbelt 70 oz Nalgene- reservoir with quick connect hose Articulated magnetic bite valve Large main compartment Internal organizer Side mesh pockets with elastic pump holder Zip front stash pocket X-bungee Light loop Reflective hits
- Mountain Hideaway